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WHAT ARE FOREHEAD WRINKLES & FROWN LINES?

Forehead wrinkles are horizontal lines that appear on the forehead due to contraction of the muscles that raise the eyebrows. Frown lines are verticle wrinkles that appear between the eyes when you squint or frown. Both these wrinkles initially appear when you are moving the muscles responsible but over time can become ingrained and apparent even when your face is still. Whilst natural, most people seek treatment as they feel these lines make them look grumpy, anxious or even angry.

WHAT CAUSES FOREHEAD WRINKLES & FROWN LINES?

Both forehead wrinkles and frown lines are predominantly caused by ageing. As we get older we lose both collagen and elastin. These two proteins form the scaffolding of the skin. Hence, they are responsible for keeping your skin firm, elastic and plump. As thin becomes thinner and less stretchy, wrinkles develop. Initially, this is when the muscles underlying them contracts such as when you raise your eyebrows or frown. Eventually, forehead wrinkles and frown lines become deeper and visible even when you aren’t moving your face. Sun damage, or photoaging, are also a cause

 

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR FOREHEAD WRINKLES & FROWN LINES

Thankfully there are a number of treatment options for forehead wrinkles and frown lines. The first step is to ensure that you have a good skincare routine which helps hydrate, nourish and protect your skin.

Botox® For Forehead Wrinkles & Frown Lines

Botox® injections are highly effective for wrinkles and lines that are only apparent when you make an expression. The treatment is quick and pain-free with results lasting for 3-4 months.

Dermal Fillers For Forehead Wrinkles & Frown Lines

If your wrinkles and lines are deeper and appear at rest then Botox® is likely to not completely smooth them out. Dermal filler anti-wrinkle injections, however, can very effectively treat these areas and results last between 6-12 months.

Professional Skin Treatments For Frown Lines & Forehead Wrinkles

Botox® and dermal fillers offer immediate smoothing out of lines and wrinkles by reducing muscle contraction (Botox®) or by filling out and lifting the skin (dermal fillers). Professional skin treatments are really useful if you’re looking to address the underlying cause of wrinkles in the long term. A combination of a course of chemical peels and microneedling will resurface the skin and induce collagen and elastin production. This will smooth out lines and wrinkles, firm and plump up the skin as well as give a youthful glowing complexion. In the long term, these bespoke skin rejuvenating treatments could reduce the need for treatments like Botox and dermal fillers.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are many options and the best treatment depends on the type of wrinkles that you have and the kind of outcome you're after. Dermal fillers are best for deeper lines and wrinkles with immediately visible results. Botox® is very effective for less developed lines and wrinkles but takes 2-3 weeks to work.
Yes you can. Dermal fillers can lift up and smooth away individual lines and wrinkles. A course of chemical peels and collagen induction therapy are also very effective treatments for resurfacing and plumping up the whole face.
In the short term, we recommend dermal fillers which will instantly smooth out the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles. In the long term, we recommend professional treatments like peels and microneedling to tackle the causes of wrinkle formation.
The most important place to start is by following a really good skincare routine. This can incorporate anti-wrinkle serums and creams containing retinol, Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to halt the formation of wrinkles and hydrate the skin. Another important step is to use regular sun protection to prevent photoaging which can cause wrinkle formation. To boost the effects of this rejuvenating routine, consider a course of chemical peels and/or collagen induction therapy.