I notice shiny foreheads in Botox users.
Why Does Botox Make Forehead Look Shiny?
Doctor Answers (9)
Good observation on Botox and shiny skin
Botox is being used off label for acne
Botox works for acne by inhibiting the sebaceous glands secretions. This might be why your skin becomes shiney. Also, less wrinkles mean a smoother, shinier surface. It also decreases the sweat gland secretions. Probably a combination of all these factors.
Shiny forehead effect
Botox doesn't have to cause a shine when injected into the forehead. There are a combination of factors comin in to play that create this shiny, glass-like appearance. Botox has an effect on not only the muscles of the forehead, which when overly relaxed by perhaps too much botox can cause not only a lack of any movement but also a smooth, shiny, almost glass-like appearance. A definite no-no for anyone that wants to combat wrinkles but still look natural. Botox can also effect the oil and sweat producing glands in the skin which can also change the overall appearance of the skin. One more reason that less is best for a great result. (more can always be added if need be)
Dr. Grant Stevens
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Botox and forehead
The shiny skin is due to better light reflection. The smoother the surface and the less there are surface irregularities (lines/wrinkles), the better the light reflection and the shinier the forehead will look. In someone in their 30s/40s, this looks natural. However, in more mature persons, this can look artificial, especially in contrast to the rest of the face which usually has some lines. The answer to the problem is to inject just enough Botox to relax the lines, while maintainig harmony with the way the rest of the face looks.
Shiny foreheads from botox
Smooth surfaces are more likely to reflect light uniformly and appear shiny. There is no other plausible reason for that. Its certainly not related to the Botox itself.
I have never seen a "shiny" forehead from use of Botox or Dysport.
My sense is that this may be a perception based upon the light reflecting on a forehead that may have less wrinkles post botox than pre botox.
Botox and shiny heads
I never saw a shiny head after Botox. But, you may be seeing an illusion because the muscles are no longer animating and so the forehead appears flatter and may reflect more light.( just a hypothesis)
Oily or shiny forehead after Botox
Any of the oil or sweat glands can be activated by the neurotransmitter that Botox blocks. In some cases this can produce cessation of activity such as dexcreased sweating. But in other circumstances denervation can lead to increased activity of the oil glands. We commonly see this following surgery of the nose, for example following rhinoplasty. Surgery may disconnect nerves which normally travel to the oil glands of the skin. People commonly report an oily nose after nose jobs for this reason. Botox may act in a similar way by "chemically" blocking the nerves and leading to increased activity of the oil glands.
Botox does not make forehead shiny
I can not see how Botox makes anyones forehead shiny since its action is on muscles and not skin texture per se.
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