Wrinkles are a natural part of aging, caused by a variety of reasons from the sun to the way you sleep. Despite this, wrinkles are seen in a negative way, and many people try their best to avoid getting wrinkles in the first place. There are many items on the market targeted at preventing wrinkles, like anti-wrinkle creams, but where do people who already have wrinkles turn?
To first understand how to treat your forehead wrinkles, you need to understand how wrinkles form. The most common cause of wrinkles is due to photoaging. When exposed to the sun, the skin encounters its UV rays, and this breaks down the skin’s collagen and elastin fibers, causing wrinkles to form and premature aging. Another common cause of wrinkles is moving your facial muscles and making facial expressions. If you are someone who frowns often or makes many different facial expressions, your wrinkles could be caused by this. The muscle in the forehead, known as the frontalis muscle, stretches the skin when moving, and overtime creates wrinkles.
While changing your exposure to the sun, lifestyle habits and facial movements can all help to delay any further wrinkles, this will not assist with the removal of the wrinkles already embedded into your skin, and as such these will continue to remain and grow more visible over time. You can look to purchase many different products to assist with the reduction of these wrinkles, such as oils, creams, and even stickers now, but what you will find with all of these products is that the results are not instant, and seeing any real results requires a constant routine of maintenance which not only can be difficult to maintain in the first place but without any real results for many weeks if not months, many people give up using the product far before they should and never see any difference in their wrinkles.
One product, however, does provide instant results, and requires very little maintenance, with only a quarterly thirty-minute appointment required. What is this product you ask, Botox! While Botox may have a stigma associated with it and many people have their fair share of opinions on this treatment, many advances in the science and understanding of the treatment over years have led to this now being one of the safest wrinkles treatments around.
So, how does Botox work?
Botox injections work by blocking the nerve signals to certain muscles, thus causing the muscles to relax. When the muscle is relaxed it smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin above it, while also helping to reduce any further wrinkles as the relaxed muscle will not move as much when making facial expressions. Once the Botox has been injected into the treated area, it will only remain and block the nerve signals in that area, so there’s no way other areas of your body would be affected by the treatment.
When considering wrinkle removal treatment, the cost will always be a factor to consider. The impression of Botox by the media is that it is a pricey treatment, often used by wealthy older women who are obsessed with looking younger, but this is not the case. While Botox can be used to look younger, it can also be used to treat a variety of areas clients may not be happy with, like excessive sweating or migraines. With this treatment being available to cure a wide range of issues, it is no wonder the price of Botox has drastically reduced to what it was two decades ago, with the average cost for one area at $350. While this may seem like a large amount when compared to the cost of other treatments, this treatment can provide instant results that last up to six months. If you break down the cost for this, this works out to $58 per month or $14.58 per week!
So, now you are asking, what results can I see? Well, following treatment you will notice the skin will be much smoother to touch and in its appearance, with any swelling or mild bleeding caused by the injections disappearing within a few hours of the treatment. After twenty-four hours the results should be completely visible, with any side effects wearing off, and the skin should look and feel tighter in the treated area.
When you look at all the data and figures surrounding Botox, it is not difficult to see that this is one, if not THE, best treatment for forehead wrinkles. Not only due to its cost-effectiveness, but for the treatment itself. You can see instant, long-lasting results without having to maintain a routine yourself, and the treatment will also help to prolong any further wrinkle growth in the treated area, meaning you can carry on with your life as normal, with no conscious changes, while still seeing the results you want to see.