Your furrowed, wrinkled brow with multiple lines stretching across your forehead may be giving you an old, tired, angry, or even mean appearance. If you are bothered by your forehead wrinkles, either BOTOX® Cosmetic/Dysport® or brow lift surgery can give you a smooth, wrinkle-free forehead for a more natural, pleasant, and relaxed appearance.
What Causes Forehead Wrinkles?
Forehead wrinkles often form due to excess tissue and muscle movement. As aging progresses, skin laxity can lead to skin gathering on the lower forehead and brow area. When certain facial expressions are made, this skin is pushed upward, which leads to lines and wrinkles. The more this movement occurs, the more these lines form until eventually they become permanently etched into the forehead.
BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport®
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are injectables containing botulinum toxin type A, which is used to treat wrinkles in the upper face. When one of these substances is injected into the forehead, it blocks the nerve impulses to slow muscle movement. This inhibits forehead wrinkles from forming and can give you a smoother brow for up to six months. For patients who qualify for this treatment, regular BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® injections can lead to long-lasting results.
Brow Lift Surgery
A brow lift is a surgical procedure that lifts the brows and reduces ridges and lines on the forehead. The surgeon surgically elevates the forehead and brows and removes sagging skin in the brow area. As a part of the procedure, the surgeon also relaxes the forehead muscles to create a more natural appearance and soften or eliminate forehead wrinkles. After the procedure, you will no longer have a chronically angry, tired, or sad appearance and will be able to express your emotions more easily.
Getting rid of forehead wrinkles through brow lift surgery and/or BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® injections will give you a more natural and youthful appearance. Looking younger and being able to portray genuine facial expressions can strengthen self-confidence and will allow you to feel more comfortable with your appearance. These two treatments can be used separately or in combination over time to give you the perfect wrinkle treatment you need for a smooth forehead.