What are forehead wrinkles?
Forehead wrinkles, though a natural sign of ageing, can make someone look tired and older than their age. This is especially true for static wrinkles—wrinkles that remain noticeable even when the face is not animated.
What causes forehead wrinkles?
Forehead wrinkles are a type of static wrinkle that happen due to the inevitable ageing process coupled with external skin-damaging factors and excessive facial expressions. As time progresses, numerous skin cells like collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid diminish in quantity and quality. Besides that, external aggressors like extensive sunlight exposure, harsh weather, and smoking can introduce free radicals that further harm the skin. These reactive toxins affect the production of new cells; hence, skin loses its elasticity and ability to revert to its original shape. Constant facial expressions like frowning can make the skin on forehead particularly weak and susceptible to the formation of wrinkles as well.
How to get rid of them?
The first line of defense against forehead wrinkles is investing in a good skincare routine. This not only maintains skin health at its optimal performance, but also reduces the formation of other imperfections like dullness and blemishes. A good skincare kit is packed with cellular renewal agents like retinol and antioxidants like vitamins C and E to protect newly-formed cells. Adequate sun protection like applying sunscreen and wearing protective clothing is also an important step in a good skincare regimen. If the forehead wrinkles are quite pronounced, patients can opt for dermal filler injections to effortlessly plump and lift. Some popular aesthetic injectable brands are Restylane and Juvederm. Some patients may also opt for Botox or other muscle-relaxing injectables to temporarily paralyse the muscles and stop these wrinkles from becoming more severe. Nevertheless, a thorough facial assessment can determine a suitable treatment method and degree of aesthetic correction needed by your patients.