FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY DO GLABELLAR LINES DEVELOP?
Glabellar lines are caused by the stress exerted on the skin by hyperactive corrugator muscles. As the skin ages, it loses its ability to withstand the pressure of these muscles and yields by developing wrinkles. In addition to this, glabellar lines can also develop as a result of a number of lifestyle choices, including:
- sunburn history
- severe or chronic dehydration
- significant or continuous stress
- diets lacking in healthful fats, antioxidants, and other vital nutrients
- poor skin care
ARE GLABELLAR LINES THE SAME AS FROWN LINES?
Yes, 'frown lines' are simply another term for glabellar lines. These vertical lines are a result of the muscles of the glabella region regularly contracting. This region includes a tiny portion of the forehead as well as the space between the brows. Although frown lines are sometimes referred to as vertical lines between the brows and glabellar lines are sometimes regarded as horizontal lines, this distinction is not strictly medical. The terms glabellar lines and frown lines are frequently used interchangeably, thus a patient may use either term to indicate an issue with their facial skin that has to be fixed.
ARE DERMAL FILLERS AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR GLABELLA LINES?
Yes, dermal fillers can be used to address glabella lines. The procedure is simple, doesn't call for hospitalization or difficult steps, and the outcomes are frequently outstanding. However, because of the glabella area's anatomical peculiarities, only specific dermal fillers should be injected there. The abundance of blood arteries in the area requires the use of fillers that can be reversed if something goes wrong. The success of the treatment is also significantly influenced by the knowledge and experience of the injector.
WHAT IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE INJECTION METHOD FOR THE GLABELLAR REGION?
It actually relies on the patient's current skin condition and the intended outcomes. Overall, the 5-point injection technique is the best way to inject fillers into the skin for the majority of patients. It allows for extremely smooth and uniform dispersion of the injected muscle relaxant or deposited gel. However, the specialist administering the injection should be skilled in both this procedure specifically and the care of the glabella area in general.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS OF DERMAL FILLERS LAST?
The treatment location, skin elasticity, injection technique, the kind of filler used, and the patient's metabolism all affect how long the dermal filler lasts. After a consultation, your practitioner will be able to advise you on the best course of action and let you know for how long you may expect to see results. Overall, Hyaluronic acid fillers last between 12 and 18 months on average when used to treat lines, wrinkles, and depressions in the face.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Immediately after the treatment, patients may experience slight redness, swelling or tenderness around the area that has been treated. They may also experience raised or inflamed skin as well as itching in the treatment area. These side effects are completely natural and tend to subside in one to two days for those who experience them. On rare occasions, patients may also bruise. However, this will also gradually disappear over a period of 7-14 days.
WHERE CAN I TREAT MY GLABELLAR LINES IN NYC?
The earliest wrinkles to develop on the forehead are frequently frown lines, commonly referred to as glabellar lines. The good news is that these lines do not have to be permanent. We provide a variety of amazing treatments at StudioMD Medical Aesthetics & Wellness Centers to help you get tighter and smoother skin and effectively eliminate your glabellar lines. So, if you have any questions, or would like to discuss the best treatment approach for glabellar lines, come in for a complimentary consultation at our Soho location. Don’t frown on it anymore.