There are many different reasons to get forehead fillers, from reducing lines and wrinkles, to sculpting the forehead to promote facial symmetry. If you want to improve the look of your forehead, fillers are a minimally invasive alternative to facelifts.
Although well known in their use for plumping your pout, enhancing your cheekbones, and as an alternative to rhinoplasty, face fillers are also commonly used as an anti-ageing treatment on the forehead. They specifically target wrinkles, deep lines and folds that appear above the eyebrows from years of expressive facial movements, as well as frown lines.
However, the use of fillers is not just limited to anti-ageing, they have also become useful as a method of contouring the forehead. The forehead may require contouring for several reasons:
This injectable treatment involves administering a gel-like substance, usually containing hyaluronic acid, into areas of the forehead which require additional volume.
If you are using fillers to target lines and wrinkles, it will be injected directly into the wrinkle to plump up the skin. If you are using the fillers to contour your forehead, your doctor will have marked out which areas should be injected to achieve your desired shape.
The forehead fillers treatment takes between 15 to 30 minutes and requires little downtime. Numbing cream will be applied before the treatment, although most patients do not experience much pain as our doctor uses a soft-fill cannula to administer the facial fillers.
On the surface, these two treatments may seem similar. However, they are different in many ways.
If you are using forehead fillers to combat the signs of ageing, women in their 40s and 50s will benefit from the treatment to reduce the depth and appearance of wrinkles, plump the skin and revive the youthfulness of your skin.
Good facial symmetry is scientifically proven to increase a person’s attractiveness, so if you are suffering from face asymmetry forehead fillers can help enhance your appearance by balancing out your facial features.
Forehead fillers can last anywhere from 6 months and longer, depending on the type of filler or thickness.
The most popular facial fillers include:
|Ingredients||Hyaluronic Acid||Hyaluronic Acid|
|Lasts for||6 to 18 months||12 to 18 months|
|Best for||All areas of the face||Specifically areas with wrinkles|
Some clinics may carry different types of facial fillers, so it is important to check with your aesthetic doctor about the fillers they use for your forehead contouring.
Immediately after your forehead filler treatment, it is advised not to touch your face and avoid exercise to allow the filler to settle in the right places. It is best to avoid anything that may come into contact with your forehead that might cause it to become misshapen.
The same can be said for facial massages, dentist appointments or anything else which involves stretching or putting pressure on any areas of the face.
It is also advised you avoid smoking and alcohol. Although these may not affect the results of your treatment, they will increase the risk of bruising and swelling to the affected area, leading to a longer recovery time.
In the long run, there are also things you can do to maximise the results of your forehead fillers. Maintaining a proper skincare routine will help keep your skin looking youthful by enhancing the anti-ageing effect from your fillers. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, with a balanced diet and plenty of exercise will also help to keep your skin looking its best.
If you are looking to enhance your facial features, correct your forehead shape or help combat signs of ageing on your forehead, book a consultation today with one of our aesthetic doctors to learn if forehead fillers are suitable for you.
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