Forehead lines, vertical furrows across the forehead, are caused by the frontalis muscle. As the eyebrows are raised, this muscle contracts to cause wrinkles above the brow. A variety of factors can make these wrinkles worse, including genetics, age, and smoking.Book consultation
Factors to consider
Genetics – our genes influence how likely our skin is to wrinkle, furrow, and effectively repair itself, meaning some people are predisposed to lines on the face, including those on forehead.
Ageing – as we age, collagen and elastin, proteins that keep skin supple and firm, break down and cause skin to become more saggy. This reduces the skin’s ability to ‘bounce back’ from facial expressions and causes furrows.
UV exposure – overexposure to the sun’s rays can cause collagen to break down and speed up the ageing process, creating a prematurely aged look.
Repetitive facial expressions – repeatedly raising the brow when expressing emotions like shock can have a lasting effect on the skin.
Smoking – chemicals in cigarette smoke reduce how much blood reaches the surface of the skin, which affects the amount of vital nutrients being sent to the skin. This in turn can make skin dry or discoloured, and more prone to wrinkling.
Diet – a diet that is filled with simple sugars can cause loss of elasticity in the skin, contributing towards deep lines on the forehead.
Treatments available for Forehead Lines
Botox® injections are used to treat wrinkles and fine lines such as forehead lines, frown lines & crows feet. Botulinum toxin has been used in hospitals around the UK since 1977 and within the cosmetic industry for over 20 years. It is used in 70 countries and is used on over 4 million patients in the USA alone, every year...Read on Book consultation
The term “dermal filler” encompasses a wide range of products, and is an expression which describes treatment that restores volume and structure to the face.
Dermal fillers work to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, crepey skin and give a more youthful look. The high levels of HA (hyaluronic acid) have the effect of attracting and retaining water, instantly improving t...Read on Book consultation
Before and after Forehead Lines treatment
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