You know those deep lines between your eyebrows that stand out when you frown? Those are called glabellar lines, or more characteristically, No. 11 lines. Why? That’s exactly what they look like. They are (annoyingly) one of the first signs of aging and can show up as early as your 20s.
Why Do You Have Glabellar Lines?
While the main cause for these unsightly facial lines is age, there are a number of other reasons why you may have them:
- Repeated Facial Expressions
When you scrunch your eyebrows, you are repeatedly working the small muscles located there.
Sorry, not much you can do about this one. Genetics play a key role in your skin type and whether or not you are more susceptible to frown lines.
When you have anxiety and stress, it shows. Literally. All that facial scrunching and frowning leaves a mark.
We all know smoking is the worst for your health, but it is also terrible for your skin. It can cause all matter of wrinkles and lines.
The sun’s harmful rays can actually break down the skin’s natural collagen and elastin, which keep your skin looking young and wrinkly-free.
So, what can you do about it? When it comes to your No. 11 lines, there are a few ways to tackle them. One of the most popular ways to rid yourself of glabellar lines is with Botox®. But joining the market this year, and available at select The Derm Group locations, is Jeuveau.
As new competitor in the injectables market, Jeuveau (also known as #NewTox) promises the same active ingredient as that found in BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin but undergoes a different purification and drying process termed Hi-Pure technology. Designed specifically for use in cosmetic, not medical, treatments, Jeuveau was FDA-approved in February 2019 for injection of facial muscles to improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
Jeuveau lasts comparatively as long as its competitors—about 3-4 months—with the full effect of the treatment seen within a week. There is typically no down time and has very rare side effects. Plus, the injection is quick, easy, and painless, and there’s no limitation to patients that have used other products before. So, you can give it a try and see if it’s the right fit to get rid of those glabellar lines for good.