How to Get Rid of Frown Lines
Many people get vertical lines between their brows, commonly referred to as frown lines or “the 11’s.” These forehead wrinkles form over time as a person constantly frowns, furrows, or lifts his or her brows. Depending on a person’s anatomy and how long the area is left untreated, one or several lines can form.
These forehead wrinkles have two parts - dynamic and static lines. Dynamic lines are those which get deeper with facial expressions. In the case of frown lines, these are the lines that get deeper as a person furrows his or her brows. Static lines are folds in the skin that do not come and go with facial movements.
Treatments for Frown Lines
Usually the best treatment for these lines is Botox or, in certain cases where static lines are more prominent, a combination of Botox and a dermal filler.
If you keep up with your Botox treatments, the area will remain relaxed. As the skin naturally regenerates, the static portion of the wrinkle will slowly get better and may even eventually disappear on its own. However, if a deep, static line between the brows is prominent, the best solution would be a dermal filler such as Juvederm or Restylane.
When initially consulting with a doctor about frown line treatments, one of the most important matters to identify is the total number of units given and the placement of the injections. Botox can be diluted to different concentrations depending on the physician's preference and the effect that is desired. Generally speaking, you can reasonably expect to receive around four injections for this area.
Things to Be Aware Of
The most important thing is a natural looking result that you’re happy with. Keep in mind that Botox can take up to two weeks for full effectiveness. If you are happy with your results after two weeks, great! If your results are different than what you intended, a different injection dosage may be required.
It’s important to remember the way that Botox works is by relaxing muscles. Since these are the same muscles that are responsible for lifting your brows, great care should be taken. The key is getting the right dose injected in the right places so that the proper muscle balance is maintained, so be sure to see a specialist who has plenty of experience treating this area.
Botox attaches to the nerve ending very quickly and, once that attachment occurs, the Botox will not move. You can resume everything that you were comfortable doing prior to the treatment by the following day.
If you are interested in seeking treatment for frown lines or other forehead wrinkles, contact us today to schedule your consultation.