Deep forehead wrinkles make you look like you are frowning all the time, which can be very annoying. Luckily, you can get rid of these wrinkles without surgery, by using cosmetic injectables. But what is the best injectable treatment for forehead wrinkles, and how long does it last?
Why You Get Forehead Wrinkles
Forehead wrinkles occur because of the loss of skin-enhancing collagen and elastin, as you age. These proteins help the skin to easily snap back into shape when you frown or squint, but levels diminish as time passes. As a result, the skin becomes less firm, causing wrinkles and fine lines to become more prominent.
Botox for Forehead Wrinkles
Forehead wrinkles generally respond very well to treatment with botox cosmetic. Botox is injected into the muscles, and it temporarily halts the repetitive muscle movements that give rise to frown lines, and other dynamic wrinkles. The reduction in muscle activity will help the frown lines to soften.
Botox is considered the best injectable treatment for forehead wrinkles, because it impacts the underlying muscles. Using botox alone is generally able to resolve these wrinkles, as it reduces facial expressions.
However, incases where the forehead lines are deeply etched, botox may not be enough, and fillers may have to be used alongside it. Botox works on the muscles, and then the soft tissue fillers plump out the deep wrinkles.
How long does botox last?
Botox typically lasts 3 to 6 months.