Forehead wrinkles

“Don’t look like that, it just makes wrinkles!” There is more to this statement than you think. Because the face is a mirror of your emotions. Whether you raise your eyebrows or frown – if you tend to make lively facial expressions when you speak, sooner or later you’ll see it. But what can you do? And how do you prevent facial wrinkles? You can find out the answers here.

  • Forehead wrinkles are dynamic wrinkles. That is, they come, depending on the desired facial expression. Others, like the nasolabial or marionette lines, you can’t affect. You stay. Whether you are laughing, looking sad or angry.

  • People move their eyebrows or forehead quite unconsciously when they speak. The result: wrinkles on the forehead appear early. Nevertheless, they can’t be stopped anyway. But slow down!

Treating forehead wrinkles
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Forehead wrinkles: Simply explained!

Skin folds on the forehead are caused by the contraction of the underlying muscle. This is called the frontalis muscle. For the sake of simplicity, we refer to it here as the frontalis muscle. And what do you need it for? Simply explained: If you like to raise your eyebrows, it contracts. The result is horizontal and diagonal wrinkles on your forehead.

The forehead muscle is not a lone wolf for your facial expressions! This is because it is in close contact with other muscles in the face. Among others, also to the one responsible for your frown lines. That is why some authors refer to frown lines as forehead wrinkles. Interesting detail: the forehead muscle and the muscles of the frown lines are quasi opposites. You can find out why this is important in the section on treatments.

When forehead wrinkles become a problem

Hey, some find forehead wrinkles sexy because they are a symbol of intelligence and thinking. Look at George Clooney, for example! Rarely will you find a photo of him without forehead wrinkles. However, if forehead wrinkles make you look significantly older than you are at a young age, they will probably become a problem for you. Because whether nose wrinkles or crow’s feet, what all expression lines have in common: Sooner or later they imprint themselves on your face.

Did you know? Drooping eyelids also increase the formation of forehead wrinkles. Because: people with drooping eyelids need to raise their eyebrows more often so they can see more. The result is permanent wrinkles on the forehead.

What causes wrinkles on the forehead

The older you get, the more fatty tissue below the facial skin is lost. In addition, the skin loses elasticity and becomes thinner. Both lead to wrinkles becoming more visible. Of course, if you barely frown or raise your eyebrows, permanent lines will form more slowly.

But beware: external factors play just as important a role. This is especially true for finer types like lip wrinkles. Smoking and regular high alcohol consumption are poison for the skin. Likewise, little sleep and a lot of sun exposure accelerate skin aging and are thus responsible for early wrinkle development. This means that a healthy lifestyle for beautiful skin is essential. Of course, facial care products as well as plenty of hydration can also prolong the elasticity of your skin. But what finally remains is: no one can stop the formation of wrinkles on the forehead without tools.

What are the first signs

The morning look in the mirror tells you. Fine, horizontally running lines on your forehead are the first messengers. Fine lines become wrinkles. And wrinkles form deep furrows over the years. For some, the first forehead wrinkles appear in their mid-20s or 30s; for others, they appear later. Your skin care routine and your personal tendency towards pronounced facial expressions are just two possible influencing factors among many.

When should forehead wrinkles be treated

Fine lines can be concealed with care products and delayed with a balanced lifestyle. But as soon as there are clearly visible horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, you need to resort to other tools. The sooner you do something about incipient wrinkles, the sooner you will see the first results and be wrinkle-free for longer. To find out the best way to get rid of forehead wrinkles, check out the FAQ section below.

Any questions? Our FAQ section has the answers!

In principle, there is no way around Botox. This is because it causes the frontal muscle to move little to not at all, depending on the dose. This prevents wrinkles from forming in the first place. Whether Botox treatment alone is sufficient for you depends on the depth of your wrinkles. In your 20s and 30s, Botox treatment can smooth out your wrinkles. Later, a combination of microneedling plus Botox is often necessary. Did you know? Medical microneedling is an optimal wrinkle smoother – especially when deep furrows are already present.

You may be thinking: what about hyaluronic acid injections? Hyaluronic acid against forehead wrinkles is theoretically possible. But Botox has one big advantage that hyaluronic acid does not. It slows down the future formation of wrinkles. Because hyaluronic acid can only fill the wrinkle. Botox, on the other hand, fixes the cause of your forehead wrinkles – the excessive movement of the forehead muscle. But remember: what is most effective for you to smooth wrinkles can only be judged on the spot.

Yes. Whether Botox, hyaluronic acid or microneedling – with the right treatment your forehead wrinkles will disappear. Important: In order for you to prevent new wrinkles, you must either refrain from making facial expressions or prevent your forehead muscle from moving excessively. The former is probably not an option, since most movement is unconscious anyway. Thus, the only thing left to do is to weaken the frontal muscle in its movement. And only Botox can do that. Don’t worry: with the right amount of Botox, your natural facial expressions will remain intact. Ever heard of the strawberry chin? Botox works wonders against this.

Forehead wrinkles occur as the underlying forehead muscle moves during certain facial expressions. As you age, the elasticity of your skin decreases. In addition, it becomes thinner as the fatty tissue of the subcutis decreases. The result: dynamic facial wrinkles, such as forehead and frown lines, become permanent residents.

Wrinkles on your forehead give you an indication of how much you are moving your forehead muscle. Interestingly, some people only use certain parts of the muscle, so the wrinkles are more pronounced in one place. Especially at a young age, forehead wrinkles first appear where the forehead muscle shows more activity.

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