Frown lines have earned their name because they are caused by repeated facial movements like frowning that cause the skin to repeatedly wrinkle and crease. However, the appearance of forehead creases is not always caused by being upset. This is what you need to know about the root causes of frown lines and how you can smooth these unwanted wrinkles away.
.One of the main causes of facial wrinkles is natural aging and the gradual decline of collagen production. Sun exposure is another common contributor. Unprotected sun exposure can lead to premature breakdown of your skin’s collagen and elastin. Both are types of protein that contribute to the plump, firm, smooth characteristics of naturally youthful skin. It’s important to protect your skin from the sun to avoid premature aging and prevent the development of frown lines.
There are many frown line treatments we can recommend depending on the degree of your forehead wrinkles and other cosmetic concerns.
Mild to moderate frown lines can be addressed with Botox injections. Botox will help the underlying forehead muscles relax by using botulinum toxin type A to temporarily block nerve signals that tell them to contract. Frown lines will fade away for 3-4 months after treatment but injections can be repeated for long-lasting rejuvenation.
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy because it encourages the growth of new collagen for skin rejuvenation. The microneedling device creates microwounds or tiny channels in the skin’s surface, triggering the body’s natural healing response and production of collagen. As new collagen develops, the skin is tightened and resurfaced with a healthy layer of undamaged skin.
Chemical peels are a skin exfoliating treatment that can be easily customized to each patient’s skin type and unique skin concerns. Chemical peels use different solutions with different strengths to penetrate the skin at varying depths. By stripping away dead skin cells on the skin’s surface, new, healthy skin is revealed with a smoother, more youthful complexion.
If you’d like to learn more about your options for fixing frown lines, call our office or fill out an online contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kayastha, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Albany, NY. He will assess your skin, discuss your medical history, and ask about your cosmetic goals to determine the best treatment plan for you.