Frown lines are aptly named in that they are associated with excessive frowning. However, the appearance of forehead creases is not always caused by being upset most of the time – sun exposure. Sun-damaged skin is more susceptible to the development and occurrence of frown lines. Haven’t you noticed how children are very expressive with their faces but do not get lines or wrinkles themselves?
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. As one ages, the body also produces less collagen and elastin, making the skin appear thinner and dull looking.
Mild to moderate frown lines can be addressed with Botox injections. Botox will help the underlying forehead muscles relax and you’ll notice that the lines will gradually fade a couple of months following an injection. Repeated injections are necessary if you wish to have long-lasting results.
A brow lift can help elevate the forehead and brows for longer periods. This procedure can either be done through the traditional approach (an incision made in the hairline extending from one ear to another) or through a more advanced approach via an endoscope (a surgical equipment with a video camera at its tip). Many prefer the latter because it requires only tiny incisions and local anesthesia.
If you’d like to learn more about your options for fixing frown lines, call 518.346.0002 to schedule an appointment with us today. Our offices are conveniently located in Latham and Guilderland. We look forward to your visit!