This is a very common area to treat with Botox. The muscles which cause people to frown are called the Corrugators. When these muscles are active they can produce 2 vertical line between your eyebrows, these are also known as the “elevenses”. Sometimes the action of the Corrugator muscles causes noticeable bumps between the eyebrows rather than grooves.
The constant action of the Corrugator muscles overtime causes these grooves to be present even on rest. This is preventable, by treating the Corrugator muscles with Botox.
The Botox reduces the overactivity of the corrugators muscles thereby softening the “elevenses”. This means that rather than looking angry and stressed you will look more relaxed.
This is an easy area to treat successfully providing it is done by an experienced practitioner.
If the lines between your eyebrows are present on rest then treatment with Botox will not immediately reduce these “permanent” lines. However, overtime on having regular Botox sessions (once every 4 to 6 months, depending on degree of individual muscular activity) they will definitely fade. This is because once the Corrugator muscles are no longer causing these grooves it gives them time to heal.
If the lines between your eyebrows on resting are of great concern to you then they can be filled with a Hyaluronic Acid filler. However, this is a danger area, the lines cover blood vessels and placing filler into these blood vessels can lead to death of the tissue in this area and worse. My advice for this area is if you do have lines on rest then have regular Botox and let nature heal the lines. This is a much safer way and you will still get a great result.
I charge £150 to treat these lines between the eyebrows with Botox. This also includes Botox to one more area, normally either the forehead lines, or the crow’s feet.
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Dr Peter L. Lawson
BDS Dentistry (Wales)
FDS RCPS Dentistry (Glasgow)
M.Sc. Nutritional Medicine (Surrey University)
PG Dip. Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine (Manchester University)
Marnie L. Lawson
Dip ION Nutritional Therapy
NEBDN Dental Nurse
Facial Aesthetic Nurse