Everyday your face makes thousands of different expressions, each one adding a little bit to your lines and wrinkles. Some lines, such as those between your brows, which are commonly referred to as 11’s or Frown Lines, can become quite dramatic. One way to lessen these lines and wrinkles is to lesson the movements of certain muscles and reduce the strain on your face.
What are Frown Lines?
Happy, mad, glad, sad, or surprised, we wear our emotions on our face. These repetitive emotions over time will create a mad or unapproachable look in the middle of the brows. Repeated movement of the facial skin by the muscles creates frown lines between the eyebrows. They are not only age related. Frown lines are dynamic they happen because of the way a person’s face moves. Because frown lines are created by facial movements such as frowning or squinting, they may develop even in younger adults. The muscles above and between the eyebrows contract and tighten, and can cause wrinkles.
Wrinkles are formed by dermal atrophy and repetitive contraction of underlying facial musculature. Injection of small quantities of botulinum toxin into specific overactive muscles causes localized muscle relaxation that smooths the overlying skin and reduces wrinkles.
On many people, frown lines produce an angry or sad look that detracts from a pleasant facial appearance. Physical, emotional and social reasons for treating frown lines and forehead furrows include:
- : the look of being rested all the time is addicting. Others will stop asking you if you’re having a bad day or if you’re mad
- Improved Appearance
- Enhanced Self-Esteem
Do’s and Don’t(s)
- Wear sunglasses. Sunglasses help prevent you from squinting because of the sun.
- Moisturize daily.
- Rest. Getting a full night’s sleep will help cut down on stress, a primary source of wrinkles.
- Get Botox® or Dysport® regularly to train your face to be less animated and get longer out of your product over time
- Smoke. Smoking breaks down collagen, which gives skin its elasticity.