Can Taping Your Forehead Prevent Wrinkles To Avoid Needing A Filler?

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Can Taping Your Forehead Prevent Wrinkles To Avoid Needing A Filler?

Ridding Yourself Of Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a natural part of aging. Skin loses elasticity due to reduced collagen, cell turnover, and hormone changes. Furthermore, repeated frowning and smiling can cause forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines, and smile lines. These wrinkles pop up earlier and more frequently, presenting an aged face that does not reflect the inside. Over the decades, beauty techniques like face-taping have been used to reduce wrinkles. Can taping the forehead beat out a non-surgical procedure like dermal fillers?

How taping your forehead works

Face taping has been around for decades. The tape is placed in strategic locations, like the eyebrows, to pull the skin upward. Holding the skin in place would reduce the lines caused by frowning and smiling. Some of these are popular at night to keep the skin in place. There are even unique wrinkle tape products and social media trends happening today.

Is it effective?

The technique is famous since the tape is easily accessible and cost-effective. This method helps to train the face to reduce movement that causes wrinkles. However, dermatologists and plastic surgeons agree that taping alone cannot prevent wrinkles. The smoothing effect, if any, is temporary at best. When the tape is removed, the skin can return to normal. There are alternatives, both surgical and non-surgical, that can bring long-term results.

Fillers as an alternative

Dermal fillers are an excellent, non-surgical alternative to facial tape. These are minimally invasive cosmetic injections that restore volume and smooth out wrinkles. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon injects the material strategically to give patients much-needed volume. Most fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural, viscous compound that draws water to the skin. Others have longer-lasting poly-L-lactic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite. Dermal fillers are different from neuromodulators like Botox, which reduce the movement of facial muscles. Both can be used to create a remarkable liquid facelift.

How long do fillers last?

Filler procedures are quick and often happen during a patient’s lunch hour or free time. The doctor will inject the fillers in the forehead, using topical anesthesia to reduce the pain. There may be some swelling and redness, which will subside in a few days. After 7-10 days, patients should start seeing reduced wrinkles. Some fillers can last as long as 18 months.

Skip the tape

Facial tape can move the skin and give the appearance of a smoother forehead. However, the tape cannot prevent natural wrinkles with age. At best, the technique can reduce tension and train the face to minimize movements that cause wrinkles. Fillers are a more effective, long-term solution to wrinkles. These special compounds are injected into the skin, plumping and smoothing lines. Fillers are a safe, practical non-surgical option anyone can enjoy while skipping the tape.

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