What Are Frown Lines, And How Do They Form?
Frown wrinkles are caused by repeated facial expressions over time – frowning, thinking or concentration. The repeated creasing of the skin causes lines to form between the eyebrows. In the early stages, the surface springs back after the crease. Over time, accompanied by collagen and elastin defects in the skin, the eyebrows’ wrinkles become more profound and eventually fixed. Treatment varies depending on whether they are shallow or deep frown lines.
How to Get Rid of Frown Wrinkles?
Shallow 11′ Wrinkles Treatment.
Shallow wrinkles between eyebrows and treated with anti-wrinkle injections. The injections relax the skin’s muscles responsible for the 11 lines, smoothing the 11 wrinkles on the surface.
Deep Frown Lines Treatment.
Treatment of deep frown lines requires a combination approach. First, an anti-wrinkle injection is used to relax the muscle. Secondly, a filler is used to plump out the remaining defect. Although a frown lines filler can be used without relaxing the muscle, the product will not last. If the muscles are not relaxed, then every time you frown, the filler is compressed, breaking this down quickly.
What to Expect with Treatment?
Anti-Wrinkle Injections for Frown Lines.
Anti-wrinkle injection treatment for frown lines is a quick clinic procedure taking approximately 15 minutes. If you gently pull the skin around the 11 wrinkles, you will see how much smoothing to expect with the first anti-wrinkle injection. The results of this last up to 4 months, when you can repeat the treatment. With successive treatments, the frown wrinkles smooth more and more.
- There is no downtime.
- Sometimes there is bruising, but this is red.
- It May appear red and or lumpy afterwards, but this generally settles quickly.
- Makeup can be applied to disguise this and allow you to return to work temporarily.
- Side effects are rare and temporary, but our doctors will explain this in consultation.
Frown Lines Filler Treatment.
With deep frown lines, a filler is used to reduce the wrinkles between the eyebrows more. It is always best to have anti-wrinkle treatment at least once before trying a dermal filler. Because this reduces the depth of the wrinkle and ensures the muscles are relaxed before using the line filler to last longer. Care must be taken to use only minimal filler amounts as this is a higher-risk area for facial fillers.
- Dermal filler treatment takes 15 minutes.
- Bruising can occur
- Swelling and redness can occur and last several hours after treatment
Our cosmetic doctors will explain the possible side effects thoroughly before any procedure
Are You Concerned with Frown Wrinkles?
We offer a free assessment with our doctors to discuss your concerns and wrinkle treatment options. Wrinkles between the eyebrows are commonly treated with other areas, such as forehead lines or crow’s feet.
Please book online or call 07 3350 5447 for a free consultation or appointment with our Cosmetic Doctors.