Frown lines are the wrinkles located between the eyebrow, at the root of the nose. Frown lines are expression wrinkles resulting from our many facial expressions. This type of wrinkles also includes crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles which are deep wrinkles. Those wrinkles are a priority when it comes to facial rejuvenation, with non-invasive or surgical treatments depending on the case.
How do frown lines develop ?
As their name suggests, frown lines result from frowning, an expression we use when we are concentrated or upset. Muscles right under the skin are attached to it, which makes the skin move as they contract when frowning. In young individuals, muscle contraction in this area just creates the frowning expression. Once contraction is over, skin goes back in place. Repeating this movement weakens the skin and breaks collagen, which results in deep wrinkles forming. Deep wrinkles stay visible with no facial expression and tend to worsen over time.
Treatment options for frown lines
Several treatments can prevent frown lines from forming.
The preventive approach is usually the best, which means avoiding frowning (easier said than done). Certain individuals frown too frequently, which makes them prone to frown lines during adulthood. The gold standard to limit muscular activity in this area is Botox. Botox is all the more effective when it comes to preventing wrinkles. Botox injections can take place in a practitioner’s office. The effect of Botox is not immediate, a few days are necessary for the muscles to relax. Small amounts of Botox precisely injected offer a natural result. Injections have to be repeated to maintain the result.
When wrinkles are pronounced and tissue break age is significant, Botox is not enough to alleviate wrinkles. In this case, hyaluronic acid injections are used to fill in those wrinkles in combination with Botox.