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The Secret To Getting Rid Of Frown Lines Without Surgery

In an age of social media, our self-image is under constant scrutiny. Things like frown lines, crows feet, smile lines and receding hairlines can make you feel self-conscious and insecure. The effects of convenience foods, hormonal changes, long hours and stress all combine to create a lifestyle that can speed up the ageing process and have a negative impact on our appearance.

And with the rise in video call usage, you can find yourself staring at your reflection for far longer than you are used to.

And that comes with an unseen side effect.

Sitting face to face with your own image forces you to confront those appearance niggles that you might otherwise ignore. Those frown lines or grey hairs can become a negative focus, making you feel uncomfortable or even embarrassed.

But the good news is that there are some exciting solutions available. Gone are the days when plastic surgery or Anti Wrinkle Injections were your only options. The fast advancement of the aesthetics industry has lead to the development of many non-surgical solutions and alternative injectables.

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What Are ‘Frown’ Lines?

You know those vertical lines that look like the number eleven between your eyes when you’re deep in thought? They’re frown lines. And the ones that run across your forehead? They’re worry lines (also known as Glabellar lines). These lines can range from slight indents to deep furrows that can change your expression, making you feel self-conscious.

But what causes them and what can be done to minimise or reverse them?

What Are The Main Causes Of Frown Lines?


One thing you can’t escape is the ageing of your skin.

As you get older, your skin begins to lose its elasticity and the ability to ‘bounce back’ becomes slower. You can see this in the thinner skin on your neck, back of your hands and under the eyes, but it’s also a factor in the thicker Glabellar skin of your forehead.

After years of joy, surprise, frustration, confusion and sadness your facial muscles work that area pretty hard, which forms the lines – couple that with naturally depleting collagen (a protein in your body that gives your skin strength and elasticity) – and the result is visible frown lines and wrinkles.

Smoker's Lines


It’s no shock that smoking is bad for you, but the extent of the damage caused goes beyond risks to your health. It takes a toll on your skin too. Smoking expedites the ageing process, leaving smokers with a grey pallor and deep lines around the mouth and on the forehead.

The nicotine in cigarettes narrows your blood vessels, causing unwanted frown lines and smokers lines.

You can read more specific information about smoker’s lines and smile lines in our blog post here.

UV Light

UV rays emitted by the sun and tanning booths may create a healthy glow, but the long term skin damage is worth thinking about. The harmful rays breakdown the elastin and collagen in the skin, making it looser and more likely to maintain frown lines, wrinkles and creases. Factor in squinting in bright sunlight, and you have a recipe for long-lasting lines.


How many hours a day do you look at a screen? The bright light and small text can cause you to squint and frown in concentration. As a relatively new problem, health experts have coined the term ‘computer face’ when referring to the ageing effects of excessive screen time.


Your facial muscles get used most when you’re tense, so unsurprisingly, stress is a key factor in causing frown lines. If you are often stressed, a repeated frowning movement will create permanent lines on your face.

Effective Frown Line Treatment

Viscoderm Hydrobooster Befoer and After

Viscoderm Hydrobooster

Viscoderm Hydrobooster is an injectable treatment made with Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in the body where its primary function is to retain water, keeping the skin supple and stretchy.

Viscoderm Hydrobooster acts in two stages. Firstly, it introduces deeply penetrating hydration that immediately improves radiance and elasticity from deep within the dermis through tissue restructuring. Secondly comes the ability to stretch superficial wrinkles, leaving your skin with a smooth, plump appearance, particularly in the dynamic areas of the face where frown lines occur.

This simple but long-lasting treatment takes less than 90 minutes to complete and is completely non-invasive. Following the application of a numbing cream, a series of minuscule injections are delivered into your frown lines.

For the best possible results, most people opt for two treatments, but you can begin to see the effects of the treatment after a couple of weeks, but the full regeneration process can take up to 8 weeks to show.

For more information about Viscoderm Hydrobooster for frown lines click here…

plexr soft surgery

Plexr Soft Surgery

Plexr Soft Surgery (also known as Plasma Exeresis) is an innovative alternative to invasive surgery.

Up until the development of the Plexr device, the only way to effectively treat sagging eyelids or deep frown lines was surgically, which came with higher health risks and a greater cost. But with the advancement of plasma technology, aesthetic professionals now have a revolutionary method to tighten skin.

Plexr works by creating plasma energy through the reaction of a small electrical current. This vaporises the unwanted skin cells, allowing new cells to develop. The non-contact treatment stimulates the production of collagen which decreases the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles.

As the skin rejuvenates there will be some redness, but this subsides after a week or so leaving behind smooth, soft skin that is long-lasting.

Plexr is one of the most effective non-surgical treatments on the market and we have seen incredible results.

For more information about Plexr for frown lines click here…

Vaginal Tightening BBC Dr Shirin Lakhani
Dr Shirin on the BBC

Getting The Right Treatment For Your Frown Lines

Frown lines are a fact of nature. As your skin matures, factors such as your lifestyle and genetics will play a part in the development of these creases. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with them!

At Elite Aesthetics, our non-surgical solutions will allow you to feel more confident and satisfied with how you look. The best way to find out which treatment is suited to you is to book a confidential chat with one of our aesthetic professionals. We are happy to discuss your options and help you with any questions you have.

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful clinic.

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