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How to Get Rid of Frown Lines?

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Manifesting as vertical creases, frown lines subtly hint at our years of emotions. Though they are a sign of expression, some wish to lessen the appearance of frown lines.

Ways to get rid of frown lines can include medical-grade skincare, radiofrequency microneedling, skin tightening treatments, and IPL treatment.

Aesthetic Treatments for Frown Lines


Forma skin tightening is a noninvasive procedure offered at Beautify 2 Dr. Bishop’s, designed to address skin laxity and promote a more youthful appearance. By using radiofrequency technology, Forma delivers gentle heat to the skin, stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin fibers. This process leads to skin tightening and improvement in overall skin texture, effectively reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

RF Microneedling

Combining radiofrequency (RF) energy with microneedling stimulates collagen production and enhances skin tightening, resulting in a more radiant and youthful complexion. With Beautify @ Dr. Bishop’s, RF microneedling is offered as a service to address various skin concerns such as wrinkles, frown lines, fine lines, active acne, enlarged pores and skin laxity. 

IPL Skin Treatments

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a nonsurgical method aimed at enhancing the complexion and texture of the skin. This procedure uses high-intensity pulses of visible light to target various skin imperfections, such as age spots, sun damage, inflammation of acne lesions, redness and rosacea, with the goal of achieving a clearer and more even skin tone. 

IPL therapy helps stimulate collagen production in the skin, promoting elasticity and reducing the appearance of frown lines caused by repetitive facial expressions. While some improvement may be visible after one session, multiple IPL sessions are often recommended for optimal results in diminishing frown lines.

Skincare for Frown Lines

AlumierMD Skincare

AlumierMD offers a Rejuvenating Collection created to refresh your skin and help prevent the onset of fine lines. We also offer the Rejuvenating Eye collection that provides a comprehensive approach to targeting visible signs of aging and imperfections around the eyes. 

Injectables for Frown Lines


Cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections temporarily relax the muscles responsible for frown lines, resulting in smoother skin. By inhibiting muscle contractions, Botox smooths out the skin and softens the appearance of wrinkles.

While Botox is not a permanent solution for frown lines, its effects typically last around 3 to 6 months. Regular treatments may be necessary to maintain the desired results.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are another option, offering immediate plumpness by filling in the creases directly. By filling in the creases caused by repeated muscle movements and loss of collagen with age, dermal fillers smooth out smile lines, giving a more youthful appearance.

Depending on the type of filler used, results can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months, offering a semi-permanent solution to frown lines.

Natural Treatment for Frown Lines

Hydration & Moisture

Hydration is the quintessential element of supple skin. Well-moisturized skin appears smoother and fuller, which can soften the look of lines and furrows.

Facial Exercises & Massages

Facial exercises and massages are other potent yet understated weapons in your arsenal. They work wonders to increase blood flow and encourage the distribution of nutrients to the skin.

Surgical Options for Frown Lines

Surgical options like a brow lift or a facelift can help to get rid of frown lines. These procedures strategically reposition the skin and underlying tissues, softening frown lines and rejuvenating overall facial features.

Surgical intervention is the most invasive approach and should be contemplated, often as a last resort, after exploring less invasive methods.

 An esthetician showing her female patient the afterlooks of her dermal filler treatment.

Schedule a Frown Line Consultation

If you’re looking to address your frown lines, we’re here to help. Schedule a consultation with our friendly team and we can create a personalized treatment plan based on your concerns and skin type. Schedule an appointment online with Beautify @ Dr. Bishop’s —we can’t wait to see you.

Written by Donald Bishop

In addition to his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo, Dr. Bishop also earned his pharmacological therapeutics certification from Northeastern State University of Oklahoma. He graduated in 1983 and has been practising optometry in Alberta ever since.

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