Forehead wrinkles are the horizontal lines that appear on the forehead when you raise your eyebrows to create various facial expressions. The wrinkles may be temporary (only when you raise your eyebrows) or permanent (they are there even when your face is neutral).
Allura Skin, Laser & Wellness Clinic in Fort Collins and Loveland offers a number of treatments to get rid of forehead wrinkles. Consider the suggested treatments below and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or to schedule a free consultation.
Wrinkles on the forehead occur from repetitive contractions of the frontalis muscle – the thin muscle on your forehead that activates as you make facial expressions. When we are young, our skin quickly bounces back from these contractions. As we age, we may notice that although we aren’t making a facial expression, the wrinkles are still there. You can imagine your skin like a piece of fabric, if you keep folding the material on the same line, a permanent crease will appear even if the fabric is laid out flat.
In addition to aging, other factors can contribute to the formation of permanent wrinkles such as poor diet choices, dehydration, high alcohol consumption, excessive sun exposure, and smoking. A diet rich in antioxidants along with drinking a lot of water helps your skin stay plump. Additionally, using sunscreen and not smoking will impact the health of your skin. These are factors that we have control over. However, eventually the aging process will override the healthiest of diets. Luckily there are many, non-surgical procedures that can get rid of those pesky wrinkles!