Frown & Forehead Lines
At some point in life, you may develop lines on your brow and forehead as part of the natural aging process. Fortunately, minimally invasive cosmetic treatments can reduce these lines and leave you feeling more youthful and confident.
Here’s more about how these treatments work and how to contact The Vein Institute of Hunterdon for a consultation.
What Are Frown and Forehead Lines?
Frown lines are also known as Glabellar lines or 11 lines. These are the vertical lines that form between your eyebrows and nose. When they become pronounced, they can make you look angry or upset when you’re not. They can also contribute to an older-looking appearance.
Forehead lines are the horizontal creases, or indentations, that appear across your forehead. When pronounced, forehead lines can make you appear shocked, worried or anxious. Like frown lines, they may also contribute to an older-looking appearance.
What Causes Frown Lines?
Frown lines are usually caused by years of certain repetitive facial expressions and movements, such as squinting or yawning. However, certain factors and lifestyle behaviors may cause frown lines to develop prematurely or become more pronounced at an earlier age.
Smoking and poor nutrition are some of the many factors that may contribute to frown lines. These behaviors can affect how water and nutrients are delivered to your skin and result in dryness and loss of elastin and collagen.
What Causes Forehead Lines?
Forehead lines are usually caused by raising your eyebrows repeatedly over many years. The same factors and lifestyle behaviors that cause frown lines may also cause forehead lines.
These factors include:
- Alcohol use
- Poor quality sleep
- Excess sun exposure
- Poor nutrition
Frown & Forehead Lines Treatment Options
Frown and forehead lines can be effectively treated using facial injectables—particularly Botox and Xeomin. These minimally invasive treatments can reduce the appearance of frown and forehead lines within days. They also produce no downtime or recovery—meaning you can resume your normal activities immediately following treatment.
Botox and Xeomin can do the following:
- Reduce the 11 lines, or Glabellar lines
- Reduce creases and fine lines on the forehead
- Reduce crow’s feet around the eyes
Botox and Xeomin are very similar to one another, except Xeomin contains fewer additives than Botox. Therefore, Xeomin may be more ideal for those who are allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox. Your provider will look at your frown and forehead lines, talk to you about your goals and recommend the best treatment.
Contact The Vein Institute of Hunterdon at (908) 788-0066 to request a consultation if you’d like to know whether facial injectables like Xeomin and Botox can help reduce your forehead lines. We talk to you in greater detail about these treatments and will help you meet your unique aesthetic goals.