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Forehead forehead lines are considered as the first visible signs of ageing. These creases can have the affect of making a person look old or worried. Fortunately, there is a way to minimize these lines. The administration of muscle relaxants can cause the underlying muscles in these horizontal lines to relax, giving the treated area a smoother appearance.
Forehead forehead lines are considered as the first visible signs of ageing. These creases can have the affect of making a person look old or worried. Fortunately, there is a way to minimize these lines. As a form of forehead lines treatment, the administration of muscle relaxants can cause the underlying muscles in these horizontal lines to relax, giving the treated area a smoother appearance.
Over time, repeated movement of the muscle results in the formation of horizontal forehead lines. These become more prominent when you raise your eyebrows. Eventually, the lines tend to become deeper and permanent even when the muscles in the forehead are relaxed. Injection of muscle relaxants can decrease and inhibit the contraction of the frontalis muscle of the forehead, which can cause a significant reduction to the appearance of horizontal forehead lines. Patients with deeper lines may combine this treatment with dermal filler injections to fill in indentations in the forehead and to produce better results. At Total Face Group, we have clinics around Melbourne that are dedicated to offering forehead line treatment to enable patients to look and feel the way they want.
Potential candidates are those who are concerned that their forehead wrinkles can make them look old and worried. Horizontal line treatments are usually performed on adults of any age with a good overall health. Many patients who undergo this treatment love the results – a relaxed and rejuvenated appearance.
A horizontal forehead lines treatment is usually takes around 15 minutes to complete in one of our Melbourne clinics. The muscle relaxant blocks nerve signals going to the muscles, causing it to weaken and prevent contractions from taking place. A thin needle is used to administer the solution directly into the frontalis muscle. Our Clinicans can recommend dermal filler injections if the patient has deep forehead creases.
Within about a week, you can notice that the horizontal lines become less noticeable. The injected relaxant works by blocking nerve signals going to the muscles, resulting in a controlled muscle weakening just below the frown line. The muscle is now not fully contracting, the wrinkles start to relax and become smoother – this can be noticeable within just a few days of the injections. The effects of the treatment can last for 3 to 6 months. As the effect of the muscle relaxant wears off, horizontal lines will return. In order to maintain the smooth effect, patients must undergo periodic horizontal line treatments.
The administration of the muscle relaxant can cause redness, bruising, tenderness and swelling. Side effects will eventually resolve on their own in around a 2 – 3 day period and can be camouflaged with make-up. Some patients can experience a heavy feeling in the forehead for two to three weeks due to muscle weakening. Following the treatment, make sure to avoid touching your forehead for at least 12 hours and do not lie down for at least 4 hours. All of these actions prevent the muscle relaxant to affect the surrounding muscles. Serious complications are rare, but may include infection or long-term numbness felt in the treated area.
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