What are the types of wrinkles formed on the forehead?
The forehead is part of the face that articulates facial expressions. When a person is mad or surprised, folds will appear on the forehead. These repetitions also tire the skin and form permanent fine lines.
There are two types of wrinkles that appear on the forehead: static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles are lines, creases, and wrinkles that exist even when the forehead muscles are at rest. The loss of skin elasticity is further accentuated by the dehydration of the skin and exposure to harmful UV rays and pollutants. On the other hand, dynamic wrinkles are caused by the movement of muscles in the forehead and is more pronounced.
While dynamic wrinkles are often corrected using Botox, static wrinkles can be addressed using dermal or cosmetic fillers. A major trend in the aesthetic industry is the usage of hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers, which have shown excellent results.
What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid?
Dermal fillers have gone through a long history of evolution. From silicone to collagen, researchers have continuously searched for an implant that is nonpyrogenic and not mutagenic and provides a natural-looking result. In the past decade, hyaluronic acid has been found to provide the closest answer to these requirements and is the top choice for clinics and injectors nationwide.
Initially, HA is abundant within the extracellular matrix. Aging, environmental stressors, personal diet, and/or smoking habits may accelerate its degradation, causing dull and uneven skin. The importance of HA are as follows:
- It has high binding affinity to water molecules, which helps in hydrating and volumizing the area;
- It sustains the collagen network for an extended period of time.
When it is injected into the marked indents on the face, the slight volume and hydration will lift the skin and smooth the creases out. This reduces the visibility of the folds and revives the radiance of the skin. As a result, reintroduction of HA improves the skin quality to its radiant and youthful state.
How does Juvederm corrects forehead wrinkles?
The current market offers many dermal fillers to choose from. When it comes to hyaluronic acid, Juvederm offers a wide range of high-quality and sterile implants suitable for different facial indications. This noninvasive intradermal injection supplies safe, sterile, and colorless HA gel into the dermal layer.
The filler is highly biocompatible within the human body, as it is sourced from the biofermentation of Streptococcus bacteria and contains low traces of foreign protein. It is further reticulated using an agent to form a sturdier and stronger HA network that can lasts longer in the body. A Juvederm product typically maintains the improvement for six to 12 months.
The advantage of a Juvederm treatment is its efficacy, efficiency, and the low dosage required. Each treatment should take only about 30 minutes to complete. The XC line also includes the anesthetic lidocaine, which provides comfort to the patient from injection-related pain. Younger patients aged 21 to 40 years of age can have their most of the lines removed through the use a single injection of 0.5ml to 1.0ml. Older patients with more pronounced lines may require additional treatments over the period of a few months to obtain the desired results.
If the results are satisfactory, patients have the option to request an extension of the results by repeating the treatment every six to nine months after the initial injection. If the outcome doesn’t meet the expectations, the treatment is reversible through the use of hyaluronidase. Patients can opt for this treatment to reduce any sight of fine lines.