Glabellar Lines Can Be Relaxed Away with Botox
Glabellar lines are the wrinkles that form between your eyebrows. Glabellar lines are also sometimes called frown lines, as they look more prominent when a person is frowning. These wrinkles can appear as a single vertical line or multiple lines. Sometimes, glabellar lines look angled towards the eyebrows.
For a lot of people, glabellar lines are the first signs of aging and can begin to appear and deepen as early as the mid-20s. Many younger patients are trying out Botox around this time to avoid the appearance and advancement of glabella lines.
Glabellar lines become more and more prevalent as the skin loses its elasticity with age. The contraction of the muscles in between your eyebrows in a downward direction causes the glabellar lines to stay permanent on your face, giving it a constant frowning appearance.
The use of Botox to relax glabellar lines is very common and quite safe, and people young and old are now using this injectable treatment to avoid or reverse the “frown face” look.
How to Get Rid of Glabellar Lines
Glabellar lines can sometimes weigh down your appearance and make you look much older and angrier than you actually are. The most popular non-surgical treatment to correct these lines is Botox. Botox paralyzes the movement of the glabellar muscles, thus creating a smoother and more youthful-looking forehead.
The surgeon first listens to what you expect out of the treatment during a consultation. They will then discuss with your their plan of action on how and where the Botox will be injected.
During the procedure, which is typically quite short, small injections are injected into the forehead according to a person’s face shape. Care is taken to avoid the eyebrows from changing shape. If you want a softer look, you will have fewer units of Botox injected. Botox treatment takes a week or so to show effects.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is derived from a toxin called Clostridium botulinum. Botox is used in small amounts to paralyze the muscle activity. It makes the treated muscles inactive, thus relaxing the overlying skin to lessen the appearance of wrinkles.
The effects of the Botox injection last for about three months. The treatment takes about five to eight days to take full effect. Touch-ups and follow-up treatments to extend the effects may be available.
Your Botox Consultation
During your Botox consultation, it is important that you make sure to communicate your aesthetic goals to your plastic surgeon. Some people like a very smooth look for their forehead, which may require more units of Botox. Others instead prefer a softer look where the forehead still has movement but the look of the glabellar lines is still reduced.
Botox is a prescription-only drug, and strict discretion will be maintained while delivering injections. To find out more about the process of treatment with Botox, contact our office and arrange an appointment with skilled board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adil Ceydeli. Dr. Ceydeli will be happy to answer any questions you may have.