I have two vertical creases on my forehead that begin at my nose. Are these what are called frown lines? I am not much of a frowner so I don’t know why I have them. What injectable filler would you use to decrease these creases? Are there some fillers that are longer lasting than others?
The lines your describing are consistent with frown lines. Even know you may not consider yourself a “frowner”, he may activate those muscles even in bright light. The first line of therapy for those lines is to use a neuromodulator such as Botox or Dysport. If he still has lines following relaxation of the muscle and a filler would be in order. Usually we will use a hyaluronic acid filler such as Restylane or Juvederm in those lines. If you continue to use a neuromodulator the filler will have excellent longevity on the order of 1-2 years.
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