Quick facts
  • Frown Lines (also known as Glabellar lines) are the lines that form between your eyebrows.
  • Frown Lines make you look angry even when you’re not.
  • Antiwrinkle Injections for Frown Lines are one of the most popular and effective non-surgical cosmetic treatment with no down time.
  • Dermal Fillers can help reverse deeply etched Frown Lines.
  • Injections into the Frown Lines can elevate the eyebrows.
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What are Frown Lines?

Frown Lines are the vertical lines between the brows, also known as the 11s. These lines appear when you are angry and frowning, giving them their name. Over time, repeated frowning etches these lines permanently into your skin even at rest when you’re not frowning. This results in you looking angry even when you’re not.

Frown Lines Treatments

When do frown wrinkles start?

Although many believe wrinkles appear with age, people with very expressive faces can get them early on. For that reason, there is no specific timeline for seeking treatment for Frown Lines. Preventing these lines from forming is easier than trying to reverse them. Therefore, starting your treatment just before they become permanently etched into your frown is recommended.

Antiwrinkle Treatment for Frown Lines

Frown Lines are easy to treat with antiwrinkle injections. Antiwrinkle Injections are injected into the area to relax the muscles of the frown and smooth the appearance of the overlying wrinkles. This process consists of a fifteen minute procedure with no downtime and no recovery. It is easy, effective, and well maintained with follow up treatments every few months.

It is of vital importance that your clinician has a thorough knowledge of facial anatomy when performing treatment with Antiwrinkle Injections as all the clinicians do at Face To Face Medical. Each patient has individual anatomy, goals, and facial balance so we individualize every treatment. Included in the assessment is a careful observation of your muscle movement in animated expression and your lines at rest.

There are a several factors that need to be considered when treating the Frown Lines which involves a good knowledge of facial anatomy.

When we frown, we also pull our brows down. By treating and softening the muscles that cause Frown Lines, the brows may raise slightly as a result. Frown line Antiwrinkle Injections are often used in conjunction with Forehead line treatment to maintain or elevate eyebrow position. This Brow Lift is usually a desired outcome however if you do not want the brows to raise this can be prevented with carefully placed antiwrinkle injections in specific points in the Forehead.

The Frown and Forehead treatments are interrelated. Often one area can affect the other. For example, if you have a pre-existing weakness in your eyelid muscle, it can cause the eyelid to drop when treating the frown. Avoiding this complication involves avoiding certain points in the Forehead and Frown. A good understanding of anatomy is required.

Frown Lines can be treated by completely preventing the frowning movement or can be partially weakened depending on the dose of Anti-Wrinkle Injections. We discuss your goals with you and formulate a treatment plan together.

Dermal Fillers for Frown Lines

Frown Lines that are deeply etched may not disappear completely with antiwrinkle injections. The Antiwrinkle Injections address the cause, i.e., they prevent you from frowning, however if the lines are already deeply etched into you skin even when you’re not frowning, you may need Dermal Fillers to fill and soften the lines further. We assess this after repeated Antiwrinkle Injection treatments as even these deeper lines may improve after repeated treatments.

What does Frown line Antiwrinkle injection treatment involve?

A thorough assessment and consultation followed by a treatment plan is discussed with you. Included in the assessment is a careful observation of your muscle movement in animated expression and your lines at rest. Photographic documentation is part of every initial assessment.

Using a very fine needle, we inject the anti-wrinkle injection clear fluid into the skin above the frown muscles in a pattern that is unique to your facial movements. The procedure itself is very straightforward, only taking a few minutes. In fact, you can schedule appointments in your lunch break from work and head back into the office once the treatment is complete.

Most people feel little to no discomfort during the injection process. Ice can be used to reduce any discomfort. After the procedure, you may notice little red bumps where the injection was administered. These typically subside in about 10 minutes. We advise you not to massage or rub the area or lie down for 4 hours post treatment to avoid shifting the Anti-Wrinkle Injections.

Over the following days the targeted muscles will relax and reduce the appearance of the overlying wrinkles, while still allowing you to make natural facial expressions. Lines that are only present when frowning will completely disappear. Deeply etched rest lines continue to further soften and improve with repeated treatments. Our aim is to look rejuvenated and natural at the same time.

Risks of procedure

Side effects are very uncommon, and all resolve completely over time. A temporary partial eye lid drop can occur uncommonly however a good understanding of facial anatomy and assessment can reduce this risk significantly.

Since 2002, Face To Face Medical has been a respected name in cosmetic treatments, including Anti-Wrinkle Injections, across Melbourne. Our team of Doctors and nurses include Dr Dahlia Tauber, who has had extensive experience in the use of Anti-Wrinkle Injections in Melbourne and has trained other injectors in the use of Anti-Wrinkle Injections in Melbourne, all around Australia, and overseas. She is a Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), and an examiner for the CPCA college. She is the author of the widely used manual in the use of Anti-Wrinkle Injections. She works closely with her team of injectors who are all highly experienced.

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