You’ve probably noticed horizontal lines appear on your forehead whenever you raise your eyebrows. When you’re young, these horizontal lines only appear when you’re making a facial expression and then fade away. But as you grow older, they become permanent and refuse to go away. Dr. Laura Jarrell uses incredibly effective neurotoxin injections to smoothen your forehead lines while ensuring completely natural results.
What Causes Forehead Lines
Forehead lines belong to a category of wrinkles known as dynamic wrinkles. These are wrinkles that appear on your face while making specific facial expressions, such as knitting your eyebrows in concentration, smiling with your eyes, or raising your eyebrows. When you’re young, the forehead lines only appear when you contract the frontalis muscle on the forehead to raise your eyebrows.
The frontalis muscle is like any other muscle on the body — it grows stronger with repeated use. As you grow older, the repeated use of the frontalis muscle makes it grow bigger and more prominent, leading to the permanent appearance of forehead lines. If you want to delay the onset of forehead lines, you should try controlling your facial expressions and avoid raising your eyebrows.
Your Forehead Lines Treatment Options
Dr. Laura Jarrell uses cutting-edge, FDA-approved neuromodulators to suppress your unwanted forehead lines. She carefully examines your facial skin, reviews your medical history, discusses your goals, and then selects the ideal neurotoxin injection for you — your options include Xeomin, Jeuveau, and Botox. These are neurotoxin injections, also known as neuromodulators, that can soften and suppress your unwanted dynamic wrinkles.
Neuromodulators, such as Xeomin, Jeuveau, and Botox, are made of an active neurotoxin protein called botulinum toxin type A. When injected into targeted regions on the forehead, neurotoxins block communications between your nerve endings and the frontalis muscle responsible for your forehead lines. This minimizes frontalis muscle contractions, thereby suppressing the forehead lines. The results gradually appear over 2 weeks and last for up to 4 months.
The Forehead Lines Treatment Overview
The neurotoxin treatment for forehead lines is simple. It’s an in-office treatment that concludes within 10 to 15 minutes. Dr. Jarrell selects the ideal neurotoxin product for you and then cleanses your facial skin. The chosen neurotoxin is then injected into strategic locations on your forehead to suppress the forehead lines without too much restriction of your facial movements.
Benefits of Neuromodulators for Forehead Lines:
- Non-surgical treatment
- Minimal pain or discomfort
- Minimal side effects
- Results may be seen in 3 to 4 days
- Results may last up to 4 to 6 months
- Minimal downtime or recovery period
Side Effects & Recovery
There is very little downtime — you can resume your daily activities and work immediately. However, you should avoid strenuous workouts for a day and direct sun exposure for a few days. The most common side effects are mild redness, swelling, discomfort, and bruising around the forehead for a few days.
Results: Onset & Longevity
You’ll start seeing results within 3 to 4 days, with continued improvements for 2 weeks. Neuromodulators aren’t permanent — the results may last for up to 4 to 6 months, following which you’ll need maintenance sessions. Most patients opt for 2 to 3 sessions per year to maintain year-long results.