What Are Forehead Lines?
Raising your eyebrows, concentrating, squinting or frowning - whenever you move your face your forehead muscles contract. After years of frequent contraction, combined with environmental and lifestyle factors - such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and pollution - lines and wrinkles begin to form. No longer just signs of old age, our clients report forehead furrows appearing as early as their 20s, giving them a stressed or worried look.
The main cause of forehead lines is a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. These proteins are responsible for our skin’s elasticity, but production drops as we age. Good preventative action includes minimising stress, using an SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays all year round, avoiding smoking, drinking plenty of water and following a good skincare routine, especially ensuring the use of a good moisturiser.
At sk:n we offer the most advanced technology and treatments to target forehead lines, without the need for invasive surgery. We pride ourselves on achieving a no-trace face and offer a free consultation with a medical practitioner, highly personalised plan and post-treatment review.
My make-up now glides over my forehead and I just look more carefree. I love how my smooth skin feels.
Treatments For Forehead Lines
We offer a number of treatment options to lessen the appearance of forehead lines. To choose the best plan for natural looking yet noticeable results, we highly recommend you attend an in-depth, no obligation consultation with a nurse or doctor, which is free for most treatment options. During your consultation your medical practitioner will discuss:
Medical Grade Peels
For fine lines, a chemical formula can be applied to the face, which gradually allows the upper layers of aged skin to peel away. It is harmless and, certainly for the milder peels, painless. Deeper peels can cause a slight burning sensation, a bit like sunburn. But with our soothing pre and post-application creams, any discomfort is minimised. The peels leave a smoother complexion, with forehead lines being reduced or eliminated entirely. There are different strengths of Medical Grade Peels depending on the depth of your forehead lines. Results and downtime vary according to the type of peel you and your skincare professional choose.
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Your muscles contract due to a signal sent from the brain via nerves. Non-surgical Anti-Ageing Injectables work by interrupting this signal, leaving the muscles relaxed and unable to crease the skin. Working under the strictest regulation in the UK, exceeding all mandatory and voluntary regulations, a sk:n medical specialist will inject a medically developed solution commonly known as BOTOX® into the area to be treated with a fine needle. Administered correctly by a medical practitioner, this can subtly smooth and soften the skin, restoring a natural looking, youthful complexion. Treatment is virtually pain free and requires no downtime. Results show after one treatment, lasting up to four months.
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For deeper, more established forehead lines, Dermal Fillers may be considered. With near immediate results (they develop from 48 hours following treatment) lasting up to 12 months, treatment involves injecting a medically developed solution under the skin with a fine needle to plump and fill lines and grooves. We use a solution called Juvéderm®, which contains Hyaluronic Acid to replace the naturally existing substance in your skin that repairs damaged tissue.
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Sculptra™ is used to treat a range of skin concerns, including lack of volume and shallow to deep wrinkles and folds. Administered correctly by a medical practitioner it can subtly smooth, soften, contour and tone the skin, restore youthful plumpness, enhance and define your features. Sculptra™ contains Poly-L-Lactic Acid, which replaces lost collagen to help maintain the skin's elasticity.
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This laser resurfacing treatment targets the surface and deeper layers of the skin, encouraging the skin to produce new collagen and repair itself from sun damage. Results are immediate and long-lasting; however this treatment does require some downtime to allow your skin to heal.
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