What are frown lines?

Frown lines are vertical lines that develop between the eyebrows. They are also referred to as the elevens or glabellar lines.

What causes frown lines?

Frown lines are caused by the contraction of muscles such as the procerus muscles and the corrugator supercilli muscles.  The procerus muscles are a triangular group above the nose. And the corrugator muscles are below the eyebrows.  Both of them contribute to the development of vertical frown lines between the brows.
Also sun damage will weaken the structure of the collagen and elastin fibers of the skin. This will reduce its elasticity and make it more prone to developing creases.

How can frown lines between the eyebrows be treated with Botox?

When Botox is injected into the muscles that cause frown lines, this causes them to relax. The muscles are not able to crease the skin and create vertical lines between the brows.

How can frown lines between the eyebrows be treated with Dysport?

Dysport works the same way as Botox. It relaxes the frown line muscles between the eyes to help prevent them from contributing to a crease.

Which is better for treating frown lines, Botox or Dysport?

Some people will respond better to one or the other. Although Botox and Dysport are very similar, Botox has more proteins. And this may cause the immune system of some individuals to reject it. They may see better results with Dysport as a result.
On the other hand, there are those who may see better results with Botox. The quality of the results  and the choice between one injection over the other will be different depending on one’s physiology.

What are some alternatives to  Botox or Dysport for treating frown lines between the eyes?

It is understandable that some people may not want to use Botox or Dysport. For these individuals, other options are available. For example Radiesse or Belotero can be used to simply fill in the vertical crease(s) so that they are no longer visible when the face is at rest.  While this can be useful for static wrinkles (visible when the face is at rest), filling in creases will not prevent the occurrence of dynamic wrinkles which appear when the face is moving or making facial expressions.

Treatment For Frown Lines| Use of Dysport on Young Patient

Intense muscle contractions created highly visible crease between this patient’s brows. Dyport helped to minimize this.*