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How to Get Rid of Frown Lines and Prevent Them

What are Frown Lines (Glabellar Lines)?

There’s a little smooth and hairless area of skin between your eyebrows and just above your nose that, for some, is a particularly vulnerable spot for signs of aging. When you crinkle your eyebrows or frown, you might see two lines that look like the number 11 in this area. They are referred to as Glabellar Lines, Frown Lines and Eleven Lines, and over time, they might start showing up regardless of whether you’re frowning or not and may lead to people thinking you have a particularly stern appearance. While a natural part of aging, this can also be a straightforward problem to fix with a few easy treatments at SpaMedica.

What Causes Frown Lines?

Frown lines occur due to repeated facial expressions, like frowning or squinting, and these lines become etched into the skin as we age. As we get older, the skin loses elastin and collagen, making these Glabellar Lines especially noticeable, leaving a lot of people who have them looking a lot older than they feel.

Frown Lines Treatment

Wrinkle Relaxers (Botox): Botox is one of the best and the most common treatments for Frown Lines, as repeated muscle contractions often cause them. Botox is injected into the area between your eyebrows, relaxing the muscles, keeping them from contracting, and causing these “Eleven Lines”. Once injected, the site is smoothed out, and the effect lasts for many months. Typically, a Botox treatment only takes 15 minutes. To effectively treat frown lines, you’ll need about 20-30 units of Botox injected, which costs an average of $11-18 a unit.

Injectable Fillers: Dermal fillers are also a terrific way to minimize the appearance of Frown Lines. SpaMedica offers several fillers – Juvaderm, Restylane, Revanesse and Teosyal – which are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance already in the skin. When injected, these dermal fillers smooth out the areas affected by Glabellar Lines, leading to a much younger appearance. These fillers can be injected in a short, simple treatment that takes less than an hour, and the results last a long time. The price of treatment depends on the filler type being used, which will be explained during your comprehensive pre-treatment consultation.

RF Microneedling: Another terrific way to treat Frown Lines is through Microneedling. In this treatment, a small, micro-needle pen makes small punctures on the treated area, resulting in the body’s natural healing process kicking into gear, promoting collagen and elastin production. This makes the skin plump and thicken, reducing the appearance of those pesky Glabellar Lines. The results last months, and regular maintenance treatments can keep Frown Lines from returning. A SpaMedical Microneedling procedure only costs around $450.

Chemical Peels: You can also opt for a Chemical peel, which exfoliates the skin and peels away those dry, dead layers of skin that make Glabellar Lines so prominent. A Chemical Peel costs about $650 at SpaMedica and only takes 30-60 minutes to perform.

Facelift and Thread Lift: If you’d rather have a permanent solution that will make Frown Lines go away forever, you can opt for a facelift or a less invasive Thread Lift, where dissolvable sutures and threads are used to lift and tighten saggy skin, meaning your Eleven Lines could be permanently smoothed out. The procedure also stimulates collagen production, with results that often last years. Thread Lifts are non-invasive and can be done in about 1-2 hours. The recovery time is much less than a traditional facelift, meaning you should be back on your feet in about a week. It’s also significantly less expensive than a surgical facelift, starting at about $8,999.

How to Prevent Glabellar Lines

While Frown Lines are a normal part of aging, you can do things to prevent them from showing up prematurely or to minimize their appearance. For one thing, try to avoid squinting as much as possible. If you need to wear corrective lenses, ensure your prescription is current. If you go out into the sun, wear sunglasses. Also, wear sunblock and keep yourself well-hydrated. A healthy diet and lifestyle, without tobacco use, can also prevent Frown Lines from becoming an issue, and you can also use simple facial exercises to strengthen and tone your facial muscles. You should also develop a good skincare routine using retinoid products that stimulate collagen production.

Frown Lines Treatment Solutions At SpaMedica

SpaMedica offers a range of treatments, including both surgical and non-surgical options, to effectively target Glabellar Lines. To identify the most suitable approach for your unique needs and to understand the potential risks and considerations associated with each treatment, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us today!


How many Botox units are needed for Frown Lines?

Typically, to treat Glabellar Lines, your health practitioner will need to inject about 20-30 units of Botox into the area that’s being treated.

Can Frown Lines completely disappear?

While Botox and other treatments may not completely eliminate Frown Lines, they can significantly minimize their appearance, making them hardly noticeable and leaving you with a much younger and less severe-looking appearance you’ll be thrilled with.


Juvederm is made from a naturally occurring substance, hyaluronic acid sugar gel polymer, the dermal filler’s main ingredient.


The Teosyal injectable filler line can replace the HA your skin has lost. Teosyal injectable filler products have a high concentration of cross-linked HA.


Restylane (hyaluronic acid fillers) injections are used for cheek augmentations, midface contour deficiencies, and lip augmentations.


A facelift can tighten loose skin, promote collagen production, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, define your jawline, and reposition facial fat.

Thread Lift

SpaMedica offers the Thread Lift procedure for patients inside our state-of-the-art surgical suites. This minimally invasive facelift is a popular option for those who want to look and feel younger.

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