Frown lines, also known as glabellar lines, are those vertical wrinkles etched between your brows. Even when you’re feeling happy and relaxed, frown lines can make you appear tired, worried, or even angry. At Shire Aesthetics & Vein Clinic in Sydney, we understand the desire for a smoother forehead. We offer a comprehensive range of frown line treatments designed to address the underlying causes of wrinkles and visible signs of ageing.

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Causes of Frown Lines

Dynamic frown lines develop over time due to repeated muscle contractions caused by frowning, squinting, or raising your eyebrows. These movements create temporary folds in the skin that, over time, become permanent facial lines visible even when your face is at rest.

So, what causes frown lines?

  • Age

    As we age, our skin loses elasticity and collagen, making it more prone to wrinkles and lines.

  • Sun Damage

    Ultraviolet rays break down collagen and elastin, accelerating the formation of wrinkles. Consistent sun protection is an important factor for maintaining smooth, healthy skin.

  • Genetics

    Some people are naturally more prone to developing wrinkles or deep frown lines due to their genetic makeup.

  • Facial Expressions

    Repeated facial expressions like frowning and squinting which use these frown muscles can deepen these vertical lines over time.

How to Treat Frown Lines

Shire Aesthetics goes beyond just smoothing treatments. We offer a variety of advanced, non-surgical solutions to target the root causes of frown lines and achieve long-lasting results. Our experienced cosmetic doctor and team will conduct a thorough consultation to assess your unique needs and recommend the most effective treatment plan:

Wrinkle Smoothing Treatment

Frown lines form from repeated muscle contractions. Our wrinkle relaxers target these muscles in the frown area, temporarily reducing their activity for up to 6 months. This smooths out lines between your brows to soften the appearance of glabellar lines. Over repeated sessions, the muscles responsible for these vertical lines weaken, improving the effectiveness of the treatment over time.

Chemical Skin Peels

Chemical peels are a form of controlled exfoliation that removes the top layers of dead skin cells, revealing a smoother, brighter complexion. Peels come in various strengths, from gentle options that stimulate collagen production to deeper peels that address deeper lines and sun damage. This treatment can help soften the appearance of frown lines and improve overall skin texture.

Dermal Volumising Treatments

Dermal volumising treatments involve the use of hyaluronic acid to plump up wrinkles and create a smoother surface. This treatment focuses on restoring facial volume loss, which is a key factor in the development of frown lines. This frown line treatment offers a natural-looking plumping effect.


Hydrodermabrasion is a gentle exfoliation technique that combines water and gentle suction to remove dead skin cells, impurities, and excess oil. This treatment can improve skin texture, reduce fine lines, and stimulate collagen production, leading to a smoother appearance, including less defined frown lines.

eCO2 Laser Resurfacing Treatment

eCO2 laser resurfacing is a more advanced treatment that uses fractional CO2 laser technology to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. This treatment effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles, including frown lines, while improving overall skin texture and tone.

Non-Ablative Photo Rejuvenation Treatment (IPL)

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy uses broad-spectrum light to target various skin concerns. IPL can stimulate collagen production, minimise sun damage, and improve skin texture. This non-invasive treatment is a great option for individuals with mild to moderate vertical lines who want to achieve a smoother, more even-toned complexion.

Plasma Pen

Plasma pen treatment utilises a tiny, focused electrical arc to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. This treatment can be effective in addressing mild to moderate frown lines and wrinkles, offering a non-surgical tightening effect.

Thread Lift

Thread lifts involve placing dissolvable sutures under the skin to create a subtle lifting effect. This treatment can be used to address sagging eyebrows that contribute to the appearance of frown lines. Thread lifts offer a minimally invasive alternative to traditional facelifts.

Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing

Similar to eCO2 laser resurfacing, fractional laser treatments utilise microscopic laser beams to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. This stimulates collagen production and promotes skin tightening, leading to a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines, including frown lines. Fractional lasers offer a customisable approach to frown line treatment with minimal downtime.

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Who's a Good Candidate for Frown Line Treatment?

Frown line treatments at Shire Aesthetics are suitable for individuals who:

  • Are concerned about vertical wrinkles and glabellar lines between their eyebrows.
  • Desire a smoother forehead and facial expression.
  • Are in good overall health with realistic expectations.
  • Want a non-surgical approach to wrinkle smoothing.

What is the Process to Treat Frown Lines
and Glabellar Lines at Shire Aesthetics?


Your first consultation with our cosmetic physician includes a skin assessment and a discussion of your medical history and expectations. Once satisfied, your individual treatment plan will be discussed in detail, and you will be given a date for the procedure.


On the day of treatment, you will be welcomed in by our friendly staff before being escorted to your doctor’s office. Here, we will go over the potential side effects and discomfort you may experience as well as describe how the process will work. Our advanced techniques ensure optimal results with minimal discomfort and downtime.

Results and Recovery

Results vary among individuals, but many clients experience smoother skin and a more rejuvenated appearance within a few days to weeks after the treatment. Following your treatment, you may experience some mild redness or swelling, which typically subsides within a few days. Our team will provide you with post-treatment care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery process.

What is the Cost of Frown Line Treatment
at Shire Aesthetics?

The cost of frown line treatment varies depending on the chosen treatment, the severity of wrinkles, and the amount of product used.

At Shire Aesthetics, we offer transparent consultations and competitive pricing. During your consultation, our cosmetic professional will provide a detailed breakdown of the costs involved and repeated treatments needed before you proceed with any glabellar lines treatment.

Personalised Treatment for Frown Lines
at Shire Aesthetics in Sydney

At Shire Aesthetics, we are dedicated to providing you with a personalised treatment experience and the highest quality care.
By adhering to strict clinical protocols and staying up-to-date with the newest and most innovative cosmetic treatments, our board-certified cosmetic physician, aesthetician, and network of specialised staff aim to provide you with the safest and most effective treatments tailored to your individual needs.

If you think fine lines and wrinkles treatment is the right choice for you, then contact us today to arrange a consultation with us to see just how we can help you.

Meet Dr Mutti Khan

dr mutti khan

Dr Khan is a Cosmetic Physician/Phlebologist who is committed to the advancement of Aesthetic Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and has loved the art of Cosmetic Medicine since his medical training began in 1998.

Dr Khan is a key opinion leader in the aesthetic industry and sits on the Board of Directors of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM) as Secretary since 2020

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Address: Level 4, 86 Kiora Road Miranda NSW 2228
Tel: 02 9575 3855
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 5 PM and Sat: 9 AM – 3 PM

How to book a consultation

To enquire about treatments for ageing skin or to book an appointment, you can call us on 02 9575 3855, send us an email or fill out our online form.


The glabellar lines treatments offered at Shire Aesthetics are all considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced cosmetic professional. We prioritise utilising minimally invasive techniques with minimal side effects. During your free initial consultation, we will discuss any potential risks and answer any questions you may have.

The longevity of results varies depending on the chosen treatment. Generally, chemical peels and hydrodermabrasion offer results lasting several weeks to a few months. Dermal volumising treatments, wrinkle smoothing treatments, and laser resurfacing treatments can last 6 months to 2 years or more. We will provide specific estimates based on your chosen treatment.

Our cosmetic doctor and team is highly skilled in facial anatomy and are committed to achieving a natural-looking rejuvenation. We will carefully tailor the treatment plan to your unique needs and desired outcome, ensuring a refreshed, not overdone, appearance. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

Most of our frown line treatments involve minimal downtime. You may experience some temporary redness, swelling, or mild discomfort, which typically resolves within a few days. We will provide specific post-treatment care instructions to optimise your healing process.

Absolutely! Combining treatments can often provide a more comprehensive approach to help soften frown lines. We can discuss potential combinations during your consultation based on your individual needs and goals. For instance, IPL therapy can be combined with dermal volumisers or frown line filler for a smoother, brighter complexion, helping to soften deep frown lines.

Shire Aesthetics & Vein Clinic is here to help you achieve your desired results. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with our experienced cosmetic doctor and team. During your consultation, we will discuss your concerns, assess your skin, and recommend the most suitable treatment plan to erase those frown lines and restore your youthful glow.

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