When it comes to signs of aging, forehead wrinkles are amongst the most common and frustrating. At first, these expression wrinkles only show up when you raise your eyebrows, but over time they can start to leave a permanent mark in your skin. 

Effective treatments for forehead wrinkles can be hard to find, but there’s one remedy that’s unbeatable when it comes to speed, simplicity, and cost: forehead Botox. If you’re sick and tired of your forehead lines, learn more about how Botox can help. 

Major Causes of Forehead Wrinkles

Forehead wrinkles are considered dynamic wrinkles, which means that they form as a result of facial movements. They normally show up when you raise your eyebrows and disappear once you lower them back down. 

When we’re young, our skin is rich in proteins called collagen and elastin. They allow the skin to bounce back to smoothness after you’ve raised your eyebrows. The skin’s ability to regenerate its vital components slows down with age, causing these proteins to deplete. This leads to the formation of static wrinkles, which are also visible when your forehead is at rest.

Other factors that can speed collagen and elastin degradation include exposure to sun and pollution damage, cigarette smoking, and a generally unhealthy lifestyle. 

Botox for Forehead Lines: How it Works 

Botox is an FDA-approved neuromodulator used to treat wrinkles, amongst other medical and cosmetic concerns. Other neuromodulators that work similarly include Xeomin and Dysport. They selectively paralyze the muscles responsible for the formation of dynamic wrinkles like forehead lines. 

Using Botox for forehead wrinkles is incredibly effective. During treatment, Botox is injected into the frontalis muscle, which is the vertical muscle that contracts when you raise your eyebrows. It should be distributed across the forehead in multiple injections, based on the patient’s unique anatomy, facial symmetry, and wrinkling pattern. 

Botox relaxes the forehead muscles and limits their movement, preventing the formation of dynamic wrinkles and significantly softening static wrinkles. The extent of the effect will depend on how many units of Botox for forehead wrinkles you decide to get. Some clients prefer retaining a bit of movement, while others want a smooth “frozen” forehead. 

How Many Units of Botox for Forehead Are Allowed?

The ideal number of units of forehead Botox will vary from patient to patient, but you can expect to require at least 10-30 units, according to most guidelines. You can combine it with injections in other areas, like between the brows or near the corner of the eye where crow’s feet form. 

It’s important to get enough units of Botox to paralyze the forehead muscles to a sufficient extent. Not enough Botox and you might not see any noticeable wrinkle reduction. 

There are a lot of factors that can impact how many units you’ll need including your age, gender, size of your forehead, your expressiveness, and more. During your appointment or consultation, your nurse injector can let you know how many units you need based on your facial anatomy and personal preferences. 

Who Is a Candidate for Botox on Forehead?

If forehead wrinkles are getting you down, you’re probably an ideal candidate for Botox. Most patients start getting Botox on forehead when they notice that their wrinkles show even when their brows are at rest. Others embrace Baby Botox, to prevent future formation of forehead lines. 

Additionally, it’s important to confirm that you can have Botox safely if:

  • you’re over the age of 18. 
  • You’re not pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to become pregnant. 
  • Not suffering from any neurological disorders, bleeding disorders, or other Botox contraindications.  
  • Not allergic to any Botox components.  
  • Haven’t taken any medications that can interact with Botox, such as muscle relaxants or sleep medications. 

Please review our customer care page for more important information about Botox safety. If you’re unsure, speak to your doctor to confirm that Botox is right for you.

Results to Expect After Botox Forehead Treatment

Your Botox forehead treatment can take a few days to start “kicking in,” and up to two weeks for final results to show. Thanks to the paralyzing effects, raising your eyebrows will become harder and harder. As your forehead becomes more and more relaxed, the severity of your wrinkles will diminish significantly. 

The effects normally last for several months before they gradually fade away, at which point you can book your refresh.

In the hours after your Botox treatment, avoid touching the area, as well as lying down or bending forward. Additionally, avoid intense exercise for at least 24 hours after treatment. Your nurse will let you know about other things to avoid after forehead Botox.  

Side Effects of Botox on Forehead

There are a few potential side effects of getting Botox on your forehead. While you should be aware of them, there’s no need to worry as they don’t necessarily occur in most patients. The most common side effects of Botox for forehead wrinkles include bruising, redness, swelling, and mild soreness in the injection site. 

How Much Is Botox for Forehead?

Different clinics and med spas price Botox differently, but you can expect to pay between $10 and $15 per unit. Considering most patients will need 10-30 units, that means that forehead Botox can cost between $100 and $450. Check out our pricing page to learn how much Botox costs at your nearest SEV. 

How Long Does Forehead Botox Last ?

Botox normally lasts for 3 to 4 months, although it can wear away faster or slower in some patients. It fades gradually until the forehead returns to its previous activity. Factors like metabolism, injection history, the number of units you’ve received can all impact how long your forehead Botox will last. 

Is Botox Safe for the Forehead?

Yes! Botox has been used to treat wrinkles since 2002, and its safety is well-established. While the potential adverse events sound scary, they’re mostly associated with Botox for medical use. While there are some risks associated with cosmetic use, you can avoid them by doing your research and choosing a specialized nurse injector.

How to Find the Right Provider

When choosing your provider for forehead Botox, make sure to select a medical professional, such as a doctor or registered nurse. Ideally, look for someone who specializes in cosmetic injections, so you can be sure that they have a deep understanding of facial anatomy. 

Read reviews to see what others think, and book a consultation so you can form an impression of your provider before having to commit.

At SEV, we’re so proud of our team of nurse injectors. Their high level of expertise leads to consistently phenomenal results. If you’d like to eliminate your forehead wrinkles while avoiding side effects, book an appointment at SEV.