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Doctor insights on: Vertical Wrinkles Between Eyebrows

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Would belotero reduce the heavy lines between by eyebrows?

Would belotero reduce the heavy lines between by eyebrows?

Most likely.: Lines between the eyebrows & on the lower brow often develop with age and repeat patterns of facial expression. Some are increased based on genetics and environmental exposures, especially sun damage. Many times, initial treatment will be with a muscle relaxing product like Botox which is sometimes used in conjunction with filler-type products for best results, especially when volume is needed. ...Read more

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Can a facial mini-flap lift also soften one "moderately" deep horizontal forehead line (when expressionless)?

Can a facial mini-flap lift also soften one "moderately" deep horizontal forehead line (when expressionless)?

Facelift: Regardless of the type of face lift you are contemplating, it's important to recognize that a facelift in general only tightens and addresses the lower third of the face and the upper neck. Forehead lines can be addressed with surgery, too, but that is called a forehead or brow lift. They can be done a number of ways, which should be explored/explained by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is the skin between gap teeth removeable?

Is the skin between gap teeth removeable?

Frenum: The "skin" between your two upper and two lower teeth is called a frenum. Sometimes dentists recommend its removal either when it contributes to loss of attached gingiva and subsequent periodontal problems or in conjunction with orthodontic treatment to close the space between the two front teeth. The procedure is called a frenectomy. ...Read more

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Does waxing the upper lip cause wrinkles and sagging?

Does waxing the upper lip cause wrinkles and sagging?

Waxing Effects: You ask a good question. While waxing is a very popular method of hair removal, there is not much discussion of the potential side effects of repeated waxing over time. While waxing is generally considered safe and effective, it may result in repeated skin trauma in the form of minor burns and peeling of the outer skin layer. This can result in thickening of the skin and cause fine lines. ...Read more

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Are the results of botox or dysport injections to eliminate the horizontal lines on my forehead permanent?

Are the results of botox or dysport injections to eliminate the horizontal lines on my forehead permanent?

No: Botox and Dysport work by relaxing the muscles that cause the skin to scrunch up. When the effects wear off in 3-4 months, the skin will start to move again and the wrinkles will come back. Regular maintenance is required to make the lines stay away. ...Read more

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Will dermal fillers get rid of forehead wrinkles and fine lines?

Will dermal fillers get rid of forehead wrinkles and fine lines?

Botox is better: If you are looking to minimize forehead wrinkles, Botox is a better option. The cause of those lines is movement of your muscles. Botox blocks the receptors in your brain from being able to communicate with the muscle it is injected into. That in turn reduces muscle contraction, which gets rid of the lines. Dermal fillers are used more for areas that have lines due to lose of volume. ...Read more

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What causes deep vertical lines on my thumb nails?

What causes deep vertical lines on my thumb nails?

Usually aging: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about.The lines extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly due to variations in cell turnover within the nail. Trauma is another etiology.Sometimes nails are brittletransverse line development or discoloration of nails may imply underlying chronic disease. ...Read more

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Can threading or waxing eyebrows repeatedly for many years cause wrinkles or sagging skin around the eyes?

Can threading or waxing eyebrows repeatedly for many years cause wrinkles or sagging skin around the eyes?

Unlikely: Repeated waxing/threading of the brows is unlikely to cause wrinkles or sagging. Sun exposure, smoking, and genetics are much more likely to play a role in wrinkle formation. Wear sunscreen :). ...Read more

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Difference between facial fungus and ezcema?

Difference between facial fungus and ezcema?

Completely : Different. Fungus is a living organism. Eczema is a skin condition where skin is inflammed. Both could itch and therin lies a similarity. Fungus can spread, eczema doesn't spread but rather can occur in multiple locations. ...Read more

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Standing expressionless in front of mirror is one deep horizontal line wrinkle. Can oculoplastic surgeon do this surgery without forehead scarring?

60 years old with : only one horizontal line on your forehead? Congratulations! A variety of "fillers" are available currently. Surgery is not usually required, certainly not as a first step. Be diligent in finding a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for evaluation & discussion of which product is best for you, depending on how long it lasts & its benefits vs. its risks. ...Read more

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There is obviously no way for botox injections to avoid droopy eyelids when there is static horizontal forehead moderately deep wrinkles,, right?

No.: No, careful injection, including careful placement of injections, and spreading small doses rather than giving large doses in one area, can help prevent droopy eyelid. ...Read more

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Does belotero help improve elasticity for wrinkles around the eyes?

Does belotero help improve elasticity for wrinkles around the eyes?

Belotero and crow's : Belotero may be used to smooth wrinkles in the eye area, either alone or along with xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Botox or dysport. There is currently no clinical evidence that treatment with belotero improves skin's elasticity. For this look at retinols, peels or laser treatments. ...Read more

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Is brow lift an uneven facial muscles solution?

Is brow lift an uneven facial muscles solution?

Perhaps: It is common for one brow to sit lower than the other. This will be much worse if someone has weakness of the facial muscles as in bell's palsy. Certain brow lift operations might be able to improve the symmetry of the brows. Have a consult with a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Which is safer for removal of under eye dark circles; palomar skin rejuvenation or silhouette tone ultrasound? Worried about thinned skin and fat loss

Which is safer for removal of under eye dark circles; palomar skin rejuvenation or silhouette tone ultrasound? Worried about thinned skin and fat loss

Steroid?: It would be difficult for you to get a satisfactory result regardless of the treatment have you consulted a pain management specialist re. Alternate besides steroid? Be sure that you get a bone scan to make sure you don't have osteoporosis as well. ...Read more

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Newborn chin and cheeks lighter than forehead?

Newborn skin: If your baby is a newborn, less than 30 days old, the skin is very sensitive, newborn skin is affected by maternal hormones and change in environment. ...Read more