Frown line and forehead wrinkle treatment at Feel Beautiful San Diego

How to get rid of frown lines and reduce forehead wrinkles

Smooth Facial Lines of Worry, Concern, Anger, and Age

Yes, we CAN smooth your forehead lines (or eliminate them), no matter how deep they are or how long you’ve had them.

Sometimes, it’s just a brief office treatment with “neuromodulator” medication.  If you are older, have deeper creases, or desire perfect smoothness, additional measures may be indicated such as injectable filler(s), laser or chemical peel, or surgery.  Dr. Laverson has among the largest personal experience with these medications, and brings anatomical and aesthetic understanding unique to expert plastic surgeons.  Injection is easy and available from many providers, but beautiful brow shaping, avoiding overtreatment, and achieving the longest possible effect with the lowest dose require greater effort and knowledge.

Dr. Laverson treats subject muscles with precision and delicacy to achieve desired results.  The most commonly treated lines and creases include dynamic “squint”, “anger”, and “worry” lines between eyebrows, horizontal “surprise” lines across the forehead, and “crow’s feet” smile lines lateral to eyelids.   For treatment in these areas, Dr. Laverson uses only FDA approved neuro-modulators such as Botox®,  Dysport®, or Xeomin®.  These highly purified medications soften and smooth moderate to severe dynamic lines of expression between eyebrows, across the forehead,  and in the crow’s feet area without changing the look of your whole face.  You’ll still be able to express yourself, but without the harsh creases!

For treatment of the forehead, advanced aesthetic knowledge and anatomical understanding is critical.  

Shape of beautiful brows differs between men and women.  Too much neuromodulation of forehead muscles results in complete brow relaxation.  This is desirable to remove wrinkles, but not good brow aesthetics.  A completely relaxed brow causes an appearance of heavy eyelids, a concerned, tired, or angry expression, and diminished capacity to express emotion.  When eyebrows drop from complete forehead relaxation, upper eyelid skin folds down over the upper eyelashes so women have difficulty applying mascara, the upper eyelid crease is hidden, and the eyes may appear smaller, and fatigued.  The feminine brow is tilted higher laterally.  Dr. Laverson understands your anatomy and aesthetic features of forehead and eyebrow beauty.  By  incorporating his professional knowledge, experience, and judgment into your treatment, you are more likely to preserve facial expression after Botox®Dysport®, or Xeomin® injection, and an attractive brow shape.

Smoothing Deep Lines and Wrinkles

For years, I had the deepest lines between my eyebrows you could imagine. They made me look older, tired, and as a teacher, students always thought I was scowling at them. The lines remained even after Botox, so in three seconds, Dr. Laverson filled them with gel and they have been smooth ever since, going on two years now! It was such a simple thing to him, but has made a huge difference! Now I look placid, happy, and younger to everyone, including myself!

Mechanism of Action of Neuromodulator: Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®

Smooth, beautiful skin is a hallmark of youthful attractiveness, and it’s an unfortunate fact of life that forehead wrinkles and frown lines are a sure sign of advanced age. The natural aging process slows down the skin’s production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, causing the skin to lose volume and elasticity, and increasing the likelihood of developing wrinkles.  For people with particularly expressive faces, those unattractive forehead wrinkles and frown lines tend to show up earlier and deeper.  

While that may sound like bad news, there is a silver lining. “Neuromodulator” treatments like BOTOX Cosmetic®, Xeomin®, Dysport® can soften and smooth dynamic wrinkles (those caused by facial muscle movement) on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. And in the hands of a skilled and precise injector with a thorough understanding of facial anatomy and brow aesthetics, you’ll still be able to express yourself—wrinkle free and worry free!

Which injectable is best for frown lines?

If you’re looking for the best treatment for forehead wrinkles and frown lines, you have three great choices with BOTOX Cosmetic®, Xeomin®, and Dysport®.  These neuromodulator treatments work differently than dermal fillers—rather than minimizing the appearance of wrinkles by filling them in, these three formulas relax the muscles that cause the wrinkles in the first place. Each formula contains botulinum toxin, a neuromodulator that prevents the muscles from contracting, so not only can they reduce existing wrinkles, but they can also prevent new wrinkles from forming or becoming deeper and more pronounced. 

BOTOX Cosmetic®, Xeomin®, and Dysport® all share a main active ingredient, and their formulas vary only slightly in molecule size, diffusion rates, and onset times. The main difference between these three neuromodulator injectables is that while BOTOX Cosmetic® and Dysport® contain additives, the Xeomin® formula is “naked.” This means it is a pure-form injectable that contains only the botulinum toxin, without the added proteins, which decreases the likelihood of allergic reactions and eliminates the need for refrigeration.  Otherwise, all three products are essentially the same.

BOTOX Cosmetic®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are safe and effective solutions for the temporary treatment of dynamic wrinkles. By reducing the muscle activity responsible for dynamic wrinkles, these cosmetic injectables result in smoother skin and a more youthful appearance. In some cases, when the wrinkles are deep-set and severe, these neuromodulators can be combined with dermal fillers to restore lost volume and fill in deeper creases.

BOTOX Cosmetic®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® can be used as a wrinkle treatment to smooth:

What you can expect from your cosmetic injectable treatment

As with any cosmetic enhancement, it’s important to work with a skilled and experienced practitioner. More is not always better, and a deep understanding of facial anatomy is a must for any practitioner wielding a needle near your face! Dr. Laverson’s knowledge of facial musculature and precise injection techniques enable him to achieve gorgeous results with BOTOX Cosmetic®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®. 

Prior to your first injectable appointment at Feel Beautiful, Dr. Laverson will perform a thorough assessment of the treatment area and design a personalized treatment plan to help eliminate your frown lines and forehead wrinkles. All the neuromodulator formulas we use at Feel Beautiful are minimally invasive and FDA-approved, and the procedures can be done quickly on your lunch hour with no downtime. After your treatment, you’ll be able to go back to your daily routine right away. Any redness and swelling around the injection sites should subside within an hour or two. You may have some minor bruising the following day, but it can be easily covered with makeup, if necessary. 

Onset times vary. Depending on the formula used, most patients begin to see results from 2 to 5 days, though it may take up to a week to see full results. Typically, results last 3 to 4 months.

Actual patient before and after photos:

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Let us help you rejuvenate your youthful appearance—and your confidence!

At Feel Beautiful, we understand the power that confidence in your appearance can have on your outlook and your day-to-day experiences.  We’re committed to providing you with top-notch treatment, exemplary service, and the best possible results so you can walk out of our office feeling like the most beautiful version of yourself. 

Don’t let frown lines and forehead wrinkles make you look older than you feel! Call us at (858) 295-4001 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Laverson for your cosmetic injectables today. 

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