Frown lines (vertical lines between our eyebrows) are a common concern for many clients who visit Ohana Cosmetic Medicine. Clients comment that they have began to notice the deepening of the frown lines which remain even when they are not frowning. Some mention that they are frequently asked by colleagues, friends or family whether they are angry or upset even when they are not. This remark is not unreasonable as frowning is considered as a negative expression and is perceived by others as anger/frustration.
To improve the frown lines/forehead wrinkles we aim to reduce the movement. We can try our best to stop frowning, however this is difficult as we find ourselves frowning when: thinking, driving, watching television, looking at our phones – you may even be frowning as you are reading this!
With our cosmetic injections to treat frown lines, we aim to reduce the muscle strength by using anti wrinkle injections. By naturally weakening the frown muscle, we are able to relax the overlying skin removing any frown lines and forehead wrinkles. This not only removes negative emotions caused by the frown expression, but also gives clients a fresher, brighter look.
Why do I have frown lines?
We are all born with a multitude of facial muscles responsible for expression and other functions. The frown is a learnt behaviour, that is, we mimic parents and those around us. Like all other muscles, repetitive use strengthens the frown muscle making it easier for it to pull in the overlying skin. This constant creasing and pulling damages the collagen and elastic within the dermis. Alongside environmental and other natural ageing processes, the creasing eventually creates a deep and permanent wrinkle – often called the “11 lines” as they are usually two vertical lines between the eyebrows.
Anti-wrinkle injections to treat frown lines
Treating frown lines with anti wrinkle injections is simple, safe and very effective. The majority of our clients find that their frown lines disappear completely with anti wrinkle treatments only 3-4 times a year.
How do anti wrinkle treatments work?
Facial muscles contract and relax to form many expressions, however the movements that commonly concern us are the ones that create lines between our eyebrows when we frown, the lines beside our eyes when we smile (crow’s feet) or forehead lines when we raise the eyebrows (surprised lines). As the muscles contract the attached skin above that area also contracts creating a fold in the skin called a wrinkle. Over time this repetitive action damages the supportive collagen within the skin creating a permanent crease. By placing a small amount of anti-wrinkle medication into the targeted muscle to temporarily weaken its strength, we are able to then smooth out the overlying skin and free it from fine lines.
Long term effects of anti-wrinkle injections
Like our other muscles, when the frown muscles are not used they begin to temporarily lose their strength. This is a desired outcome as this means treatments can sometimes last longer and give a better result. If you ever decide to stop getting anti wrinkle treatments, the muscle will simply return to its original state before you started treatments.
Are anti-wrinkle injections painful?
The cosmetic injections are administered using a tiny insulin needle. Most clients report a slight “pinch” sensation due to the small needle used and then in some areas a mild “sting” from the anti-wrinkle medication with a pain level rating of a 2/10. Some areas can be slightly more sensitive than others and can easily be relieved by applying ice to the area for additional comfort. We always take our time and never rush, so if you’ve hesitated about having a treatment, don’t worry, we’ll make sure you are relaxed and comfortable.
How much do anti-wrinkle injections cost for frown lines?
During your complimentary and obligation-free consultation we assess your frown recommend a dose that will suit the strength of your muscles and aesthetic desire. Every individual’s anatomy is unique and so each treatment is individually tailored.
As a guide the frown treatment on average is $280 to $320 – we aim to deliver a treatment that relaxes your frown for a period of 4 months. We recommend re-treating at this stage to continue and maintain the smooth appearance of the overlying skin.
What to expect with anti wrinkle injections
The treatment itself takes only minutes – clients often visit during their lunch break for a “freshen up” and return back to work. Once treated there may be a little redness which will subside within 15 minutes and can be covered with make-up.
The medication takes a few days to work with the effect being evident between 4-7 days. At this point clients find that they have trouble forcing a frown
As with all cosmetic treatments, a thorough consultation with your injector should answer all possible questions that you may have prior to treatment. At Ohana Cosmetic Medicine our highly skilled injectors have years of experience using anti-wrinkle injections and will deliver results according to your needs.
Call our professional team for an obligation free personalised rejuvenation plan on (03) 9972 7586.
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