top of page

Dehydration Lines On Forehead - Causes And Treatments

Dehydration lines on the forehead, also known as "dehydration wrinkles," are a common skin concern. Various factors, including sun exposure, aging, and insufficient hydration, can cause them. These lines can appear as shallow grooves or deeper creases on the skin and can be temporarily or permanently etched into the skin.


Traction alopecia

Traction alopecia is caused by chronic hair pulling due to intense stress and anxiety. If a person has a history of pulling their hair, they may develop a thin line of hair loss on the forehead. Using a miniaturized version of the Dermacurl Mini-Lift, this treatment can be very effective in providing relief for this condition.

Ingrown hairs

A razor not properly cleaned after each shave can cut into the skin and cause ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs are hard to see but can cause inflammation, itching, redness, and scarring. The resulting scar tissue can lead to lines and creases on the forehead. This can be prevented with the use of a clean, sharp razor.

Traction from hairstyles

Hair pulling from hairstyles like cornrows and buns is often too tight, leading to early signs of forehead wrinkles. It is important not to pull hair back so tightly that it causes discomfort and pain, as this could damage the delicate skin on the face and lead to permanent wrinkles. Hair ties should be worn loosely enough so that a finger can fit between hair ties and skin for safe preventative maintenance.

Acne scarring

Signs of acne scarring on the forehead may manifest as lines and creases or colored marks, but your skin will also look bumpy. Acne scars fade with time, but they can be hard to reverse.

Fake tanning

The ultraviolet radiation from artificial tanning beds can lead to damaged skin, including deep wrinkles in the form of dehydration lines on the forehead. A good indoor tanning solution is an essential part of total body care for those who have no choice of going out in the sun due to the risk it poses to their health.

Dry skin

Dry skin on the face and neck is a common problem, causing premature signs of aging. This can lead to dehydration lines on the forehead. Moisturizing regularly with a good body moisturizer can help prevent dry skin and subsequent wrinkles on the forehead.

Food allergies

Food sensitivities are common, so eating foods that cause reactions in some people will also cause reactions in others. The same foods that cause problems for some people may not cause any problems for others. But it's best to talk to your doctor and find out what your skin is allergic to avoid food triggers that could lead to wrinkles on the forehead.

Sun exposure

The sun's rays can damage the skin, leading to premature signs of aging and dehydration lines on the forehead. To prevent these wrinkles from appearing, it is essential to protect your face from the sun by ensuring you wear sunscreen daily.

Stress and tension

Stress and tension will affect skin conditions like dehydration lines on the forehead. These are due to overworked muscles that may cause headaches, reduce blood circulation in skin cells, and affect hormone production in the body. The combination of these effects makes for an unfavorable environment for growing healthy skin cells, which may also cause more wrinkles in other areas of the face and body aside from just on the forehead.

Hair loss

Wearing a wig or ponytail can interfere with the integrity of the skin and lead to dehydration lines on the forehead. It's best to cut your hair if possible, but for those who can't do this, it is important to dry it properly and take care not to pull the hair back too tightly. If you choose not to wear a wig or ponytail, it is important not to pull at your hair while combing it for hair strands not to break off and leave their mark on your skin.



An effective treatment for dehydration lines on the forehead is the mini-lift. It works best when used on freshly shaved skin. This method uses a miniaturized version of the Dermacurl Mini-Lift with a double suction system to lift hair and skin cells so that they are dislodged from under the skin surface to reveal new skin underneath. The device's suction is applied gradually, similar to how facial muscles are treated while working out during exercise.


Another option is microdermabrasion. This treatment method uses a specialized device with a vacuum suction unit to gently exfoliate the outer layer of skin. The professionally trained technician can use varying suction levels and control skin exfoliation depth through further treatments, such as glycolic acid. A subtle scrubbing motion is applied with a grain size similar to sandpaper to remove dead skin cells and reveal new, clean skin underneath.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels dissolve a portion of the outer layer of skin using an exfoliant, such as glycolic acid. This will allow fresh new skin to grow underneath. The exfoliation process takes several hours and is done in a series of sessions with a few days between each treatment to allow the skin to heal and recover, similar to how your skin would feel after a sunburn or minor burns.


This process involves treating dehydrated areas with tiny micro-needles that pierce the skin's surface and create tiny holes to stimulate cellular repair in damaged tissue, similar to when you get a tattoo. The result is the growth of youthful-looking skin that looks plump and healthy.

Shockwave therapy

This series of high-energy sound waves penetrate deep into the skin's layers to stimulate new cell renewal and collagen production. Results are not immediate, but with consistent sessions, the body will produce new, young-looking skin and stop producing damaged collagen fibers and excess hyaluronic acid.


Skin care is essential to looking youthful and healthy. It's not just about having flawless skin; it's also about keeping your skin healthy and hydrated so that if you have wrinkles on the forehead, you'll have less of a chance of developing more wrinkles on other parts of your face, such as around the nose or your cheeks.

By following these tips to prevent dehydration lines on the forehead, you will be able to maintain healthy skin cells for a longer period and prevent premature signs of aging.

bottom of page