I am a 48 y/o male and I have several very distinct vertical lines in my forehead. These are not between the eyes, they extend up up from above the eyes around the middle of each eye. Mine look the same as Mel Gibsons. When you rub accross them you can feel a complete seperation in the underlying muscles. It is not just the skin that moves over these muscles. Is Botox and dermal fillers the only and/or best way to treat these lines? Are there more evasive procedures to make these go away?
Can very deep vertical wrinkles in the forehead be repaired? (photo)
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Looks like the lines you mention are from the movement of the muscles just above your eyes
the ones that pull the brows toward each other...and the good news of course is that botox is ideally suited for the task...should lighten the creases and maybe eliminate them...but at least in Mel's case time has allowed the creases to be etched into the skin...may additionally need a little filler too...
Everyone's anatomy is a bit different. Botos can soften many lines in the forehead but a proper evaluation in person is necessary.
Vertical forehead lines
A proper examination needs to be performed looking at how you move your forehead. Your eyebrows are low. You have several options: Botox, filler, Ablative laser, and endoscopic forehead lift. Some can be done in combination.
See a surgeon for evaluation
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Botox for the forehead
Botox is a great treatment to help soften the lines around the eyes and forehead, an evaluation would be best to see how strong your muscle movement is on the area to determine how many units you would benefit from.
Botox and Dermal Fillers for vertical forehead lines
Each person if different, so you will need to be seen by a cosmetic surgeon to learn what is best for you. The most common treatment for these types of lines in Botox. Botox will help the part of the wrinkle that gets deeper when you frown. Over time the other part of the wrinkle is likely to fill in, but that can take a very long time. If you have deep dents in these area, even when your face is relaxed you may want to consider a good hyaluronic acid filler like Juvederm or Restylane. For many patients the combination of the two is very effective.
Botox is not for everyone
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