Our expert says:
Hi Terry, thank you for the question.
Generally speaking your best treatment option for visible or noticeable frown lines (the vertical wrinkle/s that develops between the eyebrows) and for forehead lines (horizontal wrinkle/s) is Botox. As these lines are formed by facial expression muscles there are unfortunately no topical products that will give one adequate improvement of these lines.
Your most important ‘treatment’ is a good SPF 50 or higher that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide and to practice sun avoidance as much as possible (hat, umbrella, etc.).
The treatment effect and duration of Botox varies from person to person so it is difficult to say how long the effects will last for and if a longer duration can be expected the longer one uses the Botox.
It may be good advice to ask your GP for a recommendation to a reputable aesthetic medical practitioner but please remember that Botox and filler treatments should not be performed in a beauty salon (even by a registered medical practitioner) according the SA Health Council.
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