Why Botox Remains the Popular Choice For Getting Rid of Frown Lines

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Frowns are great when you want to show disapproval or convey that you’re pondering the meaning of life with depth and comprehension. But if your frown lines are permanent, you may be sending the wrong signals to the world. And to yourself.

Frown lines can make you look:

Is that how you feel? Well, if you’re frowning a lot, you just might. Research has shown that frowning increases your perception of stress, both at rest and while exercising.

Fixing frown lines

Massaging your frowning brows may feel good,  but you can’t rub your forehead all day long, nor do massages really smooth out wrinkles. And even though you don’t want to have a frown face all day long, you’re not into brow-lift surgery either.

At OBGYN Care of Houston, Texas, one option to fix your frown is microneedling treatments to tone and rejuvenate your skin from the inside out. Microneedling certainly gives you a healthier glow and improves your skin quality. But it might not be enough to erase your frown or — if you’re in the early stages of aging — could even be more than you need.

For more than 30 years, Botox® Cosmetic has been the first-line treatment of choice for glabellar lines (the fancy name for frown lines). While you can always add in other therapies — deep-set creases, for instance, might need a touch of dermal filler — starting with Botox often means you need do nothing more to get a smooth and frown-free forehead.

How Botox works

Dynamic muscles, including the glabellar muscles, create wrinkles because they constantly press the skin against itself. Just as folding paper makes a crease that remains even when you try to straighten the paper again, the constant pressure on your skin eventually forms a crease or wrinkle in your brow.

Botox is a neuromodulator, which means it changes the way that the nerves work in your dynamic muscles. Botox blocks the signals that your brain sends to the nerve fibers, which then tell your muscles to contract. No signals mean no contraction, which means your skin gets a break from being pressed into a frown.

Once the glabellar muscles are still, your skin relaxes, too. Instead of being creased and lined, your skin lies flat and smooth.

After Botox, you look younger and happier. And if that’s not enough, one study showed that Botox makes you feel happier, too, because you’re less likely to notice or process negative signals in your environment.

Botox is worth it?

If you’re frowning right now, trying to decide whether Botox is right for you, you might want to check out why 95% of RealSelf reviewers rate Botox as “Worth It.”  Botox is still popular because it’s:

Our doctors are the only injectors at OBGYN Care of Houston, so you know you’ll get a safe and effective treatment from experts. We also offer other effective neuromodulators to smooth out frown lines, including Dysport® and Xeomin®.

To set up your first Botox treatment and stop that frowning, call us today or use the online form to request an appointment.

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