Wrinkles on the forehead. Removal of wrinkles on the forehead with botulinum toxin (Botox).
Forehead wrinkles are formed by the movement of the frontal muscle (m. frontalis). It occupies a central place in the upper front floor and is responsible for raising the eyebrows, which is an expression of astonishment. Many people make these grimaces unconsciously, which leads to the appearance of horizontal lines in this area. Initially, these wrinkles are dynamic and are visible only during muscle contraction, after which they disappear when it relaxes. Over time, they become static, which are also present at rest. Insufficient hydration, excessive exposure to sunlight and solariums without adequate sun protection are factors that accelerate this process.
Often, the relaxation of only the frontal muscle leads to compensatory hyperactivity of the glabellar group and the formation of vertical wrinkles on the forehead. Therefore, it is recommended for wrinkles in the forehead area and wrinkles between the eyebrows are recommended to be adjusted simultaneously.
One of the most common reasons why patients visit a dermatologist for correction of the wrinkles on the forehead, is the involuntary facial expressions with eyebrows within communication. The effect of the procedure lasts from 4 to 8 months. Very often, after several consecutive applications of botulinum toxin, the involuntary raising of the eyebrows disappears, although the effect of the product has long passed.
Botox on the forehead can also be used for a slight correction in the shape of the eyebrows. By correctly determining the injection points, it is possible to raise the eyebrow at its outer end to open the eye. It is also possible to achieve a lift in the middle.
When is it appropriate to smooth forehead wrinkles with Botox?
- in the presence of horizontal wrinkles on the forehead
- in case of unconscious raising of the eyebrows
- when there is asymmetry of the eyebrows
How is the procedure for smoothing forehead wrinkles with botulinum toxin done
The procedure is not painful and is well tolerated without anesthesia. If desired, the area can be anesthetized with lidocaine cream for 10-15 minutes. The skin of the forehead is cleansed. Your doctor will make you raise your eyebrows. In this way he will be able to assess the strength of the frontal muscle and whether you raise your eyebrows symmetrically. He will then use a pencil to draw the points at which he is to inject. They are determined strictly individually and depend on the projection and dynamics of the frontal muscle. There may be a difference between the points and the required units within two procedures. Botulinum toxin is injected with a very gentle needle, after which the skin is carefully cleansed.
After injecting Botox in the forehead
After injection of botox in the forehead it is necessary to follow some rules. You should not lie down or bend over for the next 3-4 hours to avoid product migration. During the day do not massage or clean the forehead, avoid sports and alcohol. Stop visiting saunas, steam baths, solariums and other thermal treatments for the next few days. The effect will begin to manifest on day 3-4, when you will have difficulty trying to raise your eyebrows. Follow-up of the results of the procedure is done every 10-14 days. If there is still movement in the area and correction is needed, it is done at the expense of the clinic. The duration of the effect is between 4 and 7 months.
Filling wrinkles on the forehead with filler
Horizontal lines on the forehead are facial wrinkles by nature, which are due to the movement of muscles. As such, they should be treated with muscle relaxants such as botulinum toxin. In some cases, Botox will not be able to completely smooth out these lines. Then, to achieve more satisfactory results, it is imperative to combine it with appropriate cosmetics or ablative procedures, such as lasers or peeling. Filling wrinkles on the forehead with filler should be avoided because it carries risks due to the anatomical features of the area.
Price for injecting Botox on the forehead in Sofia
It depends on the units used, which in turn are determined by the activity and strength of the muscles. With us, the price for removing wrinkles on the forehead with botulinum toxin is about 150-200 BGN for women and about 200-250 BGN for men. For current prices of the offered services you can see ours pricelist.
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Removal of forehead wrinkles in Sofia
Come to a free aesthetic consultation at Dr. clinic. Stavrov Aesthetics, within which we can get to know each other and discuss your wishes. We are located in the city of Sofia, Manastirski livadi quarter - west, Prof. Velizar Velkov St. 36. You can find more information on our contact page.
For whom the procedure for removing wrinkles on the forehead with Botox is not suitable
- in case of nursing or pregnancy
- infection in the target zone
- malignant diseases
Our advice against deep wrinkles: prevention is the best therapy
Very often this is the area of the face where the first horizontal lines on the skin are observed. What can you do to slow down these processes?
- Use sunscreen. This area of the face receives the greatest amount of ultraviolet rays, which induce photoaging processes. This leads to a reduction in collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, making it less resilient.
- Anti-wrinkle forehead cream. Such a miracle ointment does not exist, but it has been proven that dry skin is more prone to the formation of horizontal lines. Therefore, regular hydration is extremely important.
- Less expression = less wrinkles. And yet, the basis of their formation is the frequent contraction of the muscle. And some people do this hundreds of times a day without even realizing it. Small doses of botulinum toxin, known as baby botox, can delay the appearance of these lines and wean you off these involuntary movements.
Removal of forehead wrinkles - reviews
Since I was a child, I have a habit of involuntarily raising my eyebrows, which led to the formation of facial wrinkles in my 20s. I put it off for a long time, but I finally decided to try Botox. After a few procedures, I got used to making these faces and now I don't even have to repeat the botulinum toxin procedure.Iva, 34, Sofia
I've had Botox on my forehead a while ago, but I wasn't satisfied with the result. I consulted with Dr. Stavrov and in his opinion the reason was in the amount used. He convinced me to repeat the procedure, using fewer units, while partially preserving the movement of the eyebrows. Now the result was impressive.Maria, 44, Sofia
Review of Dr. Stavrov, aesthetic dermatologist in Sofia
Botulinum toxin is the most effective means of removing wrinkles on the skin of the forehead. These horizontal lines are most often dynamic, dependent on muscle movement, and disappear at rest. For deeper wrinkles, which are visible even at rest, it is necessary to combine Botox and apply low-viscosity fillers with hyaluronic acid. It is appropriate to inject botulinum toxin first, to monitor the effect of its placement, and after a few weeks, if necessary, to inject hyaluronic acid. Combining the two methods guarantees longer lasting results.Dr. Konstantin Stavrov, co-owner of Dr. Stavrov Aesthetics clinic in Sofia