What causes forehead wrinkles?
Wrinkles formed on the forehead are caused by genetics, hormones, and environmental factors. In respect to the last cause, since the forehead is naturally prone to sun exposure, ultraviolet (UV rays) have a significant impact on the forehead by reducing the amount of collagen and elastin in the skin, a development that can help cause the formation of wrinkles.
What are common aesthetic imperfections that affect the forehead?
The most common aesthetic imperfections that affect the forehead aside from fine lines and wrinkles are skin discoloration, blemishes, acne scarring, and dry patches caused by dehydration.
How is a Juvederm filler used to correct these cosmetic problems?
Certain Juvederm fillers work to smooth wrinkles and fine lines by instantly volumizing the skin and restoring its hydration.
Which is the best Juvederm filler for this facial region?
The best Juvederm filler for the forehead depends on the concern to be corrected. For example, for dehydrated, dull, and discolored skin, Juvederm Hydrate is a great choice. This hydrating filler is used on the face, hands, neck, and decolletage. This product has been designed to improve the elasticity and hydration of the skin by replacing hyaluronic acid that has been lost through aging. The filler acts as a hydrating agent, attracting moisture and retaining it to maintain a healthy glow for the treated skin.
How is Juvederm injected?
A Juvederm filler is injected through a thin needle and should be administered by a professional. Before the injection, the area is cleaned with anti-bacterial swabs. Injections are spread out over multiple spots on the face to even out the target area. According to a large number of patients, the procedure lasts for approximately 10 minutes and is often painless. Most Juvederm fillers are injected into the mid-to-deep dermis of the skin. The dermis is part of the subsurface skin layer that includes nerve endings, blood vessels, sweat, oil glands, and connective tissue.
What are the usual aftercare methods?
Patients that have undergone Juvederm injections are advised to avoid extreme facial expressions and wearing makeup for 12 hours immediately after the procedure. For the following two weeks after the procedure, patients should avoid the following:
- UV lights;
- Extreme facial exposure;
- Freezing temperatures;
Who are the ideal patients?
Juvederm fillers are recommended for those who are experiencing signs of aging such as dehydration and wrinkles.
Does Juvederm hurt?
It is common for professionals to use a topical anesthetic prior to the injection; however, many Juvederm fillers come premixed with lidocaine, a medication used to numb tissue in a specific area to help ease the pain of injections and ensure comfort for patients with a lower pain threshold.
Can a Juvederm filler be used concomitantly with other cosmetic treatments?
While the manufacturer does not recommend using Juvederm fillers with other brands, Juvederm fillers can be mixed safely with other fillers from the Juvederm range. As well, many doctors will often use Botox along with Juvederm in order to address various issues in the same area.
If you would like to smooth the look of lines and wrinkles in the forehead, talk to your doctor about whether Juvederm can help you.