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Worry Lines

Service Essentials

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.


Forehead lines - Horizontal lines - Worry lines


Our doctor will examine exactly how you move your forehead muscles when expressing and design a treatment specifically for you


Anti-wrinkle injections


Assessment ~15mins, Treatment <10mins


Rarely reports uncomfortable


3 to 4 months


Full appearance at 2-4 weeks


From €300 as a single area treatment

Before and After

worry lines before worry lines after

Frequently Asked Questions

+ - What are 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.

+ - How to get rid of worry lines?

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.

+ - How to prevent worry lines?

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.
+ - What causes worry lines?

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.

+ - Are worry lines permanent?

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.

+ - How long does the procedure take?

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.

+ - Does the procedure hurt?

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

+ - What are the potential risks or side effects associated with worry line removal treatments?

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.

+ - How long does worry line treatment last?

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.

+ - What I can't do after getting worry lines treatment?
  • 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
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