Frown lines are often termed as 'dynamic wrinkles' that generally appear around the mouth, on the forehead, or between the eyes. They appear due to the repetitive movements of the underlying muscles, caused by the actions like frowning or squinting. However, such facial expressions take years to leave their imprints on our face.
So, frown lines appear when our skin starts to age and lose its natural moisture and elasticity. With advancing age, the production of collagen and elastin decreases. These are the fibrous scleroproteins, which maintain skin elasticity, and keep the skin taut.
As their production decreases, the skin becomes less elastic and as a result, fine lines and wrinkles develop. This process of aging is accelerated by factors like excessive exposure to sun, and smoking.
Getting Rid of Frown Lines
There are several options for reducing the appearance of frown lines, of which the most popular is the botox injection. Botox injections can significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines.
The effects of botox can last for a few months. Another option is the fillers, which include, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and calcium hydroxyapatite. Many times, fillers and botox are used together to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines.
Apart from these, other non-surgical treatment options, such as skin resurfacing techniques, like chemical peels, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and laser skin resurfacing are also used for frown line removal. The surgical brow lift or forehead lift is another treatment option, and its effect can last for years.
Tips from Removing Frown Lines
Facial massage can help smooth out wrinkles and frown lines. Likewise, regular exfoliation can help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your face. Facial exercises may take time, but they can definitely improve your skin texture and muscle tone, by improving the flow of blood to the area.
Use oils like coconut oil, almond oil, or olive oil to keep your skin soft and supple. These oils can help keep your skin moisturized, and thereby reduce the visibility of lines and wrinkles.
Foods that contain essential fatty acids, such as fish and flaxseed oil, as well as foods that contain antioxidants can help keep your skin healthy and younger looking. So, replace processed foods with fresh fruits and vegetable, exercise regularly, and drink plenty of water, and you will notice a marked difference on your skin.