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Glabellar Lines (frown Lines)

Recommended Treatments For Glabellar Lines Wrinkle reducer injectables are usually the most effective treatment for frown lines.
Name Description Cost
Botox Glabellar lines are caused by muscle movement. That’s why Botox, a muscle-relaxing injectable toxin , is one of the best treatments for the glabellar region. (In fact, Botox is technically...more About 20 units of Botox (which works out to $400-$600 per treatment) should be used to...more
Dysport Dysport, is a muscle-relaxing injectable toxin. That’s why it’s one of the better treatments for glabellar lines, which are caused by the motion of muscles in the forehead. Proper...more About 60 units of Dysport (which will cost about $400-$600 dollars) should be used to relax...more

Fillers For Glabellar Lines While wrinkle reducers are the usually the most effective treatment for frown lines, fillers can be good secondary treatments.
Name Description Cost
Juvederm Juvederm, a hyaluronic acid-based filler, is a good second-line treatment for glabellar lines. It’s not appropriate as the only treatment for these deep, motion-caused wrinkles, but it is...more Juvederm is sometimes used to fill particularly deep and static glabellar wrinkles. Opt for...more
Restylane Restylane, a hyaluronic acid-based filler, is a good second-line treatment for glabellar lines. It’s not appropriate as the only treatment for these deep, motion-caused wrinkles, but it is...more The 1 cc syringe of Restylane, which would typically be used for glabellar lines, will...more
Prevelle Silk Prevelle is a good second-line treatment for glabellar lines. It’s not appropriate as the only treatment for these deep, motion-caused wrinkles, but it is useful for smoothing over any...more One syringe of Prevelle is usually used for glabellar lines treatment, costing between $200...more
Radiesse Radiesse is an excellent solution if Botox or Dysport fails to entirely dismiss your frown lines. It is especially suitable for deep frown lines. As with all injections in the forehead, take...more Radiesse costs between $750 and $1,100 per syringe.

Treatments Not Recommended
Name Description
ArteFill A permanent filler like Artefill should be avoided in the glabellar lines, as the muscle motion of the forehead can potentially dislodge these fillers and cause unwanted filler migration.
Silikon 1000 As a permanent filler, Silikon 1000 is not an appropriate filler for glabellar lines.
AHA peel Mild skin peels like the AHA peel are typically too gentle to affect glabellar lines.
BHA peel As a light skin peel, the BHA peel is typically too superficial to treat glabellar lines.

Treatment options: Glabellar lines can be temporarily reduced with injectable wrinkle reducers like Botox and Dysport. When injected into the muscles that cause glabellar lines to form, Botox temporarily paralyzes the area between the eyebrows. Botox inhibits skin in the glabellar region to wrinkle. 0.1 cc of Botox is delivered into each of the two muscles that cause for glabellar lines.

Men tend to require two more injections, since the muscles between their eyebrows tend to be stronger than women's. Whereas Botox is normally used off-label to treat wrinkles, the injectable is actually approved by the FDA for specifically treating the glabellar region.

Dysport works similarly to Botox, however for glabellar lines, it seems to be less effective. Eight weeks after treatment, both Dysport and Botox show the same effects, however, from week 12 to 16, the effects of Botox are more marked. Both injectables cost around $400 per treatment.

Surgical treatments: Lucky for you, glabellar lines are best treated with minimally invasive injections like Botox - not surgery. Why so upset? Right, it's just your glabellar lines!