Frown lines, also known as glabella lines, are the furrows between the eyebrows, generally shaped like the number 11.
These lines or creases in the skin are caused by repeated movement of the surrounding muscles. This can appear as a negative emotion, such as looking angry or stern. Often this is due to no more than strong frown muscles, but can be made worse by factors such as sun damage, age and smoking, where skin quality changes to form deeper lines. These lines are likely to become progressively worse over time, and can lead to lack of self-confidence in both men and women.
At London City Skin Clinic, we believe in helping you look the best for your age in a completely natural and subtle way. We obtain consistently good results after a single treatment session, but with further treatments the frown area will improve considerably.
Frequently Asked Questions
Botox - The frown is caused by muscles which pull the eyebrows down towards the eyes. Botox injections into these muscles can be very effective in the treatment of frown creases, by relaxing the muscles and taking the strain away from the affected area. This can smooth out the frown area effectively.
Dermal Fillers - For deeper set wrinkles between the eyes, and for those lines that have not been softened alone by Botox, we may recommend the restoration of lost volume through the use of injectable dermal fillers. This is an advanced technique and should only be carried out by an experienced practitioner.
Yes, the frown area can be treated in isolation if the frown is the main concern. Treatment of the forehead and frown areas together, maybe recommended to achieve a balanced appearance of the frown and forehead at rest and during expression.
When treated by an experienced medical professional, the effect is that the lines are significantly reduced or will disappear completely. We obtain consistently good results after a single treatment session, but with further treatments the frown area will improve considerably.
The effect is temporary but you can expect results to last 3 to 4 months before further treatment is recommended. If your skin is more mature with deeper lines, or the intention is to get more ‘brow lift’, the dose of Botox in the forehead may need to be reduced, to allow some movement of the forehead muscle. Achieving this balance is an art, hence you should seek the opinion of an experienced medical practitioner.
Usually, people consider Botox from their 30’s, when deeper lines are being established. However, this area has best results when treated and maintained before the lines get too deep. At London City Skin Clinic, we personalise your treatment based on individual needs and preferences.
Our prices start at £205 to treat the frown area. This is regarded as 1 zone of the face for Botox treatment.
This will always be with an experienced Medical Doctor who understands facial anatomy, and can balance the art and science of Botox treatment.