The vertical lines between the eyebrows result from the contraction of procerus and corrugator supercilii muscles. These are the muscles involved in frowning, hence the name ‘frown lines’.
Frown lines appear as part of the natural ageing process. As you age, your skin loses elasticity and its ability to stretch and bounce back to its original shape.
Using anti-wrinkle treatment for frown lines is a great way to reduce the look of tension or anger. By simply reducing the frown line between the eyebrows, many feel as though they look more refreshed and approachable in their work place and/or social life.
The treatment relax the muscles in the face that create frown lines and wrinkles and prevent further deepening of lines. It is a simple 10 minutes procedure, in which the treatment is administered into the muscles needed to be treated. There is an art to anti-wrinkle treatment. In order to achieve the best, most natural looking results, the treatment is directed at the right muscle, in the correct place, at an ideal dose, by an experienced doctor.
It is vital to have an initial consultation before proceeding with your treatment. This is regardless of the fact that you have had this treatment elsewhere. This is to ensure we discuss your medical history and to ensure you are suitable for the procedure, fully educated and informed before proceeding with treatment
Yes. You can reduce lines and wrinkles in specific areas. Some people like to have a lot of expressions and lines on their forehead, but still want to relax their frown line. Our experienced doctor will know where to place the injections, in the right muscle, in the correct place, at an ideal dose.
If you are thinking about having the anti-wrinkle treatment for frown lines, you might have questions about its safety. This particular treatment has long heritage of use leading to confidence in its safety and efficacy. Wrinkle relaxing treatment is an approved for treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, and when administered by trained, experienced professionals, there is a very low risk of side-effects and complications. These injections are suitable for a wide range of people, but there are restrictions that should be applied. This treatment is geared towards healthy men and women aged from 18 and onwards. It is not suitable for people with some underlying health conditions, including those with certain neurological and muscular diseases such as myasthenia gravis and motor neurone disease. If you are pregnant, or you have had an allergic reaction to the injections in the past, this treatment is also not suitable
Many people assume that wrinkle relaxing treament are painful. The truth is that most people don’t experience any pain when they have this treatment. If you are nervous about having this treatment, or you have a fear of needles, we can use a mild topical anaesthetic to numb the skin beforehand. After treatment, the skin may be slightly red and inflamed, but you should feel comfortable, and you should be able to get straight back to work or whatever the rest of the day entails.
It can take about 14 days to see the full effects after the initial treatment. The cosmetic effects can last up to six months but typically range from three to four months. Eventually most people require re treatment as the wrinkles reappear.
However, in some treated areas (such as frown wrinkles), the wrinkles may return less severe after repeated treatments as the unconscious muscle contraction habit is broken. We offer all our patients a free two week follow up appointment to assess the effect of treatment and administer any top up treatments if necessary.
Most people find that the treatment cause only mild local pain and tenderness. Immediately after the treatment, there may be mild swelling at the injection site which usually subsides within 48 hours. Slight bruising is also possible. Side effects of these treatments are extremely rare. Occasionally, the treatment may relax nearby muscle groups causing temporary drooping of the eyebrow or eyelids. This may last for a few weeks but will resolve with time. As with any medicine an allergic reaction may occur, this is however quite rare. Conversely there may be some unintended benefits in some people such as easing of tension type headaches as the muscles in the forehead relax. These treatments have been used for over 20 years and does not appear to cause any negative long-term effects.
- Avoid make up for 24 hours post treatment.
- Avoid rubbing or touching the injected areas and avoid having facials and massage for 48 hours this is to ensure that the treatment remains at the site of injection.
- Avoid vigorous exercise, sauna and alcohol-based products on the area treated for 48 hours.
- If bruising develops then you can apply Arnica cream.
- Paracetamol can be taken for mild pain post procedure.
- We only use market-leading brands.
- We will not compromise on our standards and use the highest grade of dermal fillers for more dramatic results with better lift and tissue support.
- Consultation and treatment are personally undertaken by Dr Ghazala Khan who is an Advanced Aesthetics Practitioner trained in Anti-Wrinkle treatments and Dermal-Fillers. She is a full member of General Medical Council and the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Member of Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.