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Frown Lines

Frown Lines

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Are Frown Lines The Same As Forehead Lines?

Frown lines are also known as glabellar lines or “11s” and are different from wrinkles that are often referred to as forehead lines. They are the vertical creases that form between the eyebrows, typically appearing as two parallel lines. These small wrinkles are primarily caused by the repetitive contraction of facial muscles, specifically the corrugator supercilii and procerus muscles, which are responsible for pulling the eyebrows together and creating a frowning expression. Over time, as facial expressions are repeated, the skin loses elasticity and collagen depletes, leading to the development of permanent frown lines.

What Contributes To Prominent Frown Lines?

The main contributing factor to the development of frown lines is repetitive muscle movement associated with facial expressions. This can include expressions of concentration, frustration, or displeasure. External factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and the natural ageing process further contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, exacerbating the appearance of these facial lines.

How Do Frown Lines Impact My Appearance?

Frown lines can significantly impact one’s appearance, often conveying emotions like stress, anger, or fatigue. The prominence of these wrinkles may contribute to an aged or tired look, potentially affecting self-perception and confidence. In many cases they are accompanied by forehead lines, wrinkles that also develop on the upper face and are associated with repeated facial movement.

How Can I Treat Frown Lines?

Individuals may seek various cosmetic interventions to address frown lines, often beginning with topical treatments such as retinoids and collagen-boosting creams. At NOVO we can take a non-surgical approach, offering anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers for frown lines. Anti-wrinkle injections work by temporarily paralysing or relaxing the muscles that are responsible for frown lines, leading to a smoother and more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers, which are hyaluronic acid-based products, are used to fill grooves in the skin, softening their appearance. Dermal fillers give immediate results that can last up to 18 months, depending on the type of filler used.

Ultimately, managing frown lines is a personal choice influenced by individual preferences and the desire to maintain a refreshed and expressive facial appearance.

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Treatments

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Treatment

Frown Line Reduction

Frown line reduction with anti-wrinkle injections is a widely sought-after cosmetic procedure targeting dynamic wrinkles between the eyebrows, also referred to as glabellar lines or ‘11s’.

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Frown Line Reduction
Non-Surgical Face Lift

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Non-Surgical Face Lift

A non-surgical facelift using dermal fillers is a popular cosmetic procedure designed to restore volume, contour facial features, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines without the need for surgery.

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