Why the frown?
We all have lines on our faces which become deeper and more pronounced as we go through life. Some we’re happier to live with than others – laughter lines perhaps – but some lines bother us and can even give us unwanted facial expression.
What are glabellar or glabella lines?
Glabella lines, often called 11s because of their parallel nature, are short vertical lines between our eyebrows, which extend to our forehead and are usually about a centimetre in length. 11s tend to be the first facial lines to develop, and can become visible as early as our mid-20s.
Why do glabella lines or 11s form?
The skin on our glabella is thicker than that of our eyelids for example, therefore the lines that form here can be deeper than the fine lines around our eyes (sometimes called crow’s feet). Factors such as exposure to sunlight, tendency to smoke and mood can affect the depth of glabella lines. Our individual musculature affects their shape and angle.
What are the treatment options for glabella lines?
Botox is an excellent treatment to improve the appearance of glabella lines. Our Botox treatment gently relaxes the muscles in the skin of the glabella to soften lines. We specialise in creating natural and rejuvenating results for our patients.
A very effective treatment for deep glabella lines or 11s is dermal fillers. This very targeted treatment gently plumps out the lines to create a smoother appearance, which can be transformative in softening the expression, so that there is much less of a frown.
CACI is a non-surgical facelift procedure, which achieves a lifting effect by toning facial muscles and stimulating collagen regrowth. With focused treatment on deeper lines, CACI is an effective way to smooth the skin.
Is it time to lose your frown?
We offer a free initial consultation where we’ll discuss the most appropriate treatment for your desired outcome.