This is an area best approached conservatively. The transverse lines across your forehead are formed by repeated raising of your eyebrows over many years. Botox® works best in this area and acts by softening the elevation of the brows. Obviously a strong dose here, while eliminating the lines may rob you of your ability to raise your eyebrows and thereby your expression. This is a look we often see on celebrities in the States. The key to treating the forehead is to tailor the dose for the individual, to soften the lines but retain expression!
Botox® and Dysport are Prescription Medicines containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines of the face. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Arrange a consultation to discuss the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuromuscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to a doctor. A charge applies. Note: Botox® and Dysport treatment lasts about 4 months and after this time further courses of treatment could be necessary. Arrange a consultation to discuss your own situation.
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