Botox® cosmetic injections may be your best bet for banishing those parallel forehead frown lines commonly known as the “11s.”
No wrinkle cream or over-the-counter beauty potion can eliminate the 11s, but certain injectable products can significantly lessen their appearance. If vertical frown lines are making you look older — or giving you a permanently angry, annoyed or sad expression — it may be time to discuss Botox® injections with your aesthetic plastic surgeon or cosmetic injection artist.
Botox® is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment for deep facial wrinkles, including the 11s.
How Does Botox® Work for the 11s?
Forehead frown lines develop as a result of aging. Years of squinting, frowning and making other facial expressions create lines and creases between the eyebrows.
When injected into the facial muscles responsible for causing the wrinkles, Botox® temporarily blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injectable substance stops the communication, which works to prevent the muscles from contracting.
After Botox® injections, the 11s relax and appear much less prominent.
Does Botox® Work for Deep Forehead Frown Lines?
Botox® injections work well as a standalone treatment for mild to moderate frown lines. However, if the 11s are deep, Botox® alone may not be enough to reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles.
For the best results with deeper 11s, dermal fillers can be used along with Botox® treatment. Fillers like Juvederm® or Restylane® add volume to the skin, which can further help to erase forehead frown lines.
Botox® Won’t Give You a “Frozen Face”
Botox® is a neuromuscular toxin that paralyzes muscle activity. Patients who aren’t familiar with its benefits sometimes express concern that it will leave them with a frozen face, because everyone’s heard the urban legends.
Fortunately, in the hands of an experienced professional, Botox® cosmetic injections don’t freeze the face. With the proper dosage and techniques, this treatment will leave you with a natural-looking, rejuvenated appearance. Simply explain the results you’d like to achieve during your cosmetic treatment consultation. Our skilled and experienced nurse injector will know exactly how to give you the look you want.
No single cosmetic facial treatment is right for everyone. And results from Botox®, dermal fillers and other procedures can vary significantly among patients. To determine the best approach to banish your 11s, schedule a consultation with our office.
With well over a decade of experience, Dr. Mobley and the Beauty Now team at Mobley MD Utah Facial Plastic Surgery have the skills and experience to minimize your forehead frown lines. Contact our Salt Lake City office to schedule a consultation to discuss Botox treatment for the 11s today.
NOTE: The information provided here is of a general nature and is not intended to substitute for personal advice from an experienced cosmetic surgeon.