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Botox Eyebrow Lift: How Can Botox Be Used for Brow Lift and Is It a Myth?

Kristina Cadwell  
August 10, 2020  

In this article, we want to talk about a unique, fascinating, and increasingly popular cosmetic treatment that utilizes one of the most trusted cosmetic injectables out there - the Botox eyebrow lift.

You may have heard whispers about this procedure online and wondered if there really is an effective eyebrow lifting treatment that doesn’t require surgical intervention. For all the skeptics out there, we would like to assure you that the Botox brow lift is no myth.

Our team of cosmetic experts from Vibrant Skin Bar will explain everything you need to know about this eye-opening, brow-lifting technique.

Botox eyebrow lift is a popular cosmetic treatment that lifts the brows and smooths the wrinkles between them.

What Is a Botox Brow Lift?

You’ve probably heard that Botox works by relaxing, or “freezing”, the muscles beneath a problem area. When those muscles are relaxed, so are the expressions that create folds in the skin.

Cosmetic dermatologists use Botox to change the dynamic balance between muscles that pull in different directions. Try to imagine that your facial muscles are playing a kind of tug-of-war game with each other. Cosmetic professionals use Botox to put the muscles that create and encourage wrinkles and sagging skin at a temporary disadvantage.

A Botox brow lift refers to the technique used to cause the muscles in your forehead and around your eyes to rise. The procedure relaxes the muscles that bring the brow down during contraction. The brows then come up slightly, thereby “lifting” the eyebrows and the eyelids and “opening” the eyes. The brow lift also works to erase those pesky vertical glabellar lines between the eyes (sometimes called “11” lines) and horizontal forehead lines.

The Botox brow lift has the added benefit of preventing new wrinkles from forming around the eyes and forehead area where Botox has been applied. It also  helps to keep existing wrinkles from becoming more prominent. In some cases, it improves or eliminates the appearance of existing wrinkles.

The overall effect is a subtle, but significant improvement for many patients. More aggressive brow lifting techniques usually require surgical intervention. Results from Botox typically last anywhere from three to six months, depending on the amount of Botox used and your unique metabolism.

Am I a Good Candidate for the Botox Brow Lift?

The Botox eyebrow lift technique is helpful for people who have hooding or “drooping” in the upper eyelids. As skin gets older, elasticity and collagen loss affect areas of skin we might not have expected. One such area is the eyelids. The age-related accumulation of droopy tissue, known medically as dermatochalasis, can lead to a “tired” and “angry” appearance, and possibly even obstruct a patient’s vision.

Dermatochalasis is a problem that affects both men and women. Onset of symptoms usually begins around age 40. However, having droopy lids is not exclusive to any specific age range. For some, eyelid hooding and excessive eyelid tissue are  congenital conditions that begin afflicting a person as early as their 20s.

As previously mentioned, the Botox brow lift also works to combat any vertical lines that a person might have developed between the eyebrows. Whenever you “furrow” your eyebrows or frown, you are contracting a set of muscles called the corrugator muscles. Over time, repeated use of these muscles can create vertical glabellar lines between the eyes. The appearance of these lines sometimes have the unintentional effect of making a person look angry.

There is a second set of muscles, called the frontalis muscles, that create horizontal lines across the forehead when we raise our eyebrows. The Botox brow lift can also address these aging lines.

Botox for men is becoming more and more popular and both men and women are good candidates for Botox treatments. Therefore, no matter what your age, if you are dealing with droopy eyelids, lines between the eyes, or forehead lines, ask your Vibrant Skin Bar cosmetic expert if a Botox brow lift is right for you.

What Is the Botox Brow Lift Procedure Like?

Botox eyebrow lift procedure is quick and painless.

The procedure for getting an eyebrow lift is quick, simple, and painless. You can expect the entire appointment to take about 30 minutes. You will not require anesthesia, and you can safely go about your day afterwards.

Before getting the actual Botox injections, your specialist maps out the areas on your face where the Botox will be injected to achieve the desired results. Learn about how Botox works and which facial areas it treats.

For a Botox brow lift, the injections are focused on the muscles surrounding your eyelids, specifically the orbicularis oculi and the corrugator muscles. The orbicularis oculi muscles go around your eyes and are responsible for contracting and depressing the brow. The corrugator muscles are positioned between your eyes about where your eyebrow begin.

In order to treat these muscles, your practitioner will inject Botox in multiple key places just above or below your eyebrows, between the eyes, and near the temple. The injections are quick and minimally invasive. The needle used for Botox injections is likely the least daunting you’ll ever encounter in your lifetime. They are much like the ones used for daily insulin injections.

The skill and experience of your practitioner plays a big role in determining the level of pain you feel. Getting a Botox brow lift from a skilled and experienced specialist, assures that you will feel only a little more pain than you’d feel when getting your eyebrows plucked.

How Long Does Botox Eyebrow Lift Last?

The effects of Botox eyebrow lift usually last about three to four months. Some patients enjoy the results for up to six months. The first visible results should appear within the first week after the procedure.

What Kind of Aftercare Is There?

After your appointment, you might have a few small red patches surrounding the Botox injection sites. These marks are less noticeable than a mosquito bite, and should dissipate more quickly, too. Redness typically clears up within 1 to 24 hours following your appointment.

As with all Botox treatments, be gentle with the skin around the injection sites for a day or so following the appointment. This helps avoid any blemish flare ups and encourage healing.

There is no significant danger to the skin or injection sites by wearing light makeup or applying sunscreens and lotions immediately following the treatment. However, it is preferable to give your skin a break for 12 hours after the injections. Keep the area clean, and try not to rub or apply heavy makeup to the areas where you received Botox injections.

Is There Any Downtime After the Procedure?

There is no downtime after the Botox eyebrow lift procedure. You can go about your daily activities right away. However, you should avoid exercise and vigorous physical activity two days after the procedure, so that Botox doesn’t spread to other areas. Also, some patients occasionally experience redness, swelling or bruising at the injection site which quickly goes away.

What Can You Expect from Botox Brow Lift?

Smooth effects of Botox eyebrow lift

The Botox brow lift effectively lift the eyebrows and smooths the skin between the brows. The procedure is quick, minimally invasive, painless, and requires no recovery time. The results usually appear after up to one week and last for up to six months.

What Does a Botox Eyebrow Lift Cost?

The amount of Botox needed varies depending on the patient, but a typical Botox eyebrow lift procedure requires 30 to 50 units. At $12 a unit, that means you can expect a brow lift to run anywhere from $360-$600. This is a pretty forgiving price tag for a treatment that lasts a minimum of three months and offers so many benefits to the patient.

What Should I Know Before Getting a Botox Brow Lift?

The Botox eyebrow lift requires the expertise of an experienced injector who carefully records the location and quantity of product used to treat each of their patients.

The results of the Botox brow lift typically last around three to six months. If you want to extend the results, you should follow up with the same experienced injector who is familiar with your unique facial muscles.

Conclusion

Botox eyebrow lift is no myth – it will really lift your brows, smooth the lines between them, and give you a fresher look. The price for such a subtle but game-changing intervention is worth it. Just make sure you are in the hands of a skilled professional with a proven record of successful Botox treatments.

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Kristina Cadwell
PA Kristina Cadwell graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then completed the Physician Assistant program at A.T. Still University graduating with a Masters of Medical Science degree. Kristina has been working in the Aesthetic Medical field for over 10 years. She is certified in neurotoxin cosmetic injection, dermal fillers, Plasma Pen skin tightening, chemical peels, and laser therapy. She is known for producing natural results and has extensive knowledge in diet and exercise allowing her to help you achieve vibrant skin from the inside out.
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