Wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows are some of the most challenging cosmetic concerns to treat. This is largely due to the fact that the skin on the forehead does not have much give and does not normally contain a significant amount of volume, meaning restoring skin volume to this area is not a workable solution. What options does that leave you for smoothing the fine lines and wrinkles? At Beautique Medical in Knoxville, TN we understand the unique challenges of forehead wrinkles and believe that Botox may be the solution you’re looking for.
Botox: The World’s Best Neurotoxin
For decades this is a treatment that has been trusted around the world for treating the most visible signs of aging on the upper face. While botulinum toxin is an FDA-approved treatment for several health concerns, including migraine headaches, this neurotoxin truly shines as an anti-aging treatment. And with the world’s best neurotoxin and most reputable leading anti-aging treatment, the results speak for themselves. If you’re looking for a reliable treatment to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the forehead, then look no further than Botox.
What Are Neurotoxins?
A neurotoxin is a substance or chemical compound that directly affects the function of nerves in the body. There are several cosmetic treatments that use neurotoxins as a way to manipulate the nerves in the body to create a desired effect. For this treatment, the neurotoxin used is a pure botulinum toxin, which is known to alter the reaction of musculoskeletal nerves.
Why Are Neurotoxins Effective?
Neurotoxins may sound complicated, but the principle behind them is simple. Because all functions of the human body are controlled by neurotransmitters, a neurotoxin can effectively prevent or block those neurotransmitters from performing. For this treatment, botulinum toxin is used to prevent the activity of musculoskeletal nerves on the face for a period of time, usually about 3 to 4 months.
What Does Botox Treat?
This is a treatment that is designed specifically to treat the versicle and horizontal lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows. As a cosmetic treatment, this neurotoxin can reverse the visible signs of aging on the face, and particularly the moderate and severe wrinkles associated with aging. Botox has also recently been approved by the FDA to relax the muscles of the upper lip, which can create a fuller appearance to the mouth.
How Does Treatment Work?
As an injectable treatment, this neurotoxin works by being injected directly into the muscles of the face. Several small injections are made at key treatment sites to relax facial muscles to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as relax areas of the face to enhance a more youthful appearance.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
There are several steps that are involved in injectable treatments. At our clinic, we place great importance on tailoring our treatments to your exact needs and appearance goals. Here are a few things you can expect from this neurotoxin treatment:
You will first need to attend a free consultation appointment. The consultation allows us to gather certain information about you, including your history of cosmetic treatments and any drug allergies you may have. We will examine the treatment area and discuss your expectations for treatment. At this time we may also perform a standard allergy test if this is your first time using a neurotoxin.
Before your treatment, we will provide you with a list of pre-treatment instructions to help you prepare for your appointment. Some pre-treatment instructions may include:
- Do not consume alcohol for at least 24 hours
- Avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements
- Do not use Retinol products
- Eat lightly before your appointment
We ask that you reschedule your appointment if you develop a rash, blemish, or cold sore on the treatment area. If you have a history of cold sores, please let us know. You will not need to arrange for transportation on the day of your appointment.
Step One: Prep and Guide
Our first step will be to prepare your skin for treatment. This will involve gently cleansing and sanitizing the skin to remove any lingering make-up, dirt, oil, or bacteria. We will then apply a topical numbing cream to the designated treatment area to ensure your comfort during the treatment. Our technician may also make guide marks to streamline treatment.
Step Two: Injection
This treatment will involve several small injections made with a thin needle. This portion of the treatment will only take a few minutes. From start to finish, your appointment will last about 30 minutes.
After your treatment, we will provide you with a list of post-treatment instructions to guide you through your recovery period. These are common instructions that will ensure you have an ideal recovery from this treatment. Some post-treatment instructions may include:
- Do not touch, massage, or scrub treated area
- Avoid lying down for at least 4 hours
- No excessive heat, sweating, or strenuous exercise
- Avoid direct sunlight
Recovery and Results
The majority of patients are recovered from the injections within 3 to 5 days of treatment. The results of the treatment will become noticeable within 7 to 14 days. We may ask that you attend a follow-up appointment to see how well you are responding to treatment.
Relax Into Your Beauty With Botox
Smoothing wrinkles on the forehead can be a challenge, but Botox makes it easy. If you’re ready to relax into your renewed beauty, contact Beautique Medical in Knoxville, TN to schedule your free consultation.