Frown Lines

Frown lines can appear as two deep lines between the brows or horizontal lines straight across the forehead. There are a lot of underlying factors that can cause frown lines from early signs of aging including sun damage, stress, smoking to general degradation of the skin.

Frown Lines
Dr. Ilona Shternfeld is a board certified ophthalmologist, with international training in cannula technique, extensive experience with Botox, dermal fillers and dry eyes syndrome .  She is a three-time winner of America's Most Honored Doctors Top 5%.

Frown lines are the vertical wrinkles between our eyebrows. Many people call them the “11’s”. They are seen when we concentrate or frown, often giving us an angry, tired look. Treating the muscles that cause these lines creates a more relaxed appearance. Persistent or deep frown lines often may cause individuals to look angry, stressed, tired, intense or concerned. Reducing or removing the frown lines leads to a more rested, approachable and fresh appearance.

How We Treat Frown Lines?

The forehead wrinkles are horizontal lines resulting from repeatedly raising our brows. When injecting botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin), care must be taken to place the medication properly. The goal is to achieve a smooth forehead, maintain eyebrow function and prevent a dropped brow.

Benefits of frown lines treatment

  • Effectively reduce & smoothen deep lines
  • Prevent the formation of new lines
  • Younger and fresher appearance

Frequently Asked Questions:

What causes frown lines?

Frown lines form due to the contraction of the area between the eyebrows. When we frown, the skin furrows together, forming lines and wrinkles. Other facial movements like squinting also cause the frown lines to deepen. In the long-term, collagen production decreases and the skin loses its natural smoothing ability, and the lines become permanent.

How do we treat frown lines?

Injecting a small amount of muscle relaxant into the brow area can reduce the fine lines caused by frowning that form here. By paralyzing the area, movement is restricted, and frown lines are reduced, leaving you wrinkle-free. This can also reduce and get rid of other wrinkles such as forehead wrinkles.

How quickly will I see results?

Within 10-14 days, you should see the completed outcome of your wrinkle treatment.

How long does the treatment last?

The effect of a frown line treatment usually lasts between three to four months. After that, the treatment can be repeated. Repeat treatment of wrinkles ensures that the effect lasts longer so that a permanent reduction of wrinkles is achieved and your skin maintains its youthful appearance.

What can be done if the frown lines are very deep?

If the frown line has already penetrated deeply into the skin, it can additionally be injected with dermal filler. This, however, can only take place 10-14 days after the injection with muscle relaxants as it requires the muscle relaxant to have taken full effect first.

Have you noticed unwanted frown lines? Are creams just not doing the trick? Does your makeup keep sinking into creases? Inner Glow AestheticsMD has several safe and effective treatments to help! Contact us today to schedule an appointment and explore all options available to you.

About Dr. Ilona Shternfeld

Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Physician Dr. Ilona Shternfeld is a board certified ophthalmologist, with international training in cannula technique, extensive experience with Botox and dermal fillers. She was trained in the use of Botox in the 1990’s for facial and eye movement disorders and is a specialist in both medical and aesthetic injections. Her knowledge of the delicate eye and orbital anatomy has brought her patients from all over the country to have their under eye area treated with fillers. Dr. Shternfeld loves subtlety and works to keep you looking your best at any age. Dr. Shternfeld combines her passion for Aesthetic Medicine with her love for eye care, specializing in Dry Eye Disease. She is the only provider of IPL for evaporative dry eye disease in Hartford County.

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