Forehead Wrinkle Lines
Forehead wrinkles become more common as the years go by and are characterised by horizontal lines in the skin of the forehead.
They may extend part or all of the way along the width of the forehead depending on the person. They occur more commonly with age because the skin starts to lose its collagen and elasticity so becomes more prone to deformation. The skin of the forehead is very tightly attached to the underlying sheet of muscle, the frontalis muscle, which is responsible for raising the skin of the forehead when it contracts. Contraction of the frontalis muscle elevates the eyebrows and that is when wrinkling occurs. Forehead lines disappear when the frontalis relaxes and the eyebrows return to their resting position.
About Forehead Wrinkle Injections.
Usually, just 5 small injections placed by a skilled doctor in to the frontalis muscle will be sufficient to relax the frontalis muscle, stopping it from contracting so forcefully and thereby reducing the appearance of forehead wrinkles. Effects last between 3 and 6 months and can be repeated up to 4 times a year as required to maintain the effect. A course of forehead injections is classed as “one area” of treatment and is charged accordingly.
If you want your eyebrows to take on the very fashionable slightly elevated appearance at their lateral aspects then you won't need any additional injections. If you wish to avoid any lateral elevation of your eyebrows a further two small injections can be strategically placed in the forehead to prevent this from occurring.
Please note that when treating the forehead, Dr Brad highly recommends that his patients also receive treatment for vertical frown lines. This is to prevent the brow from being automatically pulled down too low by the opposing (“antagonistic”) effect of the muscles that depress the eyebrows (the procerus and corrugator muscles). This is charged as a separate “area” of treatment but these two areas should really come as a pair for most patients.
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