Forehead Wrinkles

The forehead wrinkles are horizontal lines visible across the forehead and caused by the frontalis muscle. The muscle runs from the scalp to the eyebrows and helps with facial expressions such as to express inquisitiveness or surprise. As you get older, they also help you open your eyes as your upper eyelid skin gets heavier. Treating these lines is one of the most popular options for botox.  

How Botox in the Forehead Slows Down Aging

Treating the forehead will not only reduce the lines of the forehead but because the muscles will not be able to contract, the skin collagen does not break down as fast. This will ultimately keep the skin from stretching or sagging with time, thereby preserving your brows where they are supposed to be.

Caution:

If you already have low brown, then relaxing the forehead muscles (which normally elevate the brows) will cause the brows to fall; giving you the feeling and expression that your brows are heavy.

Angry 11s Between the Brows

The vertical wrinkle between your brows have been given many names. These include the 11s or the “angry” lines. These muscles are called the glabellar muscles (the corrugator muscle and the procerrus muscle) run between the eyebrows to bring them down and toward the nose; and helps with facial expressions such as to express concern, worry, anger, or concentration… none of which are good. Treating these lines gives a strong impression of youth. Nobody wants to look concerned or angry.

How Botox in the Glabella Slows Down Aging

Treating the 11’s will not only reduce the lines of the forehead, but because the muscles will not be able to contract, the brows will stay in a higher position over time. Not only are higher brows more youthful, but they take the pressure off of the upper eyelids. 

Crow's Feet

The crows feet lines are the wrinkles that extend to the side of the eye when you smile or squint. They are caused by a circular muscle around the the entire eye called the orbicularis. Therefore, treating this muscle will only prevent the part of the muscle that is treated from contracting… that is a good thing. As we get older, we begin to lose tissue volume in the temples. This allows the deflated tissue to sag; the orbicularis muscle becomes hyperactive because it has to work harder to move the skin that is no longer tight. A nice addition to this procedure is to add a cosmetic filler like Juvederm or Voluma to the temples.

A limitation to the treatment is BOTOX will not treat all the lines consistently. In particular, the lower lines on the cheek are not usually treated. These are caused more so by the cheek elevating when you smile as opposed to the muscle action of the orbicularis muscle  

HOW BOTOX SLOWS DOWN AGING:

Treating the crow’s feet lines will not only reduce the visible wrinkles around the eye, but it will slow down the apparent aging in the area. Because the muscle is no longer able to contract the skin, the collagen does not break down as fast. The lower eyelid skin does not stretch or sag as fast over time. 

CAUTION:

Some inexperience practitioners will get too close to the upper eyelid which has a different muscle that raises the upper eyelid. The BOTOX will stop the upper eyelid muscle from working which normally raises the upper eyelid. The result is and eyelid droop. Eyelid droop can be partially treated with iodipine drops.

Bunny Lines

The bunny lines are wrinkles over the bridge of the nose as you wrinkle your nose or smile. They are caused by the nasalis muscle located over the bridge. 

Brow Lift

The lateral brow lift is included here because it is one of the most popular treatments that we perform using BOTOX, even though it is not a wrinkle treatment.  

The procedure is performed by treating the upper part of the circular orbicularis muscle (see crow’s feet). Contraction of this circular eye muscle near the eyebrow causes the brow to come down. Treatment of this muscle will therefore raise the lateral brow. Similarly, treatment of the glabellar muscle (see the 11’s) which normally causes the medial brow to come down will raise the medial brow.

The result from this treatment leave the brow slightly higher at the corners helping to brighten up the eye itself. It leaves the patient feeling more awake and helps to prevent the need for upper eye lid surgery for some time. 

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How does BOTOX slow down aging?

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BOTOX can do much more than you have ever thought.  Many people don’t realize that many of the evolution of facial aging is caused by loss of volume in the face but also by how the face muscles try to compensate for this loss of volume.  For example, the horizontal forehead lines get deeper as the  forehead brow muscles work harder to lift the falling of the brows.

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BOTOX can keep you younger for longer by quieting hyperactive facial muscles.  Adding facial volume by adding facial fillers can improve the effect dramatically

The forehead wrinkles are horizontal lines visible across the forehead and caused by the frontalis muscle. The muscle runs from the scalp to the eyebrows and helps with facial expressions such as to express inquisitiveness or surprise. As you get older, they also help you open your eyes as your upper eyelid skin gets heavier. Treating these lines is one of the most popular options for botox.

Treating the forehead will not only reduce the lines of the forehead but because the muscles will not be able to contract, the skin collagen does not break down as fast. This will ultimately keep the skin from stretching or sagging with time, thereby preserving your brows where they are supposed to be.

Caution:

If you already have low brown, then relaxing the forehead muscles (which normally elevate the brows) will cause the brows to fall; giving you the feeling and expression that your brows are heavy.

The horizontal forehead lines give the appearance of being worried, concerned, and older. They are caused by the frontalis muscle which normally act to raise the eyebrows.

As you develop extra upper eyelid skin that can close off your eyes or as gravity drags your brows down with age, the frontalis muscle becomes hyperactive in an effort to raise the eyebrows so that you can see better. This effort causes the development of more and deeper forehead lines.

Treating the frontalis muscle with botox will decrease the appearance of these lines.

Be aware that this muscle normally keeps your brow elevated. Over-treatment of this area causes the brow to fall and the eyelids to feel heavy. This is the most common problem we see from patients treated by less experienced doctors and practitioners from other facilities.

We have tips and tricks to not only avoid this problem but to also fix the problem once we see it.

The vertical wrinkle between your brows have been given many names. These include the 11s or the “angry” lines. These muscles are called the glabellar muscles (the corrugator muscle and the procerrus muscle) run between the eyebrows to bring them down and toward the nose; and helps with facial expressions such as to express concern, worry, anger, or concentration… none of which are good. Treating these lines gives a strong impression of youth. Nobody wants to look concerned or angry.

How Botox in the Glabella Slows Down Aging

Treating the 11’s will not only reduce the lines of the forehead, but because the muscles will not be able to contract, the brows will stay in a higher position over time. Not only are higher brows more youthful, but they take the pressure off of the upper eyelids.

The crows feet lines are the wrinkles that extend to the side of the eye when you smile or squint. They are caused by a circular muscle around the the entire eye called the orbicularis. Therefore, treating this muscle will only prevent the part of the muscle that is treated from contracting… that is a good thing. As we get older, we begin to lose tissue volume in the temples. This allows the deflated tissue to sag; the orbicularis muscle becomes hyperactive because it has to work harder to move the skin that is no longer tight. A nice addition to this procedure is to add a cosmetic filler like Juvederm or Voluma to the temples.

A limitation to the treatment is BOTOX will not treat all the lines consistently. In particular, the lower lines on the cheek are not usually treated. These are caused more so by the cheek elevating when you smile as opposed to the muscle action of the orbicularis muscle

How Botox Slows Down Aging

Treating the crow’s feet lines will not only reduce the visible wrinkles around the eye, but it will slow down the apparent aging in the area. Because the muscle is no longer able to contract the skin, the collagen does not break down as fast. The lower eyelid skin does not stretch or sag as fast over time.

Caution:

Some inexperience practitioners will get too close to the upper eyelid which has a different muscle that raises the upper eyelid. The BOTOX will stop the upper eyelid muscle from working which normally raises the upper eyelid. The result is and eyelid droop. Eyelid droop can be partially treated with iodipine drops.

The bunny lines are wrinkles over the bridge of the nose as you wrinkle your nose or smile. They are caused by the nasalis muscle located over the bridge.
The lateral brow lift is included here because it is one of the most popular treatments that we perform using BOTOX, even though it is not a wrinkle treatment.

The procedure is performed by treating the upper part of the circular orbicularis muscle (see crow’s feet). Contraction of this circular eye muscle near the eyebrow causes the brow to come down. Treatment of this muscle will therefore raise the lateral brow. Similarly, treatment of the glabellar muscle (see the 11’s) which normally causes the medial brow to come down will raise the medial brow.

The result from this treatment leave the brow slightly higher at the corners helping to brighten up the eye itself. It leaves the patient feeling more awake and helps to prevent the need for upper eye lid surgery for some time.
Botox Treatment
Botox is one of America’s most popular cosmetic treatments. It’s efficient, effective, and reduces unwanted creases and wrinkles. Botox can treat forehead creases, lip sizing, eye wrinkles, crows feet, smoker lines, and more! But of course, not all Botox treatments are created equal. Different facial areas means different treatments for the best results.
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For years, Botox has been a “go-to” for celebrities, desperate housewives, men, and women who want to reverse the effects of aging. And although Botox is not the Fountain of Youth, it has helped many to reduce wrinkles in a variety of locations including the forehead, between the eyebrows, and more

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