How do Horizontal Forehead Wrinkles Form and How Does Botox Help?

No one likes having horizontal forehead wrinkles on their face, as it makes them several years older than their actual age. If you are also starting to see these lines on your face, you wonder what is causing it to form.
 
 

Why do Horizontal Forehead Wrinkles Start to Appear?

The primary reason for horizontal forehead wrinkles is age. Your skin starts to lose its elasticity while becoming thin and dry. As a result, it will lose its ability to protect itself from damage. Over time, horizontal forehead wrinkles start to form on your face.

Another reason for wrinkles is ultraviolet light exposure, which increases the rate at which your skin ages. This radiation will cause your skin’s elastin fibers and collagen to break down. Your skin will start to sag, allowing premature horizontal forehead wrinkles to form.

Repeating facial expressions and movements, such as smiling, frowning, and squinting can cause these types of wrinkles to appear on your face. These actions will form a groove under your skin’s surface. Coupled with the effects of aging, they will become a part of your face permanently.

How Can Botox Help You?

Botox is the non-invasive cosmetic procedure of choice, as it helps reduce the horizontal forehead wrinkles. It prevents your nerves from sending signals to the muscle cells in the area of injection to contract. Botox will stop acetylcholine, a chemical in your body, responsible for causing contraction. After you receive these injections, every time you frown, smile, or squint, there won’t be any horizontal forehead wrinkles.

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