I have a depression, or hollow indent, in the center of my forehead. It is between, but a bit above, my eye brows. It's not a wrinkle, and it is almost circular in shape....it's not cute, definitely makes me look older! What is this and how can I have it treated? It shows up the worst in photos, but I can see it face-on in the mirror, or even in profile. I would say this has developed within the last 12 months.
Depression in Forehead, Shows from Front and Profile (Not a Wrinkle)?
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Forehead depression diagnosis and treatment
It's important to try to work out what might have caused the depression, as if it has only developed in the last 12 months it may still be getting worse. Diagnosing the cause will help determine the appropriate treatment and also help to predict how long the result of any treatment will last. What you have described is not particularly common, which limits the reliability of any advice or suggestions that you can be given without a face-to-face consultation.
Indentations can definitely be augmented with a dermal filler or fat grafting. A dermal filler will give more predictable and reliable results than fat grafting for a localised indentation and is likely to be better for the problem you have described.
Filler such as Perlane, Restylane, Juvaderm or Radiesse may correct the dimple. Subcision is another option.
Filler such as Perlane, Restylane, Juvaderm or Radiesse may correct the dimple if the skin is soft and pliable. Subcision is another option for permanent correction of some dimples.
A forehead depression may be treated for appropriate patients by augmenting for filling the depressed area. However, as other plastic surgeons have stated, first one must determine the cause or reason for the dimple. Speak with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon in your area. Best of luck.
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As others have emphasized the important first step is to diagnose the cause of your forehead depression. Treatment is is relatively straight-forward; the depression can be augmented with a filler or more permanently with fat.
Forehead depressions can be treated with fillers
Thank you for your question. I agree with the other physicians in that you need to see a physician, either a dermatologist or your primary care physician to get an evaluation and a diagnosis as to why you have this depression. If nothing is found and you need a cosmetic correction, I like Juvederm as a filler. It is quite easy to inject, tends to be very smooth, and can last up to a year. Good luck.
Photos that include you eyes in the picture would be helpful
A localized form of Scleroderma may cause forehead depressions. I would recommend a consultation with a dermatologist.
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