Frown lines

Frown lines may convey negative expressions such as anger, even when one is not angry. Reduction of frown lines through anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers provide a more relaxed facial appearance and reduce the likelihood of being misinterpreted as being angry when one is not.

Frowning is a facial expression that conveys the negative expression of anger, even when one is not angry. Frowning is produced by two main muscles – the corrugator supercilii and the procerus muscles. The corrugator supercilii muscle runs along the length of the eyebrows, and draws the brows together. It creases the skin between the brows to create one or two vertical lines that may become ingrained should frowning be frequent or strong enough. Secondly, there is the procerus muscle which runs vertically between the brows and on contraction causes bunching of the skin and a horizontal line across the bridge of the nose, which again, can become etched in if use of the muscle over-utilised.

Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to relax the muscles that cause frowning and help to reduce the intensity and severity of this expression. They work by preventing the transmission of the nerve signal at the neuromuscular junction, the connection point of the nerve and muscle. The anti-wrinkle injections are strategically injected into around 3 to 7 points along the length of the muscles that cause frowning.

For frown lines or wrinkles that are more permanently etched in, dermal fillers may be required. Unlike anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers do not affect the contraction of the muscles. Instead, they help to lift the skin and wrinkle and fill in lost volume. The effect is mostly immediate after injection, and a smoothing of the area is seen.

View before and after photos of this treatment here.

Results will vary from patient to patient and do not reflect the outcome of your surgery; nor does Dr Wadhera guarantee specific results.

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Dr Wadhera (M.B.B.S) has practiced medicine for over 40 years in Sydney. He is trained as a General Practitioner and in Cosmetic Medicine, specialising in aesthetic medicine and skin care surgery. Dr Wadhera is renowned for his quality of results and workmanship, as well as developing trusted relationship with clients. Dr Wadhera specialises in advanced techniques, complex cases and correctional work.

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