Brow lines are one of the first noticeable signs of ageing and although completely natural they can make people feel as though they are getting old before their time. In fact some people develop these lines on their forehead and between the eyes in their 20s just due to their genetic makeup or lifestyle choices.
Brown lines are caused by the breakdown of collagen and elastin. The production of these two proteins helps to give skin its youthful appearance but when the fibres in the connective tissue start to breakdown fine lines and wrinkles appear. You can help slow down this process by stopping smoking and moderating the intake of alcohol, which both lead to the breakdown of these proteins. Another main cause is sun exposure so it is important to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays and wear a sun block with SPF 25 minimum.
This is still one of the most effective and popular methods for treating forehead lines and wrinkles. The careful injection of Botulinum Toxin into the specific area by a skilled plastic surgeon or aesthetic nurse will see the lines and wrinkles soften. Results will be visible after three days and a top up will be required every three months.
Derma Fillers also known as facial fillers are a minimally invasive procedure used to smooth and fill deeper lines and wrinkles. These fillers can be applied on the hands, face or décolletage and can help put lost volume back into the skin. The procedure can take anything from thirty minutes to an hour depending on the area being treated and results can last up to twelve months. There is minimal discomfort but the area will need to be numbed before the treatment is carried out. Results can be seen in one to three days.