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 angry.
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.
The benefits of BOTOX® injections for the treatment of Glabellar Lines
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.