As well as having an aging effect, they can often make a face look 'permanently' worried or unhappy. Frown lines are best treated by Botox, which relaxes the muscles. Sometimes they also require dermal fillers, such as Juvederm or Restylane, to smooth the lines.
Here's a before and after picture of our lovely receptionist Lorraine, showing her in March 2012 and November 2013. Her longstanding frown line has never been improved much by Botox treatment, probably due to bone and soft tissue loss ("volume loss"). It was time to bring in the Juvederm. Lorraine kindly agreed to treatment with Juvederm Ultraplus under the frown and brow area to advance the whole area forwards. Treatment was performed with a special rounded needle called a cannula. We also placed some Juvederm Ultraplus at the corners of her mouth to reduce shadowing, and lift the corners of her mouth. The final touch was Juvederm Voluma placed in her lateral cheek to restore a more youthful oval shape to her face, reducing the appearance of the jowls. Lorraine's husband has been complimenting her on her 'bright, open eyes' and she is very happy with her gentle, natural rejuvenation.
Frown Lines on Men
Men frequently request treatment for the frown lines between the eyebrows as excessive frowning can make you look angry or grumpy or just plain stressed. Male frown lines are easily treated with either Botox alone or in conjunction with dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane.
Because the frown muscles (glabellar and corrugator muscles) are typically very large in men we need to use more Botox than for a women. The usual number of units is between 24-44 units depending on the size of the muscle.