What Causes Forehead Lines?

Quite simply, it’s muscle movement that creates Forehead Lines.

To raise your eyebrows, squint, frown or concentrate, your forehead muscles contract. After years of frequent contraction, combined with environmental and lifestyle factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and pollution, lines and wrinkles begin to form.

As we age there is naturally a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin in the skin – proteins which are responsible for our skin’s elasticity. Without this elasticity the skin can’t spring back into shape as we relax muscles. Hence, lines and wrinkled form.

Good preventative action includes minimising stress, using an SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays all year round, avoiding smoking, drinking plenty of water and following a good skincare routine, especially ensuring the use of a good moisturiser.

Can I Prevent Forehead Lines?

Keeping your skin protected from the sun is the best prevention for ageing skin.

Anti-aging injections can also be used to relax the facial muscles to help prevent lines caused by repetitive facial movements.

Other good preventative action includes:

  • minimising stress
  • using an SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays all year round
  • wear a wide-brimmed hat when outside
  • avoiding smoking
  • drinking plenty of water
  • a daily skin care routine and use of a good moisturiser

Treatments For Forehead Lines

Wrinkle Smoothing Injections

For a relatively fast non-surgical treatment for Forehead Lines, Wrinkle Smoothing Treatments are a great treatment if you’re not against the idea of needles.

When you contract your muscles to lift your eyebrows or to frown, the wrinkles on your forehead are become visible and can be aging.  One type of wrinkle smoothing treatment is with injections of Botulinum toxin, which interrupts the signal that makes your muscles contract. This causes the muscles to stay relaxed and so unable to crease the skin.

Plasma Pen

The Plasma Pen Skin Tightening Device is perfect to reduce the appearance of Forehead Lines.

This non-invasive skin lifting and tightening technique greatly improves wrinkles on the forehead injections or surgery. Plus, it’s long-lasting with results typically lasting 3 years.

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels work by harnessing the power of naturally occurring acids and active ingredients to deeply exfoliate the skin.

The treatment stimulates new cell growth and encourages collagen production, helping to reduce the appearance of Forehead lines.

What Treatment Is Best To Get Rid Of Forehead Lines?

The most appropriate method of treating Forehead Lines depends on the nature of the lines and wrinkles you have.

Lines caused by muscle movement – such as when you frown, squint or smile – are known as dynamic lines.  Lines which are present at all times, even when you’re not moving your facial muscles, are called static lines.

Dynamic lines are usually most effectively treated using Wrinkle Smoothing Treatments, typically injections which work to relax the muscles in the face.

Static lines are usually most effectively treated using the Plasma Pen Chemical Peels or Microneedling.

Not sure which treatment is right for you?

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