The biggest contributor to frown lines is sun damaged skin. Once you have damaged skin and your face muscles interact with it, you get frown lines. The sun breaks down collagen and elastin and the skin become thinner. When this occurs, your skin won’t stay smooth and taut, as it did before the damage.
Another cause of frown lines is the natural aging process. As we age, the dermis, which is the inner layer of skin, thins and cells divide less. Both the elastin and skin fibres loosen, causing skin to lose its elasticity. Your skin will also retain less moisture as you get older. Smoking also causes your skin to age at a faster rate, including the development of wrinkles.
The frown line is a very common area to be treated on the face. Patients hate having deep and etched in frown lines. Their family and friends always say
“are you upset”
“are you ok”
These questions can get beyond annoying over time. Those patients with deep frown lines/ folds also hate that it gives them a cranky or negative appearance.
Frown line treatment with dermal filler will make patients look more relaxed, younger and fresher.