Any substitution for forehead lines that go across?

After reading the "not worth it" reviews...I am scared to death to get botox. Is there anything safe out there?

Doctor Answers 9

Neuromodulators for treating horizontal forehead rhytids

In the right hands, the neuromodulators - Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin - are extremely safe and remain the most effective treatment for horizontal forehead wrinkles.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

Forehead lines

I must say that the safest and most gratifying treatment for the forehead lines is still botox. it is technique dependent. I usually combine it with fat Grafting and its quite impressive

Misbah Khan MD, FAAD, FACMS
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Any substitution for forehead lines that go across?

Botox or any other neuromodulators are safe to treat forehead lines when performed by a experienced injector.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 492 reviews

Forehead Lines

Neuromodulators are the standard for treating forehead lines. If done correctly, the lines can be smoothed out without risk of brow or eyelid ptosis.

Richard Parfitt, MD
Madison Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Treatments for Forehead Lines

Botox, and neuromodulators in general, are still the best treatment for forehead lines. But keep in mind, they are only as good as the hands they are in. You DO need to seek out an experienced injector. They also can have their limitations and how low on the forehead the lines can be treated. Often times, a filler is needed to help treat and correct the horizontal lines lower on forehead. Fractional lasers may also be considered. Best of Luck!

Cheryl A. Hull, MD
Rogers Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Horizontal forehead lines

Botox is very effective in treating the horizontal forehead lines. Botox is probable safer than ASA. The only other choice would be to use an ablative laser such as YSGG or CO2. This may be possble if you have like colored skin.

David A. F. Ellis, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
3.5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Forehead lines

Botox and other neuromodulators are still the best treatment for forehead lines. You need to do your homework and check out the credentials of the person doing the injecting. You should go to a Cosmetic Dermatologist, Plastic Surgeon, Facial Plastic Surgeon, or Occuplastic Surgeon for your treatments. Be sure the physician is doing your treatments and not someone else in the office. Many offices of all specialties have turned to letting other staff members do the treatments. If you are still not interested in the Botox we can do other fillers in the forehead lines. We can use Juvederm, Restylane and Belotero. Be sure the same major specialty physician is also doing the treatment. This works best for fixed lines.The physician needs to have a lot of experience so you do not get lumps. I hope this information helps you in your decision making.

Esta Kronberg, MD
Houston Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Treatment for Transverse Forehead Lines - Botox Still the Best Option

I find that there is no better substitute for a neuromodulator (such as Botox) to treat forehead lines. The key is to go to an experienced injector who specializes in the face. These include specialists in Facial Plastic Surgery, General Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, and Oculoplastic Surgery.

There are too many physicians (and nurses and PAs) dabbling in Botox and fillers who have little more than a weekend course for training, and no true understanding of facial anatomy and function. The result is often a poor result and unhappy patient. Always verify the injector's background and training before consenting to be treated!

James Bartels, MD
Manchester Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Botox is safe and effective

Botox is one of the most widely studied drugs and has received many FDA approvals for indications ranging from treating frown lines and crows feet to migraines to axillary hyperhidrosis (undearm sweating). Botox (and its alternatives Dyport and Xeomin) injections should be performed by an expertly trained and experienced physician. This is not a treatment to be done outside of a medical setting. Problems arise when people take shortcuts such as looking for "deals" and not checking the injector's credentials. There are so many " worth it" reviews from happy patients, making Botox the number one cosmetic treatment in the USA.

Keep in mind that the results are temporary, which is both the good and bad thing about Botox - good if you don't like it and bad if you do because you have to get treatmant again.

Do your research and find a good injector in your area. Properly done, Botox treatments are simple, safe, and effective.

Vivian Bucay, MD, FAAD
San Antonio Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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