Frown Lines


Frown Line Treatments



What can help?

In the earlier stages of frown line formation (where the lines are present on expression, but mostly disappear when the face relaxes) they can be often be successfully treated by relaxing the muscle with injectable treatments. The objective is to relax the muscle, which reduces the tension on the skin and makes the lines look somewhat softer.

Example of treating frown lines with additional very subtle cheek filler.

In Action: Take a closer look at how this restoration was achieved

The filler works by plumping the skin from within, effectively smoothing out the crease and achieving a fresh and rested appearance – as illustrated in the example below:

In cases where lines are deeper

When frown lines have been present for a long time, and the lines have become “static” (in other words, they remain visible even when the face is not moving) – then muscle relaxing injections on their own may not be enough. In these cases, we often combine small amounts of hyaluronic acid-based filler with muscle relaxants to create a smoother, cleaner appearance. Consultations for treatment of frown lines are carried out by all of our non-surgical doctors: including Dr Darren McKeown, Dr Nina Singh and Dr Rhona Cameron.

In Action: Take a closer look at how this restoration was achieved

Read on for answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions



Frown line treatment does not require the use of anaesthetic. When injecting, we use only the finest-gauge needles and take care to change these regularly, therefore eliminating discomfort and potential bruising.

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Many people are anxious about muscle relaxing injections, for fear of ending up with a “frozen” face – and this is where our extensive experience comes in. Correctly administered treatment should result in a harmonious balance of facial muscles that improves the overall appearance and condition of the skin – while still allowing your natural expression and character to shine through.

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There is little to no downtime with frown line treatment. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after treatment, though applying makeup is not advised until the following day.

The results of frown line treatment can take up to two weeks to become apparent. The effects will typically last between three to four months, before a repeat treatment is required. Typically, most people opt to have treatment two to three times per year, and they often try to coincide treatment dates with big events, such as birthdays of Christmas. Because of the apparent long-term benefits of repetitive treatments, we usually find that filler is only ever required at the first treatment. It is rare to repeat use of filler in this area, so long as the muscles remain relaxed.

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Frown Line Treatments performed by


Dr Darren McKeown

Dr Darren

Medical Director

Our founder, Dr Darren McKeown, is renowned for his expertise and artistry with dermal fillers. As a peer-reviewed medical author, he is passionate about treatments that stand up to scientific scrutiny. Above all, Dr McKeown believes in a global approach; delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.

Dr Nina Singh

Dr Nina Singh

Aesthetic Doctor


Dr Nina Singh is a skilled aesthetic doctor who joined the practice in 2023, after undergoing a year of immersive training in the McKeown Method. She is passionate about good skin at any age and combining techniques to achieve the most natural and effective results for our patients. She also has a specialist interest in treating skin of colour.

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Dr Rhona Cameron​

Aesthetic Doctor

Dr Rhona Cameron is a skilled injector who has been extensively trained in Dr McKeown’s signature intuitive technique. Her treatments blend advanced facial optimisation with powerful, energy-based devices – such as lasers, BBL and radio frequency – energising the appearance and enhancing skin health. approach; delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.

Some other areas of Specialism


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Michelle, aged 35

Treatment of Deep Frown Lines

When the frown muscles are strong, and frown lines well established, sometimes we need to employ a combination approach to achieve the best result. Hear how this worked out for Michelle. 
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See for yourself, just what the clinic can do


Justine, aged 31

Tear Trough Fillers

The tear trough is the groove that runs between the lower eyelid and the cheek, contributing to dark hollows below the eyes. This can be improved with precise volume restoration. Hear how this treatment turned out for our patient Justine.
Catherine, aged 50

Treatment of Lines Around the Lips with Injectables

Lines around the lips are one of the most common complaints that women come to us with. These can be treated permanently with aggressive resurfacing, although a much less invasive option is to simply restore some volume around the area. Hear how Catherine got on with filler injections around the mouth.
Michelle, aged 35

Treatment of Deep Frown Lines

When the frown muscles are strong, and frown lines well established, sometimes we need to employ a combination approach to achieve the best result. Hear how this worked out for Michelle. 
Lorraine, aged 50

Treatment of Jowls with Dermal Filler

The jowls are one of the most commonly complains about parts of the face. For patients who do not wish to undergo surgery, fillers in the cheek, chin and jawline and offer an effective non-surgical solution. Listen to how this approach worked for Lorraine.
Lisa, aged 45

Combination Treatment of Advanced Crow's Feet

Sometimes when the crows feet get stronger, simply relaxing the muscle around the eye is not enough and we need to do combination treatments to achieve the best result. Listen to how this turned out for our patient Lisa.
Marie, aged 46

Treatment of Downturned Mouth Corners

Downturned mouth corners can make us look sad, even when we feel happy inside. Hear how treatment with filler injections corrected this problem for our patient. 
Claire-Louise, aged 28

Augmentation of the Chin

Deficiency of the chin and jawline is a common problem that leads to facial disharmony and can lead to early jowl formation. Hear how correcting the chin improved our patients profile, and her self confidence. 
Deana, aged 57

Treatment of Eye Bags and Jowls with Injectables

Bags under the eyes and jowls along the jawline are some of the most common concerns patients have as they age. For patients who do not wish to have surgery, these can be significantly improved by restoring volume to the facial anatomy. Hear how this treatment approach worked out for Deana.
Jennifer, aged 27

Nose & Chin Contouring

A prominent nose can be one of the most distressing features for some people. Often, the problem is exacerbated by a weak or recessed chin and contouring the nose and chin with filler injections can help to re-balance to profile, achieving facial harmony. Hear how this treatment turned out for Jennifer, and the impact it had on her life.
Grant, aged 32

Male Wrinkle Reduction

Most people – men and women – begin to notice wrinkles appearing in the upper face in their early to mid 30s. This is the optimal time to start considering aesthetic dermatology to reduce the wrinkles and prevent them getting worse as the years progress. Listen to how the treatment turned out for Grant.
Tony, aged 38

Male Facial Volume Restoration

Tony had lost of a lot of weight, and the effects were showing on his face. As we age, we all lose volume from our face but in Tony’s case it was accelerated by significant weight loss. Listen to how treatment with facial fillers restored Tony’s facial volume, and his self confidence.