How to create a more youthful forehead

The Western World is obsessed with softening frown lines which explains why anti-ageing injections are among the most popular anti-ageing treatments around the globe.

Genetics plays a role in how we age

Some of us may be youthful above the eyes while developing drooping jowls, while others may have a firm jawline all their life but deep frown lines and furrows across their forehead.

Unless you want to resort to cutting a fringe – the forehead can act as a birthday billboard for the face. Deep vertical lines and especially frown lines can make a person not only appear older but even make the happiest person look permanently cross.

Too much sun is a major enemy of the forehead creating premature wrinkles, sunspots and permanently dry, patchy skin. A complexion sporting lots of uneven freckles or sunspots will add years to anyone’s appearance while thin skin and loss of subcutaneous fat are additional inevitabilities of the ageing process.

A receding hairline is one of the biggest giveaways, while drooping eyebrows not only make us look older but constantly tired.

The best results are usually achieved by choosing the appropriate non-surgical, surgical or combined approach. Fraxel laser softens wrinkles and removes sunspots, while increasing the collagen content of the skin, creating a subtly tightened effect.

To improve skin tone and texture Dermastamp needling stimulates the dermal layer of the skin to produce new collagen. This makes the skin appear smoother and more youthful while reducing scars and wrinkles. At the same time as the treatment, vitamins and rejuvenating peptides are infused into the skin to further enhance the results.

Anti-ageing injections eliminate reversible wrinkles while softening permanent ones. Anti-ageing injections also lift drooping eyebrows and the outer eyelids, instantly making the eye area and a person’s overall appearance appear more youthful. Depending on how a person ages, by the time they are in their 50s or 60s a more permanent solution such as surgery will be the most effective option.

Structural fat grafting works well to fill in hollows and has a beneficial flow on effect of improving the quality of the skin. The latter is caused by adipose-derived stem cells in the fat graft. The adipose derived stem cells awaken sleeping fibroblasts in the dermal layer of the skin to produce more collagen, elastin and ground substance, which includes hyaluronic acid. The net effect is to revitalise the ageing skin at the cellular level.

A descended brow can be elevated through key-hole surgery with scars hidden within the hairline. A moderately lengthened forehead can be shortened with a scar confined to the frontal hairline, where it is incredibly well camouflaged, while a very long forehead requires advancing the scalp forwards to reduce the forehead height. The glabellar muscles responsible for frown lines between the eyebrows can be permanently weakened during forehead surgery procedures or through an upper blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) incision.

So it’s a matter of taking all of the stigmata of forehead ageing into account and working out the most appropriate treatment option to deliver the most natural, long-lasting results.

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