We can’t help but make expressions. For some of us, that’s frowning – a lot. Frown lines can occur in the forehead in a vertical or horizontal pattern.
Vertical frown lines are those that occur between the brows and can become quite deep and well defined over time. Another name for these is the 11’s! People often think these lines make them look “angry,” all the time, when this is not necessarily the case.
Horizontal lines run across the forehead. These are usually seen when one raises their eyebrows. Small injections given across the forehead soften these lines.
Crow’s feet are the lines that fan out from the corners of your eye. For some people, these are more obvious when they smile big; for others, they can be seen at rest. Depending on how much you use these muscles, your age, gender, and ethnicity will all affect the line depth. Those who have been exposed to a lot of sunlight without eye protection may have more pronounced crow’s feet.
Proactively fighting these lines early can produce greater results over time. When these lines are continuous and fan down to the cheekbone area, a combination of Botox and filler work synergistically to restore smoothness and volume to the area. Loss of volume around the mid face/cheek can pull on the area at the corner of the eye to worsen the crow’s feet. By anchoring up the skin at the cheek, it provides a platform for the skin above it to sit, not sag.
Bunny lines are the lines that appear when you scrunch up your nose. Small injections given on the side of the nose are very effective way to smoothen them out. Results can be seen in 2 weeks and will last for approximately 3 to 4 months.
Smokers’ lines are the small lines that appear across the top of the lip. They are more prominent in smokers, but even everyday people lacking elastin can wrestle with the lines.
As we age, our collagen banks deplete and we lose elastin from our skin, causing a laxity… thereby making these lines become more obvious. Small injections are given above the lip to smoothen these out and prevent them deepening.
Results can be seen after 2 weeks. A combination of other treatments e.g. micro needling, profhilo, PRP, and dermal filler may be recommended for improving these lines. As the area above the lip is quite a thin tissue, we want our results to be totally natural looking.
The most effective brow lift is achieved when we treat the area in between the brows on their own without treating the upper forehead. This is because one muscle raises and the other depresses. As we age, gravity takes effect, and our eyelids can drop over time and becoming heavy. My clients often say to me, “I find it hard putting my eyeshadow on with my eyes feeling very hooded.”
By treating the area around the brow with several injections, we can achieve a ‘chemical lift’ typically raising the brows by a few millimetres. Results are softer than going for the full surgical brow lift, providing an all-natural appearance that will help you gain your confidence back.
The procedure usually takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes and is relatively painless.