Have you ever looked in the mirror and began to fret over the fine lines on your forehead? If so, you are not alone.
Fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead are among the top concerns for our customers (and us too). If you’re increasingly frowning because of the fine lines on your forehead, read on. We cover what causes forehead fine lines in the first place, how realistic it is to expect them to disappear completely, and what you can do to minimize their appearance.
What Causes Fine Lines on Forehead?
Ageing is the leading cause of fine lines on the forehead and other areas of the face.
As we age, our skin loses elasticity and our collagen production decreases. The middle layer of our skin, the dermis, becomes thinner and thinner. Decreased collagen and elastin with thinning causes the skin to develop fine lines and wrinkles.
And because our skin is thinning, it also slowly loses its ability to retain moisture, it becomes slower to heal, and it becomes less efficient at secreting good oils.
These factors make our skin even more prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles.
When your skin is exposed to excessive amounts of ultraviolet or UV radiation, your skin prematurely ages.
UV light breaks down our much-loved collagen fibers, which affects both the production of collagen and elastin. When your skin is exposed to UV light, it responds by producing an enzyme called metalloproteinase, which helps your skin to fix the collagen.
But when this enzyme is released, your collagen fibers become confused, and they can’t always reorganize themselves to work together with the metalloproteinase.
This causes your skin to try and rebuild collagen over and over again, and with each try it becomes more and more inefficient at doing so, causing your skin to wrinkle in the process.
Another unavoidable cause is contracting your muscles for a facial expression. Frowning, smiling and other common facial expressions all cause muscles to contract and the skin to wrinkle. Unfortunately, gravity only makes this worse and over time, together these two factors cause wrinkles.
Much like when your skin is exposed to UV radiation, smoking makes it harder and harder for your skin to produce new collagen. And as mentioned above, a lack of collagen causes wrinkles and fine lines.
How to Reduce Fine Lines on Forehead
Let’s move into the information we all want to know, how to reduce fine lines on the forehead.
We’ll split this up into two, how to prevent wrinkles from occurring and how to reduce fine lines that already exist.
Preventing Fine Lines on Forehead
There are two things you can do to prevent fine lines from forming on your forehead.
Wear an SPF 50+ Sunscreen
The first is wearing an SPF 50 every single day. We’re sure you’ve heard it before, but an SPF 50 is a must. Sunscreens that are 50 factor will protect your skin from both UVA and UVB damage. Anything less isn’t protecting you adequately from both kinds of radiation.
Sunscreen will help to prevent or slow down premature ageing caused by the sun. Meaning you get to hold onto your collagen fibers for longer and retain that youthful plumpness!
Microneedle For Prevention
There are so many benefits for microneedling, the biggest being it stimulates your skin to produce lots of collagen.
So why not stimulate that collagen production to prevent wrinkles from even occurring? By getting in early and microneedling your skin, you can have a continuously strong cycle of collagen production to minimize pre-existing wrinkles and prevent new ones.
Reduce Fine Lines on Forehead
Now, let’s explore the ways you can reduce the fine lines that already exist on your forehead.
Yes, microneedling will treat current fine lines and help prevent future ones! The collagen production that microneedling sets into motion will kick your skin into high gear and flood your forehead with collagen.
This collagen will help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Depending on how deep your wrinkles are and how your skin heals, you may need anywhere from two to eight microneedling treatments to see results.
What is exciting about microneedling the forehead is that because the forehead doesn’t require a robust depth (unlike our squishy cheeks), you can see results with a shallower needle depth. Whether you choose to microneedle or cosmetically needle your forehead, you’re likely to see some improvement!
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LED Light Therapy
LED light therapy is a non-invasive way of rejuvenating the skin.
The LED light stimulates the body’s regenerative metabolic processes at a cellular level. The light stimulates collagen production, assists with skin healing, helps remove wrinkles and treats acne. LED Light also helps with sagging skin and cellulite.
The results are awesome given this treatment is completely non-invasive and has no downtime.
Thanks to the innovation in the skincare industry, you can now purchase high-quality LED light therapy devices to give yourself a salon-worthy treatment at home. Check out our PDT Machine or the Femvy LED Light Therapy Mask if you want to bust those forehead fine lines and get a serious glow.
You might be thinking, “what on earth is EMS therapy, do I really need it?”
EMS stands for electro-muscular therapy, and this form of therapy sends tiny electric pulses to your skin to contract the muscles. This muscle contraction is giving your skin a workout, causing it to tighten and firm in response.
If you’re looking for tighter skin from a muscular level, EMS is an excellent treatment. You’ll see a lifted face and an overall improved skin texture.
EMS technology is usually integrated into other devices. You can buy an LED light therapy mask or even a facial cleansing brush that contains EMS. This way you get to use this therapy in a tool that can offer many skincare benefits.
Peptides are a powerful anti-ageing ingredient you can easily slot into your current skincare routine.
A peptide serum stimulates collagen and elastin production, minimize the appearance of fine lines on the forehead, support skin healing, and help with hyperpigmentation and dullness.
Peptides are a real power-house skincare ingredient that can be applied morning and night to give you a short-term glow and long-term fine line reduction.
A gua sha is a simple skincare tool that delivers many benefits. When you massage your forehead with a gua sha, your circulation is boosted, your lymphatic drainage is improved, and you stimulate cell rejuvenation.
With regular use, a gua sha can help lift and tighten the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Can Forehead Lines Go Away?
How realistic is it to expect forehead lines to disappear completely?
By using a combination of the treatments listed above, you can reduce their appearance, but you won’t be able to vanish them completely.
How to Reduce Fine Lines on Your Forehead
Here’s a simple table on which treatments help to reduce fine lines on your forehead.
|Treatment||What it Does||How it Reduces Forehead Fine Lines & Wrinkles||What You’ll Need|
|Microneedling||Creates tiny microchannels in your skin to produce a healing response.||To heal the microchannels, the skin goes into overdrive and produces heaps of collagen. This collagen will help to plump the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.||Dr. Pen Microneedling Pen|
|LED Light Therapy||Sends LED light to rejuvenate the skin at a cellular level.||LED Light stimulates the body’s regenerative metabolic processes at a cellular level. The light stimulates collagen production, skin healing, wrinkles reduction, acne, sagging skin and cellulite.||LED light mask or panel|
|EMS Therapy||Electro muscular therapy sends tiny electrical pulses through your skin.||These electrical pulses give your skin a workout causing it to tighten and firm.||A tool with EMS capabilities.|
|Peptides||Stimulates collagen and elastin production, whilst tackling fine lines and hyperpigmentation.||These benefits all help to plump and nourish the skin, which reduces the appearance of fine lines on the forehead.||A peptide complex serum|
|Gua Sha||Massages the skin with its unique shape and texture.||Boost your circulation, improve lymphatic drainage and stimulate cell rejuvenation to tighten and lift the skin.||A gua sha|
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