Using Botox in Edmonton To Reduce Forehead Lines
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What are other names for forehead lines?
Another name for Forehead Lines is Forehead Wrinkles. Wrinkles of the forehead are caused by constantly raising your eyebrows. The movement of the eyebrow is usually done subconsciously or when you are feeling surprised.
What kind of procedure is a Botox and Dysport treatment?
Botox and Dysport is used to retrain the muscles of the face that are used for expression. With time, the constant muscle movement causes creasing on the skin and eventually fine lines and wrinkles. When you move your eyebrows together the muscles crease the skin and form straight lines between the eyebrows, giving the appearance of two lines or “11s” at the middle of the face. Botox in Edmonton is injected into these muscles to retrain the muscle not to move so aggressively to cause skin creasing.
What are the benefits of Botox and Dysport injections?
The benefit of neuromodulator injections is to retrain muscles not to crease the skin to cause visible fine lines in the glabellar area. After even one Botox in Edmonton treatment you may notice a softening of the frown lines, but with repeated injections, the lines slowly lessen or fade away.
What kind of procedure is this?
Botox and Dysport, is an injectable treatment called a neuromodulator. It is used to retrain the muscles of the face that are used for expression. With time, the constant muscle movement causes creasing on the skin and eventually fine lines and wrinkles. When you raise your eyebrows the forehead muscle creases the skin and forms straight lines across the forehead. These products are injected into the forehead muscle to retrain the muscle not to move so aggressively to cause skin creasing.
What are the benefits of Botox and Dysport?
The benefit of these neuromodulators is to retrain the forehead muscle not to crease the skin to cause visible fine lines to the forehead. After even one Botox in Edmonton treatment you may notice a softening of your forehead lines, but with repeated injections, the lines slowly lessen or fade away.
What are the risks of this Botox and Dysport?
There are two risks to Botox in Edmonton when treating forehead lines. One risk is eyebrow droop. This occurs when the neuromodulator is injected too low on the forehead. To avoid this, we inject at the upper third of the forehead muscle, close to the hairline, which allows for effective distribution of the neuromodulator without risk of the eyebrow droop. Another risk to the injections for forehead lines, is called “spocking” (Yes! like the character from Star Trek). This occurs when there is not enough product injected to the forehead muscle and the tail of the eyebrow is still able to move upwards, while the rest of the forehead has minimal movement. This can be easily treated with additional injections again to the forehead.
Who is a good candidate for Botox and Dysport treatments?
Botox in Edmonton treatment with neuromodulators for forehead lines is great for anyone who is concerned with having deepening lines to this area. Age and gender do not matter. Many young patients have their forehead lines treated to help prevent any occurrence of lines. While middle-aged patients have their forehead lines treated to help minimize the wrinkles that are currently present.
How long do Botox and Dysport treatments take?
The Botox in Edmonton injections for forehead lines usually takes a 30 to 45 min in-office appointment with our nurse injector. However, if this is your first time receiving a neuromodulator injection, we recommend coming in for a complimentary consultation so that our Nurse Injector can determine if this is the appropriate treatment for you.
When can I see results from Botox and Dysport treatments?
Results from Botox in Edmonton treatments for forehead lines are usually seen within 14 days after the injection. This is a gradual process during those 14 days and you may notice the movement of the forehead muscle slow down even as soon as 2 to 4 days after injection as the neuromodulator retrains your muscle.
How long do the effects of Botox and Dysport last?
Effects of the neuromodulator begin to occur two to four days after the treatment and may take up to two weeks for full results. Depending on the area, an additional injection can be administered if the desired outcome is not achieved after two weeks. Results of the Botox in Edmonton treatments typically last for three to four months. This is the recommended time for retreatment.
What are some common misunderstandings of Botox and Dysport injections?
A common misunderstanding is that the product is dangerous because it is a toxin. However, the molecules of Botox and Dysport are medically engineered to mimic molecules that are naturally in our body. These molecules slow down the muscles ability to contract or move. Which allows for the neuromodulator’s effects of less movement to happen for a longer time. The effects of Botox in Edmonton treatments will last for 3-4 months making it a non-permanent treatment.
How much do Botox in Edmonton treatments cost?
The cost for Botox and Dysport for the forehead lines is dependent on the number of units required for the most effective treatment based on individual cases. Generally, treatment for forehead lines can range between $100-$300 per treatment.
Who is allowed to provide Botox and Dysport treatments?
Injections must be administered by a licensed or registered nurse or a physician. Here at Edmonton Dermatology, we have a Board-Certified Dermatologist as well as two trained nurse injectors. Lifelong learning is part of the high standards we set for ourselves. We invest time and resources to offer our patients up to date expertise in Botox and Dysport injections for the benefit of our patients.
Are there any restrictions in activity after getting a Botox and Dysport treatment?
After your treatment for forehead lines, we recommend that you perform facial exercises such as raising your eyebrows, for five to 10 minutes every two to four hours. Make-up can be gently applied after treatment. However, we ask that you avoid manipulating the area for 24 hours following the treatment. This includes rubbing, applying pressure, or massaging the treatment areas.
We ask that you avoid any vigorous exercises for three to four hours and not to lay down flat for four hours following treatment.
Please do not expose the treatment area to any intense heat (i.e. sauna, steam, hot yoga, etc.) for twenty-four hours following the Botox in Edmonton treatment.
Is any “downtime” required after Botox in Edmonton treatment?
There is minimal to no downtime for Botox and Dysport injection for forehead lines. You may have a little bit of redness at the injection sites and potentially slight bruising that is to be expected. Otherwise, your day can go as normal.
Are results of Botox and Dysport injections guaranteed?
As with any treatment, nothing is fully guaranteed. However, with Botox and Dysport injections we can modify the treatment to ensure the best results possible based on individuals. Individual results may vary.
What are some alternatives to Botox and Dysport treatments?
An alternative treatment for neuromodulators to minimize forehead lines can be laser treatments. Laser treatments can treat the loss of collagen in the skin. We offer complimentary consultations that can certainly help us determine if laser treatments are also an option for reducing forehead lines.
Do I need Botox or Dysport Treatments?
No treatment is absolutely needed, but neuromodulators being used to treat forehead lines is a non-invasive option to help reduce the appearance of the lines and is a natural looking approach to antiaging.
How do I book Botox and Dysport Treatments?
We offer complimentary consultations to all our patients who wish to discuss treatment options for their forehead lines or any other concerns they may have. Please call our clinic directly and one of our trained staff members will be happy to book your complimentary consultation.
How do I prepare for Botox and Dysport treatments?
Prior to your appointment for the treatment of forehead lines, have a small snack to help reduce any nerves you may have. We also recommend having a clean face, thus no make-up. However, we would be happy to cleanse the treatment area for you during your appointment.
Are there other procedures or products that pair well with Botox and Dysport treatments?
Yes! There are many treatments and skin care products that can help enhance and help further reduce the appearance of forehead lines. There are so many options available that a consultation would be the best way to learn more about them. We offer complimentary consultations at our clinic and we would be happy to discuss the options with you.
What should I do to get the best results?
To maximize your results after forehead lines treatment with Botox and Dysport is ensuring you are keeping up with maintenance. Which includes a good skin care regime to allow for good overall skin health, and repeat injections within the longevity of the neuromodulator treatment (between 3 to 4 months)
Botox Treatment Snapshot
Treatment Time – 30 to 45mins
Discomfort Level – Minimal to None
Downtime – Minimal
Results – Effects Within 14 Days & Can Last Between 3 to 4 Months