Frown lines, also called glabella lines, are the furrows between the eyebrows, generally shaped like the number 11. These lines can cause self-consciousness and lack of self-confidence in both men and women.
These expression lines can be caused by a variety of factors over the years, including sun damage, smoking, and repetitive facial movements.
At PHI Clinic, we have a range of products to address frown lines, including dermal fillers and Botox. For a no obligation consultation with one of our highly trained clinicians, contact us today.Book consultation
Factors to consider
Repetitive facial expressions – repeatedly frowning causes furrows between the brows, which can deepen over time as skin stops ‘bouncing back’ into place.
UV exposure – frequent exposure to the sun’s damaging rays can destroy collagen and elastin in the skin, two proteins that contribute towards elasticity. This makes skin more likely to sag and form wrinkles.
Smoking – nicotine in cigarettes narrows blood vessels, which in turn deprives the skin of vital nutrients and oxygen. It also damages collagen and elastin fibres in the skin, reducing the ability of the skin to ‘bounce back’ into place after facial expressions.
Ageing – a natural part of ageing is the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin, as well as the loss of subcutaneous fat, which gives skin a plump and firm look. As these disappear, skin sags and wrinkles start appearing.
Diet – scientists suggest that eating too much processed sugar can cause increased collagen breakdown, reducing skin’s elasticity.
Treatments available for Frown Lines
Botox® injections are used to treat wrinkles and fine lines such as forehead lines, frown lines & crows feet. Botulinum toxin has been used in hospitals around the UK since 1977 and within the cosmetic industry for over 20 years. It is used in 70 countries and is used on over 4 million patients in the USA alone, every year...Read on Book consultation
The term “dermal filler” encompasses a wide range of products, and is an expression which describes treatment that restores volume and structure to the face.
Dermal fillers work to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, crepey skin and give a more youthful look. The high levels of HA (hyaluronic acid) have the effect of attracting and retaining water, instantly improving t...Read on Book consultation
Our highly trained doctors & nurses will recommend a tailored treatment to best fit your needs, from wrinkles and fine lines to warts and enlarged oil glands on the nose.
Currently, laser resurfacing is one of the most efficient methods of improving facial scarring that has happened as a result of injury or earlier surgery, and is known in the industry in being particularly effective...Read on Book consultation
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