How to Minimize and Prevent Glabellar Lines (Also Known as Forehead Furrows)

How to Minimize and Prevent Glabellar Lines (Also Known as Forehead Furrows)

All of us like to smile, laugh, frown, and so on to express our emotions and display to the world the things we feel at the moment without saying a word. It is possible due to the movement of our facial muscles that squeeze and contract. Unfortunately, there is one significant drawback here, and it is called mimic wrinkles. These are small or longer horizontal or vertical lines on the forehead, under the eyes, between the eyebrows, and around our mouth. Yes, yes, we used to think that wrinkles and folds appear as a result of natural aging. However, you may have the first wrinkles even in your twenties if you are an emotional person and your facial expressions are very active. Glabella lines (also known as forehead furrows) are the ones that appear among the first.

Keep on reading the article to find out more about these types of wrinkles, the best way to reduce forehead lines and prevent them: homecare procedures, Botox and Azzalure injections (read more here, and dermal fillers.

What are the glabella lines?

These are horizontal creases of the skin in the area of the forehead that stretch over the eyebrows. As a rule, they form because of constant frowning. On the par with crow’s feet, they may appear at an early age when the rest of the face still looks young and smooth. They signify not the beginning of the aging process but too active and uncontrolled emotions of frowning while thinking. An interesting fact is that males are having this type of wrinkles much more frequently than females. Perhaps, they are thinking too much.

The best treatment for deep frown lines

Fortunately for us all, modern cosmetology offers various solutions on how to fight different wrinkles and folds caused either by aging or active facial expressions. Let us consider the most popular and effective methods to get rid of frown lines at home and with the help of cosmetic doctors.

Home remedies for glabella lines

A beautiful face without dryness, dullness, wrinkles, and other imperfections always starts with proper home care.

Moisturizing treatments

Not just our body needs to stay hydrated. Our skin requires additional moisturizing due to various external factors like sun, air pollution, dust, etc., that exhaust it, make it lose collagen and elastin, become loose and less elastic. That is why moisturizing night and day creams, serums, essences, and masks are necessary to hydrate the skin tissues. Hydrated skin both from inside and outside renews faster and ages slower.

Hyaluronic acid

This acid comprises a great part of our skin cells, holds the skin frame, and takes part in the production of collagen and elastin. That is why we recommend paying extreme attention to the skincare products that contain hyaluronic acid in their composition. It will also make your facial skin look younger, smoother, brighter, more radiant, and healthier.


These ingredients in the care products cannot eliminate wrinkles themselves, but cleansers, creams, and serums with peptides greatly improve the appearance and condition of the skin, evening the skin tone and complexion, making it brighter and smoother, reducing the effect of pronounced frown lines and other creases.

Cosmetic procedures for glabella lines

While home care aims to prevent wrinkles and maintain the result, it rarely can eliminate or at least reduce them, especially if they are already quite deep. Fortunately, modern medicine and cosmetology can offer a few solutions to improve the appearance fast with minimal efforts.

Botulinum toxin injections

As we know, glabella lines or forehead furrows appear as a result of involuntary frowning, and one of the best prevention methods will be to start controlling this habit in order not to cause hypertension in the muscles. Unfortunately, many women and men feel helpless and do not know how to stop frowning when concentrating. They do it unconsciously, and it takes a lot of time, patience, and effort to learn to control every muscle of your face. Not everyone is capable of doing that.

If you are one of such people, consider Botox injections(or one of its alternatives like Azzalure) with botulinum toxin. The neurotoxin in the drug is a perfect solution for mimic wrinkles. It affects the endings of the nerves, blocking them, and making the local muscles insensitive. They become paralyzed and unable to contract and form creases on the skin. Thus, the tension in the tissues gradually decreases, and the wrinkles vanish. It means that even when you try to frown, whether unconsciously or on purpose, your forehead will remain plain and smooth. The effect of the treatment lasts on average 4 to 6 months. So, there are great chances that during this time, you will leave a habit to frown.

Dermal fillers injections

Remember the benefits of hyaluronic acid skincare products for your face? So imagine how it will improve the appearance if administered inside the tissues. Synthesized hyaluronic acid of non-organic origin in dermal fillers physically fills in the hollow areas in the skin and eliminates wrinkles. Moreover, it hydrates the skin from inside, so it becomes more elastic, tighter, and much more radiant.At the same time, it does not limit your facial expressions, and you will be able to move your forehead muscles. Like botulinum toxin injections, the procedure with dermal fillers is fast and provides even faster results. The effect of hyaluronic acid products lasts from 9 to 12 months, during which the fillers will be gradually digested by the organism’s metabolism processes. The market offers a variety of these remedies, and we are sure you will be able to find the best filler for frown lines between eyes.

Final word

Glabella lines or forehead furrows make a face look more serious, concentrated, and sometimes even malevolent. The effect is worsened by the fact that they can appear on the young people’s faces after their twenties as a result of frowning while thinking or concentration. That is why many people are concerned about preventing and minimizing this type of wrinkles. And fortunately, there are a lot of methods and remedies to help out here: homecare procedures, frown lines exercises, Botox or dermal fillers injections. What to choose? It depends just on you and your preferences. In any case, we suggest you visit a cosmetology doctor to help you find a remedy or a complex of procedures to go on with to obtain a perfectly smooth and young-looking forehead. We hope this article was useful and interesting for you!


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