Forehead Lines are horizontal lines, mainly due to muscle movement
Sometimes forehead lines are due to volume loss in the forehead itself
Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants can reduce muscle movement and soften lines
Dermal fillers can contour the forehead and fill the lines themselves
Facial assessment and selecting an experienced clinician are key to a good outcome
Dr. Jodie is experienced in delivering gender sensitive treatments
What are Forehead Lines?
Forehead Lines are horizontal lines mainly due to movement of the underlying forehead muscle. They are typically the lines of someone who frequently expresses concern. Sometimes the condition is compounded by age-related loss of volume in the forehead. This can cause the skin and brow to sag and the muscle to work even harder to lift them back up, worsening the appearance of lines.
How are Forehead Lines treated?
Facial assessment comes first!
Some Forehead Lines can be treated with Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxant injections throughout the forehead. These injections relax the muscle so that it can no longer pull the skin to form horizontal lines or folds. With regular treatment existing lines tend to smooth out and new lines are prevented from forming.
Dr. Jodie uses a scattering technique when injecting foreheads. Old school clinicians tend to create a V shaped pattern of injections; this can lead the presence of unnatural lines above the outer brow, a telltale sign of cosmetic work.
Sometimes Forehead Lines form due to age-related volume loss, creating hollows or bony divots. In these cases Dermal Filler injections should be used to refill the forehead hollows and bony divots. Unless this is done first, Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants will cause your brow to drop, so good assessment prior is key. Dermal Fillers can also be directly injected into the lines themselves to soften them.
Dermal Filler injections in the forehead can be dangerous, so take great care in selecting an experienced clinician. Dr. Jodie is risk averse and experienced in all aspects of treating the forehead.
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