Horizontal forehead lines or wrinkles that occur with facial expression and / or at rest, are a common problem that can cause an aged look to the face. This is a concern in both males and females. Exposure to the harsh Australian sun, and a habit of using certain facial expressions that lift the eyebrows are predisposing factors.
Forehead lines can be treated with anti wrinkle injections. Great results are achieved with regular treatments spaced 3-4 months apart. It is important to individually assess each client and develop a treatment plan that balances treating these wrinkles without causing a heavy appearance to the eyebrows.
Frown lines are a common concern. Frown lines are the vertical lines between the eyebrows that occur with a frowning expression, but over time can also occur at rest. People who hold a lot of tension in the frowning muscles (the procerus and corrugator muscles) are often told they are always looking “grumpy” or “angry”, even if they are not particularly feeling those emotions.
Frown lines are easily treated with anti wrinkle injections that temporarily relax the over active muscles in this region. The treatment lasts for 4-6 months and can be repeated.
Wrinkles around the lips and signs of aging in the perioral area are a popular concern. Smoking is a big contributing factor, but unfortunately some non smokers are also afflicted with lines in this area.
For the best results a combination of anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers can be used in this area.
Depending on client preference, however, either anti wrinkle injections or dermal filler alone may be used. Lips and the surrounding perioral area vary considerably from person to person, so it is best to book in for an individual assessment and personal advice on how your particular concerns can be addressed for rejuvenation around the lip area.
More information on Lip Line Treatments.
The term “Crow’s feet” refers to the wrinkles that occur laterally ( to the outside) of the eyes. These lines are more frequent in someone who smiles or squints a lot, or with increased sun exposure or age.
Crow’s feet wrinkles can be softened or erased with anti wrinkle injections, depending on the level of treatment preferred. Treatment lasts up to 6 months and can be repeated. A common addition to treating the crow’s feet area is a “brow lift” treatment which targets the muscle under the eyebrow giving a subtle lift to the outside of the eye brow. This has been known colloquially in Australia as the “Kylie kick”, referring to Kylie Minogue.
“Bunny lines” or “nose wrinkles” are the lines that can occur at the top of the nose on either side. Some people tend to make facial expressions that cause these lines to become prominent, sometimes with resultant lines even at rest.
Bunny lines can be treated with antiwrinkle injections which relax the over active muscles in this area. As the muscles that cause these lines are quite fine, only a small dose is required. The results last 4-6 months.
The Male Aesthetic
Dermal fillers can be used for male patients to treat all indications. The most popular areas for treatment are nasolabial folds, jawlines and cheeks. It is important to understand the differences in aesthetics between beautifying a female face and improving the attractiveness of a male face. The male face requires different ratios and the sharpening of angles to produce an optimal result, while avoiding feminising and softening of features. Retaining an individual approach with assessment and discussion of each client’s needs is important.