Forehead lines are a natural sign of ageing and they can become visible early, depending on the person. These wrinkles are caused by the natural loss of elastin and collagen, the two components responsible for the firm and supple appearance of the skin.
Naturally, since we are in the beauty industry, we will discuss the reconstructive procedure. As you probably guessed already, Botox is the solution in this case.
One of the most important steps in understanding this procedure is acknowledging that you cannot look at the forehead (frontalis muscle) in isolation, since it is anatomically intertwined with the eyebrow and eyelid below.
Redundant upper eyelid skin needs to be taken into consideration before a Botox injection into the frontalis. Blepharochalasis, for instance, is a condition that causes redundant folds over the lid margins. Patient suffering from this affliction usually have imprinted lines above the lateral brow, caused by the frontalis which is trying to compensate for the brow-lid redundancy.
Another important aspect to be discussed with the patients is the gender specific approach. The shape and positioning of the eyebrows is different for males and females. Whereas men’s brows are usually horizontally oriented, woman in general tend to have an arched shape. Because of these differences, in order to maintain the natural aspect, practitioners need to carefully consider the injections sites. For example, for an arched feminine brow, the specialist will treat the brow depressors also known as lateral aspect of the orbicularis oculi, but spare the lateral frontalis (elevators).
These aspects need to be discussed with the patient prior to the injections, especially if he or she wants a correction of every single line.
Meanwhile, keep your body properly hydrated, eat food rich in antioxidants and massage your forehead with specialised creams.