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Frown lines are the wrinkles on your forehead and between your brows that can give you an angry, worried or sad look. Frown lines can result in some people appearing irritable or grumpy despite feeling completely fine on the inside. Frown lines are one of the biggest detractors from a pleasant, welcoming facial appearance.

Unfortunately, frown lines can start to show up as early as your 20s, only deepening further with age. For those who are especially expressive, frown lines can become quite prominent by the time they are in their 30s. For the most part, frown lines are caused by the motions a person makes every day with their face. Squinting, frowning, puzzling over something, raising the brows in surprise–all of these motions slowly cause the muscles that make these expressions to become enlarged. They are hyperactive and the frown lines they cause can really become deep.

What can be done about it?

Wrinkle relaxers

Wrinkle relaxers, also called neuromodulators, are designed specifically to treat frown lines and smooth away wrinkles, leaving your forehead and brows smooth and more youthful-looking. These are especially helpful for treating “the elevens”, those two frown lines between the eyebrows.

At Dr. Patrick Sullivan’s office, we use a very popular and effective neuromodulator called Jeuveau. In the past it has been called “Newtox” as it has largely replaced Botox in our office and in many other cosmetic practices around the country. Lines between the brows and on the forehead may disappear with only a minute amount of this injectable. Jeuveau is injected directly into the underlying muscle beneath the skin that is causing the wrinkles to appear. The substance forces the muscle to relax, which gradually smooths out the appearance of the overlying skin.

Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are also popular wrinkle relaxers that are based on the same science as Jeuveau. Each injectable is unique in its own way, but all provide virtually the same result: the smooth, wrinkle-free brow and forehead you want to see in the mirror.

Fillers and Neuromodulators –a united force against frown lines

In some cases where the wrinkles have been visible for a longer period of time, the lines or grooves are so deep that even with neuromodulators successfully applied, there are still signs of the lines on the skin. In this case, dermal fillers can be used to help fill the lines and smooth the skin, leaving it more wrinkle-free and youthful looking again.

This is a very precise procedure that requires a specialist with expertise and experience like Dr. Sullivan and Maureen Sullivan, MSN, CANS to ensure it is performed correctly. There are a number of fillers that can be applied in combination with a neuromodulators (or another wrinkle relaxer) treatment.

Dr. Sullivan and Maureen Sullivan will advise on which filler to choose from the Restylane Family of fillers or other fillers we have available. The results are long-lasting, but touch-ups may be needed depending on which filler is chosen.

The filler works with neuromodulators to create a smoother natural appearance. Jeuveau relaxes the muscles, and the filler fills in the lines and grooves. The result is a more authentic you: no frown lines to make you appear irritated or annoyed, just your own natural expression.

Schedule a consultation about your frown lines with Dr. Sullivan or his expert certified nurse injector Maureen

Dr. Sullivan is a trusted doctor with over 25 years of experience who is dedicated to patient safety while providing incredibly natural-looking results. He is a nationally recognized, top plastic surgeon. Maureen Sullivan, MSN, CANS is a certified aesthetic nurse injector with over 20 years of experience. Patients come from all over to see Maureen as she has a reputation for giving very natural results that are not overdone. They can perform the most precise and exact injectable treatments for treating frown lines. You can choose your path to resolving your frown lines at his practice knowing you are in expert, caring hands. Dr. Sullivan and Maureen will listen to your concerns, examine your skin and face, and help design your treatment plan without any pressure. Call today for a consultation.


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Dr. Sullivan is happy to announce he has resumed elective surgeries!

We are also now seeing patients in the office again following all guidelines and taking every precaution possible to provide an incredibly safe environment for all patients and staff.

Due to cases being moved back from the spring and the pent up demand for our services we are expecting to be FULLY booked out for the summer soon, limited spots are available. If you have any interest in summer surgery or services, please call us or contact us immediately so we can help you coordinate this before those spots become unavailable. Further, if you are seeking any services or surgery in 2020, we are anticipating an increase in price soon to deal with operating room fee increases.

We are here for any surgical or cosmetic questions you may have. Get in touch with us to see if there is any way we can help you.

We will continue to be here virtually for all those who prefer to have consultations in the comfort of their home.

Our online virtual consultations have been a very popular option for patients from as far away as Asia as well as usual coast to coast patients from New York to California, Oregon to Florida and many in New England.

Our virtual web consultations can be done right in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a secure internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone! We have 5 main steps we aim to accomplish with the virtual consultation:

  1. We listen to each patient carefully to establish exactly what it is they are looking for.
  2. We will give instructions to each patient on the specific pictures we will need from them as part of the virtual consultation. We send out sample pictures of just what we need, and the patient can send back their pictures that replicate this.
  3. We have chosen specific before and after photos of Dr Sullivan’s patients in order to show the patients what a prospective patient can expect (note, individual results will vary).
  4. We plan out and together come up with what we think is going to be a superb treatment plan for them.
  5. Finally, we find a time that is best for them that we can get this done.

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