Ageing Toll on the Forehead
As time progresses, in some individuals the hairline is seen to be receding (in both males and females).
Receding hairlines may cause an over exposure to the forehead area, due to the increase in the surface area of the forehead and an imbalance created in the horizontal proportions of the face.
All these ageing processes in the forehead region are common, are very normal, and are treatable using different treatment approaches, including but not limited to:
Differences in Male Versus Female Foreheads
It is important to note that there are some prominent differences in the male and female facial structure, and this applies to the forehead as well.
In males, the forehead is usually wider and positioned higher than on female foreheads. Right above the eyes, you may note that there is a prominent bony ridge seen in males that makes the rest of the forehead appear depressed, hollow, or concave.
Conversely, the female forehead appears smoother and is either vertical, rounded or more convex.
These differences are more prominent in certain lights and specially when viewed from the side profile. The supra-orbital ridge or the bony prominence above the eyes in the male forehead is the major factor in these differences.
Forehead Dermal Filler (minimally-invasive and non-surgical)
“If the best man’s faults were written on his forehead, he would draw his hat over his eyes.”
~ Thomas Gray
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Forehead Treatment Using Soft Tissue Fillers
Soft tissue fillers may serve to play a key role in the rejuvenation of the forehead area. Volumising properties of HA based dermal fillers have the capacity to lift depressions seen in the forehead, as a means to create a smoother and more fuller-looking forehead. As the forehead gets plumper, it may accentuate the effect of wrinkle relaxer treatments in the forehead, commonly used to soften the forehead lines.
Soft tissue fillers may be used in the forehead for various purposes, including overall rejuvenation, addressing volume deficits, or treating the superficial skin creases caused due to collagen loss in the skin.
Cosmetic Doctor Forehead Filler Treatments
An experienced cosmetic practitioner may tailor or adapt their treatment plan and approach utilised for the individual patient, when addressing such aesthetic concerns. Your practitioner should selectively choose the type of filler used for the area, the concern being treated, skin type, etc. – for example, strategically choosing the consistency of the filler used.
Deeper volume restoration is typically treated with thicker, high cross-linked and structural dermal filler, whereas the superficial skin creases may be approached with softer and less cross-linked dermal filler like a skin booster. Hyaluronic Acid (HA-based) soft tissue fillers are commonly used to make the female forehead look more aesthetically rounded and structured.
In a male forehead, although a concavity or depression above the brow ridge is a natural and desirable masculine trait, it may serve to add to the ageing face effect, given the excess volume loss that becomes evident in the forehead area. With this in mind, a typical approach of our Cosmetic Doctors is to treat a male forehead in a way that respects the male anatomy with steps to rejuvenate only, rather than feminising the individual.
The use of HA-based dermal filler in the forehead is an advanced injectable technique that requires a detailed knowledge and understanding of the anatomy. At Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine, our Doctor Cosmetic injectors carry extensive experience with the medical background to deliver non-surgical treatments to the forehead with minimal risk and optimal results, which we align to the individual patient’s goals.
A key reason why the forehead filler is considered a high-risk area of the face is because it is a complex vasculature region that supplies blood flow to the eyes. The technique used by our Cosmetic Doctor may utilise either a needle or cannula, which may vary, depending on the treatment goals and the aesthetic concerns being addressed.
Our Cosmetic Doctors at Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine are experienced in this area and take the required precautions to deliver a safe and desirable result. It is important to mention here that there are risks associated with this dermal filler procedures, and for this reason, a detailed cosmetic consultation with education around the risk factors and aftercare factors is a priority for our Cosmetic Physicians.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many treatment sessions of dermal filler are required to the forehead?
In most cases, only a one treatment session is required. However, to ensure the safety and an optimal treatment outcome, the treatment may be divided into in two sessions spaced apart at a 4-6 week interval.
Is there any downtime associated with dermal filler treatment to the forehead?
Generally speaking, the possibility of post-treatment bruising, mild discomfort and swelling is not uncommon with forehead dermal filler treatment – and this may last for 2-3 days. Specifically, lumpiness is possible in the filler and this is mainly dependent on the type of soft tissue filler used, which is important to understand. The lumpiness may take a few days to settle as the anatomy of the forehead requires time for the filler to spread evenly. This will be explained in detail by your treating Cosmetic Doctor at Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine. Our practitioner will also educate you on specific massage technique which may help accelerate the settling down and dissipation of lumpiness in the area.
How long does the dermal filler treatment to the forehead last?
Once the desired outcome is achieved after one or two sessions of dermal filler treatments to the forehead as planned by your treating Doctor, the treatment result can last for 12-18 months.
Is the forehead filler treatment painful?
Forehead dermal filler is a treatment that has a certain level of discomfort depending on the technique used. However, at Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine we take various measures to minimise the discomfort for our patient to ensure the overall treatment experience is as comfortable as possible.
If one has forehead dermal filler treatment, can the wrinkle relaxer treatment still be performed?
Yes. Soft tissue dermal filler and wrinkle relaxer treatment are two different treatments, and they can be done together. Using the two as combination treatments can serve to accentuate the treatment outcome. In some cases, it is advised that a wrinkle relaxer treatment is performed 4-6 weeks prior to the dermal filler treatment to the forehead. This approach softens the movement of the frontalis muscle which can be beneficial for the forehead filler to settle down more effectively.
Does forehead filler treatment make the forehead look bigger?
Forehead Filler is a specialised treatment that needs to meet a certain criterion when looking at patient suitability. The aim is to address the volume deficit or to feminise the forehead. Soft tissue filler, when used appropriately and when utilising a well-suited dermal filler option and technique, can serve to harmonise the forehead without making it look bigger. It’s all about the aesthetic acumen of the treating Cosmetic Practitioner and their understanding of the anatomy.
Can dermal filler migrate in the forehead region?
The chance of filler migration in the forehead area is rare, however, there remains a minimal possibility based on individual anatomical variations. This can be avoided by using small amounts of dermal filler per session.
Can wrinkle relaxer treatment and dermal filler treatment to the forehead be done in the same session?
It is advised to have these two treatments area undertaken in separate treatment sessions. The main reason for this being that when two treatments have different risk profiles, they should be avoided in the same session for the rare but real possibilities in the overlapping of complications. Specifically, the minimal swelling, bruising and the need for massaging the forehead area after a filler treatment may affect the treatment outcome from wrinkle relaxer.
Does having dermal filler in the forehead make the eyebrows feel heavier?
No. The anatomy of the forehead and the use of an appropriate technique, as well as consistency of the dermal filler used does not affect the eyebrows. Interestingly, it may shape and open up the brows, due to the increased volume support created from the dermal filler in the upper third of the face.
How much does the forehead filler cost?
Dermal filler to the forehead is typically 1mL per session, priced at $1,100 including GST.
See table further below on this page for our dermal filler pricing packages at Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine.
Dermal Filler Price Guide
Volume of Dermal Filler (HA)
Total Cost including GST
|1 mL in one  treatment session
|$770 per mL
|2-3 mLs in one  treatment session
|$700 per mL
|4 mL or more mLs in one  treatment session
|$650 per mL
|Any 1 of the following areas: Forehead -OR- A-Frame -OR- Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
|$1,100 for 1mL
For a tailored treatment plan and a fixed cost quote for your procedure, book a Doctor Consultation or treatment session with one of our Cosmetic Doctor Practitioners
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