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Frown lines, also called glabellar lines, are vertical lines or wrinkles that form between the brows as a result of regular muscle contractions. Every day, we make a myriad of facial expressions by contracting our facial muscles in different ways. Over time, these repeated muscle contractions can lead to the formation of frown lines and other wrinkles. Because frown lines can be an indication of aging, many people would prefer to have them eliminated. XEOMIN® or BOTOX® Cosmetic and brow lift surgery offer two excellent treatments that can minimize frown lines and help you look younger, more attractive, and more approachable.

XEOMIN® or BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic Before and After PhotosXEOMIN® or BOTOX® Cosmetic are non-invasive cosmetic procedures that treat frown lines, forehead lines, and lines around the eyes. Administered on an outpatient basis, each of these formulas can be injected through a fine needle into the area where the wrinkles exist. The injected material temporarily deters muscle movement so that the muscles will not contract. This will not prevent you from forming facial expressions, but it will minimize movement so that frown lines do not show when you make certain expressions. As the effects are temporary, XEOMIN® and BOTOX® Cosmetic do not permanently eliminate frown lines, but you can undergo repeat treatments at regular intervals about every three to four months to maintain the best cosmetic results. Many people choose to receive XEOMIN® or BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments because they are non-invasive and require no downtime.

Brow Lift Surgery

An alternative to XEOMIN® or BOTOX® Cosmetic is brow lift surgery. A brow lift is a permanent solution that surgically lifts the brows to a higher and more aesthetically pleasing location. Also administered on an outpatient basis, brow lift surgery can be performed with an open technique or an endoscopic technique to correct brow sagging, frown lines, and forehead lines. This surgery also eliminates excess skin and gives the upper face a more rested and youthful appearance. Brow lift surgery is best for individuals who would like a more permanent solution to get rid of frown lines, forehead lines, and brow sagging. The surgery may cause some discomfort and swelling for a short while during recovery, and it requires about one week off work. Many patients who choose to undergo brow lift surgery are highly satisfied with the results and are pleased that the results are permanent and will save them from having to undergo multiple treatments.

XEOMIN®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and brow lift surgery are excellent ways to eliminate frown lines and rejuvenate your appearance. If you are not sure which procedure you should undergo, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Larry H. Pollack. Dr. Pollack is a board-certified plastic surgeon and can examine your goals and anatomy to determine which procedure will be best for you. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Pollack, please call (858) 450-9100 or fill out our online contact form today.