It is a normal occurrence to begin developing wrinkles as you age, typically located on the face. One of the most common areas of the face where you may first start to see signs of wrinkling is the forehead. There are a number of different factors that can contribute to the development of these wrinkles including the skin’s loss of elasticity and collagen, years of muscle contraction under the skin from the formation of facial expressions, excess sun exposure, smoking, and genetics. All of these reasons can stimulate the formation of what is known as dynamic wrinkles, which show on the surface of your skin (including the forehead).
When we make facial expressions (scrunch our face, squint our eyes, raise our eyebrows, etc.) our skin molds in order to achieve an appropriate appearance, causing our skin to fold. Overtime, this skin folding causes the skin to permanently crease. Horizontal forehead lines are formed in this way.
If you want to diminish the visibility of these forehead wrinkles, Botox is a wonderful option for smoother, more youthful looking skin. The Botox cosmetic can directly be injected into the wrinkled area of concern, and chemically limit wrinkles from forming. Once Botox is injected into the muscles that are responsible for forming wrinkles on your forehead, the medicine is able to block the chemical signals that are normally sent to these muscles to make them contract. When muscles can no longer contract or tighten, the skin is able to smooth out and give a less wrinkled appearance.
Depending on your specific situation, you may receive intradermal injections (superficial) or intramuscular injections. The doctor will inject using a small needle, and may inject small amounts of Botox into locations along the forehead, affecting many different muscle groups.
Botox injections are a very effective treatment method for those wanting to diminish wrinkles on their forehead such as brow wrinkles, horizontal forehead rows, or frown lines that form between the eyes. This treatment is quite popular amongst those suffering from wrinkles because the process is simple, virtually painless, and generates results that can be seen within days.
The medical professionals at Botox Houston have experience in successfully using Botox in patients to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead. If you are looking to improve your skin’s appearance, Botox for forehead wrinkles is able to shed years off your appearance and will help you gain confidence about how you look.