Updated: Jan 1
Removing those annoying worry lines from the forehead is as much an art as a science, while cosmetic dermatology is indeed a science because each individual has a different muscle tone, skin laxity, facial characteristics, each patient's treatment is radically different. Tailoring botulinum treatments for the forehead based on individual facial anatomy and muscle tone plays a crucial role in attaining the natural look we all want as well as get rid of unwanted wrinkles.
How to do it right?
Patient evaluation is the key to doing this well.
The positions, strength, and insertion points of the facial muscles are discovered by inspecting them at rest, observing their movements while the patient makes varying facial expressions, and maneuvering them. For an optimal aesthetic outcome, each patient should undergo a static and dynamic assessment of muscle position, mass, and functional status patients treatment.
What will it do for me?
The aim is to completely eliminate lines when the patient is at rest while leaving the ability to move freely with minimal wrinkling when the patient is animated or actively expressing emotion.
Watch out for the eyes!
Another oft overlooked side-effect or forehead botulinum toxin injection is the affect on eyebrow shape, so it is essential to discuss with patients whether they desire
a more feminine shaped eyebrow
[high arch shape] or
a more masculine shaped eyebrow [horizontal straight].
by Dr. Chontirot Srikasedsarakul
Dr. Chontirot Srikasedsarakul is a specialist in Genomics, Dermatology and Aesthetics. She has received qualifications from numerous educational institutions like Stanford University, U.S.A.; the University of Queensland, Australia; Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine.