Frown Lines

Introduction to Frown Lines Treatments

Frown Lines is the common name given to glabella lines, or the lines between the eyebrows. Although repeatedly and frequently performing the motion of frowning can accentuate frown lines, frown lines can naturally occur as part of the ageing process. As we get older, our skin is less capable of producing collagen – a protein that helps repair the skin. As we lose elasticity, the skin is less able to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in visible lines on the skin.


Anti-Wrinkle Injections can be used to temporarily weaken the underlying muscles and make frown lines less obvious. Dermal fillers can also be injected into the area to give the skin a fuller, more youthful appearance.

Factors To Consider

Repetitive facial expressions – repeatedly frowning causes furrows between the brows, which can deepen over time as skin stops bouncing backinto place.


UV exposure – frequent exposure to the suns damaging rays can destroy collagen and elastin in the skin, two proteins that contribute towards elasticity. This makes skin more likely to sag and form wrinkles.


Smoking – nicotine in cigarettes narrows blood vessels, which in turn deprives the skin of vital nutrients and oxygen. It also damages collagen and elastin fibres in the skin, reducing the ability of the skin to bounce backinto place after facial expressions.


Ageing – a natural part of ageing is the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin, as well as the loss of subcutaneous fat, which gives skin a plump and firm look. As these disappear, skin sags and wrinkles start appearing.


Diet – scientists suggest that eating too much processed sugar can cause increased collagen breakdown, reducing skins elasticity.