Turn That Frown Upside Down: Popular Treatments to Reduce Frown Lines
Do you spend time every day worried about your brow or frown lines? These lines are a natural part of aging, and occur as a result of repetitive movement, and the loss of elastic tissue as we age. While we can do our best to prevent these frown lines through a proactive skincare regimen, there’s not much we can do to reverse them naturally once they occur.
Fortunately, there are a variety of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures that can help reduce these lines. Let’s discover why these frown lines occur, and explore some of the most popular treatments available today.
Common Causes of Frown or Brow Lines
There are several factors that determine when we’ll develop these lines, as well as how they appear on our faces. One of the hardest factors to control is genetics. Some people are predisposed to develop wrinkles early on in life and exhibit more defined lines.
Stress can also play a big role in the development of frown and brow lines. This includes both external stress, like family strain or job pressure, as well as internal stressors like illness or a poor diet. Hormonal changes also play a role in the development of these lines, especially in older adults.
Treatments That Can Reduce Frown Lines and Brow Lines
Fortunately, even if the causes of these lines are hard to mitigate, there are steps you can take to reduce these frown and brow lines. Depending on your needs, you may opt for either a permanent or temporary fix.
The only permanent solution that can help reduce frown and brow lines is a surgical brow lift.
A brow lift, also called a forehead lift, can correct deeply etched horizontal brow lines as well as vertical frown lines. This is a great option for someone who is older and has deeper wrinkles, or younger adults who have a naturally low brow and are already bothered by visible wrinkles.
A brow lift is often combined with an upper eyelid lift or a full facelift to offer a smoother appearance for the entire face. Depending on the results you’re looking for, you may be offered an endoscopic brow lift, which only requires minimal incisions, and has a much faster recovery period.
If you don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure, then a temporary fix for your frown lines may be more your style. These temporary wrinkle-reducing solutions typically last for between 3-18 months before a refresh is needed.
A Botox injection is used to reduce the lines on your face created by repetitive muscle movements. A skilled doctor knows the anatomy of these muscles well and can place the injection in just the right spot to smooth out wrinkles. This procedure is quick and painless, and can be done in less than 15 minutes.
A dermal filler is an injection given into the face that can refresh the skin, giving a smoother and more youthful appearance. They work by replacing the lost volume underneath the skin, giving it a more plump, filled-out appearance.
There are a variety of fillers available on the market today. Your plastic surgeon can direct you to the right one depending on your desired results.
How to Prevent Frown and Brow Lines
The best way to prevent frown and brow lines is through a healthy, active lifestyle. Ensure skin is always moisturized and healthy by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, and avoid bad habits like smoking and suntanning excessively. Invest in a good moisturizing lotion, and use it regularly.
You should also be keeping your body healthy by getting enough sleep, and managing stress through good habits like meditation, yoga, or exercise. The healthier your body is, the healthier your skin will be.
Looking for a Doctor That Offers Frown Line Treatments?
Frown lines can make you feel vulnerable and look older than you are. There are lots of options for countering these brow and frown lines, either through a permanent solution like a brow lift, or a temporary fix like injectables. A great plastic surgeon in Toronto will be able to give you a sense of your options and recommend a solution that makes you feel comfortable.
Dr. Richard Rival has extensive experience helping patients reduce frown lines and other facial wrinkles. His specialty is facial plastic surgery, and he is adept at working with patients to design a treatment plan that fits their needs, goals, and budget. If you want to learn more about how he can help with your stubborn frown lines, contact him here for a free consultation.