A broad forehead is said to be a sign of intelligence, but what happens when your collagen production slows down in your late twenties and you notice that your skin here isn’t as elastic as it once was? By the time you’re in your forties, you may even begin to have discernible wrinkles and if your forehead is prominent, so are the lines across it!
Anti-wrinkle injections can help! They can relax the lines on your forehead and in surrounding areas to give you a more youthful look, giving you back your unlined, intelligent forehead! The substance used is Botulinum Toxin, more commonly known as Botox. It is a muscle relaxant. When injected under the skin it prevents the muscles from contracting and in doing do also prevents wrinkles from forming. Let’s have a look at the areas of the face upon which Botox is most effective.
Anti-wrinkle injection treatment areas
There are three main lines that Botox will tackle. The first are the forehead lines. These appear horizontally across the brow and are caused when you scowl or squint at somebody. The second are frown lines, which as you’d expect, are caused by frowning! They appear as vertical lines between the eyebrows. The third set of lines appear to the sides of the eyes and are caused by laughing. They’re known as crows feet.
Depending on which lines you’re having removed, your practitioner will inject you in the targeted site you’ll have discussed together during your consultation. It shouldn’t be painful, but a mild anaesthetic cream can be applied beforehand on request. Anti-wrinkle injections have an excellent safety record, but to put your mind at risk, your practitioner will go through the mild risks of the treatment with you.
It’s worth bearing in mind that, unlike dermal fillers, the results will not be visible immediately. They will begin to appear 3-4 days later. In the meantime, there may be some mild bruising and, or redness. The maximum results will be obvious after 10-14 days.
When you look in the mirror, the lines on your upper face that have received treatment should be gone and your whole face subtly rejuvenated. It’s quite possible that your friends will comment on how ‘rested’ you look, rather than the fact you look refreshed, because our work is subtle and natural-looking. Unless you’ve told your friends, they’re not going to know that you’ve had a non-invasive cosmetic procedure performed.
Anti-wrinkle injections versus dermal fillers
These two procedures both tackle deep creases in the face, but they work in very different ways and on different parts of the face. Knowing what’s going to suit your maturing skin best is what makes a consultation necessary. It’s best to take advice from an expert on the sort of treatment that’s going to benefit you personally, giving you the most natural-looking enhancement. When you’re ready to speak to Allison, please give our reception team a call. They’ll be able to find an appropriate appointment time.