No matter how diligent you are with your skincare regime, fine lines and wrinkles start to appear with age. The forehead is one of the areas where these visible signs of ageing first begin to show.
If you’ve just looked in the mirror and noticed new lines across your forehead, there’s no need to panic. You can make certain changes to your lifestyle to fight the signs of ageing, and there are several non-invasive cosmetic treatments will help smooth your forehead wrinkles.
What Causes Forehead Wrinkles?
Before you can choose the best treatment to reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles, it’s important to know what causes them in the first place.
Repetitive Facial Expressions
Repetitive facial expressions are the usual cause of forehead wrinkles. As the skin ages and starts to lose its natural elasticity, the lines that form when you raise your eyebrows become visible even with a neutral facial expression.
Overexposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet light can damage the skin. Everybody enjoys a sunny afternoon on the beach, but unprotected overexposure to the sun can cause wrinkles, premature aging, discolouration and even burns.
Genetics are not solely responsible, but they are an influential factor in the ageing of the skin. New studies show that your maternal genes are more likely to dictate the way that your skin ages. If your mother still looks fabulous at 60, the good news is that you probably will too.
A healthy lifestyle helps to maintain your youthfulness. Lots of sleep, water, a healthy diet and exercise all play an essential role. Too much alcohol and smoking can cause damage to your skin and wrinkles on your forehead.
Will Forehead Wrinkles Go Away?
Forehead wrinkles won’t go away on their own, but there are many effective treatments to smooth out wrinkles and reinvigorate the skin. If wrinkles are not too deeply set, you should be able to reverse them.
Even if the lines are deep-set, you can achieve a considerable improvement with cosmetic injectables and skin rejuvenation therapies.
What Procedure Gets Rid of Forehead Wrinkles?
Anti-wrinkle injections are the go-to treatment for forehead lines, creases, and wrinkles. But they’re not the only effective procedure.
Your clinician may recommend one or a combination of the following non-invasive cosmetic treatments to achieve your desired results.
Anti-wrinkle injections are a non-surgical procedure where Botox or a similar neurotoxin-based protein is injected into your forehead muscles. The protein blocks the nerves’ signals to the muscles causing them to relax, softening fine lines and wrinkles.
Over 7 to 14 days, you’ll begin to notice a transformation of the forehead creases and lines. The effects last anywhere between three to six months. When lines and wrinkles start to reappear, they will need to be treated again. You’ll notice that the wrinkles will appear less severe after each treatment.
Medical Grade Peels
Medical grade peels are a popular treatment to improve the appearance of deep wrinkles, fine lines, sun-damaged skin, and other skin concerns. By removing the top layers of old skin, brighter and fresher layers can grow in its place to achieve a younger-looking and smoother complexion.
Chemical peels can vary in strength. Some lunchtime peel treatments require no downtime, while stronger peels to address deep wrinkles and other stubborn skin concerns need a more prolonged recovery period.
You may experience a tingling sensation during the procedure. For stronger peels, side-effects are similar to sunburn for a few days post-treatment.
Medical microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive three-step procedure used to renew the overall skin tone and texture by gently exfoliating away the skin’s outer layer with a special refined crystal applicator.
Once the abrasive process is complete, a vacuum suction nozzle is used to remove any residual crystals and stimulate the skin’s lymphatic drainage. The procedure is completed with an anti-ageing antioxidant infusion mask to promote new skin cell growth and leave you with healthy glowing skin.
Medical microdermabrasion can improve age spots, acne scarring, melasma, sun damage, wrinkles and fine lines. Each session takes less than an hour and has very little recovery time.
Dermal fillers can be a fast, safe, and long-lasting treatment for wrinkles lower on the forehead around the temples. A medically trained practitioner will use dermal filler injections to restore lost volume to the forehead to smooth wrinkles and creases. Most dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid-based, a gel-like substance that your body naturally produces.
By restoring lost volume, dermal fillers lift the skin to reverse existing wrinkles and prevent new lines from forming. Results are instant and can last up to 12 months before a top-up filler treatment is required.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser skin rejuvenation is an effective treatment for fine lines, sun-damaged skin, dullness, and other imperfections of the forehead and face. There is a range of laser procedures, with most relatively painless and with minimal downtime. A laser wand is used to target problem areas, tighten pores, and stimulate collagen production.
Laser facials are an effective way to treat fine lines, though they can be less effective on deep wrinkles caused by overactive muscle contraction. In this case, you might want to consider a laser treatment combined with anti-wrinkle injections to achieve a vibrant and wrinkle-free forehead.
How Can I Get Rid of Wrinkles on My Forehead Without Botox?
Treatments involving needles aren’t for everybody. While anti-wrinkle injections are among the most effective treatments for forehead lines and creases, they are not your only option. Chemical peels, laser facials, and microdermabrasion are some of the most popular treatments for forehead lines and wrinkles.
How Can I Naturally Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles?
While cosmetic procedures are the only way to reverse visible signs of ageing, certain lifestyle choices can positively impact your skin and reduce the severity of forehead wrinkles.
Calm Your Eyebrows
Facial expressions are a significant part of communicating with others. If you tend to be ‘overly’ expressive, you may find that lines and wrinkles start to appear in your 20s or 30s. Be consciously aware of your facial and eyebrow movements and try and break the habit.
Choose a Diet Rich in Antioxidants
Antioxidants are present in many fruits, vegetables, herbs, roots and supplements. Antioxidants ward off free radicals, which affect skin repair. If your skin doesn’t create new skin cells or repair itself effectively, it can lose essential proteins like elastin and collagen, which gives our skin its youthful, smooth and radiant appearance.
Drink Plenty of Water
Keeping hydrated is essential for healthy skin. Dehydration can cause your skin to become dry, which increases the chances of blemishes and wrinkles occurring. Water is also crucial for proper organ function. The skin is the largest organ of your body, so make sure that you moisturise it on the inside and the outside.
Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage
Be careful to avoid direct sun exposure, which can increase the rate at which wrinkles develop. Although exposure to UVA and UVB rays give you a beautiful, healthy-looking tan, they can also result in skin damage and the early onset of fine lines and wrinkles.
How Do You Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles Overnight?
A healthy lifestyle and diet combined with the right beauty products can help slow the skin’s ageing and help prevent forehead wrinkles. But this alone won’t be enough to treat existing lines.
The fastest way to get rid of forehead wrinkles is to book a free consultation with an aesthetic specialist here at b clinic. We’ll evaluate the severity of your forehead wrinkles, identify the root cause, and advise you on the quickest and most effective treatment to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin.
How Can I Tighten My Forehead?
While a surgical brow lift used to be the only practical option to tighten the skin on the forehead, the development of non-invasive cosmetic treatments has revolutionised what can be achieved without going under the knife.
From dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections to chemical peels and laser treatments, there is a range of safer and less invasive alternatives to surgery that can help you achieve a natural-looking wrinkle-free complexion.
Can You Massage Forehead Wrinkles Away?
Whilst a massage can be a great way to relax and unwind, it’s not an effective treatment for forehead wrinkles.
If your forehead wrinkles are stress-induced rather than age-related, a massage can help you temporarily relax your forehead muscles and achieve a smoother brow. But for most people, wrinkles are caused by ageing of the skin, and a massage won’t improve the appearance of these lines.