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Frown line treatment

What are frown lines/glabellar wrinkles?

These are the frown lines between your eyebrows, sometimes also called number 11 lines due to their appearance being similar to two parallel lines, which can lead to an "angry" looking appearance when severe.
However, both the ageing process and repetitive facial expressions can lead to these frown lines becoming deep creases, more prominent, or not disappearing at rest — which can leave you looking permanently angry, stern or tired, even when you're not!

How does Botox help?

Anti-wrinkle injections using Botox or Azzalure can help to relax the muscles that cause these frown (glabellar) lines, resulting in a smoother, more youthful and refreshed appearance.

If your frown lines are not there all the time, Botox/Azzalure injections can also be used to help prevent these lines from developing, before they become more noticable in the first place!

When will I see the effects?

You should start to see/feel the effects of Botox and Azzalure between your eyebrows after 3 to 5 days, but it typically takes up to 2 weeks before the full effect is achieved. A free review appointment is usually made at this time, where the effect can be fully assessed by Doctor Alex, and topped-up if necessary. Men typically need a higher dose of Botox than women.

How long does the frown line treatment last for?

Botox and Azzalure injections to the glabellar region usually last between 3 to 6 months before the next treatment is required.

Is it painful?

No. You may feel a slight pinprick sensation as the area between your eyes is injected. Doctor Alex can also apply special numbing cream beforehand if you are worried about this.

How long is recovery time?

More or less immediate recovery — it can be performed in your lunch break! As a needle is used for the injection, there is a chance you may get a small amount of bleeding/bruising, which usually resolves after a few days.

Where are your cosmetic clinics?

Doctor Alex has anti-ageing non-surgical cosmetic clinics in both Manchester City Centre and Bolton. Visit the Locations page for more details.

How much does frown line treatment cost?

Premium treatment (using Botox) costs £200 (special offer, reduced from £240).
Standard treatment (using Azzalure) costs £0 (special offer, reduced from £170).
Please see the price list for full list of treatments.