Help me get rid of vertical furrow on forehead PLS

Help me get rid of vertical furrow on forehead PLS, submitted image.

I have a deep vertical furrow on my forehead and I know it's there because of a lifetime of worrying and stress but I want it gone. It's now causing me even more stress to see it knowing that it was caused by stress in the first place. Is Botox a solution for a problem like this? I know it's common because I see it on other women - and men - all the time and I don't like it on them either. Help!


F, 52, Tennessee

Botox is the most common solution to this problem, and when the frown lines are very deep, a little bit of filler in addition to Botox can go a long way in fixing the problem in a nice way.

Botox may help, but fillers are probably the answer, followed by maintenance botox. In other words, you've got to fill the gap, and prevent recurrence. Hope this helps :)

A combination of Botox or Dysport and a filler would work best. The Botox or Dysport would help relax the muscle to keep you from making the movement that created the line to begin with. The filler would fill in the etched in line. Over time, if you keep the Botox up, your furrow should smooth out.

-Lauren, Patient Coordinator

Hi Lilian

I think the fastest, easiest, least expensive way to do this is with Botox.


Thank you for your question.  Botox is a great option to soften your ability to frown and will make the deeper furrows appear a little softer as your frown muscles relax with Botox.  This effect can last for a few months.  Fillers can also be used to soften the furrows even when when you are not frowning.  I would recommend that you visit with an experienced injector as this is one of the danger zones for fillers.