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Treatment for Worry Lines & Forehead Lines

Treatment for Worry Lines & Forehead Lines Essentials

Area Treated: Forehead lines - Horizontal lines - Worry lines
Assessment: Our doctor will examine exactly how you move your forehead muscles when expressing and design a treatment specifically for you
Treatment: Anti wrinkle injections
Time taken: Assessment 10-15mins, Treatment <10mins
Comfort: People rarely report this treatment as uncomfortable
Results Seen: Noticeable within 2-3 days, full onset and smoother, fresher appearance at 2-4 weeks
How long will it last?: 3-4 months is typical. Repeated visits to the same doctor can see this extended to 6 months for some people as our doctors get to know your face
Cost : €300 as a single area treatment
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What are forehead lines?

Forehead lines (also known as worry lines) are one of the 3 most common concerns for people seeking anti-wrinkle injections at Amara.

When we look concerned, worried or surprised, movement of the muscles of the forehead causes worry lines to appear. The most noticeable lines appear horizontally across the forehead. These are sometimes referred to simply as horizontal lines.

Worry lines appear during expressive movement of the muscles of the forehead.


"The doctors here listen to exactly what you want and always take the 'less is more approach' which is what I want. I always look fresher and brighter after my anti-wrinkle treatment and never 'done'. I would, and do, recommend the doctors and lovely staff at Amara!"
Pamela, 50, Dublin

How do worry lines affect our appearance?

Worry lines can age us, especially in their early, semi-permanent form. They are one of the first sets of lines people start to notice because our forehead is normally visible to others and readily noticeable in a mirror.


Why do we treat worry lines with anti-wrinkle injections and not dermal fillers?

Worry lines are difficult and even dangerous to treat with dermal fillers because of the danger of blocking the blood supply to the area. This is not a concern when treated with an anti-wrinkle injection product.

Anti-wrinkle injections are highly effective at reducing the movement of your forehead muscle. This softens fine lines and wrinkles that are there. It also prevents excessive movement from worsening lines that have started to form, and slows down the formation of more permanent furrows.


What can I expect from my worry line treatment?

Clients who have their worry lines treated can expect a noticeably smoother forehead at rest and during expression. This temporary reduction of movement in the forehead will give you a fresher, more youthful looking appearance. You should still have some movement as we actively avoid the frozen look – the is The Amara Way.


Will I look ‘frozen’ or ‘done’?

Over treatment of the forehead muscles contributes greatly to the terrible ‘frozen look’. For this reason at Amara, we treat conservatively but effectively in this region. We always aim to give you subtle, natural results that last – this is The Amara Way.


Frequently Asked Questions

To minimize the appearance of worry lines, you can consider the following options:

Anti-wrinkle injections: these injections can temporarily relax the muscles causing worry lines, resulting in a smoother appearance.

Dermal fillers: Injectable fillers can be used to plump up and fill in worry lines, reducing their visibility.

Laser treatments: Laser resurfacing can stimulate collagen production and improve the texture and appearance of worry lines.

Chemical peels: These involve applying a chemical solution to exfoliate the outer layer of skin, reducing the visibility of worry lines.

Worry lines, also known as forehead lines or expression lines, are the creases or wrinkles that form on the forehead and often appear as horizontal lines. They are typically caused by repeated facial expressions and movements, such as frowning or raising eyebrows, that occur during periods of worry, stress, or concentration.

While it’s challenging to completely prevent worry lines, you can take steps to minimize their development:

  • Practice stress management techniques to reduce excessive frowning or tension in the forehead.
  • Avoid repetitive facial expressions that contribute to the formation of worry lines.
  • Use sunscreen with a high SPF
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle (exercise, hydration and balanced diet)
  • Use skincare products that promote collagen production and help maintain skin elasticity.

Worry lines are primarily caused by repetitive facial movements and expressions, particularly frowning or raising eyebrows during moments of worry, stress, or deep concentration. Over time, these repeated muscle contractions contribute to the formation of visible lines and wrinkles on the forehead.

Worry lines can be either temporary or permanent, depending on various factors such as age, genetics, and lifestyle. Temporary worry lines may fade or become less noticeable with time, while permanent ones may persist. However, with appropriate treatment and care, the appearance of worry lines can often be reduced or minimized.

The duration of worry line removal procedures can vary depending on the specific treatment method and individual circumstances. Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler treatments usually take a short amount of time, typically ranging from a few minutes to half an hour. Laser treatments, chemical peels, or other resurfacing procedures can take longer, potentially up to one or two hours. The exact duration can be discussed and determined during a consultation with a healthcare professional.

The level of discomfort experienced during worry line removal procedures can vary depending on the specific treatment chosen and individual pain tolerance. For most non-invasive procedures like Anti-wrinkle injections or dermal filler treatments, any discomfort is generally minimal and well-tolerated. However, some individuals may experience mild pain, swelling, or temporary stinging at the injection site. Laser treatments, chemical peels, or other resurfacing procedures may cause a sensation

While worry line removal treatments are generally safe, they can carry potential risks and side effects. The specific risks depend on the type of treatment used. Common side effects may include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, or tenderness at the treatment site.In exceptional circumstances, there is a possibility of experiencing allergic reactions or infections. It’s essential to discuss these potential risks with a qualified medical professional before undergoing any worry line removal procedure.

The duration of worry line treatment results depends on the specific treatment method used. Anti-wrinkle injections typically provide temporary results that last for several months, usually around 3 to 6 months, before muscle activity and lines gradually return. Dermal fillers can last longer, with results typically lasting 6 to 12 months, but this can vary depending on the specific filler used and individual factors. Laser treatments and chemical peels can have long-lasting effects, promoting collagen production and skin rejuvenation, but maintenance treatments may be necessary to sustain the results. The duration of treatment outcomes can vary from person to person.

  • Avoid touching or rubbing the treated area
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or activities for at least 24 to 48 hours following the procedure
  • Stay away from direct heat or sun exposure
  • Refrain from using certain skincare products. These may include retinoids, exfoliants, or other potentially irritating products that can interfere with the healing process or cause skin irritation.
  • Avoid alcohol and blood-thinning medications
  • Follow post-treatment care instructions

At Amara we only use the highest quality products which is why we use Allergan's anti-wrinkle product and not a cheaper biosimilar (generic) product. It is FDA approved and the most studied of its kind which means we can stand by its clinical profile.

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I’m with with Amara Clinic since 2010, and I’m so satisfied with their services and affordable procedures and products. Dr. Paul, Dr. Mylene and other doctors are very well experienced and efficient. Siobhan is lovely, she helped me with my skin when my hyperpigmentations flared up.A million thanks Amara Clinics, for making me youthful looking.❤️❤️❤️
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Maria Fy L.
Dr Mylene is fantastic..she really listens to your concerns and makes sure you get the best results possible. I have had several treatments at Amara with Dr Paul and more recently with Dr Mylene and the treatments are of the highest quality and thr Dr's are so friendly and professional. I have tried other places for my treatments as I live a good distance away from the clinic , but I always return to Amara .
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Pamela D.
My mom and I went here recently for hydra facials and were so impressed! Everything was explained in detail with plenty of time allocated to the appointment, no rushing, absolutely no hard sell on products and kind service all the way around! My mom saw Gráinne and I saw Julia - both of them were amazing and got us set up with routines that are suitable and simple to follow. Skin is glowing! Robin at reception was so helpful and friendly and got us booked in again for follow ups - can’t wait!
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Gillian S.
I have had quite a few Hydrafacials at different clinics in Dublin, and back home in Copenhagen as well, but this clinic is so far the best.The therapist was lovely and she just really knew what she was doing. She made me feel very comfortable and relaxed while guiding me through the treatment.I also had a lot of questions regarding skin care and products because I have had some problems with acne and she took her time to answer all my questions without making me feel pressured to buy the products she was recommending me, which is important to me.I found my visit to the clinic to be excellent. The staff was welcoming and well-trained.Most importantly, my skin just felt and looked amazing afterwards.
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Mia H.
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Honora O.
Honora O.
From the moment you enter the clinic, you are greeted with lovely staff, the atmosphere is very calm and welcoming.A huge thank you to Siobhan for doing my hydrafacial, she made me feel very comfortable. Before the treatment she thoroughly explained the process and it's very evident that she is passionate in the work she does, she kept me informed of my facial every step of the way, and helped target my skin concerns along with great product recommendations. After my facial, I could instantly notice the difference on my skin.I will definitely reccomend amara clinic to my girlfriends and I look forward to coming back for more treatments.Thanks again!Ahlam
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Robyn M.
Robyn M.
My first visit to Amara (it won't be the last!) was excellent. Paul has such an easy manner, I felt very comfortable and at ease immediately. Everything was explained in detail so I knew exactly what was being done and why. There was no pushy sales technique - if anything it is evident that they will only do work that will benefit you - you won't pay for unnecessary treatments and any treatments you do have will be done with an emphasis on looking natural rather than 'done'. Very happy.
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Karen L.
I can recommend Amara.Carolina makes you feel very welcome as soon as you arrive at this clinic.I had an Hydrafacial with Joanie that I will definitely indulge in again and also availed of her advice on their range of skin care products.I felt reassured by Dr Pauls pleasant unrushed manner and in particular with his conservative approach and natural results.He takes the time to explain what he is doing and why he thinks you need it which I like.I will definitely return.
Helen F.
Helen F.
I have been to Amara clinic a few times and the experience is always great. Today I had a Hydrafacial with Siobhan and I couldn't recommend it more. She took the time to review my skin routine, habits and explained to me the science behind our skin. The facial itself was great and my skin is feeling amazing. I will definitely be back!
Jennifer S.
Jennifer S.
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Christie U
Christie U
I had my first hyrdafacial treatment here, and loved it so much I’ve already booked another! The treatment itself is amazing, my skin was left feeling wonderful, and the benefits were noticeable straight away, and I my skin was noticeably soft and smooth for several weeks after the treatment. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. My therapist Joanie was lovely, and incredibly knowledgeable of the whole process, and really thorough when reviewing my skin needs. I would highly recommend the whole experience with Amara :)
Eimear M.
Eimear M.
Excellent professional friendly service from the minute you step inside the door with the lovely karolinaI have used a couple of different clinics in the past but this clinic is second to none .It's 5* plus , I've been coming here maybe two years nowIt's very important to receive proffessionl knowledge when having any facial procedures and this is what you get , this clinic is not just interested in taking your money but doing what is going to look natural and not the "done look " I have had treatments with the lovely Joanie in the past she's amazing highly recommend her for her knowledge and patience , her recommendations on prouducts that actully do work and Dr Paul is excellent at what he does , thank you and look forward to coming back in the near future .
I would highly recommend Dr Paul Munsanje for tear trough filler. I'm so delighted with the results! I had become quite sunken and dark under the eyes, after one visit there was an immediate and significant improvement. I no longer look tired all the time and don't need anymore concealer. There was a small amount of bruising for a few days afterwards but nothing that makeup couldn't hide. A real natural look - happy days!!
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Had an amazing hydrafacial from Siobhan yesterday. She’s meticulous in her work and incredibly good at breaking down the science of skin into simple terms so I understood exactly where my skin was at, what she was going to do to it, and what I could do going forward to improve it. As well as this she was a complete dote and easy to chat to. I felt really well looked after by herself and the front of house guys AND my skin looks incredible, I didn’t think skin could be this smooth. Highly recommend.
Absolutely recommend Amara and Dr Paul Munsanje for providing a truly professional and warm service with fantastic results. Was particularly impressed by a tear trough filler which was stunning in its immediate effect and virtually painless. Found Paul to be really experienced, informative and understanding, felt very comfortable having the procedures and also done easily on my lunch hour. Most importantly, he did exactly what I wanted but achieved a far better result than I was aware was possible, and made it seem so easy.. so very impressive. I feel it’s the best money I’ve spent in years, very very happy. Did try a different clinic a few years ago and didn’t find it very good but feel Amara is in a different league, will definitely go back to Amara. All of the clinic are just lovely and welcoming so I would also credit them with a great team in-house. Well worth a visit.