Will Botox lift my eyebrows?
We’re all familiar with the wrinkle relaxing and forehead smoothing benefits that Botox offers, but it can also be used as a straightforward and effective way to deliver a non-surgical brow lift.
Our eyes are a central feature of our face, and many people underestimate how the appearance of the forehead can affect the entire face. However, our brow can start to droop as we age, resulting in a tired, unhappy appearance. A Botox brow lift is an increasingly popular way to yield more defined brows and a more youthful, brighter eye area with just a few strategically placed taps of the syringe. If you’re considering a brow lift, whether with Botox or a more invasive option such as surgery, this guide should help you decide the right choice for you.
What is a Botox brow lift and how does it work?
Botox is commonly used to treat frown lines and smooth lines and wrinkles on the forehead. It works by interfering with the nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract. By stopping the muscle contraction, the creases and wrinkles temporarily disappear.
We can also inject small amounts of Botox above the lateral aspect of the eyebrows to lift droopy brows and open up the eyes. By strategically injecting toxin into key areas of the glabella and brow areas, the forehead will be raised, and you will look more relaxed with a more youthful appearance.
There are many ways that we can inject Botox in the forehead, depending on a patient’s anatomy, requirements, and overall treatment goals. For example, if you have low-set droopy brows, we may inject the procerus muscle (the muscle between the eyebrows) and carefully place Botox around the orbicularis oculi muscles (the muscles around the eyes) to lift the tail of the brow. We may also treat the upper portion of the forehead to relax the forehead muscle, which helps pull the brows up even more. However, this can do the opposite in the wrong person so it’s crucial to seek the advice of an experienced medical practitioner.
What results should I expect?
The effects of Botox can be seen within three to five days after the injections. The full effects of Botox, however, will be noticeable after fourteen days. The delayed onset is the time it takes for the botulinum toxin to react with the body. The effects of Botox injections can last up to four months, depending on your lifestyle and metabolism.
We can also combine the treatment with dermal fillers to help restore volume and fullness of the upper eyelid and correct brow asymmetry. Fillers are used to add volume, increase skin tension in the area above your eyes, and provide a mechanical lift to tissues that have become stretched and dropped with age.
Is it right for me?
Anyone can be a candidate for a Botox brow lift. As the face ages, the forehead becomes a common area of concern. Not only do we develop lines and wrinkles on our foreheads, but we also lose volume, and the brows themselves begin to sag and become furrowed. This wrinkled appearance of our foreheads can produce a sad or angry appearance that can easily be corrected with Botox.
Non-surgical brow lifts are an excellent alternative to surgical brow lifts since surgery comes with risks, downtime and localised pain and headaches. We much prefer the subtle yet elegant enhancement of the non-surgical brow lift using Botox, fillers and very occasionally, even threads.
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.