Frown Lines Treatment: Surgical and Non-Surgical Solutions

By Sheryl Pilcher on October 20, 2014

A woman smiling while in her homeThe entire team here at Accent Plastic Surgery know how troublesome frown lines can be. Frown lines are the folds and furrows that form on the forehead that can make you look older than you feel, or even just worried and exhausted. Many people in and around the San Antonio area come to our practice in order to learn more about frown line treatments, such as brow lift surgery to get ride of those unsightly forehead lines.

We'd like to use this blog post to examine frown lines in a bit of detail, and then offer you some treatment options to consider as well as tips for prevention.

Causes of Frown Lines

The most common cause of these lines is the natural aging process simply given the way that the skin of the forehead reacts to various facial expressions.

Excessive sun exposure, smoking, tanning, and alcohol consumption can all lead to the accelerated formation of these and other lines and wrinkles on a person's face.

Skin Resurfacing for Minor Lines and Wrinkles

If the lines on the forehead are minor, one option to consider is skin resurfacing. This involves the careful removal of the topmost layer of skin to promote the creation of newer, healthier skin cells that help make wrinkles fade. This can be done with microdermabrasion as well as laser skin resurfacing.

Cosmetic Injections

Cosmetic injections are another non-surgical treatment option to consider for frown lines. The best option is BOTOX® cosmetic, which is a substance that halts muscle contractions in the injection site. By doing this, the skin is no longer agitated and the frown lines fade. Sometimes a combination of BOTOX® injections and a dermal filler is ideal for smoothing away those problematic lines.

Brow Lift Surgery

Also known as a forehead lift, the brow lift surgery is a permanent solution to furrows and lines of the forehead. During the procedure, incisions are carefully hidden in and around the upper portion of a patient's hairline. Using these incisions, the underlying structures of the forehead are adjusted and excess skin is carefully trimmed away. The remaining skin is pulled tighter in order to make those frown lines disappear.

Choosing the Right Option for You

As you can see, there are numerous treatments to choose from when it comes to dealing with frown lines. Some procedures are better than others, which is why it's so important to go over your options with your surgeon. During the consultation process, we will happily answer all of your questions and address your concerns so that you can make a smart decision about your appearance and wellness.

Tips for Preventing Frown Lines

To prevent the formation of lines and wrinkles on the forehead, the best options to consider are as follows:

  • Wear sunblock when out in the sun
  • Avoid excessive sunning and tanning
  • Wear a hat with a brim to shade the forehead skin
  • Quit smoking
  • Drink alcohol in moderation
  • Moisturize regularly
  • Eat healthy
  • Stay well-hydrated

Schedule a Consultation for Treating Frown Lines

For more information about treating frown lines and the many things that you can do to enhance your overall appearance, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team at Accent Plastic Surgery looks forward to your visit and helping you make smart choices that help you reduce wrinkles and make you look your very best.

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