Frown lines are the wrinkles on your forehead and between your brows that can give you an angry, worried or sad look. Frown lines can result in some people appearing irritable or grumpy despite feeling completely fine on the inside. Frown lines are one of the biggest detractors from a pleasant, welcoming facial appearance.
Unfortunately, frown lines can start to show up as early as your 20s, only deepening further with age. For those who are especially expressive, frown lines can become quite prominent by the time they are in their 30s. For the most part, frown lines are caused by the motions a person makes every day with their face. Squinting, frowning, puzzling over something, raising the brows in surprise–all of these motions slowly cause the muscles that make these expressions to become enlarged. They are hyperactive and the frown lines they cause can really become deep.
What can be done about it?
Wrinkle relaxers, also called neuromodulators, are designed specifically to treat frown lines and smooth away wrinkles, leaving your forehead and brows smooth and more youthful-looking. These are especially helpful for treating “the elevens”, those two frown lines between the eyebrows.
At Dr. Patrick Sullivan’s office, we use a very popular and effective neuromodulator called Jeuveau. In the past it has been called “Newtox” as it has largely replaced Botox in our office and in many other cosmetic practices around the country. Lines between the brows and on the forehead may disappear with only a minute amount of this injectable. Jeuveau is injected directly into the underlying muscle beneath the skin that is causing the wrinkles to appear. The substance forces the muscle to relax, which gradually smooths out the appearance of the overlying skin.
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are also popular wrinkle relaxers that are based on the same science as Jeuveau. Each injectable is unique in its own way, but all provide virtually the same result: the smooth, wrinkle-free brow and forehead you want to see in the mirror.
Fillers and Neuromodulators –a united force against frown lines
In some cases where the wrinkles have been visible for a longer period of time, the lines or grooves are so deep that even with neuromodulators successfully applied, there are still signs of the lines on the skin. In this case, dermal fillers can be used to help fill the lines and smooth the skin, leaving it more wrinkle-free and youthful looking again.
This is a very precise procedure that requires a specialist with expertise and experience like Dr. Sullivan and Maureen Sullivan, MSN, CANS to ensure it is performed correctly. There are a number of fillers that can be applied in combination with a neuromodulators (or another wrinkle relaxer) treatment.
Dr. Sullivan and Maureen Sullivan will advise on which filler to choose from the Restylane Family of fillers or other fillers we have available. The results are long-lasting, but touch-ups may be needed depending on which filler is chosen.
The filler works with neuromodulators to create a smoother natural appearance. Jeuveau relaxes the muscles, and the filler fills in the lines and grooves. The result is a more authentic you: no frown lines to make you appear irritated or annoyed, just your own natural expression.
Schedule a consultation about your frown lines with Dr. Sullivan or his expert certified nurse injector Maureen
Dr. Sullivan is a trusted doctor with over 25 years of experience who is dedicated to patient safety while providing incredibly natural-looking results. He is a nationally recognized, top plastic surgeon. Maureen Sullivan, MSN, CANS is a certified aesthetic nurse injector with over 20 years of experience. Patients come from all over to see Maureen as she has a reputation for giving very natural results that are not overdone. They can perform the most precise and exact injectable treatments for treating frown lines. You can choose your path to resolving your frown lines at his practice knowing you are in expert, caring hands. Dr. Sullivan and Maureen will listen to your concerns, examine your skin and face, and help design your treatment plan without any pressure. Call today for a consultation.