Some call them thinking lines, others call them character lines. The fact remains: Forehead wrinkles are difficult to iron out once they have dug deep into the skin. In order to prevent this in good time, the following anti-aging methods are worthwhile. An overview from skincare and injections to botox.
Whether and how deep the lines and grooves running across the forehead form at all has (besides the disposition) various causes. As with most facial wrinkles (such as crow's feet, frown lines, or marionette lines), the main reason is the intensity and type of individual facial expressions. Forehead frowns, fax makers and brooders are more prone to frown lines than people who go through life with a poker face. In addition, the tightly stretched skin over the frontal bone has comparatively little subcutaneous fatty tissue, which simply means that it is less well-padded and the consequences of dryness, UV radiation, and loss of collagen can be seen more quickly than on other parts of the face. After all, the individual way of life, i.e. how healthy and balanced the diet is, whether you often expose yourself to the sun without protection or whether you smoke, has an effect on the texture of the skin, as does skincare.
... on your own initiative:
Take an eye test regularly and make sure you have glasses and contact lenses that are optimally tailored to you - those who cannot see well will frown more often! Sunglasses also have a central function in preventing expression lines, the larger the lenses, the better.
In addition to a sufficient supply of moisture (around two liters of water per day are ideal), a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals and at the same time low in salt and sugar is essential for a beautiful, youthful complexion. Vitamin C has an antioxidant effect, stimulates cell activity, prevents impurities, and makes the complexion shine, while vitamin E protects against free radicals. In addition, essential fatty acids are important for the suppleness of the skin. Proven anti-wrinkle foods include avocados, nuts, blueberries, kale, and whitefish.
Just as nutrition ensures optimal conditions from within, the right skincare from the outside helps. Experts recommend a daily beauty routine in layering (i.e. cleansing, toner, moisturizing fluid and/or serum as well as night care) as well as intensive applications once or twice a week to stimulate blood circulation and important metabolic processes in the skin and the cells with highly active anti - Boost aging active ingredients. Peelings in combination with face masks and special serums, e.g. based on hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, retinol, or resveratrol, are ideal.
Those who are now struggling with forehead wrinkles neglected sun protection years (and decades) ago - skincare that was neglected, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. Nowadays we finally know that UV radiation, in particular, has a major influence on skin aging and can lead to lasting skin damage, pigmentation disorders, and premature wrinkling. Dermatologists, therefore, recommend consistent and high levels of sun protection, preferably daily.
Regardless of whether it is pressure and plucking massage with your bare fingertips or with a special massage tool such as a facial roller or brush: Everything that stimulates the blood circulation and thus the cell metabolism of the skin counteracts wrinkles. Forehead wrinkles too!
... with professional applications:
Regularly treating the forehead with a derma roller stimulates cell regeneration and collagen production. However, in-office treatments at the dermatologist are more effective than the tools for self-application. Here, the needlings are precisely tailored to the individual skin needs and combined with highly effective anti-aging serums, which are then absorbed into the microscopically finely perforated skin like a sponge. Plus: The professional use longer needles, so the anti-aging effect is more intense.
If the forehead wrinkles are more than just fine lines that become visible when you move and have already buried themselves deeper into the skin so that you can see them easily even when you are resting, fillers can help. Hyaluronic acid or autologous fat is injected along with the wrinkles and gently spread so that the forehead wrinkles are plumped from the inside and the skin surface appears visibly smoother.
Botox is suitable for both the prevention and treatment of forehead wrinkles. If you start the injections in good time and inhibit the intensity of the facial expressions, you will prevent the lines from becoming deep wrinkles or furrows. The less high-dose baby botox is sufficient here. In the case of existing forehead wrinkles, the dosage of the muscle relaxant should be a little higher so that the skin (similar to a fitted sheet) pulls tightly over the forehead and the forehead wrinkles appear smoothly ironed. In some cases, dermatologists also recommend a combination of filler and botox injections; the optimal methodology is created individually in the consultation.