How To Treat Vertical Lines on Forehead?

Over a period of time with age, your facial expressions such as laughing, smiling, or frowning eventually become a reason for the formation of wrinkles on your face.

Fortunately for everyone who is experiencing these facial wrinkles, none of you have to accept this unwanted addition to your face, nor do you have to carry on with your life expressionless – In today’s time, we have aesthetics tools and treatments that can be utilized to attain a youthful and smoothed out skin, just the way you want it to appear.

Read on to acquire an understanding of everything you should know about the vertical lines on your forehead.

What are Forehead Lines?

Glabella is defined as that smooth part of your skin on your forehead present between the eyebrows and the skin above it. Your facial expressions are dependent on the forehead muscles, which are responsible for moving glabella to form expressions; and with age these overly used expressions become a cause for wrinkle lines on the forehead.

The wrinkle lines on forehead can be formed both, vertically as well as horizontally. When the formed forehead lines are horizontal, they are called glabellar lines; while the vertically formed wrinkle lines on forehead are referred to as frown lines or 11’s (elevens).

What Causes Forehead Lines?

Forehead lines are not something unusual or something to be worried about – However, there are several external as well as internal factors that are known contributors for the formation and deepening of these wrinkle lines on the forehead.

Listed below are the causes for glabellar lines:

  • Sun Exposure
  • Genetics
  • Skin tightness
  • Face shape
  • Facial Movement
  • Aging
  • Frowning
  • Squinting

Face shape is the most common cause of forehead lines, and found usually in younger people. 

Can You Avoid Vertical Lines On Forehead?

A well-developed and strictly followed skincare regimen that suits your skin in every way, combined with constant sun protection can be a great help when trying to minimize the appearance of forehead lines.

Two components known as retinoids and peptides, which are found in some of the foods we normally consume are known to be beneficial for all people who are experiencing vertical lines on forehead, to minimize or control their deepening. Similarly, antioxidants are also capable of serving people with forehead lines in a similarly beneficial manner; antioxidants such as those which are delivered to us by Vitamin C.

The protective, as well as restorative effects that they have, are:

  • By utilizing the formation of free radicals, they can prevent our skin from any further wrinkle-related damage
  • Hyperpigmentation is also improved through the consumption of these components
  • It helps you avoid the appearance of new wrinkle lines on forehead

Here’s a list of few other things that if followed in a strict manner, can be highly beneficial in helping you avoid or at the least minimize the formation of vertical lines on forehead:

  • Consume a diet that is healthy as well as rich in antioxidants
  • Maximize the use of sunscreen
  • Make sure to consume as much of water as possible
  • Try avoiding smoking
  • Develop a habit of wearing sunglasses
  • Sleep on your back or with a specialized pillow on your side
  • Try not to forget to apply moisturizer on your face every single day

The Treatment Options

There are a variety of injectable treatment options that can be opted to get rid of glabellar lines. The most effective treatments for the removal of wrinkle lines on forehead are:

1. Botox:

Botox or botulinum toxin was approved by the FDA in 2002 to be used as an anesthetic agent. People of all genders have used it widely for a variety of aesthetic treatments and that is why it is a popular method of getting rid of any frown lines, including glabellar lines.

2. Dermal Fillers:

Dermal fillers are an alternative to botox injectables for the treatment of glabellar lines. These fillers are commonly made of hyaluronic acid and are synthesized artificially, which makes them safe and biologically rejection-free. This might just be the best solution for forehead or glabellar lines that are prominently visible, even in the absence of facial expressions.


The formation of vertical lines on the forehead is a very natural process that does not possess any threat – However, unlike earlier times you do not have to accept these unwanted facial changes anymore; and with the medications and treatments that are now available for your aesthetic enhancement, it never too late to start working towards attaining a youthful and apparently desirable skin.

At Syra Aesthetics, our expert aestheticians are determined to help you in our fight against wrinkle lines on the forehead, with the ultimate objective of achieving healthy, glowing, rejuvenated, and youthful skin.

Reach out to us at Syra Aesthetics, and schedule a free consultation with one of our expert professionals for an aesthetic plan tailored to your specific skin, requirements, as well as desires.

– Disclaimer –

This blog is for informational & educational purposes only and does not intend to substitute any professional medical advice or consultation. For any symptoms or medical advice, please consult with your physician, Or Book an appointment with our board-certified aestheticians at Syra Aesthetics.

  • About The Author

    Dr. Syra Hanif M.D.

    Board Certified Primary Care Physician

Dr. Hanif is the Director of Aesthetic Medicine. She is a board-certified physician in Aesthetic Medicine who specializes in using non-surgical alternatives in order to enhance one's appearance through Botox and fillers.

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