Frown Lines

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Frown Lines Treatment

What are Frown Lines?

Have you ever caught yourself in the mirror frowning, only to discover unwelcome lines etched between your brows? Those, are frown lines, also known as glabellar lines or worry lines. While they may convey concern, frustration, or concentration in the moment, when etched persistently, they can create an unintended expression you might not desire.

Technically, Frown Lines are vertical creases that form between the eyebrows, primarily due to repeated contraction of the corrugator supercilii and procerus muscles. These muscles activate involuntarily when frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows. Over time, frequent activation can lead to collagen and elastin breakdown, essential proteins for skin elasticity and smoothness. This breakdown allows the skin to fold more deeply, forming visible lines even at rest.

Additionally, sun exposure, smoking, and dehydration can accelerate the formation and deepen existing lines by further damaging skin proteins and reducing plumpness.

In layman’s terms, think of frown lines as permanent furrows caused by repetitive frowning or expressions that involve raising your eyebrows. Like creases on frequently folded clothes, these lines become more prominent over time. Imagine your skin as a springboard. Collagen and elastin act like the springs, keeping your skin bouncy and smooth. When these weaken, due to muscle movement, sun damage, or other factors, the “springboard” loses its bounce, allowing lines to form and deepen.

While frown lines are mainly caused by facial expressions, it’s important to remember they don’t reflect your true self. They simply depict a natural human response to various emotions and situations. The good news is, at The Cosmetic Studio Noosa we offer tailored treatments to help you achieve a smoother, more relaxed brow appearance.

Before and After Results

Before and After Frown Lines Botox
Botox for Frown Lines
Before and After Treatment for Forehead Frown Lines
Botox Treatment

What Causes Frown Lines?

We’ve seen that frown lines are more than just etched expressions; they’re the result of a complex interplay of factors. Let’s peel back the layers and unveil the key causes:

Muscle Movement

The biggest culprit? Our own expressive faces. Repeated muscle contractions, particularly of the corrugator supercilii and procerus muscles (responsible for frowning, squinting, and raising eyebrows), create creases in the skin that deepen over time. Think of it like repeatedly folding a piece of paper in the same spot – eventually, a permanent crease forms.

Sun Exposure

The sun’s harmful UV rays, especially here on the Sunshine Coast, are notorious for wreaking havoc on skin. They damage collagen and elastin, the very proteins that keep your skin supple and prevent wrinkles. This loss of elasticity makes it easier for frown lines to form and deepen, even at rest. So, sunscreen becomes your best friend, not just for the beach, but every day!


Time marches on, and unfortunately, collagen production naturally slows down as we age. This decline further weakens the skin’s support system, making it more prone to developing wrinkles and lines, including frown lines.


Some of us are simply predisposed to developing wrinkles and lines more easily than others. It’s all thanks to our genes, which determine factors like skin type, collagen production, and even facial muscle structure. While genetics play a role, it’s important to remember that lifestyle choices and proper skincare can still make a significant difference.

Lifestyle Habits

Smoking, dehydration, and poor sleep hygiene can all contribute to the formation of frown lines. Smoking restricts blood flow and oxygen delivery to the skin, hindering its ability to repair itself. Dehydration leads to a loss of skin plumpness, making wrinkles more visible. And inadequate sleep disrupts natural repair processes, leaving your skin looking tired and prone to lines.

Remember: Frown lines are a multifaceted issue. While muscle movement plays a key role, don’t forget the sun, aging, genetics, and your lifestyle choices. By addressing these factors holistically, you can minimise their impact and maintain a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Frown Line Treatments

Frown lines may be etched on your face, but their story doesn’t have to end there. At The Cosmetic Studio Noosa, we offer personalised treatments, with anti-wrinkle injections taking center stage.

Anti-wrinkle injections target the nerve signals responsible for muscle contractions. In the case of frown lines, they precisely block the signals to the corrugator supercilii and procerus muscles, relaxing them and preventing excessive contraction. This, in turn, reduces the formation of new frown lines and softens the appearance of existing ones.

How long does frown lines treatment take?

The frown lines treatment itself is quick and minimally invasive. A registered Cosmetic Nurse at The Cosmetic Studio Noosa will administer tiny injections strategically placed to target the desired muscles.

Will the treatment hurt?

You may experience minor discomfort, often manageable with topical numbing cream.

How quickly will I see results?

Within a few days to a week, you’ll start noticing a softening of frown lines. Full results generally take 2-4 weeks, offering smoother, younger-looking skin that retains its natural expressiveness. The effects typically last for 3-4 months, depending on the chosen product and your individual response.

What aftercare is needed?

Minimal downtime is involved. You can resume most activities immediately, with simple post-treatment precautions like avoiding rubbing the treated area and strenuous exercise for a few days.

What are the side effects of frown line treatment?

As with any medical procedure, potential side effects exist, though generally mild and temporary. These can include temporary bruising, redness, swelling, or headache. In rare cases, temporary drooping of the eyelid (ptosis) may occur. Rest assured, our experienced professionals will discuss all potential risks and ensure your safety and comfort throughout the process.

Treatment Costs

As the ingredients are prescribed medicines, we cannot name the product by its known brand name or list unit or syringe pricing, as per TGA advertising codes and our regulating body, AHPRA.

We offer consultations and assessments with our registered Nurses to determine how to achieve an optimal result for you.

To find out more, please call us on (07) 5300 2547

Frequently Asked Questions

While temporary frown lines fade when you relax, deeper lines often become permanent due to muscle movement, sun damage, or aging. Skin elasticity, health and lifestyle choices like smoking and levels of stress also play a role. Treatments like anti-wrinkle injections can help, but some lines may require ongoing or combined approaches. Always consult a Registered Nurse from The Cosmetic Studio Noosa for for personalised advice.

While there’s no set age for frown lines, they can appear as early as the late 20s or 30s depending on several factors. Genetics, facial expressions, and external factors like sun damage, smoking, and dehydration all play a role. While some may see faint lines earlier, deeper wrinkles often become more prominent in the 30s and 40s.

A static wrinkle is a line or crease on the skin that remains visible even when your face is at rest, not moving or showing expression. These wrinkles are often a result of aging, sun damage, and the natural decrease in collagen and elasticity in the skin over time.

Unlike dynamic wrinkles, which appear with facial movements, static wrinkles are present regardless of facial expressions. They can be seen in areas like the cheeks, neck, and around the mouth, reflecting long-term changes in the skin’s structure.

Dermal Fillers can be used to add volume to the skin, plumping it up and smoothing out static wrinkles. They’re particularly effective for wrinkles around the mouth and cheeks.

Dynamic wrinkles are different from static ones as they form from repeated facial movements. These include lines around your eyes when you smile or squint, lines on your forehead from raising your eyebrows, and lines between your eyebrows from frowning.

Good news is that these wrinkles can be effectively treated with Anti-Wrinkle Injections.

The treatments use a safe protein that our Registered Nurse applies. This method smooths out wrinkles but keeps your face looking natural and expressive. You end up with a fresher, younger look without losing your ability to show emotions.

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