From Botox, injectable fillers, laser treatment and chemical peels, there are many options for treating a frown line but which is the best

by Celebrity Doctor Dr Nirdosh - Aug 16, 2021

Frown Lines

When we worry, we all seem to have a natural reflex that deepens the creases in our forehead. This is called frowning, and it gives an older look to our faces and how we appear when angry too! Naturally, as your skin is younger, it bounces back, but as you get older, the skin sags more and creases begin to appear more permanent. Frown lines may become deeper over time because the underlying muscles in your face allow them to deepen. The more you relax these muscles, the less deep they will be.

Now a youthful appearance of the skin means a youthful appearance of your face, and as frowning is one of the ways that we age, it’s worth finding out how to treat frown lines.

What causes a frown line

As the name suggests, a frown line is a line that appears between the eyebrows when someone is frowning. This happens every time the person’s forehead wrinkles or becomes furrowed when they are worried about something or concentrating on a problem. What does a frown line look like? The muscle contractions in between your eyebrows can deepen and wrinkle in such a way that it forms a “V” shape. When you frown, the area around your nose and mouth also wrinkles up because of the pressure of your body leaning forward even more. As someone gets older, this area may become less elastic, and thus those wrinkles may not be able to bounce back so easily. They may also go deeper as some of the underlying muscles may lose some of their elasticity.

Preventative Measures

Preventative measures for a frown line include Botox injections, chemical peels, and laser treatments. The person will have to determine how deep the lines are to choose which treatment is best for them. Botox injections may be used if the person has another medical condition that prevents them from getting any other type of wrinkle treatment. Chemical peels may also be an option for those with lighter skin.

Botox, lasers and chemical peels

There are many successful options for treating a frown line, and choosing the best option depends on several factors, including how deep the lines are and what kind of results you’re looking for.

  1. Botox is a wrinkle treatment that works by relaxing existing facial muscles, which allows the overlying skin to be smoothed out. Injectables like Restylane and Juvederm are similar to Botox in that they work by filling in deep wrinkles with hyaluronic acid, collagen or other fillers.
  2. Laser treatment is also a wrinkle treatment that works by heating the inner layers of skin, which helps stimulate collagen growth and tighten up deep wrinkles in the face.
  3. Chemical peels are another wrinkle treatment that works to lighten an individual’s skin tone to resemble a more youthful appearance. The chemical peel works by removing a very thin layer of skin and triggering the skin’s natural repair processes. This stimulates collagen production and improves skin texture.

How to choose the right treatment for you

 From Botox, injectable fillers, laser treatment and chemical peels, there are a wide variety of treatments that can be used to treat the lines that occur in the forehead and between the eyebrows. Which treatment is best for you will depend on your needs. If you have deep-set wrinkles, then any of these treatments may be enough to see some results; however, if you would like to reduce wrinkles and remove fine lines, then injectable fillers or Botox might be more appropriate.

Results of different treatments

  1. Botox is the most common way to treat a frown line. It can help people who have just a few small frown lines and prevent more from developing. It may not be a good option for those with deep or numerous lines, as there’s a risk of causing muscle paralysis.”
  2.  Chemical peels are another option, but they don’t last long and are expensive.
  3. The other option is laser treatment. It’s long-lasting, less expensive than chemical peels, and covers deep wrinkles well.

 Most health experts recommend botox when you have a few lines to prevent it from getting worse.

When should I start treating my frown lines?

The answer to this is simple: as early as possible! For many people, the ramifications of not treating frown lines are more than skin deep.

This is an important question. Most physicians recommend starting any treatment before age 30 to get the best results. The most important thing to remember is that your body will continue to change as you grow older, and it is a good idea not to let the lines worsen.

How do I know if my frown lines are deep-set Wrinkles?

To determine if the wrinkling in your forehead and between your eyebrows is deep or shallow, press on the wrinkles with your fingers and ask yourself how long it takes for them to disappear. If they disappear quickly, they are superficial wrinkles, while deep wrinkles don’t disappear easily when you press on them. You can also tell by looking at the underlying tissue – if you look closely at skin that has been wrinkled for a long period of time, you will see that the skin is thinned out and stretched while smooth or shallow wrinkles do not stretch out your face as much.

If my frown lines have been there for a long time, what can I do?

If you have had deep lines for a long period of time, your options will be more limited. This is because the longer you leave the wrinkles untreated, the fewer results you will see when starting treatment later. Most patients in this situation are better off going for injectable fillers or Botox instead of more invasive treatment like laser therapy.

What can I do to minimize my frown lines instantly?

You might think that wrinkles are an inevitable part of the ageing process, but that isn’t necessarily true. There are some things you can do to keep your skin in good shape and reduce the appearance of deep lines. Here is a list of ways to minimize your lines and keep them from getting worse

  1. Start using an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen every day. This will protect your skin from harmful UV rays that can prematurely age your face.
  2. Protect your lips with an SPF 15 lip balm, as the sun can cause the skin around your mouth to age faster than the rest of your face
  3. Brush, scrub or massage the skin on your face at least twice a day to increase circulation and keep the cells that make up new skin healthy.
  4. Exercise regularly. Drink lots of water every day as this helps boost collagen production.
  5. Eat foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids, including flaxseed, wild salmon, mackerel, tuna and walnuts; these foods will help promote collagen production.


Botox is the most popular treatment for frown lines and can be used to treat both deep wrinkles like those between your eyebrows as well as those that are more surface-level. The injection will work by blocking nerve impulses from reaching certain muscles to prevent them from contracting. Botox has been shown to have a temporary effect of up to 3 months on average before another dose needs administering. Still, it’s important not to overdo it with treatments because they do eventually wear off. If you want something slightly less permanent than Botox or injections, chemical peels might be what you need! Chemical peel solutions use either glycolic acid or salicylic acid, which penetrate the deeper layers of skin where ageing occurs and reduce these signs of ageing from a long-term point of view. Peels have been shown to work better when used in combination and alongside other rejuvenation products because they work together to reduce the signs of ageing on your face. Laser resurfacing is another great option for reducing really deep-set frown lines, but it can be more expensive than some other treatments. The treatment uses a concentrated beam of light to work on the skin, which damages the epidermis to be“resurfaced” or renewed. This can have an instant effect because damaged portions of your skin will shed off within days after receiving the procedure, thus instantly smoothing out frown lines. It is effective in reducing the degree of depth and length of deeper frown lines. Still, it isn’t recommended for people with darker skin because it can lead to hyperpigmentation or discolouration.

 If you’re not sure which will work best for you, ask our team of experts at Dr Nirdosh Aesthetic Clinic Dubai will be happy to help!

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