If you’re looking to achieve a tighter, firmer appearance in your forehead area, common options include surgical procedures like plastic surgery or a facelift, laser treatments, and microneedling. But what can you do if you don’t want to opt for invasive or painful procedures?
There are non-surgical skin tightening methods you use, but first, you need to understand why you’re developing sagging, wrinkly skin on your forehead in the first place.
What Causes Forehead Wrinkles?
The skin on your face (and your entire body) changes with age. These changes can lead to wrinkled skin, lines, and a rough, uneven skin tone.
When we age, our skin becomes thinner. The production of collagen and elastin, two major proteins that make up the skin and give it its elasticity and firmness, slows down once we hit age 20.
This decline in collagen production leaves skin looking thin, hollow, and susceptible to signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin firmness can take a hit, too, meaning your skin may be less resilient.
Damage from sun exposure, pollution, and intrusive blue light can cause free radicals to be released in our bodies. These free radicals attack healthy skin cells and cause oxidative stress. Oxidative stress damages the skin, and the results can come in the form of skin sagging, age spots, wrinkles, lines, and uneven texture on your facial skin.
The muscles of the face don’t get a lot of attention, but they’re incredibly important for your skin’s overall structure. The facial muscles support your skin, but like the muscles in the rest of your body, they begin to shrink over time, leading to skin laxity.
When the facial muscles shrink, they lose their ability to support your skin, which can cause the skin to sag and hang, forming loose skin on the forehead, around the mouth, and underneath the cheeks.
The Changing Forehead
The skin on the forehead is especially vulnerable to aging, because it’s one of the most prominent areas on your face, collecting UV rays first. The skin on the forehead ages with lines that form horizontally due to sagging skin, and vertical lines between the eyebrows, aptly called the “11 lines.”
How To Tighten and Firm the Forehead
Methods for dealing with forehead skin range from non-invasive to highly invasive. Here are some of the available options.
Topical Creams and Serums
Product ingredients have come a long way. Today, you have access to ingredients that are heavily researched and proven to help support the skin, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and even protect against external stressors.
Some of the best ingredients you can add to your skincare routine are:
Antioxidants. These are molecules that help protect your skin from free radicals. You can find them in numerous serums and creams, and in NuFACE® Super Antioxidant Booster Serum.
Peptides: Peptides are chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. When the protein production in your skin slows down, you can give it a boost by using products that contain skin plumping peptides. Find them in NuFACE Super Peptide Booster Serum, the perfect way to give your skin peptides, help to improve firmness and elasticity with zero injections.
Using high-quality ingredients is the first step in tackling forehead wrinkles. But there are even more ways to handle those forehead highways.
Facial injections, like dermal fillers such as Botox, are a painful, often costly way to fade forehead wrinkles and lines.
There are two basic types of injectables:
- Neurotoxins: These types of injections paralyze facial muscles so that they don’t cause wrinkles and lines to form from repetitive facial movements. This isn’t a permanent solution, and it does come with risks.
- Fillers: Fillers are injections that are used to plump the skin and “fill” deep-set wrinkles. These are often used to help give the skin more volume, but they, too, are not permanent solutions and come with side effects and risks.
Injections can be painful, and if you are looking for a non-invasive way to treat your forehead skin, these dermatology solutions may not be the best option for you.
Both non-invasive and painless, microcurrent therapy targets the skin and facial muscles by using a low-level electrical current that is similar to the body’s own natural current.
This current stimulates the skin and engages facial muscles to:
- Blur the look of fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Retrain the facial muscles
- Improve circulation
- Firm and tighten the skin
The best news, you can harness the power of microcurrent in the comfort and privacy of your own home in about five minutes per day.
How To Address Forehead Wrinkles at Home
NuFACE makes it easy for you to treat your forehead skin at home with zero pain or downtime. Here’s how to use The NuFACE TRINITY+ Starter Kit to tackle the wrinkles on your forehead (and anywhere else on your face and neck).
Before you begin, it’s vital to cleanse your skin with an oil-free cleanser. Try NuFACE Prep-N-Glow® Exfoliating & Hydrating Facial Wipes to cleanse and exfoliate with one product.
Boost your results by applying NuFACE Super Peptide Booster Serum before you begin your microcurrent treatment.
Activate. Before beginning, apply NuFACE Silk Crème Activator to the area you plan to treat. Silk Crème contains ample amounts of powerful hyaluronic acid to help keep your skin hydrated for up to 48 hours post-treatment.
Your Activator Gel also contains IonPlex®, a proprietary blend of glacial water and mineral ions to help ensure proper microcurrent conduction. To make sure that your Activator Gel stays damp while you are using your device, work in small sections and mist with Supercharged IonPlex Facial Mist during your treatment.
Time to tone and tighten! Using your TRINITY+ device, perform glides and holds on the forehead and between the brows. This device has a Boost-Button that amps up 25% more microcurrent for areas you need the extra TLC (tone, lift, and contour).
You can perform holds for up to five minutes (or until the device automatically shuts off) on any area. NuFACE Trinity® Complete is one device with three attachments and two modalities to target sagging skin and facial wrinkles with powerful LED light therapy and microcurrent.
Raise Your Brows to a Smoother, Tighter Forehead
Forehead wrinkles can tell your secrets, but they don’t have to. Treat them with the most effective, non-invasive skin tightening treatment available: microcurrent therapy from NuFACE. NuFACE makes it easy for you to target your fine lines and wrinkles safely, effectively, and painlessly. Find beauty in the current with NuFACE.