Treatments for Frown Lines: Facial Rejuvenation and Anti-Aging Options
By Kenneth Smart Jr. on October 28, 2014
Dr. Ken Smart has helped countless patients throughout the greater Frisco area get the look that they've always wanted. Many times this can be done through anti-aging procedures such as the brow lift, which targets lines along the forehead, and a traditional facelift, which is ideal for the middle portion of the face.
We'd like to use this blog post to focus on the forehead area. There are multiple treatment options to consider, and the best one for you may not be what you expect.
Causes of Frown Lines
Frown lines are most often caused by the natural aging process. Over time, wrinkles are bound to form on the facial skin, leading you to look older, tired, worried, or angry. Smoking and sun damage can make the frown lines much worse, contributing to the effects of the natural aging process.
There are many different ways that you can have your frown lines addressed, which we cover in some detail below.
Skin Resurfacing for Minor Lines and Wrinkles
If you have minor lines and wrinkles on or around the forehead, skin resurfacing treatment may be ideal. This will involve the gentle removal of the topmost layer of skin to promote the production of collagen and new, healthier skin that is smoother, softer, and free of wrinkles. Skin resurfacing techniques may involve the use of lasers (laser skin resurfacing) or other methods using gentle materials (microdermabrasion).
BOTOX® Injections Can Reduce Those Wrinkles
BOTOX® injections are another common option for treating the lines and wrinkles of the forehead. BOTOX® cosmetic works by paralyzing the muscles in the injection site. By doing this, the muscles will not agitate the skin where wrinkles currently are. This leads to the fading of facial wrinkles that were formerly agitated by facial muscles.
The results of BOTOX® injections will last for a few months. Repeat BOTOX® injection treatments can be performed to repeat the anti-aging results.
Brow Lift Surgery as a More Permanent Fix
Also known as a forehead lift, brow lift surgery is specifically designed to take care of frown lines and ridges on the brow. During a brow lift, incision are made along the upper portion of the hairline. Through these incisions, the underlying structures of the forehead are adjusted and excess skin is removed. The remaining skin on the forehead is pulled tighter to make the wrinkles disappear.
Full recovery from brow lit surgery will take a few weeks, but patients are generally able to return to work after one week. Full pre-op and post-op instructions will be provided during a consultation at the practice.
Which treatment for frown lines is best for me?
Given the various surgical and non-surgical options to choose from, patients have flexibility when it comes to addressing facial lines and forehead wrinkles. We will provide you with a full list of risks and benefits of various wrinkle reduction treatments during your visit so that you can make the best decision for your aesthetic goals.
Tips for Preventing Frown Lines
To help prevent frown lines from forming or to slow their formation, keep the following tips in mind:
- Wear sunblock when outdoors
- Use a good facial moisturizer
- Wear a hat with a brim when outdoors
- Stay well-hydrated
- Avoid smoking or quit smoking
Schedule a Consultation for Facial Rejuvenation
To learn more about facial plastic surgery options as well as your non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation, be sure to contact our plastic surgery, skin care, and medspa experts today. We at Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa will help you undergo the right treatment to enhance your overall appearance.
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