Medical practitioners commonly treat vertical lines above the nose (known as scowl lines or glabellar lines) and horizontal lines on the forehead with advanced dermal fillers, such as Juvederm® and Restylane®, as well as BOTOX®.
Scowl lines (glabellar lines) are an area of concern for many individuals. These lines extend vertically above the nose, between the eyebrows, looking like a number ‘11’ is etched into the face. In some individuals, they can form deep folds or furrows. Glabellar lines can contribute to an angry or scowling appearance. The lines are caused primarily by exaggerated scowling, squinting or pensive movement of the eyebrows and forehead.
Glabellar lines are treated by most healthcare professionals with BOTOX®. As with other BOTOX® procedures, if the treatments are maintained regularly, many patients will require smaller amounts over time.
Patients with folds or deep lines may need a combination of BOTOX® and dermal fillers, such as Restylane® or Juvederm®, in this area. It is important to use a medical practitioner who is highly experienced with dermal filler injections when receiving treatment in the glabella region. Since BOTOX® is such an effective method of treatment for glabellar lines, most medical practitioners recommend that patients begin receiving BOTOX® treatments before the lines turn into deeper folds or furrows.
Horizontal wrinkles that form on the forehead are common to many individuals. These lines are caused by repeated exaggerated lifting of the eyebrows and forehead. Exposure to sun and the environment can make the lines become more pronounced or etched over time.
Forehead lines are typically treated by most medical practitioners with BOTOX®.
The goal is to diminish exaggerated movement of the forehead. In most instances,
experienced medical practitioners will leave adequate movement of the forehead,
so that an individual does not have a frozen look and can make normal expressions.
If a patient is diligent about returning to the medical practitioner as soon as
full movement returns to the region, then over time, the lines will typically relax
and lose some or all of the etching. For many individuals, the number of units
of BOTOX® required to maintain a line-free forehead becomes fewer
and fewer over time.
It is advisable to select a medical practitioner who has performed at least hundreds of dermal filler procedures because techniques are often refined over time. A medical practitioner who is more experienced in these procedures will be far more likely to achieve better, more pleasing and enduring results, which means you are getting more for your money. We have determined a number of medical practitioners nationally who have extensive experience or training with dermal filler medical procedures. To see a list of experienced healthcare professionals in your area, or to receive a special discount on your procedure, click here.
Featured Healthcare Professionals:
Sydney Coleman MD and Alesia Saboeiro MD, New York, NY
W. Grant Stevens MD FACS, Marina Del Rey, CA
Matthew R. Kelleher M.D., Crest Hill, IL
Brian P. Maloney MD FACS, Atlanta, GA
Richard Zienowicz MD, Providence, RI
Gregory Laurence MD, Germantown, TN
George J. Bitar MD, Fairfax, VA
Terry J. Perkins MD, Oxnard, CA
Nalini Prasad MD, Roseville, CA
Tahl Humes M.D., Denver, CO