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A frown is not always something to be frowned upon! On the contrary, it is one of our most used facial expressions to express a range of negative emotions, including anger and displeasure, which can be helpful in social settings.  

However, as we age or if we are particularly expressive, those vertical creases found between our brows can become more profound with time and can be ageing, and there is an action you can take for improvement – frown lines Botox.

Glabella lines (frown lines) are the vertical creases between the eyebrows, generating a tired or angry look – also known as the 11 lines. 

People also find these lines hard to camouflage with makeup because these are dynamic wrinkles. However, this is a very effective area in which to use BOTOX®. Experienced practitioners can subtly smooth these frown lines, resulting in a rejuvenated and more relaxed appearance.

Some of the factors that can cause pronounced frown lines are:

Genetics and DNA
Our skin’s elasticity type and texture are determined by our genes, passed on to us by our parents and influence when wrinkles occur and where they appear.

Somewhat obvious, but one of the most important factors is ageing. As your skin loses firmness, frown lines become more noticeable. 

Sun Exposure
The sun does so much damage to the skin, including frown lines! It is widely noted that UV ray damage contributes to around 80% of the signs of premature skin ageing.

If you have a stressed lifestyle, it can have a significant impact on your frown lines. This is because physical when scrunching your face and emotional stress release hormones damaging your skin.

Thankfully, smoking is less popular than it was in the past; sadly, too many people still smoke. When young, they tend not to think of the damage, but when you smoke, you are exposing your skin to various toxins and carcinogens, and studies have shown that smokers have a greater rate of wrinkles than non-smokers.

No, not getting a good night’s sleep – that is vital! But it is how you sleep. Sleeping on your side or stomach in the same position every night can affect how your skin wrinkles due to the continuous external pressure on the skin.

Anti-ageing cosmetic injectables are only temporary and will fade off over time. In addition, you may experience wrinkles and crinkles as muscle function gradually returns. The frown lines Botox generally lasts anywhere from 3 to 6 months per session, and its effectiveness varies from patient to patient; however, with regular anti-wrinkle treatments, your frown lines may appear less severe. 

At Essence Medical, we take a “less is more” baby Botox approach to decrease wrinkles in a natural and lifelike way. The ‘frozen look’ is a look many people find fake and achieved by too much Botox. The most frequent feedback we receive after a patient has received our frown lines Botox treatment is that they regained their confidence by now looking well-rested and refreshed. 

If the glabella lines are deep set, treatment with dermal filler in combination with Botulinum Toxin will likely be recommended. This is a highly effective way to fill and smooth the area simultaneously. Please find out more on our treatment page here.

If you are still looking for your best anti-wrinkle injections practitioner, please contact the clinic, where we will be happy to help. 

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