Many patients seek botox treatment for horizontal forehead wrinkles at our Vancouver clinic. These dynamic forehead lines that appear when you raise your brows can be softened with neuromodulators like Botox® or Dysport®. The forehead wrinkles are caused by repetitive elevation of the frontalis muscle and are accentuated in individuals with a strong forehead muscle or are very expressive. Additionally, sun exposure, collagen loss, aging, and genetics all play a role in the formation of these lines as well.  It is a well known aethetic and anti-aging treatment, as seen in Harper’s Bazaar and the Town&Country Magazine

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  • Length of Treatments: 30 minutes
  • Recovery Time: None
  • Onset of Action: 3-7 days
  • Cost: Varies depending on the strength of the frontalis muscle
  • Results: The best results will be seen at 2 weeks.
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Botox® for forehead lines works by relaxing the frontalis, which is the muscle that contracts when are lifting our brows. The optimal approach to Forehead Botox® treatment involves a skillful equilibrium between relaxing the frontalis muscle activity and retaining its ability to uplift the brow. At Sparrow MD, our doctors excel in evaluating the unique facial anatomy of each patient. We consistently guide our clients regarding the significance of harmonizing the muscular equilibrium among the forehead, brows, upper eyelid, and the formation of lines both at rest and during movement. By considering all these aspects in both static and dynamic states, we can craft the most favourable and effective treatment plan for our patients.


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At Sparrow MD, we offer different brands of neuromodulators approved by Health Canada to relax facial muscles that contribute to forming forehead lines. These include: 

To treat forehead lines, our doctors at Sparrow MD would typically choose the best option for you depending on the severity of wrinkles, the goals of treatment, and your previous experiences. Neuromodulators with more wider spread, like Botox® or Dysport®, may be better for our patients presenting with a more prominent forehead with multiple lines.

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In addition to Dysport® /Botox® treatments, which can help achieve a younger, more refreshed appearance, our clients may choose to pair the following treatments for a more comprehensive approach to graceful aging:


Botox®, administered by our skilled physicians at Sparrow MD, offers temporary muscle relaxation for both therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. With a track record of over 25 years, Botox® stands as a secure and efficient treatment. Though generally safe, there are potential side effects, such as temporary bruising, mild discomfort, swelling, or redness at the injection site. Very rarely, side effects such as eyelid or eye brow drooping may occur. These side effects are rare, and will resolve spontaneously after 2-3 weeks. It can be mitigated with a touch-up appointment or medicated eye drops. At Sparrow MD, our team comprises highly trained physicians with the expertise and experience to assess your individual anatomy. We place an emphasis on treatment safety and efficacy. Book a consultation today to discuss any questions you may have about our treatments.

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How long does Botox® in the forehead take to settle?

The effect of Botox® will start showing 3-5 days after treatment. In the first week, you will start to see lessening of the lines. It generally takes between 10-14 days to see the full effect of Botox®. For the most natural look, some movement should be retained in the forehead. It is normal to require a touch-up at the 2 week follow-up. 

Is Botox® the only treatment for forehead lines? 

Botox® is one of the most effective treatments for forehead lines. Sometimes, dermal fillers are required to help smooth forehead concavities and wrinkles. Medical-grade skincare and microneedling may also be helpful to improve skin quality. Our doctors will make recommendations depending on what is suitable for you. 

What is the age when people start getting Botox® treatment for forehead wrinkles?

Forehead lines can appear at varying ages among individuals. There is a variety of ages at which our clients begin noticing these wrinkles. Patients need to be 18 or older to receive Botox® treatment. Numerous patients choose to undergo Botox® treatments preventatively during their 20s and 30s. Waiting until later, especially if there aren't many wrinkles, is also a common and acceptable approach.

How often should you get Botox® for forehead wrinkles?

The effects of Botox® last 3 to 6 months, depending on your anatomy and metabolism. Many of our patients return for maintenance sessions every 3 to 4 months. 

Does forehead Botox® change your eyebrow shape?

Botox® injections can potentially alter your eyebrow shape, contingent upon the specific placement locations. Typically, our doctors maintain your natural brow shape unless otherwise requested by our patients. Among the popular treatments offered at our clinic, the Botox® brow lift stands out; it elevates the lateral brows' arch, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing lift.

Occasionally, unintended eyebrow changes might occur, such as the "Spock brow." This usually happens when the lateral portions of the frontalis muscle exert more significant force than the central forehead area, leading to a highly arched eyebrow. This can be readily corrected with a touch-up. Remember, this is something you can discuss with our doctors during your consultation.

How do I get rid of lines on my forehead without Botox®?

We recommend wearing adequate SPF daily and incorporating medical-skincare products like retinol and Vitamin C to prevent the signs of aging and protect the skin. 

Will forehead lines get worse if I stop doing Botox®?

If you stop Botox® treatment after doing maintenance treatments over the years, the only effect will be that your wrinkles will return. They will likely be less severe than if you had never received Botox® treatments. If you stop doing Botox®, you will still look younger than you otherwise would if you had never received Botox® treatments.