Some people think that all wrinkles are created equal, but this isn’t really the case; especially when it comes to facial wrinkles. Forehead wrinkles and other face wrinkles are a little different in how they are formed, when they are formed, and how they are treated. Here’s a look at the difference between Forehead Wrinkles and Other Face Wrinkles.
How They Are formed
The main cause of wrinkles is, of course, time. They are considered one of the main signs of aging, and that’s why there are so many products designed to treat them. Another major cause of wrinkles is sun damage, particularly when it comes to face wrinkles as the face is the part of the body that is exposed to the most sunlight.
While other face wrinkles are caused generally by age, sun damage, and even smoking, forehead wrinkles are a little different. One of the main causes for facial wrinkles is moving facial muscles. That basically means just making facial expressions. That’s why some people refer to them as laughter lines and similar names. This is also the reason that Botox injections are so effective, but more on that in a minute.
When They Form
Given that face wrinkles are primarily caused by time and age, it would be right to assume they form over time. One common cause for face wrinkles is actually the damage of gravity, which does accumulate over time. As we get older, our skin loses elasticity and this is another reason our skin wrinkles.
Forehead wrinkles, on the other hand, can form at practically any time. Given that they are mostly caused by moving facial muscles, they develop faster if you are an expressive person or have a fuller face. There are people in their 20s and 30s with forehead wrinkles, despite not having any other wrinkles. These wrinkles aren’t necessarily a sign of aging, but they can still make you look older than you are.
There are a number of treatment options for all wrinkles. The most common kind is your regular skincare product such as vitamin C serums. These products can work, but they only work to some extent. For a more drastic and quick change you could be looking at cosmetic surgery.
The good news is that forehead wrinkles are pretty easy to treat. The main treatment methods are injections such as dermal fillers, Botox injections, and Dysport injections. Dermal fillers work by filling in the face, erasing wrinkles by effectively filling them out. Botox and Dysport are similar treatments that work by numbing facial muscles. Because forehead wrinkles are made by moving the facial muscles, these injections prevent them by preventing your facial muscles from moving.
Now that you’re better educated about the difference between forehead wrinkles and other face wrinkles, you’re in a better position to determine what is causing the wrinkles on your face, and what you can do about them. If you need any further advice then don’t hesitate to contact a dermatologist and get their recommendations.
Disclosure: This is a contributed post.