Forehead wrinkles are a frequent complaint for patients considering or undergoing Botox. Although this is an area easily treated with Botox, a small group of individuals are at risk of developing a heavy and lower brow position following treatment. This can be a source of unhappiness following treatment because correction is not always possible once it happens. Fortunately, careful assessment of the forehead configuration can identify those patients at risk of the complication. For those individuals, dermal Botox can provide softening, and in some cases, elimination of the forehead wrinkles without the risk of a low, heavy brow.
Dermal Botox is a modified technique in which the Botox is injected at the site of muscle attachment to the skin, instead of directly into the forehead muscle. This technique minimizes wrinkles while preserving the resting tone and movement of the forehead for a natural correction.