It’s no revelation that often we don’t see ourselves objectively. We look in the mirror every day, and a variety of things can bother us - big or small - but surprisingly, it's often a minor line that can really get us going.
Because that one little line, we tend to fixate on it, and it becomes a bigger frustration as time goes by.
Fun fact: when other people look at you, they don't see these fixations.
Good luck telling us otherwise though, right? So, for anyone with a little line or wrinkle that bugs you more than you’d like it to - this blog post is for you.
Today we’re talking about frown lines. What causes them? How you can slow down frown line formation plus, all the most frequently asked questions about frown line treatments.
What are frown lines?
Frown lines form over time. Continuous muscle movement causes 'dynamic wrinkles' which only appear when the muscle is used, however, over time, if untreated, these wrinkles can become 'static wrinkles' which means they become permanently etched in our skin.
Frown lines may convey negative expressions such as anger, even when you’re not angry. Reduction of frown lines through anti-wrinkle injections provide a more relaxed facial appearance smooths the skin for a more youthful and refreshed look.
How do frown line treatments work?
Anti-wrinkle products (made of a naturally occurring protein) block the nerve signal that causes these facial muscles to contract. The dosage is completely controlled by you and your experienced LCNZ Cosmetic Injector can recommend the dosage required to achieve your goals.
Whether you’re after just a touch of anti-wrinkle to minimise the appearance of a frown line or you want a higher dosage to erase the movement/line altogether. It’s a personal choice and it’s totally up to you.
Advantages of frown line anti-wrinkle treatment
- Non-invasive treatment
- Long lasting results
- Little to no downtime
- Treatments are tailored to suit clients’ needs
How can I slow down the signs of aging?
The best thing to do is treat wrinkles as soon as you start seeing them because once those lines are deeply set into the skin, we can improve them, but reversing them all together becomes difficult.
Early intervention may prevent lines from developing. We can do this in 2 ways:
1) Skincare: we strengthen the skin foundation with collagen-building retinoids, so the skin can better resist wrinkling. Healthy, plump skin bounces back after being folded. But with age and sun exposure, the collagen and elastin proteins that keep skin smooth and firm begin to weaken. As a result, the skin folds more readily, and lines get etched in.
2) Cosmetic Injections: anti-wrinkle treatments can stop skin folding at the source by injecting key muscles with neuromodulators. By preventing the muscles from contracting, we keep the overlying skin smooth, staving off creases. And the earlier you treat, the better your results will ultimately be.
How often do I have to be treated to stay looking my very best?
Clients are very fixated on how long the effects of certain treatments last and for good reason! We want our hard-earned money to go the extra distance! The longevity of a treatment result involves so many factors — most of which have more to do with the individual than the treatment itself.
The same dose of anti-wrinkle treatment could last 3 months in someone aged 35 but 1-2 months on someone aged 60. Plus, the degree of efficacy can differ - people often compare their results to those of friends and have similar expectations. However, everyone processes the product differently because every body is different.
The best frown line/antiwrinkle results come from small, consistent efforts. Just like exercise or getting your getting your hair done, you want to be "touching up your roots," so to speak, not waiting for your colour to grow out completely. It’s best to use small amounts of a treatment, this way every treatment is a minor touch-up. This approach gives the most natural result for any cosmetic injectable treatment.
What products should I use to maintain these results?
Those who are serious about making a real change to their skin will ask about at-home skincare. See, cosmetic injectables and skincare go hand-in-hand. While frown line treatment gives a relatively immediate fix, great daily skin care routine is an equally important part of committing to healthier skin.
Caring for your skin with proven anti-aging products before and after cosmetic injections can make collagen growth more successful. Also, healthy skin heals faster and bruises less. Our go to anti-aging range is the cosmedical skincare range by Skinstitut.
You’ll want to look for anti-aging ingredients such as retinoids, antioxidants, growth factors, and peptides. These ingredients provide a daily stimulation of collagen and cell turnover, which helps make skin brighter and smoother.
How can you make cosmetic injectables a more comfortable experience?
Our team of experienced Doctors and Registered Nurses place an enormous focus on client comfort levels during treatment. Often, we find clients are so nervous during their very first treatment that they remain quiet about any discomfort they may experience. Little do they know we can absolutely ease any pain or anxiety you may experience during treatment.
While lasers and cosmetic injectables can have some inherent discomfort associated with them, we have so many tools to decrease pain, ranging from topical anesthetics to advanced skin-cooling devices. Modern advances in pain management make non-invasive procedures much more accessible for those who can’t tolerate discomfort.
Ready to give that line a wave goodbye?
It’s your lines. Your right to reverse them.
Book your complimentary consultation with one of our trained LCNZ Cosmetic Injectors.