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Is there anything I can do other than a forehead lift like injectables?

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I have lines on my forehead not too bad yet but there is a line between my eyes on top of my nose. Can they be filled if not to deep or is a forehead lift the only option?

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Forehead wrinkles are generally caused by hyperactivity of the muscle (frontalis) that raises the eyebrows, and wrinkles between the eyebrows are also caused most often by muscles of expression. Since Botox and similar products like Dysport and Xeomin work by relaxing overactive muscles, they are typically first line treatment rather than fillers. However, keep in mind that the horizontal lines develop because the muscle is working extra to hold up the brow area, which might mean that there is some sagging. In that case, a surgical lift is best because injections might lead to more sagging. See an ASAPS member with expertise in both injectables and browlifting for an expert opinion specific to your situation.

Richard A. Baxter, M.D.
Mountlake Terrace, WA

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Deep frown lines can be treated with Botox and fillers. When you are ready surgery will give a permanent solution

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Of course you can do toxins like Xelmin, Botox or Dysport with the same effect in just five days. I use it my self.

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