Movement of muscles when we show emotions can cause various lines and creases on our faces. These muscles that contract with movement are known as dynamic muscles. Perhaps the most common and noticeable lines caused by dynamic muscle movement are the horizontal creases that form on the forehead. Often called worry lines or concentration lines, these furrow deepen over time. If you are bothered by these pesky creases, you may be interested to know that it is possible to treat forehead lines with BOTOX® injections. Keep reading to learn how it works.
The medicine in BOTOX® actually contains small amounts of a naturally purified protein that, when injected into a muscle, causes that specific muscle to stop contracting and allows the wrinkle above it to relax. The purified protein is completely safe when used cosmetically and has been approved by the FDA for wrinkle reduction. Therefore, you can have peace of mind that the treatment has little risk.
BOTOX® for Forehead Lines
BOTOX® is an ideal treatment for brow furrows and forehead creases. The reason for this is that such lines are formed and deepened over time by the contracting of dynamic muscles. It is the relaxing of those muscles by the medicine in BOTOX® that directly smooths these wrinkles. Other cosmetic treatments, such as dermal fillers, that plump up lost volume would not be nearly as effective.
What to Expect
BOTOX® is performed as an outpatient procedure and typically requires no anesthesia. The extremely thin needle used to deliver the medicine causes little discomfort, and the procedure itself usually takes only about a half hour. You may notice a slight difference in the appearance of your forehead lines immediately following your procedure. However, optimal results can usually be seen in about a week after your session. These results last between four to six months, on average. You can return for a maintenance session when you begin to notice your creases and lines returning.
Schedule a Consultation with Us
If you’re tired of looking older than your age due to deep forehead lines and creases, feel free to call us today for a consultation to learn if you may be a good candidate for BOTOX®, at Persona Medical Spa in Houston. This convenient, effective, and comfortable treatment may be the answer you’ve been hoping for. You may finally be able to rid yourself of those pesky forehead lines for good, in a manner that’s safe and attainable.