Does my forehead have to be completely paralyzed with Botox for a filler to work best or will a filler be enough? (Photo)
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Does my forehead have to be completely paralyzed with Botox or filler to work best or will a filler be enough?
Botox and fillers for forehead
28 units into the glabella area is quite a lot, I would suggest trying with 10 more units max and then a week after that if you're still seeing a major line there, doing filler there. As we age we lose volume in the face which causes lines like the one you are seeing, and when they can't be corrected with Botox filler is a good option. This is something we do pretty commonly at my practices in NYC and Ohio.
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Try the botox, it does not seem that you need that much, and it can be safely done.
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Did you get all 26 units into the glabella area? Or did you get some on your forehead used as well? I would recommend having some additional Botox to decrease the muscle movement and going back to your doctor in 10 days to remove that pronounced crease in the glabella area with some Belotero or Restylane Silk.
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Thank you for writing in. I would continue to get botox in the glabellar area and a touch in the forehead. After a few treatments, the lines will get less and less over time as your muscles are not able to crease the skin. After a few treatments you can add a tiny bit of filler- I would recommend getting an injector that uses a cannula for the line in between your eyebrows and there are case reports of blindness if injected in the vasculature in that area. Getting filler in the area without having botox first is a waste because you will crunch the filler out of the creases if you can move the muscle.
Hope that helps.
Best of luck!
What can be done for my frown lines?
It is true that giving higher amounts of botulinum toxin into the forehead can lead to your brows drooping, but when done properly this is quite rare. Avoiding blood thinners prior to your injection by about a week can lessen bruising and unwanted dissemination of the toxin. I think the combination of filler to "fill" in the folds and lines in conjunction with botulinum toxin to work on the muscles that cause the folds/lines work best together and one is not necessarily a replacement for the other.
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