Youthful rejuvenation of the upper face
3 - 4 months
Forehead lines most often appear horizontally across the upper part of the face, and reducing their appearance can eliminate a stressed look. Glabella lines are also known as ‘eleven lines’ or ‘frown lines’ and develop in the space between the eyebrows. These wrinkles can appear during ageing and can make the affected person appear to be stern.
A treatment for forehead and glabella lines involves the application of anti-wrinkle injections to this part of the face. Anti-wrinkle injections contain botulinum toxin, which works to paralyse the muscles and soften facial movements.
During this treatment, anti-wrinkle injections are applied directly to the muscles in the forehead – the frontalis muscles for forehead lines, and the corrugator and procerus muscles for glabella lines. These muscles will control the movements of the eyebrows, which also move the skin and tissues to form a wrinkle. By relaxing contractions, the facial movements become softer and lines are less able to forge.
Your practitioner at The Facebible may advise you to do gentle facial exercises, following your treatment. You will need to avoid exercise or strenuous activity for up to 24 hours, and you will need to be careful not to touch or rub your face for around 3 hours.
Botulinum toxin will take effect quickly and results will see forehead wrinkles and glabella lines noticeably reduced, which may even disappear. Your appearance can look more youthful and less tired.
Both men and women can be affected by the development of forehead lines and glabella lines, as they get older. Collagen and elastin will deplete from the skin as a person ages, and when this is accompanied by repeated movements of the face, lines and wrinkles can appear. This treatment uses botulinum toxin as it is more effective when facial movement is the primary cause. If your general health and medical history indicates that a complication is likely, then this treatment will not be recommended.
The use of botulinum toxin in aesthetic treatments has been widely used for many years. It is advised that you choose a clinic where trained and experienced injectors are carrying out the procedure, in order to achieve a successful result.
Many patients find that an anti-wrinkle treatment is fairly comfortable. You can choose to have a numbing cream applied to the forehead if you feel your individual tolerance level is low.
All side effects and potential risks will be discussed at the pre-treatment consultation. It is common for an injectable procedure to cause swelling, redness and bruising at the site of treatment. However, this will often disappear within 24 hours.
Treating forehead and glabella lines with botulinum toxin usually only requires one session. The Facebible follows up your treatment to ensure you are happy with your results, and that the right dosage has been administered. This will help with any treatments that are carried out in the future.
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