Treating forehead wrinkles2024-05-10T14:11:04+00:00

Treating forehead wrinkles

The wrinkles that run horizontally on your forehead are called forehead wrinkles. Often, these wrinkles begin as superficial and small lines on the forehead and can develop into deeper coarse wrinkles. Both men and women can develop permanent forehead wrinkles, sometimes developing one on top of another, which can adversely affect facial expression. As you consider doing something about your forehead wrinkles, we’d like to tell you what your options are and what steps you can take. During a consultation with a plastic surgeon at our private clinic located in Maastricht, we’ll provide you with all the necessary information so you can make an informed decision.

What causes forehead wrinkles?

Forehead wrinkles are mainly caused by expressions of the face – mainly, the raising of the eyebrow muscles. These muscles are used to express different emotions like surprise, worry or anger, and so are frequently used. Getting wrinkles is a natural part of the aging process because as you age, the collagen and elastin in the skin decreases. As a result, the skin becomes thinner, less elastic, and less firm. If you use your facial expressions a lot, through frowning and raising your eyebrows, deep wrinkles will appear in the long run. Sun exposure, stress, smoking or poor eating and living habits also contribute to this.

When to treat forehead wrinkles with Botox?

If your forehead wrinkles bother you, you may want to consider getting them treated. For most people, wrinkles become bothersome once the lines remain even when the face is relaxed. Also, there are plenty of young people who want to avoid the horizontal lines on their foreheads. Botox  both improves the lines that are already there and works preventively.

It’s not easy to just stop raising your eyebrows and not frown because these are often habits you’re not aware of or that are difficult to unlearn. One tool that can help is Botox: a muscle relaxant. The substance Botulinum Toxin (Botox) reduces muscle contraction and relaxes the skin. This will prevent deep forehead wrinkles.

When to treat forehead wrinkles with a filler?

If you already have wrinkles, you don’t need to inject fillers directly into them. If you’re treated (several times) with toxin, the existing wrinkles will naturally diminish. If your forehead wrinkles don’t go away, you may be able to have them filled with filler. Fillers are used to fill wrinkles by addressing volume loss. At MOOI Clinic, we only work with safe botulinum toxin and temporary fillers. We prefer to use Belotero hyaluronic acid fillers for this purpose.

Botox® or Bocouture®.

At MOOI Clinic, we work with two different brands of muscle relaxants: Botox® and Bocouture®. Botox® is the well-known brand of Allergan. Bocouture® is a new, purified form of Botulinum toxin. During a consultation, we will tell you about both brands and help you make the right choice.

Consultation and treatment

During the consultation, you and the doctor will look at your face, wrinkles and skin. We also assess why you lift your eyebrows often. You may have low-profile eyebrows or suffer from overhanging eyelids. In such a case, Botox treatment solves one problem, but may create another. Before proceeding with treatment, a specialist will advise you on what is an appropriate treatment. If Botox is suitable for your forehead wrinkles, you can often be treated right after the consultation.

With Botox treatment, the substance is injected with a very thin needle into the muscles that cause the wrinkles. It’s very important that a natural result is achieved and your appearance is not altered. Therefore, always choose Botox treatment from a specialist such as a cosmetic doctor or plastic surgeon. The treatment takes about 15 minutes and no anesthesia is necessary. Afterwards, the skin is somewhat red and swollen but this goes away in about 15 minutes. You can usually return to work after treatment since there are normally no visible signs you had anything done. Botox begins to work after a few days, and after two weeks the effects of muscle relaxing are optimal.

After treatment

There are rarely any side effects after Botox treatment. In case of swelling or pain, you can treat the areas with a cold compress but this is usually not necessary. After treatment, you can do almost anything again. We only recommend that you keep your head upright for the first 3-4 hours, and don’t exercise (including yoga), or use a tanning bed or sauna for 24 hours.

Our specialists

Our specialists

Your appearance is precious to us. We believe that for proper treatment, you need the right people. Training, competence and quality can only be provided with specialists who understand their trade. We do not want to be the largest clinic in the Netherlands, but the best.


If the skin is well hydrated, fine lines will be less noticeable. However deeper forehead wrinkles, unfortunately, can no longer be fixed with cream alone. After all, if the mimicry remains you’ll continue developing lines. Therefor toxin treatment is still the best choice. By properly moisturizing the skin around your eyes, you can delay, but not prevent, the formation of wrinkles for longer.

This varies from person to person. The more often you’ve already received a toxin treatment, the longer the effect remains as well. Thus, the effect will often last around 3 months in the beginning and later it can last up to 4-6 months.

Ideally, you can still raise your eyebrows subtly. However, not so much that wrinkles still appear. The dosage can always be adjusted to achieve the desired result. For example, the doctor will always ask about the kind of botox result you’re looking for. Together, you will then create a treatment plan.

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