I am 38 years old. I am desperate to find a non-invasive procedure to help reduce the lines going accross my forehead. I have four (two are very small) but am very depressed about how old I feel I look because of them. Does Botox work on this type of crease?
Does Botox Work on Horizontal Forehead Creases?
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Botox is fantastic for forehead lines but consider skin care too
Botox treatment for dynamic wrinkles on the forehead is a great option for achieving a more youthful and relaxed appearance.
Another thing to consider is skin care. Products like Retin-A and alpha hydroxy acids help the skin to turn over more rapidly, thereby improving skin quality. They help reduce finer wrinkles and take the edge off of deeper wrinkles.
Botox is an excellent choice for softening of these...
Botox is an excellent choice for softening of these forehead lines, but it's important to have a surgeon perform the procedure who understands the amount of Botox that will be effective as well as the pattern of injection to use. If the procedure is not done properly, it can leave you with an uneven position of your eyebrows or even drooping of your eyebrow or eyelid. So as with any procedure, do your homework, ask to see some Before and After photos, and pick the doctor whom you feel the most comfortable with.
Botox works beautifully for transverse forehead rhytids...
Botox works beautifully for transverse forehead rhytids - brow wrinkes.
You should be treated by a qualified injector; I would suggest a plastic surgeon, as they generally understand facial muscle anatomy better than other providers.
You can expect the result to last 3-5 months, and then a retreatment will be needed if you like the result and wish it to continue. It should cost you about $400-500 per session, depending on where you are treated and by whom.
Scott Sattler MD FACS
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Botox for the Forehead
It's not unusual for patients to request treatment of horizontal forehead wrinkles. These wrinkles are caused by contraction of the frontalis muscle which is an elevator of the brow. When botox is strategically injected in the forehead, relaxation of this muscle occurs. This results in significant improvement in forehead wrinkles.
This treatment is associated with dramatic clinical improvement and high levels of patient satisfaction. If you're concerned about transverse forehead wrinkles botox is an excellent treatment option.
Botox for forehead lines
Botox can not only help but prevent forehead lines
First time users of Botox may get a transient headache in this area, but it disappears after the first treatment. Expect the results to last 3-5 months. Oh, another thing... you will sweat less in this area as well!
Botox for Forehead Lines
I also recommend seeing a medical aesthetician and skincare expert who may be able to help reduce the appearance of those wrinkles with another option. Laser skin treatments or micro needling may help.
Botox is an excellent choice for horizontal forehead wrinkles
At 38, you may not need any more than about 8 -10 units of Botox.
As a part of maintaining your skin health high grade cosmeceuticals can help maintain the youthful appearance of the skin. It is best you consult with a Doctor who can offer all the options so that you get a holistic and balanced view