Anti-wrinkle – Frown / Glabellar Lines
The number 11 lines between the eyebrows is an area that we treat commonly. Lines can begin to be visible at rest in the early 20’s for some people. It’s about treating the person and their face rather than relying on sticking to a specific age!
Problems from this treatment are uncommon. However, it is still possible to occasionally develop an annoying, temporary droopy eye/eyebrow. It is quoted in medical literature, that treatment of the frown lines can result in a droopy eye in 1 in 100 cases.
Dr ILANA’s 25 years of injecting means that this problem occurs far less frequently in her clientele!
This annoying eyelid drooping is thought to be due to the product leaking into the muscles that lift the eyelid and brow.
For this reason, Dr ILANA recommends timing your treatment a month away from very important events as, if you are extremely unfortunate and develop a droopy eye, it usually takes 2-4 weeks to resolve.
The frown treatments tend to last far longer than treating other areas of the upper face and people often find, that over time, with regular treatments, they actually learn to stop frowning. This means lower dose treatments and further apart treatments- of course, we can’t predict this as it’s individual.