Do you feel as if forehead wrinkles have just happened to you overnight? If you are wondering what you can do to get rid of lines on your forehead, don’t worry, there are some easy, fast fixes. This post will cover which anti-wrinkle treatments can reduce men’s forehead wrinkles and which ones can eliminate them completely.
You may have heard that sunscreen is one of the best ways to prevent photoageing caused by ultraviolet light. But did you know ultraviolet light can cause collagen and elastin to break down? Wearing sunscreen with an SPF factor 30 and over can support your skin to retain volume and prevent wrinkles from forming. And if you hate the feeling of sunscreen, Esquire has published a great review of men’s moisturisers with SPF protection.
If you are looking for a treatment you use at home; Retinol products might be your answer. Retinol is the active ingredient in face creams and serums that accelerates cell turnover and collagen production. Retinol is not new and has been shown by multiple scientific studies to effectively reduce wrinkles over time.
You will need to consult a dermatologist to get a prescription for the more powerful retinol product, such as Tretinoin. However, you can do this without leaving your home through an online dermatologist service.
If your lines are not too deep, you may want to try light therapy. A popular treatment is the intense pulsed light (IPL) facial, also referred to as a photofacial. This works by heating the middle layer of the skin (the dermis) to stimulate collagen production. Although this won’t totally get rid of deeper-set wrinkles, it can work wonders to improve the tone and texture of your skin. But because this treatment is gentle, it typically takes a minimum of three treatments, six weeks apart, before you really start to see results.
Botox is a neurotoxin that paralyses the muscles, which smooths out existing wrinkles and helps prevent new ones from forming. For decades women have been having Botox injections to get rid of wrinkles, considered one of the safest aesthetic anti-wrinkle treatments. With more and more men wanting to retain a fresher and more youthful-looking face, numerous practitioners offer Botox to men without an in-depth understanding of the structure of men’s facial muscles. Subsequently, many practitioners often use the same techniques to inject Botox on men as they do on women, creating an unnatural result.
Due to a lack of regulation in the UK, standardised training or qualifications are not required to administer Botox, and it is often aggressively injected, resulting in “frozen” features. Yet when administered in a lower dose, no one will ever know you have had this anti-wrinkle injection. In fact, Botox injections for men’s forehead wrinkles, when performed by an experienced doctor, are normally aimed at subtly reducing wrinkles for a more natural result.
Men’s forehead wrinkles tend to be deeper than women’s, which is why dermal fillers may be a preferred option to get rid of men’s forehead wrinkles in the hands of an experienced practitioner. Dermal fillers can either be used as an alternative or in combination with Botox to eliminate deep lines and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers differ from Botox as they do not freeze the muscles, so the face can still move normally. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is one of the most popular FDA-approved fillers to smooth wrinkles. Naturally occurring in the body, it is gradually absorbed over around 12 months. Combining this filler with the correct dose of Botox makes it possible to get rid of deep set lines and retain movement for a natural appearance. The key is to find a practitioner that tailors their technique based on men’s facial muscle structure, to achieve a natural look.
Most people return straight to normal activities or work after Botox; however, it is advisable to allow around an hour after your appointment for any redness to disappear. Dermal fillers are more likely to cause swelling and redness, so you may want to book your appointment in the afternoon and take the rest of the day off or find a clinic that can offer you an evening appointment.
Botox can last anywhere between three and six months. This will depend on the amount of Botox injected and how often you have it. Typically the first time you have Botox, it will last around three to four months. If you have repeat Botox injections, the results will typically last around six months. Dermal fillers tend to last between12 and 18 months, although some can last as long as two to five years.
An indicator of a good aesthetic clinic is one that is medically led by a doctor registered with the General Medical Council (GMC). Check when the clinic was established and look at their Google reviews. Another indicator is when a clinic has upfront prices that are clearly displayed on its website. Although pricing is not a guarantee of high quality, when prices are far below the average, this is definitely a red flag!
When choosing an aesthetic practitioner, you should check they are a registered medical practitioner. The three key regulatory bodies are the General Medical Council (GMC, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and the General Dental Council (GDC). It is a good idea to ask your practitioner where they have done their aesthetic training and how long they have been administering injectable treatments.
Our anti-wrinkle injectable treatments usually take around 20 to 30 minutes. And they are administered by Dr Chia Tan, accredited by the UK General Medical Council with a licence to practise.