Do you want to know how you can remove forehead wrinkles? Read the article and find out the causes, treatments, and what is the most effective remedy to remove them.
Forehead wrinkles are a very common blemish among both men and women. As part of the so-called expression wrinkles, their onset is very early, as early as age 20-25.
As time goes on, these horizontal wrinkles that run parallel to the eyebrows become more and more noticeable, making the person’s appearance often older than the actual age.
It is a very visible blemish that is difficult to disguise and can become a source of discomfort for those who have to deal with it.
There are various treatments that can be applied, more or less invasive and more or less effective.
The goal of this article is to identify the best remedy. That is, the one that guarantees immediate, visible and lasting results, without giving an unsightly “plastic” effect.
In particular, we will look at the following:
As mentioned, forehead wrinkles are, first and foremost, the consequence of facial expressions (such as raising the eyebrows) that cause the muscles to contract repeatedly.
With the physiological ageing process, the amount of hyaluronic acid (HA) in the dermis decreases. HA is a molecule (specifically a linear polysaccharide) naturally present in the body, which plays a key role in keeping the skin hydrated, supple, and turgid.
Among the benefits of hyaluronic acid there is also an increase in the production of collagen, a protein essential for the structure of the skin. With age, collagen production also decreases, the skin loses its support and develops a greater propensity for frontal wrinkles.
In addition to these factors and genetic predisposition, there are also bad habits that can make the problem worse, namely:
- Excessive UV exposure which accelerates the ageing process
- Cigarette smoking
- Unbalanced diet lacking in antioxidants
- Excessive level of stress
- Bad sleeping habits: insufficient rest or incorrect sleeping positions during sleep, which can cause pressure on the facial skin
Having examined the causes, let’s now review the treatments for forehead wrinkles that can eliminate them.
While the use of cosmetic products, such as those based on hyaluronic acid and/or collagen, can help in preventing and buffering the problem, it must be said that there are no miracle creams or serums.
Especially when the blemish is very pronounced, it will be necessary to consult an aesthetic medicine doctor, who will assess the most suitable treatment for the specific case. Contacting an experienced and competent specialist is essential to achieve the desired result and, above all, to avoid more or less serious undesirable effects.
Popular aesthetic treatments to eliminate forehead wrinkles include:
- Botox which works by temporarily blocking the muscles responsible for wrinkles, thus reducing their appearance. However, in addition to often creating a plastic effect, botulin has risks and side effects
- Laser: acts by stimulating cell renewal and collagen production. The number of sessions required varies from subject to subject and depending on the depth of the wrinkles, and results will be visible after a few weeks/months
- Hyaluronic acid or collagen fillers: although both are biological fillers, current trends in aesthetic medicine favour the use of HA.
Let’s now review the advantages of hyaluronic acid forehead wrinkle fillers.
New trends in aesthetics tend to favour a natural beauty. So, the goal is no longer to look unnaturally younger, but to look your age at the best.
And this is precisely what can be achieved with hyaluronic acid fillers for forehead wrinkles. HA, in the form of a transparent jelly, is injected through very thin needles into the wrinkles, literally filling them in.
Being a molecule that is already naturally present in the body, hyaluronic acid integrates perfectly with the skin tissue and goes on to restore the skin to its younger appearance. Because of these characteristics, one of the main advantages of hyaluronic acid is that it ensures a natural and harmonious appearance to the face.
HA also helps to moisturise and plump the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. And there is more: by stimulating the production of collagen in the treated area, it helps to maintain long-term results. The results are immediate and the duration, depending on the type of filler used and the patient’s individual response, can vary from a few months to a year.
Finally, the contraindications and side effects of hyaluronic acid are very limited and purely related to the skills of the practitioner and the quality of HA used.
We talked about the causes of forehead wrinkles, the main remedies, and how hyaluronic acid fillers are one of the most effective and safe solutions to eliminate them.
However, to delay (as far as possible) the appearance of forehead wrinkles and not to worsen existing ones it is important to adopt best practices daily.
These good habits help in delaying the signs of ageing and preserving the effect of any treatments applied. The effectiveness and duration of a treatment may, in fact, be compromised by an incorrect lifestyle.
These best practices consist of:
- Moisturise the skin of the face properly by drinking plenty of water and using specific moisturising products
- Apply adequate sunscreen during sun exposure
- Learning to manage daily stress
- Follow a healthy, balanced diet by eating fruit and vegetables regularly
- Sleep at least 7-8 hours per night
- Limit alcohol consumption
If you decide to undergo any kind of treatment, we would like to remind you of the importance of relying only a doctor specialised in aesthetic medicine.
In the specific case of hyaluronic acid fillers, it will be the skills of the doctor performing the treatment and his/her ability to choose the best filler to determine the success of the results, their duration and the lack of side effects.