Forehead / Temple
The forehead is a dynamic part of the face. We relay much of our thoughts or concerns with our facial expression. The forehead reveals expressions of concern or sympathy but also anger and frustration. Over time the “over use” of the muscles of expression can leave tracks of our thoughts or a prolonged look of frowning, even when we don’t feel that way. Just when you are feeling good or concentrating contently on a task, someone comments, “Why are you so mad?”
Thank the heavens for Botox! Neurotoxins, like Botox or Dysport, help reduce the strength of the muscles of expression. Ironically, studies have shown that neurotoxins are an antidepressant. This is due to the “facial feedback” mechanism. Facial expressions send certain feedback to the brain. When we look in the mirror and you see a constant frown (RBF) your mood with reflect this. When you look in the mirror and the frown is gone, and eye brows are lifted, your mood is happier.
Before and After
As we age (mature), the bony structures of the face and skull actually reduces in size and volume. With this loss of underlying support, the muscles of the forehead are forced to work harder. Restoring volume loss with facial fillers reduces the work load on the muscles and provides a natural expression. The temples are a more common place to notice bone loss of the skull. When fillers are placed in the temples and above the orbit of the eye, a lifting effect results in the eye brow. Various fillers can be used in temples. Our favorites are Vollure, Versa, or Sculptra.
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