Got A Lot Of Forehead Lines? 2 Treatments To Smooth Them Out

Getting lines on your forehead is a common place for wrinkles. Fortunately, there are treatment options available that can help make these wrinkles go away. Keep reading to learn about two of these treatments so you can get started having a wrinkle-free forehead. 

Use Botox

Botox is one treatment option to help with forehead lines. This can be done in a dermatologist's office and there is no downtime. Botox is a type of toxin that is injected into the wrinkle. The toxin freezes the nerves in the muscles preventing the muscle from contracting. This causes wrinkles to soften and relax, making them disappear or become much less noticeable. Botox can be used to treat wrinkles in other locations, such as the lines around your eyes (also known as crow's feet), frown lines, and lip lines.

The doctor first cleans your face to remove makeup and dirt. They may wipe an anesthetic over your forehead to numb your skin. The needle is small, however, and is generally not very painful. Once injected, you will gradually start seeing results over the next few hours. The doctor will tell you not to touch your forehead for a certain amount of time and to stay out of the sun. Botox is not a permanent solution and how long it lasts will depend on many factors, such as how deep the wrinkles were, the type of skin you have, etc. The doctor can give you more information about this. 

Use Dermal Fillers

Another option you have is using dermal fillers to smooth out your forehead. Just like with Botox, the filler is injected into the wrinkle. This treatment can also be done at a dermatologist's office. Once injected, the filler plumps up the wrinkle so it disappears completely. If the wrinkles are very deep, they may not disappear completely but will become much less noticeable. Dermal fillers can also be used on crow's feet and smile lines. It can also be used to add volume to areas of your face, such as your lips. 

The filler is made with a gel-like, soft substance. In most cases, you will see the results immediately after getting the injections. This is also not a permanent solution but generally lasts a few months. There is no recovery time with dermal fillers so you could have this done in an afternoon and immediately resume your normal activities. The doctor may tell you to not exercise for a couple of days. 

The dermatologist that you see can tell you about other treatment options available to treat forehead lines. 

Talk to your dermatologist about Botox treatments to learn more.