Frown Line Treatment - Adelaide
Reverse the signs of ageing, correcting frown lines, by using anti-wrinkle injections and by adding volume to sunken skin with facial dermal fillers.
At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine we offer an effective frown line treatment using a combination of cosmetic injectables (anti wrinkle injections, and Dermal filler injections). The frown line is also known as the ‘glabella’.
Frown lines are vertical lines between and above your eyebrow that are the result from frowning and ageing skin. Similar to forehead lines, as we age these frown lines become more prominent.
Treatment of frown lines can be beneficial to patients who are suffering the negative social effects of their frowning, or who would simply like to reverse the effects of ageing. Persistent or deep frown lines often may cause individuals to look angry, stressed, tired, intense or concerned. Elimination of frown lines leads to a more rested, approachable and fresh appearance.
How it works
What are the treatment options for frown lines?
Anti Wrinkle Injections: Can help reduce the movement of frown muscles hence the frown line that you see when you try to frown is removed or reduced. It can also prevent the lines from becoming deeper
Dermal filler: Dermal fillers can be injected to plump up or fill the static frown lines. If you can see the frown line when you are not frowning, Dermal filler might be the best solution
During your consultation, Dr Targett will medically examine you and advise which treatment is most suitable for you. Occasionally, the combination of both treatments are recommended. In this case, the result is normally longer lasting as both treatments help support the longevity of each other.
What Are Anti Wrinkle Injections?
Neuromodulators are a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It relaxes the muscle by temporarily blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles.
The cosmetic effect of neuromodulators was first documented as early as 1989 and was approved by the FDA in 2002. It is now regularly used by many, both male and female, as it is less intrusive and less artificial in appearance than traditional forms of treatment such as plastic surgery.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are materials that are frequently used to correct scarring, line, fold and other depressions in the skin. They are a kind of soft tissue designed to be injected into the skin for purposes of improving the appearance. Generally, they are made of several types of materials of synthetic, man-made and natural categories, and they have been developed into various standards depending on the level of usage.
What type of dermal filler is used to treat frown lines?
The most common dermal filler used is a temporary filler called (HA).
(HA) is one of nature’s most versatile and fascinating substances. It is found throughout the body as well as in most other living organisms. It has many functions, from giving the skin elasticity and providing our skin with volume to giving it a youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are sterile gels consisting of non-animal, cross-linked, natural product (HA) and are produced in a laboratory. They contain no human or animal DNA and have the best safety profile of all the fillers currently on the market as it is the only type of filler that is reversible.
What does the treatment involve?
Prior the treatment: Topical anaesthetic will be applied for 15-30 minutes prior to the treatment to make the area numb
The procedure : Dermal filler is injected at precise locations into your skin. The doctor will then massage to smooth the product. During the procedure, you are fully awake. You will be given a mirror to hold to enable you to see the results as the doctor completes the treatment.
Post treatment: You should avoid touching or applying make up on the treated area for 6 hours in order to prevent infection. Specific post-treatment instructions will be given to you on the day of your treatment by our Clinic Coordinator
The results are immediate and last from 6-12 months. As the results are relatively temporary, adjustments can be made as your face changes over time and you will always retain a natural look.
What is the treatment process for anti wrinkle injections?
Prior to the treatment: A full medical consultation will be completed to confirm your suitability for the treatment. The doctor may examine your ability to move certain muscles to determine location, size and use of the muscles that create your wrinkles. The desired results will then be discussed and a treatment plan will be created
The treatment: No anaesthesia is required. However, the doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anaesthetic cream. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Several small injections of anti-wrinkle injection will be administered directly into the muscles that cause visible lines and wrinkles. The treatment will take approximately 15 minutes to complete
After treatment: Avoid touching, massaging or apply cosmetics or creams to the area for 6 hours. This will reduce the risk of infection. All aftercare instructions will be discussed with you before the treatment by our Clinic Coordinator. The results are temporary, lasting around 4-6 months.
Are there any side effects?
Anti Wrinkle Injections: Injection-related side effects are minimal and temporary such as redness, swelling and bruising, headache and flu-like symptoms. Spreading of the neuromodulator (derived from Clostridium Botulinum bacteria) to the muscles nearby can be easily prevented by avoiding rubbing or massaging the treated areas for 4 hours to avoid relaxing the surrounding muscles that the medication could spread to which could cause temporally asymmetry or droopy eyelids.
Dermal filler: After the treatment(s) some common injection-related reactions might occur, such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discolouration and tenderness at the injection site. These typically resolve spontaneously within 2 to 10 days. Mild bruising or a slight blush might appear at the injection site immediately following treatment and may last for 2-10 days
Dr Rahma Targett
Dr Rahma Targett is a General Practitioner(FRACGP), with a specialty in Cosmetic Medicine. She founded Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in 2016 and has since become well known as a trusted and in demand Cosmetic Physician in Adelaide. She has a Diploma in Dermoscopy and a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Targett is a leader in her field and regularly attends Cosmetic conferences to keep up to date with modern aesthetic techniques. At advanced Cosmetic Medicine you can always be reassured that you will be welcomed and treated personally by Dr Rahma Targett.