WHAT IS BOTOX BROW LIFT?

By utilizing a specific injection technique, botox can serve the benefit of a brow lift. A Botox brow lift is a minimally invasive procedure in which neurotoxin is strategically injected into certain muscles in the forehead and around the eyes to temporarily lift the eyebrows. Botulinum toxin type A is FDA approved for creating a more defined lift to the eyebrows. Most Botox treatments in the forehead for eyebrow lift take no longer than 15 minutes and are dubbed “lunch break procedures” as you can pop in and out of the clinic during your lunch break, and leave without any signs of having had anything done. Botox is an effective and proven treatment for a non-surgical eyebrow lift and to rejuvenate the face by reducing the appearance of age-related static and dynamic wrinkles.

WHAT CAUSES FROWN LINES, FOREHEAD WRINKLES, AND SAGGY EYEBROWS?

As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin causing horizontal forehead lines and furrowing of the eyebrows. In addition, muscles such as the orbicularis oculi (located around the eyes), corrugators, and procerus muscles (in between the eyebrows) pull the eyebrows down, due to continuous squinting and frowning expressions which strengthen those facial muscles over the years.

The primary causes of these common signs of aging are loss of collagen and repeated muscular contractions.

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HOW DOES A BROW LIFT WITH BOTOX WORK?

When Botulinum toxin type A is injected into specific muscles underneath that tend to drag the eyebrows down, causing them to relax, allowing the brows to elevate.

  • Orbicularis oculi – Located around the eyes and lateral aspect of the eyebrows, this muscle pulls the tails of the eyebrows downward. Botox injected here releases the tails of the brows;
  • Frontalis muscle – This muscle covers the majority of the forehead and can be strategically injected and paralyzed with Botox in its superior region, causing the inferior part of the muscle above the eyebrows to compensate and pull upward;
  • Corrugators and procerus – These small muscles located in the glabellar region between the eyebrows can be injected with Botox to relax the central region of the forehead, allowing the inner eyebrows to lift up.

Botox alongside other neurotoxins such as Dysport is known for its ability to paralyze and relax the muscles in which it is injected. It can numb the facial muscles to give an eyebrow lift or soften dynamic and static wrinkles, all of which are accomplished through strategic placement of the drug.

Eyebrow lifts in particular have become extremely popular, due to the beautifully arched eyebrows seen in celebrities and social media icons, such as Bella Hadid, and even beautifying Instagram filters.

Fortunately, surgical brow lifts are somewhat outdated, now that the nonsurgical option of a Botox brow lift is on the table as a treatment option.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR BOTOX IN THE FOREHEAD?

An ideal candidate for Botox in the forehead is a healthy patient who wants to take control of the aging process by preventing future and minimizing current facial wrinkles in the forehead area, or provide a lift to their eyebrows. Botox can also be used to even out an asymmetric brow line or worried appearance due to 11s lines in between the eyebrows.

The best candidate for an eyebrow lift depends on the patient’s anatomy and is typically most effective on patients with stronger facial muscles. You may want to consider getting forehead botox to lift droopy brows and reduce hooded eyes.

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WHO IS NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BOTOX BROW LIFT?

If you are pregnant, suffer from myasthenia gravis or have unrealistic expectations about the treatment.

WHAT IS A BOTOX BROW LIFT PROCEDURE LIKE?

Your non-surgical eyebrow lift treatment begins with a consultation to confirm that you are a candidate and to discuss your treatment goals, questions, and medical history with Dr. Schwarzburg.

He will examine your forehead anatomy and establish the number of units needed to achieve your desired outcomes. The area is then cleaned, marked and injected with a tiny needle, with the entire process taking 5-10 minutes, and it takes up to 14 days for you to start seeing the results.

DOES BOTOX IN THE FOREHEAD HURT?

Botox injections are fairly painless and do not require any form of anesthesia. Most people describe Botox injections as a quick pricking pain, similar to a bee sting. If your pain tolerance is low, you may take 2 Tylenols and ask your provider to apply a topical numbing cream to your forehead 15 – 20 minutes prior to your treatment to minimize discomfort.

HOW MANY UNITS DOES A BOTOX BROW LIFT TAKE?

The number of units needed for a Botox brow lift typically ranges 20 – 50 units and depends on the complexity of your facial anatomy, the strength of the facial muscles, and the goals you are trying to achieve with this treatment.

WHERE IS BOTOX INJECTED FOR A BROW LIFT?

The primary muscles injected for a Botox lift include:

  • Orbicularis oculi – located around the eyes (cause crow’s feet) and lateral ends of the eyebrows, when paralyzed it reduces the downward pull on eyebrow tails;
  • Frontalis muscle – covers the majority of the forehead and numbing of the superior portion lifts the inferior aspect producing a coveted eyebrow lift;
  • Procerus and corrugator muscles – located between the eyebrows their inactivation releases medial eyebrow downward tension and leads to lifting effect of this region.

CAN BOTOX LIFT YOUR EYELIDS?

Botox can have a very subtle effect on your upper eyelids if used as a non-surgical method for an eyebrow lift. In this case, Botox is injected in small aliquots of the forehead and around the eyes, raising the inner and outer edges of the eyebrows, and sometimes slightly opening the eyes in the process.

For more dramatic results and heavily hooded eyes, you may need to consider a blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, which is a surgical procedure to remove excess eyelid skin.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH BOTOX IN THE FOREHEAD?

While Botox is FDA approved and safe, there are minimal risks and side effects to be aware of including minor bruising, redness and non-targeted diffusion causing asymmetry, known as “Spock” or “Jack Nicholson” eyebrows.

Fortunately, Botox is only temporary, and side effects quickly fade over time. In addition, these side effects can be mitigated using medications and other post-care options provided by your physician. To reduce the chances of such side effects, it is best to get your injections administered by a board certified plastic surgeon, with years of experience and skill.

WHAT WILL MY RESULTS LOOK LIKE BEFORE AND AFTER MY BOTOX EYEBROW LIFT?

Before the procedure, you will have droopy or low-sitting eyebrows, which will be elevated and defined after the botox treatment is complete for a more youthful appearance.

HOW MUCH DOES A BOTOX EYEBROW LIFT COST?

The average cost of a Botox eyebrow lift ranges $200 – $800 depending on the number of units needed for the desired result, the expertise of your injector, and the location of the clinic.

DOES BOTOX EYEBROW LIFT WORK?

Botox has been proven by multiple studies as a safe and effective treatment to lift the eyebrows and contour their shape without the downtime of surgical brow lifts. An additional benefit includes smoothing out signs of aging on the forehead and around the eyes.

CAN A BOTOX BROW LIFT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?

A Botox brow lift is often combined with other rejuvenating treatments, including hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such as Juvederm to further enhance the eyebrows for a more youthful silhouette.

If the additional lift is required a PDO eyebrow thread lift is an excellent complementary treatment with long lasting results.

In cases of excess ptosis and sagging skin laxity surgical blepharoplasty is a viable alternative.

IS BOTOX BROW LIFT SAFE?

A Botox brow lift is FDA approved as a safe non-surgical procedure to cosmetically raise eyebrows. It does not involve the many risks and complications associated with a surgical eyebrow lift, making it a safer alternative.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:

  • A Botox brow lift is best performed by a board certified plastic surgeon with the experience and skill to safely and successfully execute the best botox results.
  • The amount of lift varies depending on each individual patients facial muscles and anatomy
  • A Botox eyebrow lift will not lift the eyelid, deep lines, or the skin around the eye areas

TAKEAWAY:

A Botox eyebrow lift is an effective non-surgical alternative to various surgical interventions. Results can be seen within 3 – 5 days and will last up to four months before the effects wear off and new wrinkles form. Depending on your facial anatomy and strength, the number of Botox units needed for optimal results may vary.

HOW CAN I GET STARTED WITH MY BOTOX BROW LIFT?

To get your life-changing Botox brow lift transformation in NYC, come to Skinly Aesthetics on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Dr. Schwarzburg is known to be the top Botox brow lift doctor in New York, with over a decade of experience and highly sought-after credentials. As a board certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Schwarzburg possesses extensive knowledge to safely and effectively execute any Botox treatment to achieve each of his patient’s desired outcomes. 

You can schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg by contacting us at (212) 774-4264, or sending an email to info@skinlyaesthetics.com.