Brow and Forehead Lines
Here at The Private Clinic we offer many treatments to help reduce the appearance of brow and forehead lines including anti-wrinkle injections, regenlite, derma pen, laser skin resurfacing, chemical skin peels and a brow lift.
When you move your face; squinting, raising your eyebrows, frowning and concentrating your forehead muscles will contract but after years of your muscles contracting lines and wrinkles will start to form.
The main cause of forehead lines is a reduction of elastin and collagen being produced in the skin. The production of these proteins slows down as we age which affects the skins elasticity. Other contributing factors to brow and forehead lines include excessive sun exposure, smoking and pollution.
The best way to prevent brow and forehead lines is to protect your skin all year round from UV rays by using a SPF cream. Other things you can do to help prevent lines are to minimise your stress, stop smoking, keep hydrated and following a good skincare routine.
We are the UK’s leading non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic group of clinics and have some of the most experienced specialists in the industry that can advise on the best treatment for brow and forehead lines. The next step is to book a free consultation to discuss your area of concern. We treat thousands of patients every year and pride ourselves on our knowledge and expertise. All of our Clinics are registered with the Care Quality Commission and The Independent Healthcare Advisory Services.
Anti-wrinkle injections involve injecting a protein called botulinum toxin type A into your affected areas to relax the muscles. When the muscles are relaxed, they will not contract and cause lines and wrinkles to appear. Anti-wrinkle injections can target a lot of key areas including the horizontal forehead lines which tend to appear when you raise your eyebrows.
Treatment with anti-wrinkle injections can take 20 minutes to complete and we ask that you come for an initial consultation to discuss the treatment first. It can take 7-10 days to start seeing the results and the treatment tends to last 3 months but this can vary from patient to patient.
Anti-Wrinkle injection treatments for brow and forehead lines are available in-clinic at Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, London Harley Street, Manchester, Northampton and Buckinghamshire close to Oxford, High Wycombe, Aylesbury and Beaconsfield.
Regenlite is a medical laser which emits a laser light. This light penetrates the blood vessels which starts the body’s natural healing response and encourages the skin to produce collagen which then enhances skin rejuvenation reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Treatment with Regenlite can take 30-45 minutes to treat the entire face, so more focused areas will take a shorter amount of time. You will need 3-6 treatments timed 2 weeks apart. Results can last up to twelve months before a maintenance treatment is required.
Our Pearl treatment is a form of Laser Skin Resurfacing that is suitable for treating a range of conditions including lines and wrinkles. The laser essentially removes part of the top layer of skin by creating a number of tiny laser holes. The remaining surrounding skin cells are then encouraged to start rapidly healing which stimulates the production of new collagen which smooths and tightens the skin again. You will continue to produce new collagen for up to 6 months post treatment.
Our Pearl treatment is available in three different forms:
- Pearl Laser Resurfacing – Pearl Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment treats the top layers of skin and deeper layers too. The treatment works to improve the overall quality of the skin by targeting the layers beneath promoting new collagen production.
- Pearl Fractional Laser Resurfacing – Only exposes a small area of the skin. ideal for treating deeper lines and wrinkles. The skin is encouraged to form a protective layer and it’s the body’s healing process that is responsible for the treatment’s incredible results.
- Pearl Fusion – Pearl Fusion is a combination of the Pearl Resurfacing and Pearl Fractional treatments mentioned above. The face will first be treated with the Pearl laser and the Pearl Fractional laser will target areas requiring more aggressive treatment such areas of deep lines and wrinkles.
Our chemical skin peels can improve the appearance of wrinkled skin by using a chemical solution to break down the skin on the surface which causes a natural healing process and helps your skin to regain the thickness and sturdiness that you would have had in your youth. The collagen and elasticity within your skin are rejuvenated and maintained to help your skin look and feel younger for longer. There are a variety of peels available and this will be discussed during an initial consultation where your skin type and concerns will be considered.
Treatment with chemical peels can take as little as 10 minutes. You will need 6-8 peel treatments performed at 1-2 week intervals. A monthly or quarterly maintenance treatment may then be required to keep results looking fresh.
In more severe cases of forehead and brow lines, a brow lift (browplasty) may be suggested. This is a surgical procedure that lifts the forehead removing deep lines and elevating the brows by lifting and tightening the skin.
A brow lift procedure would require you to go under general anaesthetic and surgery time can take 1-2 hours. The results from a brow lift can last a long time in many cases but this would depend on your lifestyle.