Botox vs. Fillers for Minor Forehead Wrinkles: Which is best?

Would you like to get rid of those wrinkles on your forehead that are making you look old and worried? Injectables and dermal fillers are a great fix for fine lines and wrinkles, but which is the best option for a smoother, less worried look. Botox vs. fillers for minor forehead wrinkles: which is best?

Botox vs Fillers

Botox is usually the first choice for treating forehead wrinkles, because it works by weakening the underlying muscles responsible for facial expressions such as frowning. These are known as dynamic wrinkles, because they are caused from muscle movement.

Since botox suspends the repetitive muscle movement, the forehead will not wrinkle as much. This allows the muscles to relax and so wrinkles soften.

Botox is strategically placed directly into the muscles that cause the frown lines. It typically takes a single treatment of a few units of botox, to create the necessary improvement in the appearance of the forehead.

Fillers are also used to soften creases and wrinkles, particularly those around the nose and lips. They are generally more effective in the lower half of the face, and are not considered the best option for forehead lines.

However, some physicians do turn to fillers as an alternative in cases where botox does not adequately address forehead lines. This is more likely to occur when the lines have been in place for a long time, and are therefore deeply etched.  Hyaluronic acid fillers are generally used for this purpose.

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