Can You Get a Brow Lift with Botox?
A highly arched eyebrow is a classic sign of youthful beauty and alertness. As we age, the eyebrow and forehead descend and can make our eyes look tired and old. Our foreheads and eyebrows are pulled downward by the repeated use of our facial muscles. When we frown, the frown muscles pull the skin down towards the base of our nose. In addition, the muscles on the side of our forehead around the eyes also pull the forehead down when we smile or grimace. These all contribute to a sagging brow. Traditionally, brow lift surgery has been used to correct a drooping brow but now, Botox injections can help.
A Botox brow lift targets areas of the face in such a way as to simulate the overall effect of a brow lift. This procedure reduces the signs of aging by enhancing the position as well as the shape of the eyebrows and the forehead area.
How Does a Botox Brow Lift Work?
Botox is used to relax certain muscles around the eyes. These muscles, which are responsible for raising and lowering the eyebrows, often pull the brow downward. Botox essentially causes a minor form of paralysis by preventing these certain muscles from contracting. These muscles become less stiff and the overlying skin smooths out.
It’s important to note that Botox is not effective at removing larger wrinkles that occur due to more advanced aging. Rather, the Botox brow lift focuses on light fine lines in the skin, like crow’s feet, and the deeper worry lines that accompany your frown.
Botox is a quick and virtually painless procedure. Results from a Botox brow lift last anywhere from 3 to 6 months, depending on how quickly you metabolize the Botox. Repeated treatments are required to maintain results.
If you’re looking for a quick, subtle fix to a sagging brow, Botox may be the right treatment for you. It will give you a more youthful appearance and delay the need for a surgical brow lift. However, Botox will not give you the dramatic results of a traditional brow lift surgery. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reistad, contact Chet Reistad, M.D. at 970-221-2222 or chetreistadmd.com today.