At The London Cosmetic Clinic we offer an effective frown line treatment using a combination of Botoulinim toxin, commonly known as Botox, and Dermal filler injections. The frown line is also known as the ‘glabella’.
Frown lines are vertical lines between and above your eye brow that are the result from frowning and ageing skin. Similar to forehead lines, as we age these frown lines become more prominent.
Treatment of frown lines can be beneficial to patients who are suffering the negative social effects of their frowning, or who would simply like to reverse the effects of aging. Persistent or deep frown lines often may cause individuals to look angry, stressed, tired, intense or concerned. Elimination of frown lines leads to a more rested, approachable and fresh appearance.
What are treatment options?
Boulinum toxin : (Commonly known as Botox) can help reduce the movement of frown muscles hence the frown line that you see when you try to frown is removed or reduced. It can also prevent the lines becoming deeper
Dermal filler : Dermal fillers can be injected to plump up or fill the static frown lines. If you can see the frown line when you are not frowning, Dermal filler might be the best solution
During your consultation, the doctor will medically examine you and advise which treatment is most suitable for you. Occasionally, the combination of both treatments are recommended. In this case, the result is normally longer lasting as both treatments help support the longevity of each other.
What is Botox ?
Botulinum toxin, commonly known Botox as it’s a very first introduced Botulinum toxin brand, is a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It relaxes the muscle by temporarily blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles.
The cosmetic effect of Botulinum toxin was first documented as early as 1989 and was approved by the FDA in 2002. It is now regularly used by many, both male and female, as it is less intrusive and less artificial in appearance than traditional form of treament such as plastic surgery
What is a dermal filler?
Dermal fillers are materials that are frequently used to correct scarring, line, fold and other depressions in the skin. They are a kind of soft tissue designed to be injected into the skin for purposes of improving the appearance. Generally, they are made of several types of materials of synthetic, man-made and natural categories, and they have been developed into various standards depending on the level of usage
Which type of dermal filler are used in the treatment?
The most common dermal filler used is a temporary filler called Hyaluronic acid ( such as Restylane and Juvederm).
Hyaluronic acid is one of nature’s most versatile and fascinating substances. It is found throughout the body as well as in most other living organisms. It has many functions, from giving the skin elasticity and providing our skin with volume to giving it a youthful appearance. Restylane and Juvederm are sterile gels consisting of non-animal, cross-linked, hyaluronic acid (HA) and are produced in a laboratory. They contain no human or animal DNA and have the best safety profile of all the fillers currently on the market as it is the only type of filler that is reversible. These products are FDA approved for use in the nasolabial fold and are used “off-label” in other areas.
What does the dermal filler injection involve?
Prior the treatment : Topical anaesthetic will be applied for 15-30 minutes prior the treatment to make the area numb
The procedure : Dermal filler is injected at precise locations into your skin. The doctor will then massage to smooth the product. During the procedure, you are fully awake. You will be given a mirror to hold to enable you to see the results as the doctor completes the treatment.
Post treatment : You should avoid touching or applying make up on the treated area for 6 hours in order to prevent infection. Specific post treatment instructions will be given to you on the day of your treatment by our Clinic Coordinator
The results are immediate and last from 6-12 months. As the results are relatively temporary, adjustments can be made as your face changes over time and you will always retain a natural look.
Before & After Treatment Gallery
Dermal filler – frown line treatment:
What is the treatment process of Botulinum toxin injection?
Prior to the treatment : A full medical consultation will be completed to confirm your suitability for the treatment .The doctor may examine your ability to move certain muscles to determine location, size and use of the muscles that create your wrinkles. The desired results will then be discussed and a treatment plan will be created
The treatment : No anaesthesia is required. However, the doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anaesthetic cream. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Several small injections of Botox will be administered directly into the muscles that cause the visible lines and wrinkles. The treatment will take approximately 15 minutes to complete
After treatment : Avoid touching, massaging or apply cosmetics or creams to the area for 6 hours. This will reduce risk of infection. All aftercare instructions will be discussed with you before the treatment by our Clinic Coordinator. The results are temporary, lasting around 4-6 months.
Please find the our dermal filler and Botox injection treatment video in our video section.
Before & After Gallery
Botulinum Toxin Injection - Frown Line Treatment:
Am I suitable for the Botulinum toxin treatment?
Only you and the doctor can decide if the treatment is the one for you. During your consultation, our experienced cosmetic doctor will asses your medical history and make sure you are suitable for the treatment. Ensure to tell the doctor about all of your medical conditions, including:
- A disease that effects your muscles and nerves such as Myastenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome
- Allergies to any Botulinum toxin products
- Any medication that you are currently taking
- If you have had facial surgery or plan to have surgery in the future
- If you are regnant or plan to become pregnant. Also if you are breast feeding
Who should NOT use Dermal filler?
Do not use if you are pregnant or breast feeding
Are there any side effects?
Botulinum toxin : Injection related side effects are minimal and temporary such as redness, swelling and bruising, headache and flu like symptoms. Spreading of the Botox to the muscles nearby can be easily prevented by avoiding rubbing or massaging the treated areas for 4 hours to avoid relaxing the surrounding muscles that the medication could spread to which could cause temporally asymmetry or droopy eye lids.
Dermal filler : After the treatment(s) some common injection-related reactions might occur, such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration and tenderness at the injection site. These typically resolve spontaneously within 2 to 10 days. Mild bruising or a slight blush might appear at the injection site immediately following treatment and may last for 2-10 days
If you’ve previously had cold sores around the mouth (facial herpes simplex) , the treatment might provoke an outbreak. Be sure you have a supply of the oral tablets (prescription) Valtrex, Famvir or acyclovir or topical medication such as Zovirax
How do I avoid bruising?
To avoid swelling and bruising, you should:
- Not take aspirin, exedrin, ibuprofen, aleve or advil for 1 week before and 2 days after treatment. Tylenol is always fine
- Not take Vitamin E (multivitamin ok) or St. John’s Wort for 2-3 days before or after
- Avoid exercise except for walking for 24 hours after the procedure
- Take arnica tablets up to 2 weeks prior to the treatment
How long will the results last?
The Botulinum toxin injection for frown line results generally last 4-6 months whereas the dermal filler results last 6-12 months.
The longevity of these products is variable and each individual may obtain a different result. A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you. Our treatment provides a long-lasting but not permanent result leaving you the option of refining your treatment in tune with changing taste and fashion
Why should I have the treatment at The London Cosmetic Clinic?
1. SPECIALIST DOCTOR: You will be treated by one of the UK’s leading cosmetic doctors who are highly experienced in the Hyperhidrosis procedure
2. SERVICE & CARE: We pride ourselves on patient care and experience, therefore, our experienced team will ensure that your visit and treatment is as informative, comfortable and professional as possible
3. CLINIC LOCATION: The treatment is carried out at our clinic in the heart of vibrant Knightsbridge. We are based a 5 minute walk from Knightsbridge tube station
4. HIGH PATIENT SATISFACTION: Our patients are very happy with their results resulting in many returning to have additional areas. We also have many that recommend friends and family to the clinic
5. PREMIUM MEDICATION : We use only premium and FDA approved products for the treatment ( Botox, Dysport, Vistabel, Azzalure, Restylane and Juvedrem)
6. We are CARE QUALITY COMMISSION (CQC) and SAFE FACE approved & regulated clinic, this ensure that we carried out high standard treatments, hygiene and care to our patients.
Standard Price List
Botulinum toxin injections : The cost of the Botulinum toxin injections to the frown line is £199. However, if you choose to have additional areas of wrinkles treated, the second area (such as forehead lines and crows’s feet around the eyes) will cost another £100 ( the total for 2 areas is £299) and the third area will cost only £76 (total of 3 areas is £395)
Dermal filler : The cost will depend on the amount of product used. The treatment price starts from £250
We offer expert treatments at competitive prices and a free, medical consultation appointment to discuss your suitability. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest special offers and clinic news.
“Thank you so much for the Botox and filler injection for my frown lines. My friends say I don’t look cross anymore and I actually look and feel so much happier. I will definitely keep up the treatment with you” Francis*, Kuwait
“Everyone in my family has deep frown lines and I want to prevent it happening to me. Having Botox helps to stop me from frowning and hopefully will prevent it going deeper. Love the result! Thank you so much” Nadine*, Chelsea
* Name changed to protect identity*
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