The miracle shot, Botox, is mainly used to control and reduce wrinkle formation. Apart from this muscle spasm, underarm sweating, and certain kinds of back pains and injuries also respond well to Botox treatments. Besides its ability to firm areas of skin, there are also many other uses for Botox.
The biggest cause of wrinkle formation is solar radiation and mechanical stress on the skin. Wrinkles start to form when collagen destruction is faster than collagen production. As we age, the natural collagen production tends to decrease and daily mechanics of facial movement tend to form frown lines and wrinkles on the skin. Botox is very effective on the dynamic wrinkles of our face such as the horizontal and vertical lines on the forehead and the crow’s feet around the eyes. Dynamic wrinkles are those that move and are formed due to the movement of facial muscles.
The Forehead Botox story
Botox on the forehead is particularly effective as it freezes the muscles on the forehead and prevents the formation of frown lines. Botox freezes the muscles around which it is injected by the muscle-paralyzing action of botulinum toxin it contains. Over time, the lines on the forehead tend to diminish and fade away as newer lines and wrinkles are not formed when the person is talking and laughing, etc. In short, the artificial muscle paralysis that botox creates irons out existing wrinkles and avoids the harmful effects of other facial movements.
Forehead wrinkles tend to be deep and are one of the first signs of aging that show up on a person’s face. Many people who use a lot of expressions while communicating tend to develop forehead wrinkles as early as in their 20s. Forehead Botox as a preventive measure is quite effective for such people. The natural tendency to use certain facial muscles cannot be lessened, but due to the freezing of the targeted muscles, the development of lines cannot just be greatly reduced but nearly eliminated.
What to Know
With repeated and consistent treatments, the efficiency of Botox, especially of forehead Botox treatment increases and the frequency of treatments required is reduced. This is because continued freezing of the muscles makes them inactive for extended periods of time during which they tend to become weak and ineffective. Forehead Botox also reduces the tendency for the development of lines and wrinkles, giving long-term benefits after just a few sittings.
A key fact to remember before you go in for treatment is that there are some long-term effects of botox that you may not know about. Botox weakens muscles and if muscles that cause sagging are weakened, then this sagging can worsen over time. It is important to correctly identify the muscles that cause sagging and target them instead of muscles that lift the face. Botox is carefully injected in minute doses on the glabellar lines or the vertical frown lines that appear between the eyebrows to prevent the formation of frown lines. Freezing the muscles in this area prevents the formation of frown lines between the eyes and on the forehead.
For horizontal lines on the forehead, the placement of Botox injection would depend on the muscle dynamics of your forehead and will differ from person to person. A careful analysis of muscle movement is required before deciding the placement of injections for horizontal lines on the forehead. A detailed consultation with experts at SD Botox will help the cosmetologist identify the exact spots that will need to be injected with Botox.
Incorrectly placed Botox shots can cause new wrinkles to appear on a different part of the forehead such as just above the eyebrows. The general pattern is to place Botox in a triangular fashion on the center and on the sides of the forehead at a distance of 1.5 cm to 2 cm. This, however, varies from person to person according to individual requirements.
Injecting Botox on the lower part of the forehead can freeze the muscles that are required for raising your eyebrows and leave you with heavy brows. A few micro units of Botox are very carefully placed on the lower forehead to ensure that your eyebrows do not become heavy.
Select a board certified and well-experienced doctor or an expert center for your forehead Botox treatment. Contact us to learn more about the process today. Our well trained and experienced doctors will study your face as it moves and identify specific muscles that required to be targeted so that you can age gracefully and beautifully, hassle-free, wrinkle- free!