Forehead wrinkles are an unfortunate by-product of the aging process and can result in tired-looking skin. Years of repeated use of facial muscles for frowning, smiling, and other facial expressions can cause our skin to wrinkle. Luckily, if you’re looking to correct this, you have a few options.
If you’re looking for a nonsurgical option to reduce your forehead wrinkles, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a great solution. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified botulinum toxin that aids in the reduction or removal of wrinkles. According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, it is the most popular cosmetic treatment performed in the United States.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the skin during a short, in-office procedure. Common areas Dr. Morales targets with this injectable include the horizontal forehead lines, furrows between the eyebrows, and “crow’s feet” around the eyes. BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks nerve impulses to your facial muscles. These underlying muscles relax, allowing the skin to smooth out after 24 to 36 hours. Results are temporary and will wear off in three to six months. At that time, you can undergo repeat treatment to maintain your results. Recovery is minimal, and regular activities can be resumed immediately.
Dr. Morales also performs brow lift, or forehead lift, surgery. If you have low or sagging eyebrows, deep forehead creases, or frown lines between the eyebrows (and on the nose), you may be a good candidate for this procedure.
A brow lift begins with incisions along your hairline and then lifting of the skin. The wrinkle-causing muscles are adjusted, and Dr. Morales corrects any loose skin. The brows are elevated to create a more natural arch. The procedure’s complexity can vary due to individual needs or desires, but if performed as a single outpatient procedure, brow lift surgery will typically take one to two hours. You can expect three to four days of recovery, but it can take up to two weeks for all swelling and bruising to disappear for more extensive procedures.
Removing and reducing wrinkles can dramatically diminish the appearance of aging. To find out which procedure is right for you, call for a consultation with Dr. Morales today. You can reach us by calling (214) 827-8407.