Glabellar lines, (commonly also known as frown
lines) are vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows.They
are also often called number '11' lines.
These wrinkles appear over time as a result of the
effects of age, sun exposure, habitual frowning, and tension. As a
person ages, the skin becomes less elastic and the glabellar lines
become more pronounced. In some cases, they stay permanently in the
face, making it appear that the person is always frowning or
One may often feel that in addition to 'the aging
effect', these lines make one appear tired or grumpy. Because of
this, glabellar line treatments can make a positive difference to
one's self-perception, emotional wellbeing, and how others perceive
you on first impression.
Our experienced practitioner treats these lines
with a specific pattern of injections designed to relax the facial
muscles that cause your frown lines to appear. These muscles
are called the corrugator and procerus, and our practitioners will
select precise injection points to give the best results. We can
also treat deeper lines with injections of dermal fillers.
of BOTOX® injections for the treatment of Glabellar
Large studies have
shown the effectiveness of wrinkle-relaxing treatments in reducing
the appearance of glabellar lines, with improvements lasting longer
with each subsequent treatment.
The side effects of
treatment are usually very mild, and may include temporary
swelling, tenderness, or a headache. In general, side effects
are reduced with each repeat treatment.
The majority of people
who have wrinkle-relaxing injections for glabellar lines are very
satisfied with their treatment.