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Facial relaxers target one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Relaxers such as Botox and Dysport treat moderate to severe frown lines by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions, which means they can even develop in younger adults.
The more you know about your skin’s aging process, the better you’ll be able to keep it looking its best. Scroll down for helpful information and tips about frown lines and wrinkles so you can decide if a facial relaxer such as Botox or Dysport is right for you.
Frown line facts
Fact 1: Creams and lotions don’t always cut it.
Your skin care regimen probably includes a number of over-the-counter cosmetic products. That’s perfectly fine. But when it comes to improving the look of forehead wrinkles and moderate to severe frown lines, a prescription treatment may be the best choice for lasting results.
Fact 2: It’s not an age thing.
Of course time is a factor. But wrinkles and frown lines don’t simply mean you’re getting older. They’re caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions, which means they can even develop in younger adults. Frown lines, “elevens” or glabellar lines are the product of repeated movement of corrugator supercilii, procerus and depressor supercilii muscles.
Fact 3: You don’t have to “live with ’em.”
You squint, you smile, you frown — wrinkles happen. That’s life. But that doesn’t mean you have to accept it. Stand up to the lines above and between your eyebrows and take control of your look.