The Concerns

Frown Lines



Frown lines (also known as glabeller lines) are one of the most prominent signs of aging. These are the lines, often vertical, that appear between or above the eyebrows. These lines occur as a result of the facial muscles interacting with sun-damaged or aging skin.

Frown lines are dynamic and form over time. Repeated contraction and tightening of the facial muscles, such when you are frowning or squinting, cause skin to lose its elasticity, making it become thinner and less able to remain smooth. Because frown lines are created by facial movements such as frowning or squinting, they may even develop even in younger adults. The most common contributing factors that cause frown lines are:

Sun
Sun damage is one of the biggest reasons frown lines occur. Exposing skin to the sun’s UV rays breaks down collagen and elastin rapidly, while the muscle movement causes frown lines to form and become more prominent over time.

Aging
As we age, we produce less and less collagen and elastin, making skin more prone to wrinkling. The constant contraction and tightening of our facial muscles accelerates the appearance of frown lines as the collagen and elastic dissipates.

Excessive Frowning
Aside from the environmental and biological elements causing frown lines to appear, it’s the actual motion of the muscles that is the real culprit; therefore, excessive frowning causes excessive frown lines on the forehead.

Hereditary
The width of one’s skin is a genetic attribute. Thin skin is more susceptible to wrinkling and sun damage, which makes someone with thin skin more likely to get frown lines than someone with thick skin.

Smoking
Exposing skin to cigarettes smoke causes a reduction in collagen production, which makes skin more prone to wrinkles, particularly frown lines.

When it comes to treatment of frown lines, both dermal fillers and line erasers are effective. Fillers are used to fill in deep lines and wrinkles, where as  neurotoxins are used to prevent the formation of new lines or existing lines from deepening; often times a combination of both is a most effective solution.

Treatments for Frown Lines

  • Vi Peel ™

    The Vi Peel is a gentle medical-grade chemical peel for the treatment of various skin conditions including scarring, fine lines, and sun spots.

  • Belotero®

    This "starter filler" is one of the thinnest dermal fillers, ideal for reducing fine lines around the lips, corners of the mouth, and marionette lines.

  • Botox®, Dysport™, Xeomin®

    These injectables paralyze muscle movements that cause forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, and other contraction-induced wrinkles.

  • Cosmetic Acupuncture

    Cosmetic acupuncture uses super-fine needles to target underlying health issues that may be contributing to a deficient facial appearance