Forehead Lift with BOTOX or Surgery
Lines and wrinkles on the forehead can lead you to look years older than you really are. Thankfully, Dr. Christopher Hove offers advanced skin care and cosmetic facial surgery procedures that rejuvenate your appearance and remove unwanted signs of aging. Countless Philadelphia, PA patients have benefited from BOTOX® injections and forehead lift surgery at our practice.
But which treatment for brow lines is better?
Our team would like to take a moment to compare forehead lift surgery and BOTOX injections so you understand which one may be better for you.
How BOTOX Injections Work
BOTOX injections are ideal for dynamic wrinkles, meaning the wrinkles that appear when you make certain kinds of facial expressions. These are common around the brow and forehead region, especially when people frown.
The BOTOX solution will prevent muscle contractions from occurring around the injection site. This means that the dynamic wrinkles caused by certain facial expressions will not appear.
Ideal Candidates for BOTOX Injections
Good candidates for BOTOX injections are people who suffer from dynamic wrinkles who would prefer to avoid undergoing a surgical procedure. They should understand that BOTOX treatment results are temporary, and have a full understanding of all risks and benefits involved in the procedure.
The Pros and Cons of BOTOX Injections
The advantages of getting BOTOX injections for forehead rejuvenation are as follows:
- No scarring from injection therapy
- No downtime or lengthy recovery process
- Patients are back to most normal activities right after BOTOX injection treatment
- More affordable than facial plastic surgery
- Results appear natural
The disadvantages of getting BOTOX injections for the forehead are as follows:
- The results only last about six months, requiring return visits to our Philadelphia cosmetic surgery center for periodic touch-ups
- Outcomes may not be as dramatic as patients wish
How Forehead Lift Surgery Works
Also known as a brow lift, forehead lift surgery involves incisions made behind a patient’s hairline. Through these incisions, the underlying structures of the forehead are adjusted and the forehead skin is pulled tighter. This leads to fewer wrinkles along he brow and a more youthful appearance.
Ideal Candidates for Forehead Lift Surgery
Good candidates for forehead lift surgery are people who have considerable lines and wrinkles along their brow area. They should be in good overall health and not suffer from medical conditions that would make the brow lift surgery a risk to general wellness. Patients should understand the risks and benefits involved in the surgery.
The Pros and Cons of Forehead Lift Surgery
The advantages of surgical forehead rejuvenation are as follows:
- Long-lasting results for facial rejuvenation
- Incisions and scars are hidden carefully in the hairline/scalp
The disadvantages of surgical forehead rejuvenation are as follows:
- Risk of infection and post-op complications
- More expensive than BOTOX injections and dermal fillers
- More serious side effects after surgical treatment
- Downtime required to recuperate after the surgery
Helping You Make the Right Facial Rejuvenation Choices
During your consultation at our practice serving the Philadelphia area, we will be more than happy to discuss your options for facial rejuvenation treatment. Based on your aesthetic needs and goals, we will can help you make the right decision to get rid of forehead wrinkles and other signs of aging. Our team is here for you.
Learn More About Facial Rejuvenation
For more information about getting rid of lines and wrinkles on your forehead, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic surgeon and skin care specialist. We at the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery are here to help. You can schedule a consultation by calling (610) 647-3727.