Posted on: 21 June 2022Share
Due to factors like genetics, stress, UV ray overexposure, smoking, etc., some people develop prominent frown lines on their forehead and between their eyebrows. This portion of skin is known as the glabella, and wrinkles in this area are known as glabellar lines. Some people are unhappy with wrinkles in this area because they may look like they are scowling. If you are unhappy with the appearance of these lines, you may want to look into procedures like Botox, dermal fillers, or brow lifts.
Botox is a popular treatment option for wrinkles since it is affordable, minimally invasive, and has few side effects. During treatment, a dermatologist or esthetician will inject the Botox serum—known as a neuromodulator—into the glabellar complex. The glabellar complex is a group of muscles that control the movement of the eyebrows. Botox works by relaxing these muscles and limiting their movements, thus decreasing the prominence of wrinkles. Depending on the dosage, you could experience results for many months before needing a touch-up session. The biggest downside of Botox is that it isn't a permanent solution, so you will need follow-up sessions if you want to maintain your appearance.
Dermal fillers are similar to Botox injections in that they are a minimally invasive procedure that can correct glabellar lines. Instead of relaxing muscle movement, however, dermal filler injections use substances—like hyaluronic acid—to plump up areas of skin that have lost volume. These fillers also hydrate skin and help nourish skin components like collagen and elastin. If you have very deep glabellar lines, dermal fillers could be a good way to soften them. Like Botox injections, you will need to have follow-up sessions to maintain the results. The main downside of dermal fillers is that they tend to carry more possible side effects than Botox.
People who want a more permanent solution to their wrinkles may want to look into brow lifts. Facelifts tend to focus on wrinkles on the cheeks and neck, but brow lifts can help to correct forehead wrinkles. During a brow lift, a doctor will make an incision near the hairline that runs from ear to ear. He or she will remove any excess tissue and pull the skin taut to correct wrinkles. Healing times are usually short for brow lifts and only take about two weeks. The main downsides of brow lifts are the cost and possible side effects. Some people may develop scarring, changes in skin sensation, and or asymmetry in their hairline or brows. If you don't want to go under the knife, then dermal fillers and Botox are the way to go.
Reach out to a spa or salon in your area to learn more about Botox and other solutions to correct glabellar lines.