The forehead is one of the first areas where age-related wrinkles start to form. These wrinkles can include horizontal forehead lines, glabellar lines (wrinkles between the eyes and eyebrows), and crow’s feet at the side of the eyes.
If you’ve noticed wrinkles creeping in around the forehead area, it may be time to consider Botox to minimize their appearance. Here’s what you need to know before scheduling an appointment.
What Botox Can Do For Forehead Lines
Botox treatments can rejuvenate your forehead in just a few days by paralyzing the muscles beneath the forehead skin. As a result, wrinkles begin to fade and the forehead appears younger and smoother.
Understand that Botox will not erase or completely remove facial wrinkles and lines. Instead, treatment targets the muscles that form dynamic wrinkles to keep lines from deepening. Though wrinkles can also be caused by sun damage and age-related loss of elasticity, Botox is best for dynamic wrinkles.
Will The Forehead Feel Heavy After Botox?
One common side effect of Botox treatment for forehead lines is the feeling of heaviness in the forehead. This is typically caused by injecting too much Botox into the frontalis muscle, which runs straight across over the eyebrows and is responsible for lifting the eyebrows.
If this muscle is severely paralyzed, patients can struggle to raise their eyebrows and feel as if their forehead is very heavy. Be sure to choose a highly trusted Botox doctor to perform injections.
Can Botox In The Forehead Lift Eyebrows?
Certain forehead Botox treatments can lead to lifted eyebrows. This is done by relaxing the muscles that pull the eyebrows down; the muscles that form glabellar lines between the eyebrows. Once these muscles are relaxed, the upper forehead muscles will naturally lift the eyebrows. This will also make patients look like they have larger eyes, a desirable outcome for those with excess eyelid skin.
Is It OK To Move The Forehead After Botox?
Some patients think they shouldn’t be able to move their forehead at all after Botox. But the truth is, patients who claim their foreheads are completely paralyzed after Botox are either exaggerating or had too much Botox injected.
The goal of Botox treatment for the forehead should not be to inhibit all forehead movement because patients could end up with a “frozen face.” A successful Botox treatment should allow the patient to move their forehead.
To prolong the lifespan of forehead Botox treatment, patients should minimize movement in the forehead for the next few months.
Why Does Botox Make The Forehead Look Shiny?
Some patients claim their forehead appears shiny after treatment, However, this should not be cause for concern because Botox naturally causes paralysis of the forehead muscles. Once wrinkles fade, the face will appear smoother, and patients will have a glowing appearance that is perfectly normal.
Botox is a highly effective treatment for forehead wrinkles. It’s also safe and easy. If you’re ready to take years off of your face without the need for surgery, contact Bliss Aesthetics to schedule an appointment.