Botox Cosmetic and similar injectables are more popular than ever — 7 million injections were given in 2016 (that’s almost three times as many as fillers), according to the 2016 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It’s used for everything from treating smile lines to helping prolong your blowout. In other words, this isn’t your ordinary Botox.
The latest off-label use for the injection could replace a surgical procedure. In a paper published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Sarit Cohen, plastic surgeon and head of the Israel Center for Facial Sculpting, and her team looked at how the forehead could be “lifted” and lengthened by using hairline injections of botulinum toxins.
Two weeks after receiving the injections to the frontalis muscle, the group of patients (who were between 29 and 66 years old) showed a significant increase in forehead height. The shorter your forehead to begin with, the more dramatic the results.