Botox® is one of the most effective treatment methods for minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. However, many individuals are unaware that this treatment can help smooth out forehead lines as well. It isn’t just for crow’s feet and fine wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. When properly administered, Botox® can help reduce the appearance of forehead lines and the lines near the brows when smiling or frowning expressions are made. These small wrinkles and creases can make you look older than you really are, but you can all but eliminate them without the need for surgery thanks to this treatment.
What is Botox®?
Botox® was originally developed to treat spasms. The solution in Botox® affects the nerve endings and prevents the nerves from transmitting signals to the muscles. Our facial expressions are made when muscles near the surface are contracted. This pulls the skin in one direction or another. If the skin is loose, brittle, or unable to hold moisture, small wrinkles form when the muscle contractions cause the surface to relax. These are called dynamic wrinkles, and they can make a smiling or frowning person look old and tired.
Botox® is skillfully injected into certain facial muscles in order to relax them. The individual can still make facial expressions, but the annoying smile lines and other dynamic wrinkles are gone. This treatment is just as effective in treating lines that form dynamically on the forehead.
The Treatment Process
We first examine the forehead and note the areas where small wrinkles or creases form when the client makes certain facial expressions. This allows us to plan out a customized treatment. During the treatment, the solution is carefully injected into the pre-selected areas. This eventually results in smoother forehead skin.
Advantages of Botox®
Botox® is non-surgical and has no known side effects, nor will it cause dimpling or discolorations. It doesn’t treat the skin directly, so there’s no risk of poor skin texture or uneven skin tone. Clients need not take days or weeks off of work to recover after this treatment.
You can learn more about the benefits of BOTOX® during a consultation at Visage Cosmetic Clinic in Winnipeg. Our team would be happy to evaluate your case and see if BOTOX® can work for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!