Relax Frown Lines & Achieve Smoother Skin
Frown lines are a common occurrence and may even appear early in life. These wrinkles, often referred to as “11’s,” due to their appearance, or as glabellar lines appear vertically between the eyebrows and above the bridge of your nose. Uptown Medical Aesthetics provides injectable treatment options to help you soften frown lines and achieve smoother skin at our Northglenn, CO facility.
We Offer Injectable Treatments to Reduce Wrinkles
While Botox is the most common option to treat facial wrinkles, you may also benefit from one of our dermal filler treatments from Juvéderm. Our team of professionals will be able to assess your unique facial characteristics and determine the appropriate treatment that will help you reach your goals. The best part about injectables is that they are quick and easy, often allowing you to complete your appointment in a few minutes. Not to mention, you’ll be able to return to your normal routine quickly and you won’t have the downtime that comes with invasive surgical procedures.
Why Do Frown Lines Form?
Wrinkles and frown lines are a common part of aging. When we’re young, our skin has a lot of volume and elasticity due to the collagen in our skin. Due to this, even when our facial muscles contract to form an expression, our young skin can bounce back and the lines disappear when we stop making the expression. But as we age, this collagen can diminish, causing a loss of volume in the skin. When the skin thins in this way, the wrinkles caused by facial expressions don’t bounce back as easily and often stay visible at all times. This can give you the look of a furrowed brow even when you aren’t actively making the expression. However, aging is just one factor that can cause wrinkles to form. There are some other factors that can contribute to wrinkles including:
- Overexposure to the sun or UV rays in a tanning bed
- A family history of premature aging or wrinkling
- An unhealthy diet
- Regular smoking or alcohol consumption
No Need to Look So Angry
Frown lines are formed due to the repeated action of frowning, hence their name. Often, when we frown, we furrow our brow, causing the two vertical “11” lines between our eyes. With repeated frowning over many years, these lines can begin to be visible all the time, even when you aren’t frowning. This can make you always appear tired, grumpy, or upset, and no one wants that. Our injectable treatments will help with the minimization of expression lines and wrinkles, allowing you to look happier and more approachable when your face is in a relaxed position.
How Botox Works
Botox uses a common toxin known as clostridium botulinum to temporarily freeze muscles and smooth wrinkles. Because wrinkles are caused by the repeated contraction of muscles, stopping muscle contractions altogether can help reduce their appearance. This is basically what Botox does. The toxin in Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles, resulting in muscles that are unable to contract. This process relaxes the muscles and smooths wrinkles, helping you to achieve a younger appearance.
When Will I See Results?
While you may notice some difference initially after your injection, the results of Botox will take a few anywhere from 2-10 days to appear, what you see at the two-week mark is where your results will be completely settled. It’s important to note that Botox provides a temporary solution to wrinkles, and you will have to return for injections every three to four months.
Use Botox to Prevent Wrinkles
In addition to using injectables, like Botox, to smooth wrinkles that have already formed, younger individuals can use it to help prevent wrinkles in the first place. Botox has become increasingly popular with our younger patients who want to prevent the toll that aging can take on the skin. Receiving Botox injections from a younger age will prevent your muscles from contracting, which is the primary cause of wrinkle formation in the first place. By getting Botox before creases and wrinkles become imprinted on the face, you can help prevent the signs of aging and maintain a young appearance for years to come.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are interested in learning more about minimizing frown lines and other wrinkles, please reach out to the team at Uptown Medical Aesthetics. We can schedule you an appointment at our office and discuss your goals and assess the current state of your skin. With the help of our team, you can see a reduction in wrinkles and improved skin volume. Our team will help you determine which treatments are right for you. Contact us today to make your appointment.