Surgical Treatment of Frown LinesFrown lines are completely natural and begin to appear on the face because of aging. Frown lines usually appear in the form of lines or wrinkles, between the eyes. Surgical treatment of frown lines may diminish wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyes.

The surgery for frown lines is performed under local or general anesthesia. It is often performed in conjunction with a brow lift or blepharoplasty but may also be performed alone. During the procedure, the corrugators muscle and procerus muscles are removed to reduce frown lines. The forehead lift performed for frown lines and forehead wrinkles, also includes the cutting of corrugators muscle and procerus muscle by the surgeon.

The recovery time for surgical treatment of frown lines, generally takes 2 weeks. The patient may return home the same day following the procedure. The cost of surgical treatment is very high, when compared to non-surgical treatments.

Dermal Fillers for Frown LinesFrown lines, also called glabellar lines are formed between the brows, caused by the contracting of strong muscles. Frown lines make an individual feel and look grumpy.  Dermal fillers for frown lines treatment are very effective as they produce positive results.

Dermal fillers consist of a sterile gel of hyaluronic acid for injection into the skin. These fillers break down slowly within the skin over a course of several months.  The hyaluronic acid fillers are synthetic and prepared from non-animal source, which adds volume to the skin and hydrate the skin by binding water, giving the skin a smoother and more supple texture. Dermal fillers act by plumping up the skin, smoothing away frown lines and wrinkles.

The results of dermal fillers for frown lines are immediate, pleasing and last for several months, with few side effects. The effect of dermal fillers for frown lines may be significantly improved, if muscle-relaxing injections are used at the same time.

Frown lines are formed permanently on the forehead between the eyebrows, making the face appear continuously stern. The vertical folds on the skin only deepen, as the skin loses more and more of its collagen and elasticity with the passage of the years. There are several frown lines treatment available.

The five best treatments available for the removal of frown lines are

  • Injectables
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Surgical methods
  • Prevention

Chemical peels serve as a good option for frown lines treatment. Chemical peels are used to remove the outer layers of the skin, to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of pores and improves the texture of the skin. Depending on the level of improvement of frown lines, a surgeon may adjust the potency of the formula in chemical peels. The recovery time for chemical peels is minimal. Common side effects like bruising and swelling may occur, which gets resolved in few days.

Frown lines may naturally occur because of aging. These are also known as glabellar frown lines, which refer to the small lines and creases appearing between the eyes. Frown lines may be vertical and often appear when a person is conveying worry, anxiety, confusion or fear. In such cases, removing frown lines with Botox may be a better option.

Removing frown lines with Botox is quick, painless and highly effective procedure. It starts with a small amount of Botox being injected under the skin, where they gently paralyze the underlying muscles, resulting in the smoothening of frown lines. Botox may relax the face in 2–3 days, resulting in a fresher younger looking appearance. This may last for 6 months. Botox may be re-administered to maintain the effect.

Apart from removing frown lines, Botox may also be approved for

  • Eyelid spasm
  • Eye muscle spasm
  • Severe neck muscle spasms
  • Excessive underarm sweating
  • Migraine headaches