Unbeknownst to many, an aging eyebrow can pull down on the eye and affect the overall appearance. Years ago, a surgical brow lift was the only way to re-elevate a sagging eyebrow. But all of that has changed with the advent of a brow lift with Botox.
The quick and non-invasive treatment yields pretty dramatic, albeit temporary, results. Even if you opt for the nonsurgical route, there’s plenty to know about a brow lift with Botox so that your results are natural and the eyebrows are not over-elevated.
Understanding the Brow Lift with Botox
No matter where Botox is injected in the face, it temporarily halts muscle contractions by telling the nerves that control muscle activity not to contract. In the case of a Botox brow lift, Botox works to relax the muscles that typically pull the eyebrows down, allowing the muscles responsible for lifting to be active. The frontalis (forehead muscle) is important for naturally elevating the brows since it is responsible for lifting them up when making a facial expression. However, selectively injecting those muscles with Botox can change the position and even the shape of the eyebrows so that they sit further off the upper eyelids.
A brow lift with Botox (or any of the other neuromodulators) elevation of our brows can slightly elevate the eyebrows by just a few millimeters. It’s important to know that while Botox can reposition the eyebrows, the effects are not permanent, as with surgery, which can also create a far more drastic lift. Plus, by relaxing the muscles in the area, the skin appears smoother and the eyes more refreshed.
Areas Targeted for Botox Brow Lift
Most Botox brow lifts consist of injections to lift the brows and reduce wrinkles in the area while opening up the eyes so they look more youthful. Strategically placing injections into the muscles in the forehead and at the brow’s tail helps achieve this effect.
Precisely placing Botox into the right areas can also help improve eyelid hooding. While everyone is different and no two eyebrows are identical, Botox can elevate the brows by pulling them up and camouflaging the look of any sagging or hooded skin on the upper eyelids for a more awake, refreshed look. Also, a Botox browlift can create more symmetrical-looking eyebrows if one sits higher on the face than the other.
Choosing an injector with a deep understanding of facial anatomy and the underlying muscles is critical to achieving good results. With the goal of a Botox brow lift is always a natural yet elevated look, your injector must inject the right amount of product in the right areas to prevent the eyebrows from appearing too high, too unnatural, or too frozen. Botox is not a permanent fix, and although its results are dramatic, the treatment requires repeat sessions about every three to four months to maintain the results.