How to get rid of the scowl line between your eyebrows

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How to get rid of the scowl line between your eyebrows
Reduce the appearance of lines with moisturiser. (David Oxberry/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Skin develops lines and wrinkles as we age. You may even have scowl lines between your eyebrows, causing you to look angry all the time. You can take steps to remedy this situation and look happier again, but you will have to put in a lot of effort in order to keep the scowl lines at bay.

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  1. 1

    Apply an alpha-hydroxy product to the scowl lines. This product lifts away the top layer of dead skin cells, and it may help reduce the look of scowl lines (See Reference 2).

  2. 2

    Use a retinoid treatment. This vitamin A derivative is approved by the FDA for wrinkle reduction and is commonly known as Retin A. Speak to your doctor, as this is available by prescription only. Follow your doctor's instructions and always wear a sunscreen, because this medication can make your skin more susceptible to sun damage.

  3. 3

    Try a dermabrasion treatment. With this process, the top layer of skin is sanded down with a brush. Your frown lines will be less noticeable as a new, fresh layer of skin grows in. This procedure is performed by a doctor and only takes a few minutes on a targeted area of the face.

  4. 4

    Get a chemical peel. This is done in a doctor's office. The doctor applies acid to the frown lines. The acid removes the damaged outer layer of the skin where the frown is. This procedure creates more collagen, and the skin appears smoother. You will usually need a series of treatments, which your doctor will explain (See Reference 2).

  5. 5

    Invest in laser treatments. Speak to your doctor. This is performed by using a laser or a pulsed diode light to remove the top layer of skin. More collagen is produced and skin becomes tighter and smoother. You will need a series of treatments.

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    Get Botox treatments. A doctor injects Botox into the muscles which cause frowning. Botox blocks the chemical signals which cause muscles to contract. The skin can't move so the lines are less noticeable. You will need injections every few months. (See Reference 1).

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    Try a wrinkle filler. The filler is injected into the frown lines by a doctor. Wrinkle fillers include fat, collagen and hyaluronic acid. These fillers plump up the frown lines, making them less visible. You may need fillers every few months.

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