One of the questions we’re asked most frequently by our clients is: “How do I get rid of these frown lines?”
Frown lines are incredibly common. They can be caused by stern expressions and frowning, but they are just as likely to be caused by laughing and smiling.
No matter how the frown lines are caused, people don’t tend to smile about them when they show up!
Interested in getting rid of your frown lines? Here’s what you need to know.
What Are Frown Lines?
Frown lines are the grooves or wrinkles in the skin that show up between the eyebrows, and sometimes appear as horizontal lines across the forehead. Some frown lines may even develop near the mouth. They may start out somewhat subtle but will likely become more dramatic and noticeable as time goes on.
These lines are often a sign of aging and leave many people feeling self conscious when they develop.
Why Do Frown Lines Show Up?
Frown lines are not necessarily caused by frowning. They can actually be caused by the repeated action of making facial expressions.
When you smile, laugh, frown, or squint, your facial muscles are hard at work. After years of exercising those muscles, the skin above them often begins to wrinkle. These wrinkles become more defined as time goes by, and can be further accentuated by sun damage and the loss of collagen and elastin of the skin.
How Can I Get Rid Of Frown Lines?
Most people are more concerned with how to get rid of frown lines than they are with why they showed up in the first place.
Just as there are a number of ways for frown lines to form, there are also a number of treatment options to eliminate them.
Botox is a popular injectable treatment that helps to temporarily reduce the activity of the muscles that tend to cause frown lines on the face. If your frown lines are showing up as vertical lines between the eyebrows, horizontal creases along the forehead, or as lines along your upper lips, then Botox might be the ideal treatment option for you.
For frown lines around the mouth and treating creases that have formed around the lips, injectable fillers are often your best bet. They help to treat wrinkles by restoring lost volume, correcting the lines that appear on the face.
Micro-Needling is another treatment option that can help you to regain a more youthful complexion. Micro-Needling stimulates your body to create new healthier, firmer skin, helping to treat wrinkles along the way.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Fractional non ablative laser resurfacing is another treatment option that is sometimes used to improve the appearance of frown lines and facial wrinkles. Lasers stimulate the production of new collagen and elastic fibers in the deep layers of the skin, reducing wrinkles and helping your skin to look more youthful and radiant.
Skin Care Products
There are a number of skin care products out there that can help with reducing frown lines and facial wrinkles – both on their own, and when combined with other in-office treatment options. We highly recommend SkinMedica products, which we carry right here in our Glens Falls office.
Not Sure Which Frown Line Treatment Option is Right For You?
The best way to know which frown line treatment option is right for you is to make an appointment with a specialist who can guide you towards the procedure or treatment regimen that is best suited for your specific situation. If you want to be sure you’re treating your frown lines as effectively and efficiently as possible, scheduling a consultation with a specialist is your best bet.
Ready to get rid of those frown lines and regain your confidence? We’re here to help you!
Schedule your consultation with us today by calling us at 518-793-0475 or by filling out our quick and easy online contact form.