Horizontal forehead lines primarily from our forehead muscles contracting when we raise our eyebrows. This movement is often created by contraction of the frontalis muscle and in some people can create a tired or stressed appearance. As with frown lines, anti-wrinkle injections are the best treatment and often gives excellent results, especially when combined with the frown area creating a natural unopposed effect.
These horizontal lines appear on the upper forehead when you elevate your eyebrows. They can become deeper and more prominent in people who have a lot of expressions when talking or surprised. As the forehead is often the first area on the face we can see, these fine lines can be ageing and can also affect the way your makeup sits.
What are forehead lines?
Raising your eyebrows, concentrating, squinting or frowning creates a visible fold in your upper face skin. Whenever you move your face, your forehead muscles contract. After years of frequent contraction, combined with environmental and lifestyle factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and pollution, lines and wrinkles begin to form.
What Causes these lines?
The main cause of forehead wrinkles is a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. These proteins are responsible for our skin’s elasticity, but production drops as we age. The main factors responsible for the development of forehead lines include:
Age is the main factor
Anti-wrinkle injections treatment can be used to help smooth out wrinkles and expression lines on various areas of the face as well as to help reduce excessive sweating on the underarms. It is also an ideal deep wrinkle treatment for the following concerns:
When will the results show?
Results can usually be seen within 5-8 days but will reach optimal results at around 10 – 14 days. The treatment results can last approximately 3 – 4 months but with regular treatments at the correct intervals some people see results lasting upto 5months.
Who can get Anti-Wrinkle Treatments?
Ideal patients for are individuals in Sydney looking to reduce fine lines in their face and improve their overall appearance. People looking to undergo Botox should be healthy, with no history of neuromuscular diseases.
Women who are pregnant or nursing should not get Botox. People who have deep facial scars, very thick facial skin, existing weakness in the facial muscles, or those with skin disorders near the area of injection should also not receive Botox injections.
Side Effects of Forehead / Frontalis Injections?
Patients should always be aware of the risks involved with any cosmetic injections procedure. It is important to understand the potential side effects of this treatment should be minor in nature.
Some of the more common side effects include mild bruising, swelling, and headaches. Less common but mild side effect conditions include allergic reaction, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids and blurred vision.