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Do Fillers Last Longer in Forehead Frown Lines Than BOTOX?

If you are new to injectables, you may feel confused about whether BOTOX or dermal fillers will work best for smoothing your forehead frown lines.

Frown lines between your brows, called “glabellar lines” are caused by continuous muscle motions, such as squinting, concentrating, or frowning. With age, your skin loses its elasticity and collagen, and the constant facial motions lead to creases or wrinkles your skin. Horizontal forehead creases can become deeply etched, adding years to your facial appearance. To smooth these lines and wrinkles, what is the best treatment, BOTOX or a dermal filler?

Not all wrinkles are the same

When you treat wrinkles, you need to understand that your forehead wrinkles are different than any lines you may have around your lips or eyes. In short, different wrinkles have different causes, and therefore can require one treatment or the other, or a combination of several treatments.

First, let’s take a look at how BOTOX and fillers work

BOTOX is short for botulinum toxin. It is injected directly into the areas where you have lines from various facial expressions. BOTOX relaxes the muscle tension, which ultimately relaxes the lines and wrinkles.

Fillers are injectables designed to restore volume to your tissue. The most common fillers contain hyaluronic acid. These fillers are injected into the targeted area to replace lost volume and revitalize the skin by stimulating the growth of new collagen.

So, what works best?

Fillers typically last longer than BOTOX in most cases, but a filler may or may not give you the long-lasting results you would want for forehead lines. The lines can be smoothed with fillers, but in most cases, BOTOX is a superior choice for forehead lines. When fillers are used to smooth these lines, the filler is less effective and dissipates much more quickly as it is shed by the body due to the constant muscle motions.

Forehead wrinkles created by facial muscle motions may be better treated with BOTOX. This is because this injectable is designed to target the muscle itself. Forehead lines can be stubborn, and when the muscle forces have been working on the skin for a long period of time, the wrinkles may not be completely smoothed, even with a BOTOX treatment. In this instance, you will see a smoothing of your forehead creases with BOTOX, which can be enhanced with a subtle injection of a filler for an overall improvement. Fillers for forehead creases will last longer when used in combination with BOTOX.

Your injector will have an impact on your results

For beautifully natural results, your injections should be performed by a professional injector. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Heil and his team are dedicated to providing you with the individualized attention and care you deserve. He is known and well respected for his knowledge, expertise, and informative consultations. At Acqua Blu Medical Spa, you can feel confident that Dr. Heil and his staff will actively listen to your goals and desires. He and his team take pride and satisfaction in knowing that their patients feel beautiful and confident with the results achieved.