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.
Who Will Perform My Treatment?
Frown line treatment with Botox is performed by our doctors and injectable nurses at PHI Clinic, who all receive regular training from our medical director, Dr Tapan, in our in house training facility, Academy 102. Dr Tapan is globally recognised as one of the best injectors in the world, and teaches across the world, as well as visiting other exemplary professionals to learn new techniques for more effective results with Botox.
Sam and Sarah are well versed in the core values we hold at PHI of excellence without compromise, so you can rest assured that any treatment with them will be performed at the same level as our doctors. After every treatment, we ask that patients attend a follow up consultation at 4 to 6 weeks to assess your outcomes. This provides an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns you may have and have reference photos taken, as well as allowing your clinician to add any more product if necessary.
Our Nurses Treating Our Dr Tapan
Dr Tapan’s techniques are then passed along to our clinicians, including our Botox nurses, Sam and Sarah, who receive personal mentoring from the doctor, and perform his personal botox treatments. Please see a selection of photographs showcasing our Botox nurses performing a treatment on our medical director, Dr Tapan Patel.
Treatments available for Frown Lines
The term “dermal fillers” 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 address signs of ageing. The high levels of HA (hyaluronic acid) have the effect of attracting and retaining water, instantly improving the skin’s appearance and texture by restoring its natural plumpness.
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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 at treating conditions usually regarded as ‘stubborn’ like acne scarring.
Our highly trained doctors & nurses will recommend a tailored treatment to best fit your needs, from wrinkles...Read on Book consultation
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One of our experienced clinicians will outline a treatment plan suited to your needs during your consultation.
You will only ever be treated by a medically trained clinician at PHI Clinic.
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