Life’s wealth of experiences causes us to smile, laugh, cry, and frown. Though our skin can easily bounce back from laugh and frown lines in our teens and 20s, we eventually lose collagen and elastin, which leads to fine lines and wrinkles.
Over time, repeatedly furrowing your brow can cause your skin to develop glabellar lines, which are better known as frown lines. These fine lines that are located between your eyebrows develop as your skin loses its elasticity and collagen over time. The longer they are left untreated, the more pronounced they will become.
Before Botox, aging happened and there was little you could do about it. However, today there are many cosmetic interventions that can help you look years younger. If you don’t like your frown lines, you don’t have to keep them. For many people, correcting this part of the face gives them another thing to smile about.
Botox is an injectable cosmetic treatment that temporarily relaxes your muscles to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. While Botox is made from botulinum toxin, when used correctly and professionally, it can bring a more youthful look to your skin.
Since Botox relaxes your muscles, it’s not recommended for lower parts of the face, like the nasolabial fold. Dermal fillers like Juvéderm do a much better job at smoothing out these lines without suspending vital facial expressions.
Botox, on the other hand, is ideal for any fine lines on the forehead and up, delivering dramatic and satisfying results.
Botox for Frown Lines
Frown lines can occur at any point in life, as genetics and the quality of your self-care determine how quickly your skin ages. When you notice that the lines between your eyebrows are starting to become more prominent, Botox injections can take years off your appearance.
On average, Botox treatments last for 4 months. Consistent reapplication is required to keep up the effects of the treatment. However, consistent injections of Botox have been reported to lengthen the effects of subsequent treatments, with some results even lasting up to a year. In cases where Botox alone does not help patients achieve the desired reduction of glabellar lines, a small amount of dermal filler can be used afterwards to fill and support deeper furrows.
One of the best things about Botox is its short recovery time, which lasts less than a day. When you get your frown lines treated, you should take care to not wear makeup or get a facial massage for 8 hours.
After getting treatment for frown lines, patients should make sure that they do not lay down or bend down for 4 hours. Following all these steps maximizes the results of the fresh Botox treatment.
Try Botox Today
If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to remove your frown lines with little down time, then Botox may be right for you. Schedule a consultation with our office to learn more about Botox. We can meet with you personally and discuss all your treatment options to bring out the best of your youthful glow. Call today at (201) 505-1020.