Treatment of Horizontal Forehead Lines with BOTOX® Cosmetic
By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on January 11, 2016
We are expressive beings. After years of expression, however, we tend to develop wrinkles. One of the places most notorious for wrinkles is the forehead. Because it is constantly exposed to the sun and is responsible for many of the expressions we make with our face, it is exceptionally vulnerable to wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic can smooth facial wrinkles with no downtime and no recovery. Dr. Barone has been trained in the use of these products, along with facial plastic surgery, so you can be assured that treatment will be safe and effective.
Why BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable gel that uses a diluted form of the botulinum toxin protein to block the chemical signals from nerves that cause muscles to contract. As a result, BOTOX® Cosmetic reduces the appearance of forehead lines, crow’s feet, and other facial wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic was the first cosmetic injection approved by the FDA and is accepted for cosmetic use in 78 countries around the world. Millions of people have used BOTOX® Cosmetic for reducing facial wrinkles, making it the best-selling product of its kind.
Who Is a Good Candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
A good candidate for BOTOX® treatment is someone who suffers from moderate to severe wrinkles on the forehead, or on the neck or around the eyes. He or she should be in good health and have no allergies to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic. Pregnant or nursing women, those suffering from severe illness or infections, and those with nerve or muscle conditions such as ALS should not receive BOTOX® injections.
What Can I Expect During a BOTOX® Treatment?
Appointments for BOTOX® Cosmetic injections typically take less than fifteen minutes. There is no recovery time for BOTOX® treatment, so you can go back to your normal daily activities immediately following the appointment.
When you arrive for your appointment, the doctor will numb the area where the injections will be administered using a cold pack or a topical anesthetic cream. The doctor will then use a very small needle to inject the BOTOX® Cosmetic into the wrinkle-causing muscles. The number of injections required will depend on the severity of your wrinkles, but typically frown lines and other forehead wrinkles require five shots in the forehead. The effects may be noticeable in one or two days, but it could take up to a week to see the full result.
Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic smooths wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, and in the neck, which leaves your skin looking younger and healthier. The entire injection process typically takes less than 15 minutes, so you can have it done on your lunch break, and with no recovery time, you can return to work and resume normal activities right away. BOTOX® injections can be used in conjunction with other wrinkle fighting injectable treatments provided by Dr. Barone, to enhance the smoothing effects of the procedure. Best of all, the results will last up to four months.
Contact Us Now for a Consultation
If you are suffering from facial wrinkles on your forehead, BOTOX® Cosmetic may be the solution you need to reclaim a youthful, vibrant image. Contact our plastic surgery office today for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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