Forehead wrinkles are a common area of complaint for many individuals as they age. The forehead is a broad, noticeable area of the face that is very vulnerable to the elements, and forehead wrinkles can quickly become noticeable. Genetics do play some part in the formation of forehead wrinkles, as does environmental exposure, and even the frequency at which you make certain facial expressions. One major cause of forehead wrinkles is the formation of free radicals. Skin damage due to environmental factors is very common, and these forehead wrinkles are worsened by anything from air pollution to sun exposure to cigarette smoke exposure. These pollutants react poorly with skin cells, resulting in mutations and wrinkles.
Another primary forehead wrinkle culprit is more difficult to protect against; collagen loss. While genetics may control when collagen production begins to slow, no one is immune to this unfortunate symptom of aging. Collagen is the substance in the body that keeps skin looking hydrated and “young.” As we age and collagen production slows, individuals will notice dryer skin and the inevitable formation of fine lines, including forehead wrinkles. Fortunately, there are some products available that have been proven to boost collagen production, and this can be one of the best ways to reduce or eliminate forehead wrinkles.
Finally, since the forehead is a broad and expressive region of the face, repetitive muscle contraction is another significant forehead wrinkle factor. This is one reason for the popularity of muscle paralyzing treatments such as Botox. However, many people are uncomfortable with the Botox procedure, and there are some promising topical alternatives that have been developed over the last several years.
Five or ten years ago, Botox would have been your only reliable option when it came to treating forehead wrinkles. Fortunately, several major breakthroughs in the wrinkle fighting community have lead to competitive, reliable topical treatments that will also effectively treat forehead wrinkles, without the needles at doctor’s office visits. Some products contains advanced peptides that will measurably boost collagen production. One of the best of these is Matrixyl 3000, which was developed by an Italian lab and which has been extensively tested. Especially with repetitive use, Matrixyl 3000 based topical creams have been shown to measurably reduce wrinkles, especially around wrinkle-prone areas such as the forehead.
To deal with forehead wrinkles caused by repetitive creasing of the brow due to facial expressions, it is recommended that users seek out a treatment with a “tensor” ingredient. One of the most effective of these is the compound Argatensyl, which has been shown to stretch the matrix on which skin cells rest once it is absorbed by the skin. This counteracts the effects of repetitive muscle contractions. The effects won’t be as immediately noticeable as a brow-lift of facelift, but if used consistently they may actually be longer lasting without the pain and cost associated with plastic surgery.