Aging skin displays many symptoms, from an increasingly uneven tone, to the development of dark spots, to dryness and the appearance of different types of wrinkles; such as forehead wrinkles. While these wrinkles can be the most noticeable of those that form, there are ways to reduce their appearance.
Treatments for reducing or erasing forehead wrinkles range from simple daily treatments to those that are more invasive (as well as costly), and the method you choose will most likely depend on your skin care budget, your tolerance to certain treatments, and what your dermatologist recommends. It’s also important to remember that not all treatments are suitable for all people who are seeking treatment. Before you choose a method of treatment for forehead wrinkles, you may want to consult your dermatologist to discuss your skin’s history and whether certain treatments are the best choice for its overall health.
Retinol for Forehead Wrinkles
If you’re considering a topical treatment for forehead wrinkles, then you may want to choose retinol-containing creams or serums. Retinol, which is another word for vitamin A, has been proven to have wrinkle-reducing abilities, and improve the body’s efficiency in destroying damage skin cells and flushing away toxins.
It works by encouraging healthy cells to act normally, especially in their production of collagen, the protein that keeps skin elastic and firm. When skin cells function normally, they create enough collagen to keep the skin from wrinkling.
Retinol comes in many formulations and can be found in anti-aging serums, moisturizers, and nighttime treatments. Nighttime treatments may be an especially viable option for those who have forehead wrinkles that are deeper, as the skin works to repair itself overnight, when it doesn’t have to work to defend itself from toxins during the day.
If you do plan to use a retinol treatment for your forehead wrinkles, keep in mind that products that are packaged in jars may compromise the efficacy of retinol and other ingredients once they are exposed to air. Therefore, you may want to choose one that’s packaged in a tube or bottle.
Hydrate Inside and Out
Dry skin is more prone to wrinkling, especially in the case of forehead wrinkles, so it’s important to hydrate the skin both inside and out. To hydrate your skin from the inside, drink at least 64 ounces of water a day. Some studies have shown that mineral water has been effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles when ingested daily and consistently, so this is something to consider when you fill your water bottle each morning.
To hydrate your skin on the outside, use a daily moisturizer that contains UV protection to protect your skin from free radicals; hyaluronic acid, which attracts moisture from the atmosphere and binds it to the skin; and vitamin E, which creates a barrier on the skin to allow it to retain moisture longer.
You may want to avoid products that contain alcohol, which can dry out the skin if used on a daily basis.
If you find that topical treatments aren’t working for your forehead wrinkles, then you may want to consider Botox injections. During treatment, a doctor injects this toxin into the skin, which prevents muscular contractions in the treated area and keeps the skin smooth.
However, Botox injections often include a number of side effects, including bumps and lumps under the skin, traveling of the toxin into other parts of the face, and in some cases, infection at the injection site.
Before you consider this forehead wrinkle treatment, you should discuss all possible side effects and risks with a qualified cosmetic surgeon.