What Are Forehead Lines?
Forehead Lines are horizontal lines that form as a result of movement of the underlying forehead muscle. They are typically the lines of someone who frequently expresses concern by raising their eyebrows up and down. Sometimes the condition is compounded by age-related loss of volume in your forehead and loss of skin tightness. This can cause the skin and brow to sag and the muscle to work even harder to lift them back up, which can make them look worse and become deeper or more ingrained. Forehead lines and wrinkles can make you look older than you are.
How Are Forehead Lines Treated?
Forehead Lines, in the right hands, are relatively easy to soften. Before Dr. Jodie treats your Forehead Lines, she takes the time to carefully assess your face. Many Forehead Lines can simply be treated with Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxant injections placed throughout your 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. Unlike old school clinicians who tend to use a V shaped pattern of injections, Dr. Jodie uses a scattering technique when injecting foreheads. This advanced injecting method ensures there are no unnatural lines above your outer brow, a tell-tale sign of cosmetic work.
It is pertinent to understand that the forehead muscle is the only muscle holding up your brow, so some degree of brow lowering (although typically unnoticeable) is inevitable as the forehead muscle begins to relax with Anti Wrinkle treatment. An experienced clinician understands what is required to minimise this effect and may suggest simultaneous treatment of your Frown Lines to counteract it (as frown treatment has a brow lifting effect).
Sometimes Forehead Lines form as a result of age-related volume loss, creating hollows or 'divots' in your outer forehead, causing it to lose it's smooth convex surface. In these cases, Dermal Filler injections can be used to refill your forehead hollows. Unless this is addressed first, Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants may cause your brow to drop, especially if you are an avid eyebrow raiser. If you have a lot of movement in your forehead, exacerbated by lack of soft tissue or bony support below, then your risk of experiencing noticeable brow drop with Anti Wrinkle injections is higher. This is why it is important to see a clinician who takes the time to assess your face. Dermal Fillers can also be directly injected into the lines themselves to soften them, if you can't undergo Anti Wrinkle injections or if you want an even smoother appearance following Anti Wrinkle treatment. It is important to note that Dermal Filler injections in your forehead can be dangerous for inexperienced clinicians. Dr. Jodie is risk averse and experienced in all aspects of treating the forehead.
What Is Involved With Forehead Wrinkle Treatments With Dr. Jodie In Melbourne?
Dr. Jodie believes Forehead Line treatments should leave you looking like yourself, just a fresher version. Most commonly, reducing forehead wrinkles is a relatively easy fix. However, it can quickly get complicated if a combination of Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants and Dermal Filler treatments is required. Dr. Jodie’s in-depth understanding of facial aesthetics and anatomy, combined with her decade of experience as a cosmetic doctor, will give you peace of mind that you will achieve the results that best suit you.
After Dr. Jodie has assessed your face, she will thoroughly clean the treatment area in preparation for your Forehead Line treatment. To ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure, Dr. Jodie will use ice to numb the treatment area. Using a fine needle, Dr. Jodie will inject a series of Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants into your forehead, scattering the product throughout. Forehead Line treatment is well tolerated and minimally invasive and requires no significant recovery time, so you can get back to your day. Over the course of a week, you will notice your forehead wrinkles start to soften.
Dermal Filler treatments are significantly more involved and are considered higher risk procedures. Dr. Jodie will use either a direct needle or cannula approach or both, depending on your needs, to address any forehead hollows. A cannula is a blunt-ended device designed to reduce bruising. Prior to injecting your forehead hollows, Dr. Jodie will map your arteries with her ultrasound machine to minimise your risk and enhance safety. Horizontal forehead lines tend to require serial injections with a fine needle placed very superficially in your skin to soften. You may or may not experience swelling or bruising when treating forehead hollows with Dermal Filler, however, 'line chasing' any horizontal forehead lines tends to attract some bruising (and unfortunately, some discomfort). Subsequently, it is always recommended that you time your treatment well with your social calendar.
Tailored Treatments For Forehead Wrinkles In Melbourne
Dr. Jodie treats Forehead Lines with Anti Wrinkle Injections and sometimes Dermal Fillers to create a fresh and natural look that is never frozen. Using a tailored approach, Dr. Jodie will administer your treatment to your exact needs, taking into account many factors, including the number, depth and pattern of lines you have; the strength of muscle movement in your forehead area; the presence of any forehead hollows; and the presence of any low hanging eyelid skin (which may worsen if your brow becomes 'heavy'). You can feel confident that Dr. Jodie will design her treatment to suit your unique face. Her personalised Forehead Line treatments mean you’ll never have to settle for any kind of ‘one size fits all’ cosmetic care. She also understands the important differences between female and male foreheads and tailors her treatment accordingly.
For Natural Looking Forehead Wrinkle Treatments See Dr. Jodie In Melbourne
Forehead Lines and wrinkles can convey negative expressions like worry or stress, even when you are feeling relaxed and happy. Dr. Jodie understands how important it is to create a refreshed and natural look, that is congruent with your emotional tone, and never fake or 'done'. Her considered assessment and technique will ensure you avoid the tell-tale signs of poor cosmetic work. We have all seen foreheads that appear overly frozen, or brows that arch excessively with pesky lines above their outer edge, or conversely, brows that flatten out too much creating heavy upper eyelids, following Anti Wrinkle treatment. Remember, Forehead Lines and Frown Line treatments are interrelated should not be done without considering how one impacts on the other. With Dr. Jodie, you can relax knowing she will always provide natural looking outcomes.
Trust Dr. Jodie For Forehead Wrinkle Treatments In Melbourne
If your Forehead Lines are making you look and feel older than you are, Dr. Jodie can help. From the comfort of her welcoming clinic in Surrey Hills Melbourne, you can expect a natural looking result when you undergo Forehead wrinkle treatment with Dr. Jodie. All treatments will personally be conducted with Dr. Jodie herself or one of her experienced clinicians using the highest quality injectable cosmetic products. With over a decade of experience as a cosmetic doctor and a background in family medicine, Dr. Jodie will provide a holistic approach to your cosmetic care. She is sought-after as a national clinical trainer for one of the largest manufacturers of cosmetic injectables, educating many doctors and specialists in Melbourne in the art of injecting. Dr. Jodie’s tailored Forehead wrinkle treatments will ensure you will look healthy and vibrant, as well as one hundred percent you.