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Botox Injections for Frown Lines, What Are They?

Getting older is not an option and is inescapable. It is human nature to grow old, and thus this will result in many changes in appearance and overall health.

Frown lines are one of the changes that appear as we grow older and are considered aging signs.

So, what are frown lines?

Frown lines are a type of wrinkle that appears on the forehead area either as vertical lines between the eyebrows or horizontal lines.

They result from facial expressions, and over time, the forehead muscles become weak, not flexible, or firm. Therefore, the frown line that appears whenever you make a facial expression will be permanent, giving an angry or frustrated look.

Many people get annoyed by these lines and seek ways to prevent or temporarily remove them.

Some precautions may prevent the appearance of frown lines, or even wrinkles in general, or delay them. These preventative actions are as below;

Maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle as below;

  • Try to balance your food, and to intake as much as protein and vitamins from their natural resources as possible. 
  • Also, try to make drinking a lot of water a habit. It depends on each person’s body weight, and the daily activities they do, but generally speaking, at least two liters of water a day is recommended.
  • Another habit you need to keep is maintaining a skin care routine. You must clean your skin twice a day,  in the morning and at night.
  • Using a medical recommended sun protection even in winter to protect your skin from sunlight.
  • Avoid stress as much as you can.
  • Smoke less, or even quit smoking, because smoking will prevent receiving the proper amount of oxygen needed to keep skin cells functioning well. As a result, the skin loses its fine texture. 

These actions may prolong a youth look more, but eventually, wrinkles and frown lines may appear.

How Does Botox Injection Treat Frown Lines?

Botox injections can be a preventative or a temporary treatment for frown lines. It provides a non-invasive solution with little or even no recovery time. It is considered a safe procedure if done by a professional.

Botox injection is an outpatient procedure that takes a short time comparatively, and the patient can drive to the clinic and back home or work by themselves.

The Botox injections go through a few stages, such as;

The consultation stage: This is the first and most crucial step. The patient should explain their medical conditions, history, previous operation or similar procedure, and any medications they take, especially to treat allergies, muscles, or even sleeping pills.

An examination should be carried out by the dermatologist or plastic surgeon, who will then decide the number of injections required.

The procedure time will also be determined at this stage, and the doctor will advise the patient on how to prepare for the procedure.

For the Botox injections, there is not that much to prepare for, but the few points below;

  • Avoid drinking alcohol for almost a week before the Botox injection procedure
  • Avoid drinking anything with caffeine a day before the procedure.
  • Avoid topical or skin care products for at least three days before the procedure.
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, or tweezing the area to be treated a week before the procedure.
  • Stop any blood thinners you are taking and any other medications the doctor suggested.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • The Second Stage; The procedure day
  • Before the procedure

The doctor may apply different methods to numb the area in question, such as topical anesthesia, vibration anesthesia, or ice.

  • During the procedure,

The injector, maybe a doctor or a certified Botox injector, uses a tiny needle to inject the skin or the muscle in small amounts, as per each case’s requirements, of Botox.

As mentioned above, the doctor determines the number of injections needed according to the patient’s condition.

The injection time is very short; it may take not more than ten minutes, but the overall procedure time may take around 30 to 45 minutes.

  • After the procedure,

The patient can leave and resume their daily activities. Again, there is not much to do for aftercare, but there are a few important things to do to guarantee a successful procedure without side effects, such as;

  • The patient should avoid lying down or bending for 3 to 4 hours after the procedure, as this may cause the botox to spread negatively in the face.
  • Avoid rubbing, scratching, or massaging the treated area.

What to Expect After the Botox Injections For Frown Lines Procedure?

The Results are Immediate.

The patient may notice an immediate change from the third to the fifth day. The effect will be fully noticeable after two weeks from the procedure.

Botox will relax the muscles, thus resulting in smoother skin and a younger look. Usually, the finer the lines are, the faster and easier they are to treat.

The Botox injections are temporary and may last up to 3–6 months. However, the patient may take additional injections if they want to keep the youthful look. The doctor may recommend a boost injection during the follow-up, which takes place after 14 days, if needed

Also, the doctor may recommend when to take another injection after that. Nevertheless, it is easy to tell when it is time to re-do the injection by simply keeping an eye on the lines over the forehead. If new lines appear, then it is time for another injection.

Possible Side Effects.

Although Botox injections are safe, side effects may occur, especially if not done by a professional doctor. However, they don’t require any medical attention and usually disappear within days. These side effects are;

  • Light pain, swelling & bruising.
  • Redness.
  • Headache
  • Crooked smile.
  • Dryness in eyes.

However, sometimes the patient may encounter rarer side effects that need immediate medical attention, such as

  • Blur or double vision
  • Swallowing & speaking problems
  • Bladder problems
  • Breathing problems
  • Muscle weakness.

These side effects may be avoided if the Botox injections for frown lines are done by the right cosmetic clinic.

Finding the Right Clinic for Botox Injections for Frown Lines

There are several things to consider before taking the Botox treatment, and choosing the right clinic is at the top of the list. For you to choose correctly, you need to consider certain things.

Get a Referral.

The best way to know who to deal with is to get a referral from your health provider or doctor. They know better than anyone else, so they will recommend or guide you better on choosing the right Botox injector.

Another way to ask for a referral is to check with people you know who have done Botox injections for frown lines in the past. 

Search Well

Check online for a plastic clinic with high reviews, patients’ feedback, and detailed information about how these things are done.

It will be an excellent option if they provide videos on how the procedure is done and pictures of previous clients that show before the procedure and after it.

The Botox injection for frown lines is not a complicated procedure and is safe as long as it is done properly.

Why to Choose Asrar Bliss for Botox Injections for Frown Lines?

Asrar Bliss provides you with a 360-degree service. We care about our patients and ensure giving them our utmost care.

Our treatment starts at home with the first initial online consultation. During this consultation, the doctor creates the initial plan for the procedure, advising the patient about certain things they need to consider before the procedure.

The doctor also briefly explains how the procedure is done, what to expect after it, the possible side effects, and how to avoid them.

Then, we handle the travel arrangements on behalf of our patients. They don’t have to worry about how to book a flight, airport transportation, how to visit our clinic, or where to stay, as we take care of the hotel accommodation as well.

Adding to this is the vast experience in cosmetic and plastic surgery that goes back over ten years with expert & certified physicians.