We’re all encouraged to express ourselves freely. But what happens when our expressions become permanently etched into our faces? What happens when the furrowed brow of disapproval or the look of surprise become permanent lines across our foreheads? In this article, we’ll discuss the FDA-approved treatments and products available for forehead wrinkles in our facial aesthetic practices.

Smooth Forehead Wrinkles with Botox

Botox is an FDA-approved injectable solution to lines in the upper face. When injected, this prescription works as a localized muscle relaxer that targets the muscles responsible for creating and deepening lines and wrinkles. When administered by an experienced aesthetic injection specialist, Botox will temporarily smooth out existing forehead wrinkles.

Botox isn’t the only injectable wrinkle relaxer on the market. Dysport and Xeomin are also FDA-approved botulinum toxin injectables, the same active ingredient as Botox. Both work well, but in different ways, to smooth out lines in the upper face.

Chemical Peels for a Younger Appearance

Chemical peels of varying strengths and depths are designed to resurface your facial skin over time. When applied, skin-safe acids get to work on the top layer of skin containing damaged cells affected by environmental irritants, cosmetics, sun damage, and scarring. Over a few days, the top layer slowly begins to peel away, revealing fresh, healthier skin. By repeating this process regularly throughout the year, patients see an overall reduction in forehead wrinkles, in addition to other anti-aging benefits including smoother skin tone and texture.

Microneedling for Forehead Wrinkles

If you’ve ever used a dermal roller, you’ve tried microneedling. The process utilizes several tiny needles on a roller or in a micro-pen device to make tiny, shallow punctures in the skin. These tiny injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, which includes increased production of collagen and elastin. This gives the skin a stronger support structure beneath existing forehead wrinkles while providing improved elasticity.

Skin Care Products and Forehead Wrinkles: Do They Work?

While the most effective solution to forehead wrinkles would be Botox treatments coupled with microneedling and/or chemical peels, home skin care products are also very useful in complementing these treatments and reducing the signs of aging. Exfoliating cleansers containing alpha-hydroxy acids in addition to retinol and hyaluronic acid serums are proven to reduce the appearance of forehead lines and slow down the signs of aging.

Never underestimate the power of sunscreen. Applying a high-quality physical block sunscreen to your face every day will help ward off the aging effects of the sun while protecting your skin from harmful cancer-causing UV rays.

Are There Natural Ways to Decrease the Appearance of Forehead Wrinkles?

Eat healthy foods and drink plenty of water. More fruits and vegetables in your diet increase the number of antioxidants in your body. These compounds fight the skin damage caused by free radicals. You’ll not only feel better physically, your skin will also look younger.

Let Skin by Lovely Minimize Your Forehead Wrinkles

Whether you’re looking for a high-quality retinol product or you’re ready to try Botox, Skin by Lovely has the tools and experience required to help you reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles and other facial aging concerns. Our Aesthetic Injection Specialists provide personalized consultations to help determine the best treatments and products for your anti-aging concerns. Our providers are some of the most experienced in the country, and Skin by Lovely provides more injectable treatments than 99% of aesthetic practices in the nation.* Schedule a consultation with one of our providers in Portland, OR or Santa Monica, CA and see for yourself what Skin by Lovely can achieve for you.

*Skin by Lovely in Santa Monica, CA and Portland, OR have been recognized by Allergan as a Black Diamond provider. Black Diamond providers are in the top 1% of all Botox and filler providers in the nation.