Is There Any Help to Remove a Deep Furrow in Forehead

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Botox and fillers work well in combination for deep forehead furrows

Botox is first common line of therapy to help with dynamic (movement-induced) wrinkles.  Soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane can be used in combination for deep permanent (static) wrinkles.

Toronto Dermatologist
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Treating deep creases/furrows in the forhead and brow

The lines that are found in the forehead and between the brows are caused by contraction of the facial expression muscles that are found just underneath the skin. Botox (or Dysport) should be the first line of treatment, in that it will prevent the muscles from contracting and therefore soften out the lines in the forehead and brow. However, it is not uncommon to find that these "expression" lines--or furrows--have been
"etched" into the skin over years of overuse. Although Botox may soften these lines, you may benefit from the use of a filler (e.g. Juvederm, Restylane) to fill out any remaining depth of the line/furrow in the skin.


Hope this helps!


Dr. Y

Haresh Yalamanchili, MD
Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Deep Brow Furrow Treatment

Hi jeani079-

Furrows in the brow can be soften by Botox or Dysport. If the furrows are deeper, then the additional of a filler such as Restylane or Juvederm is advisable. For extremely deep furrows occasionally surgical excision is an option.


Tom Kaniff

Thomas E. Kaniff, MD, FACS
Sacramento Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Single deep forehead line

For most patients, Botox will suffice for forehead wrinkles. However in some patients when the usual two creases coalesce as one, Botox may be ineffective. Hyaluronic acid filler or autologous fat fascism grafts (LiveFill) are alternatives. In the frown area, doctors injecting fat or fillers must be cautious of embolic events.

Brent Moelleken, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Botox for fiurrows.

The best approach is Botox used appropriately for 6 months or longer to achieve the mamximum.  Then, if furrows persist, consider Juvederm,  the best filler I feel.    Down the list is a variety of surgical approaches.  Even deep peels or Laser Rx can be complimentary.  Good luck.

Botox usually works well for forehead furrow- plan B is filler

Botox is almost always used first to relax the muscles responsible for the furrow.

If the results are not adequate, it can be helped with a judicious use of fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and others.  

Christopher J. Peers, MD
South Bend Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and Dysport work for forehead furrows

The lines that form on the forehead are due to muscle movement.  These muscles can be relaxed with Botox or Dysport and overtime, and with several treatments, you will notice the line becoming softer and softer.  If the line is etched into the skin, you may also need a filler like Restylane or Juvederm to help plump up the area in conjunction with Botox or Dysport.

Robert A. Weiss, MD
Baltimore Dermatologic Surgeon
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Deep furrow in the forehead treated by botox

Your furrow may respond to treatment with botox if it is a muscle movement-related crease. If however it is caused by sagging thick skin and sun damage, then it may not respond.  Fillers may be needed as well as, or instead of, Botox.  An examination may provide useful information to help determine what the best approach is for you.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Removing a Deep Furrow in Forehead

Botox works very well for diminishing the so-called "elevens" but also the transverse lines in the forehead. I would recommend a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who can help you create a plan tailored to your specific anatomy and needs.

Deason Dunagan, MD
Huntsville Plastic Surgeon
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Forehead wrinkles

Furrows, grooves and wrinkles occur on the forehead in primarily a vertical orientation between the eyebrows or a horizontal orientation above the eyebrows. Dynamic wrinkles are present upon movement of the forehead muscles, but are not apparent when the forehead is at rest. Static wrinkles are present even when the forehead is at rest. Dynamic wrinkles are easily and effectively treated with a neurotoxin (such as Botox or Dysport). Static wrinkles sometimes require the combination of a neurotoxin AND a dermal filler substance (such as Juvederm or Restylane).

Peter L. Kopelson, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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