Forehead Implant

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have some questions/concerns about a forehead implant on what can be done over it after it is in place. Would I be able to have Botox injections in my forehead after getting the implant placed by you? Or would this inhibit the ability to do Botox injections there? I also will need a thickening hair transplant in the very corners (temples) which I will do after we do the forehead implant but I want to be sure the transplant can still take to the forehead even if the implant is directly underneath it because I want the forehead implant to raise high up.

A:You should have no problems with getting Botox injections after having a forehead implant placed…as long as the injectors knows not to inject down to the ‘bone’. (that would be a waste of Botox and risks implant infection) Botox injections are placed right under the skin into the muscle not deeper. Also doing further hair transplants after getting a forehead implant is no problem since the implant sits well below the skin level down at the subperiosteal plane. Everything aesthetically you want to do after this type of facial implant is placed is more superficial to it and is perfectly safe.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana