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Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished your eyebrows could return to their youthful, lifted appearance? Perhaps you’ve noticed them drooping as you get older and are concerned about undergoing surgery, especially on your face. Well, don’t worry—there are non-surgical brow lift solutions as well.
Non-surgical solutions for brow lifts are safer and more comfortable than traditional methods. Surgeries, particularly on the face, can be daunting because if something goes wrong, it can lead to complex and hard-to-treat issues.
What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that elevates your eyebrows. It’s also referred to as a forehead lift or forehead rejuvenation. This surgery improves the appearance of your forehead, brows, and the area around your eyes by lifting the skin and tissue.
People opt for a brow lift when they have low or sagging brows, or if their brows are uneven. It can also boost your confidence.
There are various brow lift procedures available, both surgical and non-surgical. The choice typically depends on the doctor’s recommendation and your personal preference.
What is a Surgical Brow Lift?
Surgical brow lift treatments were once popular, but nowadays, most people prefer non-surgical options. The main reasons are that surgery can be invasive, risky, and leave scars. It can also sometimes result in an unnatural appearance. Instead, people are choosing less invasive options like endoscopic brow lifts or non-surgical treatments using lasers, Botox, and Juvederm dermal fillers.
Understanding Non-Surgical Brow Lift
A non-surgical brow lift combines treatments like Botox and dermal fillers to rejuvenate your face and brow area without surgery. Botox is used to treat dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movement, while dermal fillers address issues like fine lines, collagen loss, and reduced facial volume as we age. These treatments help correct signs of aging, giving you a more youthful appearance.
Does Botox Brow Lift Work?
Botox is probably the most well-known non-surgical brow lift treatment. It targets dynamic wrinkles that develop on our face as we age. Botox works by using a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin to temporarily ‘freeze’ nerve signals to specific facial muscles. When injected, it blocks the signals that cause muscle contraction, allowing the muscle to relax. Botox Brow Lift is an excellent non-surgical solution for hooded eyelids and saggy eyebrows.
Where to Inject Botox for a Brow Lift?
For a successful brow lift with Botox, precise injection placement is crucial. Typically, Botox is strategically injected into specific areas, such as between the eyebrows (procerus muscle) and at the outer ends of the eyebrows (orbicularis oculi muscle). These sites are chosen because they are responsible for pulling the eyebrows downward. Botox in these spots helps relax the muscles, giving your eyebrows a lifted appearance. To determine the best Botox placement for you, consult with a healthcare provider.
How Many Units of Botox are Required for a Brow Lift?
A Botox brow lift usually requires 4 to 6 units on each outer eyebrow. If you have vertical frown lines between your eyebrows (in the glabella area), typically, 20 to 25 units of Botox are needed for treatment. However, expert advice is essential before proceeding with an individualized plan.
How Long Does a Botox Brow Lift Last?
Non-surgical brow lifts provide results that are not permanent but can last quite a while, often up to a year. If you opt for both dermal fillers and Botox or similar injections, keep in mind that the effects of Juvederm last longer than those of Botox.
Non-Surgical Brow Lift Aftercare
After a non-surgical eyebrow lift, whether it involves Botox or dermal fillers, the aftercare is quite similar. These treatments are non-invasive, so there’s no downtime or recovery needed. You can return to your regular activities right away. However, it’s essential to avoid blood thinners like Advil or aspirin after each treatment to reduce the risk of bruising or swelling at the injection site. Additionally, after Botox, avoid massaging the area or lying down directly on it to prevent unintentionally spreading the treatment. It is recommended to consult with your service provider for individualized care instructions.
Does a Botox Brow Lift Help with Hooded Eyelids?
Yes, a non-surgical brow lift can address hooded eyes caused by sagging upper eyelid skin. Hooded eyes result from reduced elastin production as we age, which makes the skin lax. This can give your eyes a tired appearance.
Non-surgical brow lifts using Botox and dermal fillers provide a safe and effective way to rejuvenate your appearance. For those in NYC, Syra Aesthetics Med Spa offers these transformative treatments with expert care. Their personalized approach ensures significant aesthetic improvements with minimal downtime. Those seeking a more youthful look, especially for concerns like hooded eyelids, will find Syra Aesthetics Med Spa an excellent choice. Consult their skilled professionals to tailor the best approach for your individual needs.
About The AuthorDr. Syra Hanif M.D.
Board Certified Primary Care Physician
Dr. Hanif is the Director of Aesthetic Medicine. She is a board-certified physician in Aesthetic Medicine who specializes in using non-surgical alternatives in order to enhance one's appearance through Botox and fillers.Read More