Forehead wrinkles, how to get rid of them?

The wrinkles that run horizontally on your forehead are called forehead wrinkles. These wrinkles often begin as superficial and small lines on the forehead and can develop into deep coarse wrinkles. Both men and women can suffer from permanent forehead wrinkles, sometimes several on top of each other, that adversely affect facial expression. They make you look older and troubled. What can you do to get rid of forehead wrinkles? Can you remove them, and if so, how? Our plastic surgeon Darren Booi and cosmetic doctor Rachel Dijkstra provide the answer!

How do forehead wrinkles occur?

Forehead wrinkles are mainly caused by expression; the raising of the eyebrows. But getting wrinkles is a natural part of the aging process. As you age, collagen in the skin decreases. As a result, the skin becomes thinner and less elastic and firm. If you use a lot of facial expressions, frown a lot and raise your eyebrows, deep wrinkles will develop in the long run. The aging process can be aggravated by sun exposure, stress, smoking or poor eating and living habits.

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Is it preventable?

There are several things you can do to prevent deep forehead wrinkles. Essential is to make sure you rest your forehead muscles as much as possible. So stop raising your eyebrows. This may sound a little crazy, but it is the big “culprit” in forming deep forehead wrinkles. Reducing stress and being comfortable in your own skin helps. It is also important that you take good care of your skin and protect it: inside and out:

  • Healthy lifestyle without smoking
  • Day care with UV protection

There are several treatments available to prevent and remove forehead wrinkles. Whether a non-invasive treatment is also suitable for your forehead is best evaluated by one of our specialists. The plastic surgeon or our cosmetic doctor can educate you on this during a consultation.

Non-invasive treatments

Our non-invasive treatments do not involve a surgical procedure. So there is no cutting into your skin. There are several ways to reduce your forehead wrinkles.

Botox and/or fillers

Just stopping to raise your eyebrows and frown is not always easy. They are often habits you are not aware of and are difficult to unlearn. One tool to stop frowning and lifting your eyebrows is Botox: a muscle relaxant. The substance Botulinum Toxin (Botox) reduces muscle contraction and relaxes the skin. This will prevent deep forehead wrinkles.

If you already have wrinkles, you don’t need to inject fillers directly into them. If you are treated (several times) with toxin, the existing wrinkles will also naturally diminish. If your forehead wrinkles don’t go away, you may be able to have them filled with a filler. Fillers are used on volume loss, in other words, to fill wrinkles. At MOOI, we only work with safe botulinum toxin and temporary fillers. During a consultation, we will be happy to advise you on the options for preventing and removing forehead wrinkles with injectables.

Chemical peelings

A chemical peel causes the skin to renew itself. The skin quality improves significantly, superficial lines on the face fade and discolorations (pigmentation) also diminish. Only a deep chemical peel can also blur wrinkles. For incipient forehead wrinkles, a chemical peel may be able to remove them. To prevent wrinkles in the future, frown as little as possible. A combination treatment with Botox may be a solution.

Surgical treatments

In addition to non-invasive treatments, we can remove forehead wrinkles through a surgical procedure.

Eyebrow elevator

If you are constantly lifting your eyebrows because they are low, then a brow elevator may be a solution for you. Of course, this depends entirely on the position of your eyebrows and face. However, a brow elevator does not address existing forehead wrinkles. Precisely, a brow elevator uses an existing wrinkle to incorporate the scar.

Endoscopic forehead elevator

Many people report to MOOI Clinic for eyelid surgery. Aging skin causes excess skin around the eyes, eyebrows also sag and forehead wrinkles develop. To correct forehead wrinkles and low-hanging eyebrows, an endoscopic or open forehead elevator may be a solution. Through three to six small incisions in the hairline, special instruments are used to loosen the skin from the forehead to the eyebrows and slide it upward. Tightening the bony membrane raises the eyebrows to the proper height. After this treatment, it is advisable to use botox to prolong the effect of the surgery.


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Darren and Rachel