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Horizontal Forehead Lines

Horizontal forehead lines are often among the first visible signs of ageing. These creases are a common complaint of people who feel that lines in this area make them look older or more worried than they truly are. Thankfully, there is a way to reduce these lines. Muscle relaxant treatments can cause the underlying muscles to relax, smoothing forehead wrinkles.

  • Horizontal forehead lines
    with Muscle Relaxant

Treating Horizontal Forehead Lines

Repeated muscle movements over time cause these horizontal lines. As you raise your eyebrows, lines form. Eventually, the lines become deeper and remain permanently, even when your forehead muscles are relaxed. Muscle relaxant treatments can relax the frontalis muscle of the forehead, causing it to stop contracting. Because your forehead comprises a third of your face, this treatment can have a dramatic impact on your appearance. Clients with particularly deep forehead lines may wish to combine this treatment with dermal filler injections to fill in the forehead’s indentations.

Who is suitable to have this treatment?

Candidates for this treatment are concerned about their forehead wrinkles. Ideal candidates are searching for a treatment that focuses on the appearance of the forehead. Horizontal line treatments are available for adults of any age. Many clients find this treatment makes them look more relaxed and rejuvenated.

Most adults in good overall health can receive this treatment.

What to Expect

Horizontal forehead lines are treated during a clinic visit lasting under an hour. A muscle relaxant, which blocks signals from the nerves to the muscle, is injected, causing it to weaken and affecting its ability to contract.

A thin needle is used to deliver the anti-wrinkle solution directly into the frontalis muscle of the forehead. Some patients also opt for dermal filler injections to fill in deep forehead creases.

Clients can return home or work immediately, with no required downtime. Because of the short treatment process and lack of downtime, horizontal line injections have become a popular “lunchtime rejuvenation” treatment.

Within a few days of the injections, the muscle relaxant results will begin to be noticeable. As the muscle underlying the forehead lines weaken, the creases become smoother. In about ten days, the full effect will be visible. The effects usually last 3-4 months. As the injected relaxant wears off, the forehead muscle will regain its ability to contract, and the horizontal lines will reappear. To maintain their smoother foreheads, many clients undergo periodic treatments.

Possible Risks and Complications

The injection process can cause redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness. These side effects dissipate within two to three days and can be hidden with make-up. Some clients report that their forehead initially feels heavy due to the weakening of the forehead muscle. This feeling usually fades over 2-3 weeks. Following treatment, avoid touching your forehead for 12 hours and do not lie down for 4 hours. These actions can cause the injected muscle relaxer to migrate and affect the surrounding muscles. Serious complications are rare and may include infection or long-term numbness of the treated area.

Rough Costs Involved

This treatment usually requires one area of muscle relaxant, for a total cost of $260. Many clients combine this anti-wrinkle injection treatment with injections of dermal fillers, which fill in the skin indentation to further smooth the appearance of the forehead. This combination treatment does come with an added cost. To learn more about the costs of smoothing horizontal forehead creases, schedule a free consultation today.