A Comprehensive Guide to Botox and Dermal Fillers Treatment

Apr 4, 2019 | Blog

Wrinkles are the most evident part of aging. The creases and fine lines on your face are visible signs of aging.

It makes us all wish that these lines vanish forever! But yes, wiping away those wrinkles could magically drop some years from your face.

Both men and women are prone to wrinkles. The reason behind the occurrence of wrinkles is not always aging. Let us first know what are the other causes of wrinkles.

As your age advances, the skin loses collagen and elastin. Besides, on aging, the skin becomes deprived of oxygen, fiber, proteins, and other nutrients.

On exposure to sunlight, the skin loses moisture and collagen much faster.

Free radicals, that are formed due to UV radiation, pollution, cigarette smoke that damage the skin, the key proteins, and accelerates the formation of wrinkles.

During a facial expression, the forehead moves. Repetitive facial movements, in the long run, cause forehead wrinkles, especially when there are hormonal changes, more sun damage, and aging process.

Brain food – Frontalis muscle is the muscle of facial expression and also responsible for the lifting of the eyebrows. People raise eyebrows on several occasions and the contraction of muscles causes horizontal lines on the forehead.

On constant contraction of frontalis muscle, the occurrence of fine lines on the forehead becomes significant. There is also a specific type of forehead wrinkles, known as dynamic expression lines, which is typically caused by frequent facial expressions.

Let us first understand the issues faced for forehead wrinkles:

  • Frown lines
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Hollowing at the temples
  • Drooping eyebrows
  • Brown spots, lumps, and moles on the forehead

Lately, botox and dermal fillers have become popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures for wrinkles like never before. The chief reason is that they do not involve any surgery and are carried through injections. Further, Botox is a purified form of botulinum that is generated from bacteria.Lately, botox and dermal fillers have become popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures for wrinkles like never before. The chief reason is that they do not involve any surgery and are carried through injections. Further, Botox is a purified form of botulinum that is generated from bacteria.

Let us have a detailed view of both botox and dermal fillers to better understand botox for forehead wrinkles. Botox is an effective treatment for forehead wrinkles and preferred treatment for deep forehead wrinkles.

As discussed earlier, botox is a toxin named botulinum toxin. It is natural and injected to relax the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles.

Botox is injected in specific facial muscles to prevent contraction of muscles for temporarily, probably for some months. As the facial muscles are relaxed, varying and dynamic expressions of the face no longer cause wrinkles.

The botox injection is not directly injected. First, the doctor will numb the forehead through local anesthesia. Next, the doctor will inject a specific amount of botox in targeted areas which will limit the contraction and tightening of muscles. Due to this, the skin of the forehead will smoothen, and the skin will appear least wrinkled.

Further, botox injections are used to soften the lines caused by facial expressions. The results are natural and last for a very long time.

However, the results vary for every individual but generally last for three to six months. Moreover, patient’s satisfaction from the treatment depends on the skill of the practitioner. In some cases, patients have a specific deep line running across their forehead that worries them.

On the other hand, treating just a specific line may give an unnatural appearance of the face. However, there are multiple factors contributing to the look of the patient.

Let us also know some facts about the botox treatment

Botox is also a qualified brand name that offers the safest and certified product in the cosmetic field. Surprisingly, this muscle paralyzing agent can treat medical condition hyperhidrosis.

Anyone who is looking for skin rejuvenation, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles can take advantage of this treatment. The best thing about this treatment is that patients can resume their routine activities straight after the treatment.

The best use of botox is when it is injected into the muscles to improve the look of a severe frown to moderate frown between both the eyebrows and can also be injected in the area around the side of the eyes.

But, before you proceed, it is extremely important to have an in-detailed consultation with your doctor as the treatment is not for people who have nerve or muscle damage. Although the treatment is safe and does not cause any harm, it is still not advisable for nursing mothers.

A common question asked by patients is are there any side effects caused due to botox treatment.

Botox and dermal fillers for forehead wrinkles are safe and have a temporary side effect which includes minor conditions such as itching, redness, blurry vision.

On the other hand, botox treatment entirely depends on the skill of the practitioner. If not performed by an expert, botox injections may cause hitches, numbness, pain, dry mouth and in some cases even gall bladder problems.

At Kennedy Health Pain Relief & Wellness Center has a team of certified doctors, trained and hold years of expertise.

Next comes the treatment of wrinkles through dermal fillers, under which a naturally occurring hyaluronic acid is injected through a needle.

As we all know that, on aging, the collagen and elastin of the skin decrease. Besides, their ability to produce youthful component also decrease.

Dermal fillers include a wide range of products which are used to increase facial volume. Dermal fillers provide volume to shape the jawline, chin, and cheeks and fill in folds including marionette lines and NLF.

Besides, as we all are aware that the skin also loses its moisture, gets dryer and thinner. This is not the case when we are born because there is an ample amount of hyaluronic acid (HA) present in our body. However, gradually, with age the store of HA also diminishes, making the skin prone to fine lines and wrinkles.

The good news is that a subtle volume to make a difference in the person’s skin is possible. Through dermal fillers, the skin is lifted and smoothen, which reduces the chances of fine line and wrinkles being developed.

Fill in the skin improves the texture and gives a healthy and fresher look to the skin.

As the name suggests, the main filler for the forehead is mostly one type which is hyaluronic acid or HA. The element is not foreign to the human body. Actually, HA is a substance that naturally occurs in the skin.

The treatment of wrinkles with dermal fillers will usually involve injecting this naturally occurring product (HA) through a tiny needle. On injecting HA, it serves as a natural support to the facial tissues and brings back lost volume and structure or elasticity of the face.

The procedure does not take a long time to perform. It is estimated that the procedure takes around 30-45 minutes to complete and the results are almost instant. The results of the procedure last for 18 to 24 months after the treatment.

The major caution practiced during the injecting of facial fillers is that the fillers must not migrate into the wrong parts of the face which brings unexpected results such as lumps and uneven facial features.

It is very important to check and double-check the skill of the practitioner before agreeing for the treatment.

All in all, the treatment is fast and leaves no scars.

Botox and dermal fillers are both effective treatment for reduction of fine line and wrinkles and also for skin rejuvenation. However, dermal fillers are also apt for individuals who aim to structure and add volume to their face.

Again, it is advisable for pregnant and nursing mothers or people suffering from any other medical condition to avoid this treatment. It is important to seek a consultation from a professional before initiating any treatment.

At Kennedy Health Pain Relief & Wellness Center, we make it a point to start the procedure after having a proper diagnose and an in-detailed discussion with the patient. Our treatment process is carried only after understanding the skin type of the patient and after estimating the results.

If you are conscious due to your facial appearance and it affects your confidence, then it is time to get the right treatment. Chose the best botox treatment for forehead wrinkles. Contact us today!