horizontal forehead lines


We habitually contract the muscle of the forehead (frontalis) as an expressive reaction to various stimuli.

In doing so the skin buckles creating parallel grooves and elevations, and resulting in the formation of horizontal lines whose depth and severity seem to be directly proportional to our age and sun exposure.

Horizontal forehead lines tend to make us look stressed, worried, tired or older. Abruptly raising the eyebrows by intensely contracting the frontalis can also emphasize the conveyance of negative emotions.


Our skin becomes inelastic and redundant with age. When this occurs in the upper face, a characteristic hooding of the brow over the upper eyelid also occurs.

About the treatment:

Weakening the frontalis muscle by injections will distend the horizontal lines giving a fresher and more relaxed look.

The onset of action is noticeable within 48 - 72 hours after treatment, with the peak of action reached after two weeks.

The effect gradually decreases thereafter – the treatment may be repeated from 4 months the previous.

  • procedure time: 30 to 60 minutes

  • back to work: immediately

  • the onset of action: 7 - 14 days 

  • duration of action: results are maintained for approximately  2 - 4 months

  • anaesthetic:  yes

  • risk and complications: minor swelling at the injection site 

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