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Frown lines between the eyebrows make you look tired, stressed, sad or angry. They get worse with age, smoking and sun exposure. Oddly enough the people who get them are often those who show a great deal of empathy such as nurses, teachers, carers and those working front-line with the public. The muscles involved in this area – the glabella complex – are the corrugators, procerus and frontalis. They are eminently responsive to relaxation by botulinum.
What effect will it have on my face?
Injecting very small quantities of botulinum into the glabella area eases the muscles and within days it all looks more relaxed. The inner eyebrows tends to lift and separate. Friends, family and colleagues will often comment that you look well without knowing why.
How does it work?
The botulinum (Botox®) is injected using a tiny needle. On average we place 4 units at 5-7 injection points. Over the ensuing week or two the nerves that tense the muscles become less able to cause them to tighten up. The dynamic lines are the first to go. With repeated injections over long periods the static lines can also fade – like hanging a creased shirt in the airing cupboard! Deep lines may need fillers or laser resurfacing.
How long will it last?
Usually 3 months. It can take up to 21 days for the full effect to develop. The range is 2-6 months. As time goes on and with repeated injections the gap often gets greater.
Will I still be able to move my forehead
There is nothing worse than a frozen expression! It looks awful and actually puts people off. Our policy is “less is more”. It is really important that we leave you with enough movement to continue to show concern, surprise and empathy. We can always top up the dose if don’t get enough relaxation. We don’t want anyone other than you to know!