Say Goodbye to Frown Lines: Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatments
By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on October 02, 2017
Facial Plastic Surgery for Frown Line Treatment
A smile is worth a thousand words. Unfortunately, frown lines can put a damper on even the brightest expression. Facial plastic surgery procedures are often the ideal remedy for frown lines and other kinds of problematic wrinkling and sagging. Here are a few procedures we offer at my surgery center to keep patients smiling and looking their best.
The best surgery for frown lines tends to be the brow lift (aka forehead lift). During this surgery, incisions are carefully hidden in the upper portions of the hair line. Through these incisions, the plastic surgeon can adjust underlying tissues of the forehead, remove excess skin, and pull all of the remaining skin tighter in order to reduce wrinkles. With a brow lift, patients can attain a more youthful, wrinkle-free appearance that will light up any room.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections
Another great option to combat frown lines are BOTOX® injections, which involve the use of a specially purified injectable solution. The BOTOX® cosmetic solution halts muscle contractions in the injection site, and in doing so prevents agitation of skin in the area where wrinkles occur. The wrinkles fade and do not form, allowing a patient to look young and refreshed again.
Dermal Filler Injections
BOTOX® cosmetic is not the only type of injection treatment for frown lines. Patients can also undergo injection treatments with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are special cosmetic solutions that enhance the volume of the injection site, making them an ideal option for hollows, deep lines, and other kinds of aesthetic issues of the face. Careful placement of dermal fillers for frown lines is ideal, and since there are many kinds of fillers out there, we'll consider your situation and which kind of filler may be most ideal for you and your needs. Like BOTOX® injections, dermal filler results will last several months (depending on the filler), and repeat treatments are possible.
Which treatment is the best fit for me?
At my surgery center, we believe in a personalized approach to surgery. During your consultation, my team and I will provide you with ample information about all of your treatment options so you can make the best and most well-informed decision when it comes to your frown line treatment. We will be sure to go over all risks and benefits of each procedure. In the meantime, here are some useful tips to help you prevent the frustration of frown lines.
Tips for Preventing Frown Lines
In order to prevent frown lines, consider the following tips:
Use sunblock when you go outdoors
Wear a hat with a brim to prevent sun damage
Use a healthy moisturizer
Drink water and stay hydrated
Quit smoking and the use of tobacco products
Get ample rest every night
Schedule a Consultation
For more information about your surgical and non-surgical options for wrinkle reduction and looking your very best, be sure to contact our cosmetic skin care and plastic surgery center today! I forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.
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