How to remove forehead wrinkles
Forehead wrinkles are one of the patients’ most common complaints to cosmetic clinics. People with active facial expressions often face this problem at a young age. Wrinkles and creases on the forehead disturb both women and men, so the question of removing them is relevant for a wide range of cosmetologist clients. Let’s figure out what wrinkles appear on the forehead, how to get rid of them, and how to prevent their occurrence.
Forehead Wrinkles: Causes and Risk Factors
The appearance of wrinkles on the forehead and in other areas of the face is based on changes in the epidermis and the middle layer of the dermis. Dehydration of the skin, thickening of its upper layer due to the slowing down of the exfoliation process, and the rate of cell renewal leads to the appearance of superficial wrinkles. Medium-deep wrinkles are formed due to a slowdown in synthesizing collagen and elastin and damage to the fibers they form. The main reason for the decrease in collagen and elastin production is age-related changes.
Risk factors for wrinkles include:
- Heredity – how the face will look in old age (finely wrinkled, ptotic type of aging) is not 100%, but to some extent depends on what type of aging is present in the person’s parents;
- Skin condition – on dry skin, wrinkles form at an earlier age than on oily skin; they are more pronounced;
- Race – the thin skin of Europeans is more prone to wrinkles than the dense skin of Asians;
- active facial expressions;
- thin subcutaneous fat;
- insufficient fluid intake;
- alcohol abuse, smoking;
- tanning in the sun or a solarium, frequent hypothermia of the skin;
- minimum physical activity;
- Lack of regular skin care.
How to remove wrinkles on the forehead: home and professional methods
Reducing wrinkles and creases on the forehead at home
We will make a reservation immediately; it will not work to eliminate existing problems with the help of home remedies. Massage, taping, and cosmetics will help improve skin tone and complexion, slightly reduce wrinkles’ severity, and prevent new ones’ appearance. The benefits of folk recipes, to put it mildly, are exaggerated.
Before the massage, clean the face, and apply massage oil, cosmetic oil, or fat cream. Massage lines run from the center of the face to the periphery. Thus, on the forehead, they will go from the bridge of the nose above the eyebrows to the temples and then, in the same direction, rise to the border of hair growth. When massaging, the movements should be stroking, with light pressure, with a slight stretching of the skin in the direction from the center to the periphery, circular. You must complete the massage with vibrational movements – light tapping with your fingers or the edge of your palm.
In addition to manual massage, you can use special devices – gouache scraper, roller massager.
Sticking on the skin along the lines of the muscles of adhesive elastic strips on a cotton basis – trips. Tapes help to relax tense muscles and support them. Regular use of tapes prevents ptosis – sagging tissues. For the first time applying tapes, it is worth contacting a professional in this field who will demonstrate the correct taping technique.
Regular home care – tonics, lotions, creams, serums, masks, and peels – will help reduce the visibility of wrinkles on the forehead and prevent their appearance. It should be selected according to age and skin type. In the fight against wrinkles, the following components in the composition of cosmetics will help:
- hyaluronic acid;
- retinol, pro retinol;
- Vitamin c.
It used to be considered that herbal tinctures and masks from products at hand are effective and harmless since they do not contain artificial ingredients, dyes, or flavors. However, modern cosmetology refutes this opinion. Folk remedies will be ineffective at best, as they do not contain the assets present in cosmetics. At worst, they can cause allergies and skin burns, such as popular masks with lemon or pineapple juice, if left on the skin for longer than the allotted time.
Plastic surgery will help remove deep wrinkles and creases on the forehead with significant age-related changes, flabby skin that has lost elasticity, and significant sagging.
To effectively get rid of wrinkles on the forehead, a forehead lift is indicated – front lifting. The operation helps eliminate small and deep wrinkles on the forehead and wrinkles between the eyebrows. Front lifting is performed in an open or endoscopic way. Often combined with brow lifting – brow lift. It is also possible to remove wrinkles and creases on the forehead during a circular facelift.
The best result of plastic surgery is achieved with cosmetic procedures – injection and hardware. However, their implementation is shown only at the end of the recovery period after plastic surgery.
Home remedies are effective up to a certain age, and only some decide to resort to the services of a plastic surgeon. Therefore, to get rid of wrinkles on the forehead, cosmetology procedures are so popular. A wide variety of techniques allows you to choose the right one for clients of any age, with different severity of the problem and different needs.
The main way to remove mimic wrinkles on the forehead, a vertical wrinkle between the eyebrows, is injections of preparations containing botulinum toxin. They can be produced under different names – Botox, Dysport, Relatox, etc. The introduction of these funds blocks the movement of facial muscles; they relax, muscle tone decreases, and wrinkles and creases are smoothed out. Injections of botulinum toxin preparations for a long time contributor to the fact that a person loses the habit of wrinkling his forehead, which prevents the appearance of new wrinkles.
In addition to Botox, contour plastic surgery – injections of hyaluronic acid fillers, mesotherapy, and biorevitalization – helps to remove wrinkles on the forehead. Subcutaneous injection of fillers of various densities, as it were, straightens, smoothes wrinkles, and also improves the condition of the skin, making it more hydrated. Mesotherapy and biorevitalization are aimed at saturating the skin with useful substances – hyaluronic acid, peptides, and amino acids. As a result, fine wrinkles are smoothed out, hydration and skin tone increase, and color improves.
To smooth wrinkles on the forehead, vacuum-roller massage, techniques based on the effects of laser, radio wave, ultrasonic radiation, and microcurrent therapy are most often used.
Vacuum-roller massage allows you to work out deeper layers of the dermis than manual massage. Hardware massage is most effective in combination with the subsequent application of alginate masks, carboxytherapy, and various serums.
With the help of a laser, radio wave, or ultrasound radiation, various procedures are carried out – peeling, skin resurfacing, non-injection mesotherapy, and hardware SMAS-lifting. All these techniques are based on the impact on the deep layers of the dermis so that they can remove even significant wrinkles on the forehead and in other areas.
Introduction under the skin of biocompatible threads – absorbable or non-absorbable, with or without notches. Non-absorbable threads hold the skin in the desired position due to their tension. Notches on the threads additionally help them not to move and better tighten the fabric. Over time, a skeleton of its collagen and elastin fibers forms around the absorbable threads, keeping the skin taut and smoothing out wrinkles. To effectively remove wrinkles on the forehead, thread lifting is recommended to be combined with other cosmetic techniques.
Prevention of the appearance of early wrinkles on the forehead
The principle of “prevention is better than cure” is also true for aesthetic problems. To ask yourself as late as possible what to do if creases and deep wrinkles appear on your forehead and how to remove them, you should follow simple rules. These include:
- proper nutrition and drinking enough fluids – at least 1.5-2 liters of clean water per day;
- rejection of bad habits;
- moderate physical activity;
- being outdoors;
- the use of cosmetics with an SPF factor;
- Full sufficient sleep, ideally in a position in which the skin on the face does not move;
- rejection of the habit of wrinkling the forehead, frowning eyebrows, squinting;
- Regular skin care – cosmetics, massage.
Preventive measures allow you to preserve the youth and beauty of the skin for a long time to prevent age-related changes. However, if wrinkles do appear on the forehead, do not despair; modern aesthetic medicine and cosmetology methods will help to deal effectively with the problem.