Forehead and Gabella Frown Lines Injectables
The gabella frown line are the vertical lines between your eyebrows, they are also known as the cranky lines or the ‘elevens’. The forehead lines are the horizontal lines above the eyebrows. Anti-wrinkle treatments with muscle relaxant or dermal fillers are extremely effective. Patients often feedback having over 90% improvement after treatment.
These are two completely different treatment areas and the wrinkles are formed by two different groups of muscles (namely Frontalis for the forehead and Corrugator plus depressor superciliis, and the Procerus for the frown lines). However, it is worth discussing these areas together in a single context as for most people, these areas are likely to have a cross influencing effect in the medium to long term.
If the forehead lines are treated in isolation from the frown line in the long-term, studies and our experience have shown that this can cause hyper-activity in patient’s frown lines. This is not to say that we must treat both areas every time you have treatment, in fact, some patients work in professions where it is beneficial to maintain their frown lines. They believe that it makes them look more serious and tough. For patients that prefer to keep the frowning appearance, we ensure that only the forehead is treated, leaving the frown lines to be more prominent over time. However, for over 95% of our patients, even if the frown lines are not the major concern, if forehead treatment is received regularly, it is best to treat the frown lines with a minimum dose every 2nd to 3rd treatments to prevent the deepening of the Gabella frowns.
Most patients can have treatment in the frown line alone with no negative aesthetic long term impact on the forehead. However, if you have an ‘omega’ frown, patients often need to have treatment on the forehead as well as the frown line in order to have the most effective treatment.
For severe horizontal lines on the forehead, a surgical forehead lift may be required to achieve an optimal result for the patient.
It is important to point out that we are all individuals and although there are some guidelines on dosage(amount of medication needed), we find that there could be a significant difference from patient to patient. Dosage, frequency and longevity of treatment can vary. A normal to higher dosage infrequently (every 3-4 months) can suit many people where others experience a better result from having a lower dosage more frequently. Some have also lectured on the long-term benefits of muscle relaxant treatment, basically viewing it as a ‘prevention’ as well as a short-term ‘treatment’ for wrinkles. Please book in for a face to face consultation with one of our practitioners for a personalised assessment.