As we age, we lose volume over our forehead, leading to a loss of the smooth convexity of youth and leading to a sunken appearance and illusion of a longer nose.
Dr Owen Thomas practices forehead rejuvenation with different types of high-quality hyaluronic acid dermal fillers at his Swansea Bay practice.
Local anaesthetic injection
The optimal forehead shape is determined as part of an overall treatment plan for facial balance as part of the full facial assessment.
This can be combined with muscle relaxing injections to alter eyebrow position and shape (more feminine or masculine) and temporal filling injections as part of a complete upper face rejuvenation. It is an often-overlooked part of the treatment plan, and one that less experienced practitioners fail to notice or suggest.
Forehead injections should always be done by a practitioner with advanced-level aesthetic training because of the large blood vessels which emerge from the eye socket, making it a comparatively more significant area for complications. Dr Owen uses cannulas with specific techniques to do this safely and reduce any change of blood vessel blockage.
Forehead rejuvenation with dermal fillers combined with wrinkle relaxing injections to restore a full and smooth appearance, take years off the perceived age, and allowing people to feel the best version of themselves.
Local anaesthetic injection
Dermal fillers last for variable times in different areas of the face but in the forehead may last 6-12 months after the first treatment but then longer with subsequent sessions given the layering effect of filler.
Recovery time will always vary between different patients. You can resume most everyday activities right away, but it is generally recommended that you avoid intense physical activity for the first 24-48 hours to minimise swelling and bruising.
It is best to avoid touching the area or applying makeup for around 12 hours after treatment and avoid flying for 24-48 hours. Although avoidance of alcohol is often suggested, there is no evidence this worsens bleeding, but we recommend very moderate intake for the first day after treatment with dermal fillers.
As with any medical treatment, there can be side effect although these are usually mild given that hyaluronic acid is a natural substance.
Swelling and redness is most common, the worst of which tends to subside over 24-48 hours.
Serious complications from fillers such as blood vessel blockage is rare and minimised with excellent technique; hyaluronic acid fillers are also reversible with an enzyme that can be injected.
When injected beneath the skin, botulinum toxin (more commonly known as Botox) reduces wrinkles by lessening the muscle’s contraction.
Fillers, on the other hand, increase hydration to produce a plumper appearance. Filler injections to improve the appearance of wrinkles are another common request, as well as to improve the profile of the forehead. A gentle arc might be produced by smoothing down a concave curve (often as a result of protruding eyebrows or prominent foreheads), resulting in what some might describe as a more ‘feminine’ and aesthetically pleasing appearance, in addition to anti-aging benefits.
Your medical history will be discussed at your initial consultation, and Dr Owen will decide which areas need to be treated. You’ll find out about the treatment in detail at the consultation. If you’re happy, we will go through the consent process, take photos, and begin the treatment.
Dr Owen Thomas is a highly trained aesthetic physician with a level 7 qualification in injectable treatments.
He uses his passion and skill combined with a professional, ethical and safe approach, to enable his patients to feel rejuvenated, confident and ready for everything life has to offer.
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