The causes of frown lines

Frown lines

What are frown lines?

Frown lines are the pesky lines and folds that appear between your eyebrows and above your nose. Most people who suffer from frown lines will find that they start at the corner of the eyebrow and continue upwards towards the forehead, following a similar curve to that of the nose. Many people choose to treat their frown lines as they can often make their resting facial position look angry or sad. In some cases, patients may also choose to treat frown lines for emotional or social reasons, and find that an improved appearance can help them feel more confident and overcome certain anxieties.

What causes frown lines?

Frown lines form as a result of the many movements your face makes over the course of your lifetime. Every action or movement contributes to the formation of these lines, for example, whenever you squint in response to something your muscles are moving and creating creases and folds on your face. If you frown in response to a statement, then a similar thing will also happen. You can see this for yourself by simply looking in a mirror and performing different facial expressions – you will see how your skin and face moves and how different folds and fine lines form.


When we are young, our skin is rich in elastin and collagen fibres, meaning that it is able to bounce back to its original shape almost unaffected. However, as we age, the amount of these fibres present in the body decreases – meaning our body is more prone to prominent, visible signs of ageing.

How can frown lines be treated?

Frown lines can be treated in numerous ways depending on the approach you want to take and your aesthetic goals. Some people choose to opt for a natural approach, which can include methods such as adjusting their diet, moisturising and exfoliating with certain products or trying to get additional sleep. Some people, however, may have tried these things with little effect, or may just want a quicker, more efficient option – in this case, most people opt for a treatment such as Botulinum toxin (Botox®, Bocouture®, Azzalure®,) as it is a safe, non-surgical procedure that offers great results.

As you age it is inevitable that your skin will start to lose its elasticity and the formation of frown lines and wrinkles will begin. As mentioned above, we would recommend you make several adjustments to your daily routine and lifestyle, as in some situations this can help you achieve your desired result. However, if you are looking for a quicker option then we would recommend Botox®.

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