Forehead & Frown Lines
Everybody naturally gets the occasional forehead line or frown line, but if you are willing to try and do away with yours, then it can be helpful to understand where they come from and what you can do about them to get rid of them.
Causes of forehead and frown lines
Essentially, the vast majority of forehead lines come about from the natural movement of the face. Over time, these movements result in the lines that we all know of, and it’s something that happens to everyone. However, if you find that you are routinely or frequently stressed, then that is certainly the kind of experience that is going to make forehead lines more pronounced, as it means that you will be frowning all the more often.
As the skin ages, the skin loses elasticity, so it also means that aging is a primary cause of forehead lines.
There are additional factors that are known to accelerate the signs of ageing. If you are a smoker (or have been in the past), then the lines and wrinkles tend to be more pronounced and appear at an earlier age.
The main cause of forehead lines is a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. These proteins are responsible for our skin’s elasticity, but production drops as we age. Good preventative action includes minimising stress, using an SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays all year round, avoiding smoking, drinking plenty of water and following a good skincare routine, especially ensuring the use of a good moisturiser.
The good news is that there are many options to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the forehead. Let’s take a look at some of the popular options now.
Frequently Asked Questions
Keeping your skin protected from the sun is the best prevention for ageing skin. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and plenty of sunscreen to block out harmful UV rays; this will help to preserve your skin’s natural collagen supplies for longer. Anti-ageing injectables can also be used to relax the facial muscles to help prevent lines caused by repetitive facial movements. Book a FREE consultation for anti-ageing injectables with a doctor or nurse prescriber, they can help to advise the best treatment for you to combat forehead lines.
The most appropriate method of treating forehead lines and wrinkles is determined by the cause of the lines you have: Lines caused by muscle movement (such as when you smile, squint or frown) are known as dynamic lines. Lines which are present at all times, even when you are not moving your facial muscles, are called static lines. Dynamic lines are usually treated using anti-ageing injections, which work to relax the muscles in the face. Static lines are usually treated using treatments designed to strip back layers of damaged skin, such as plasma skin tightening, or chemical skin peels.
You may begin to notice the first signs of forehead lines in your late twenties and early thirties as faint lines begin to appear. With time, these lines gradually deepen and become increasingly prominent until they are visible even when you aren’t raising your eyebrows or frowning. Although age makes them worse, some people have forehead lines before they have any other signs of ageing skin.
Popular areas to have anti-ageing injectables include around the eyes, forehead and between the eyebrows to target lines and wrinkles. However, increasingly anti-wrinkle injections and fillers are being used to lift eyebrows and corners of the mouth and to target the orange peel appearance of the chin.