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What Are Frown Lines & How to Get Rid of Them

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Developing frown lines is normal as your skin changes, but it doesn’t mean you’re an angry or unhappy person. Hormone fluctuation, weight loss or gain, and the environment can all affect the look of your skin. 

Frown lines are surface wrinkles on your skin that develop on your forehead, between your eyebrows. With proper treatment, we can reduce the appearance of surface lines around your eyes and forehead.

Your eye care is about more than deep ocular structures and vision. The eyelids, lashes, and delicate skin around your eyes play a role in overall eye health. Our team of optometrists and our aesthetician can work together to improve your eye wellness, inside and out.

What Are Frown Lines? 

Frown lines are sometimes referred to as worry lines. They appear as vertical lines between your eyebrows due to your forehead muscles squeezing together as you frown or squint. Over time, they can become more noticeable and deep wrinkles may set in if left untreated.

What Causes Frown Lines?

As you age, you may develop more pronounced frown lines, and your skin can lose elasticity and collagen. Other contributing factors include:

  • Genetics
  • Sunlight exposure
  • Stress
  • Smoking

Caring for your skin with SPF sunscreen, relaxation techniques, and smoking cessation can help reduce the appearance or delay the onset of frown lines.

A close-up of a woman in the mirror is massaging her face and doing facial exercise.

How to Get Rid of Frown Lines

Some people find that frown lines change the appearance of their face. You can start addressing frown lines with simple lifestyle changes, like:

  • Getting enough restful sleep
  • Using sunscreen every day
  • Moisturizing your skin morning and night
  • Exfoliating regularly to clear dead skin cells
  • Eating healthy and staying hydrated
  • Trying Omega-3 supplements to assist in skin hydration
  • Performing facial exercises 

Smoothing out frown lines and restoring a youthful look to your skin is also possible with new, innovative technology.

TempSure Envi Treatment for Frown lines

We utilize TempSure Envi treatments in-office for a noninvasive, safe way to minimize fine lines without injections or recovery time.

TempSure Envi uses radiofrequency energy to warm the skin to stimulate the natural production of collagen. A calibrated, therapeutic temperature delivered by TempSure Envi can produce new tight and dense collagen fibers to infuse a youthful glow to your skin.

The treatment is targeted at the dermis (middle layer of the skin) without damaging the epidermis (the skin’s surface). The technology was designed to treat the delicate, thin skin around the eyes, and the 10-millimeter handpiece can target the smallest areas of your skin. 

Some of the primary benefits of TempSure Envi technology include:

  • An instant improvement in skin firmness, texture, and radiance
  • A comfortable and relaxing treatment session
  • Short 30 to 60-minute treatments with no downtime after your visit

During a consultation with our aesthetician in our Eye Spa, we can discuss therapeutic options, develop a customized treatment plan, and offer education about how to care for your skin using medical-grade products at home.

Reduce the Appearance of Frown Lines

Book a consultation with our aesthetician to reinvigorate your skin with TempSure Envi and achieve glowing, radiant skin.If you think your frown lines result from squinting, schedule a comprehensive eye exam to assess your vision and the health of your eyes.

Dr. Cody Jones, O.D. at Bluebird Eye Care in Blackfoot, Idaho.

Written by Dr. Cody Jones

Dr. Jones is a fully licensed Doctor of Optometry (O.D.). He graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia with academic and clinical honors—receiving both Doctor of Optometry and Bachelor of Science degrees. Upon his graduation, Dr. Jones served as an officer and doctor at the Naval Medical Center of San Diego, where he gained valuable experience. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during this service.

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