POSTED 17th July 2017

Treatment for severe frown lines – which non-surgical cosmetic surgery is best for you?

Frown lines are a common issue that can significantly impact self-esteem and body confidence. Deep frown lines can, unfortunately, leave you looking permanently sad or even angry. Many people who are affected by this problem feel embarrassed, ashamed and even depressed.

What causes frown lines?

Frown lines are deep wrinkles that are formed from tissue that has knitted together to create a fold. Usually, frown lines are a result of frequent squinting and frowning that has caused a repeated underlying muscle actions. Eventually, the repetitive muscle movements gather the tissue together to form folds and creases.

How can you treat frown lines with non surgical cosmetic surgery?

Fortunately, there are ways to reduce and remove frown lines, so you don’t have to look permanently cross or unhappy. To help improve the appearance of your frown lines and boost your self-confidence, you can treat frown lines in two ways of non-surgical cosmetic surgery;

What is the difference between anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers?

When anti-wrinkle injections are injected into the forehead, it can help to relax and smooth the lines and wrinkles. It is a safe and effective treatment when carried out by an experienced practitioner like Adam Goodwin, our anti-wrinkle injections specialist.

Dermal fillers are designed to restore the natural youth to an appearance by injecting a naturally occurring product, Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is present in the body, but as we age, the HA stored in our body diminishes. Like anti-wrinkle, dermal fillers are injected into the affected area with a tiny needle.

While anti-wrinkle injections eliminate lines and wrinkles, fillers are usually used to give a more youthful appearance to the face as a whole.

How long do they last?

Dermal fillers are expected to last around 18-24 months, although some products will not last as long. Treatment takes around 45 minutes to complete. It can lead to swelling or bruising, but usually, this usually resides after a day or two.

Anti-wrinkle injections are a shorter-term treatment compared to dermal fillers and lasts between three and six months per treatment, though the results will vary from person to person.

How much do anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers cost?

As dermal fillers last longer and give more structure and volume to the whole face rather than just treating one specific line, for example, the treatment is more expensive, and costs usually start from £250 and grow upwards depending on the specific treatment chosen.

Anti-wrinkle injections are needed more regularly and is often focused on a problem area; prices generally start at from £200.

Which is best for me?

The beauty of both treatments is that they are both quick and easy and deliver almost instant results with a natural finish. We will be able to explain both treatment options and help you figure out which is right for you. Fortunately, you don’t have to decide between fillers and Botox; you can try both and see both results and find which gives you the best results in the long run.

Find out more about anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers at Manchester Plastic Surgery or contact us to book an initial consultation today.

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