Forehead wrinkles are a nearly unavoidable part of aging and since the forehead is often the first part of the face to start to show lines, you may start noticing them earlier than you expect. Fortunately, there are several quick and long-lasting treatments available that get rid of wrinkles on the face.
Wrinkles are caused by the natural processes of aging, such as loss of protein, collagen and elastin; sun damage, which dries the skin and speeds collagen loss; and regular facial movements and expressions. The forehead is often very exposed, getting more sun damage than other areas, and it doesn’t have a layer of fat to help resist wrinkles, so it is especially prone to showing lines and wrinkles. There are two types of wrinkles that affect the forehead: dynamic, which are worsened or created by movement and expressions, and static, which are visible when the face is at rest. Different treatments are effective against different types of lines and wrinkles, which is why it is so important to visit a clinic experienced with a variety of conditions and qualified to provide a range of complementary treatments.
Botox treatment is perhaps the best-known treatment for wrinkles on the face. It works by relaxing muscles between the eyebrows and around the eyes, smoothing out the skin and preventing fine lines from deepening. With Botox you’ll start to see results in two to three days, and the results will become more visible over seven to ten days. The treatment typically lasts three to six months. Botox is a great option to soften frown lines and prevent new wrinkles, but Botox alone can only achieve specific results since it is only effective on wrinkles caused by movement.
If you are looking to get rid of lines on the face, another treatment you may have heard of is dermal filler treatment. While Botox targets dynamic wrinkles, fillers treat static lines. Fillers are cosmetic injectables that fill spaces to treat deep wrinkles, fine lines and even enhance certain facial features. Over time, natural facial volume diminishes as skin tissue ages, resulting in an aged and deflated appearance with lines, wrinkles and skin laxity. Fillers smooth out lines by literally filling in lost volume in the skin. Fillers come in a range of formulas for different needs. Lucere Dermatology and Laser Clinic is proud to offer only the best quality fillers, including Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Emervel and Sculptra. Dermal filler treatment is a long lasting and simple procedure that requires no downtime, making them a good option for many individuals looking to remove wrinkles from the face quickly.
Treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser treatments address a variety of skin issues by removing damaged surface layers of skin. Depending on the treatment and depth of the wrinkles, these treatments may have longer recovery periods but can be very effective in treating fine lines on the face, and even deeper wrinkles.
Chemical peels are categorized as superficial, medium and deep. Depending on the desired clinical effect, some chemical peels have very minimal downtime. Many of our staff even have chemical peels before work!
Our laser treatments for wrinkles and fine lines include CO2 SmartXide Laser Resurfacing and Clear and Brilliant Laser Treatment. CO2 SmartXide Laser Resurfacing vaporizes aged skin and stimulates collagen growth, resulting in reduced wrinkles and pore size. SmartXide treats several skin problems, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, enlarged pores and pigmentation. This laser treatment is practically painless, and because it works by targeting small areas of the skin, it has a faster healing time. Clear and Brilliant Laser Treatment is a proactive anti-aging treatment that amplifies your regular skin care routine without aggressive resurfacing. With little-to-no downtime, Clear and Brilliant restores youthful glow and improves skin tone and texture.
There are a number of at-home wrinkle treatments such as anti-wrinkle serums, at-home chemical peel kits and microdermabrasion tools that can help prevent and reduce forehead wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle serums are one of the best defenses against lines and wrinkles on the face and come in a variety of affordable formulas for different concerns. Serums show results, but it will take a while to see improvement on existing wrinkles. At-home chemical peel kits and microdermabrasion tools can help reduce fine lines and improve skin texture by exfoliating outer layers of skin. At-home versions of these treatments are less intensive than those that can be applied by certified Dermatologists, so will show less dramatic and immediate results, as well as carrying some risks as they are not being applied by an experienced professional. At-home remedies can help prevent lines and wrinkles, but for quick and effective results that get rid of forehead lines and wrinkles seek expert treatment. Board Certified Dermatologists, Laser Surgeons and Cosmetic Dermatologists have the experience, knowledge and skills to combine complementary treatments for the best results.