Botox Brow Lift: Procedure, Effectiveness, Cost and Side Effects
You’re never too many scrolls away from a post about the now-trending foxy eye look, or the emblematic Bella Hadid with her icy, feline gaze. Besides the makeup, shadows and color-play, what makes the foxy eye look so hypnotizing is the upward orientation of the brows. That lifted, elongated stare not only renders a mysterious and seductive aura, but also confers a youthful and fresh look.
No need to be a physiognomy expert to realize the importance of brows for our appearance and expression. Arched, bushy, pencil or unibrow, they set the tone for the rest of our features; they frame our eyes and complement our hair, reflecting our moods and emotions. Unsurprisingly, eyebrows can make or break a look: droopy, low-set brows surrounded by wrinkles or frown lines transcribe into a tired, rigid aspect. A Botox brow lift would not only make your eyebrows appear higher, but it would harmonize your entire facial symmetry.
How does Botox eyebrow lift work?
With the substance (botulinum toxin type A) being strategically injected into your brow area, the difference is subtle, but impactful. From a fatigued, sinking complexion to a defined, awake-looking aspect, the desired outcome is just a few punctures away.
In order to treat the frown lines between the brows, the Botox injections relax the underlying muscles and render a smoother skin around the eyes. Once the muscles between the brows start relaxing, the forehead muscles can pull them up. This process results into an elevated and rested look.
Occasionally, if the personal case requires it, extra Botox injections can be applied at the ends of a patient’s eyebrows. The purpose of this is to ensure these muscles relax so the forehead muscles pull up this area.
The results can vary between patients. Various factors can influence the lift of your brows, such as your age and the tone of the remaining active muscles. A Botox brow lift can be a quality alternative to invasive surgery. Many people use Botox to smoothen out fine lines without opting for more drastic treatments.
A non-invasive treatment
A “real” brow lift, -also referred to as forehead lift-, is a surgical procedure in which the underlying muscles and subcutaneous tissue are mechanically lifted, resulting in the elevation of the brow area.
A Botox brow lift follows the same recipe and delivers similar results, although in a drastically less invasive way. One of the reasons Botox has become so popular over recent years is that it’s not a surgical procedure. A surgical brow lift involves incisions and removal of excess skin, a procedure with inherently higher risks of complications.
Botox brow lift is an undemanding procedure that can be completed within a few minutes in your doctor’s office. The preparatory steps include the interruption of any anticoagulant medication and the application of a topical anesthetic cream to prevent discomfort or pain. The actual procedure only lasts for a few minutes, after which you are free to resume your activities. The intervention does not necessitate any downtime, and the risk of bruising is minimal, although depending on individual skin sensitivity, some mild irritation can occur.
Who is fit for a Botox brow lift?
Generally speaking, any person above the age of 18 can get this procedure. We recommend Botox brow lift for patients with severe eyebrow wrinkles, frown lines, and an overall droopy appearance of the eye area. You should know for sure that this type of intervention is for you if you have already been testing over-the-counter products with little to no results.
Besides the visible amelioration of frown lines and wrinkles, another benefit of a Botox brow lift is that it is temporary. The temporary effects of cosmetic procedures are almost always preferred over permanent results. They give you the possibility to change your mind or gradually build upon the treatment until your reach the desired result. There is no indefinite commitment to Botox eyebrows lift, which makes the procedure straightforward and reversible.
Before you receive treatment, you need to attend a consultation where a specialized practitioner can decide whether Botox brow lift is right for you and ensure your specific concerns are addressed. If you are currently breastfeeding or pregnant, you may be unable to get a Botox eyebrow lift procedure. This is because the toxins can be harmful to babies, including unborn children.
How much does it cost?
When it comes to paying for Botox, you will normally be charged by the area or the number of units. Current price is £175 for it without treating areas for wrinkles. The price can increase if there is a need to target eye wrinkles as well, such as crow’s feet, because the practitioner has to inject a slightly higher dose of the neurotoxin.
A consultation is required to measure and establish the severity of the wrinkles and how it affects the facial symmetry. Subsequently, you need to express your expectations regarding the end result and discuss with the practitioner the best strategies to meet them.
Men and women need customized structural approaches, due to differing eyebrow position. The most aesthetic brow position for women is right above the edge of the brow ridge, while for men it should be right on the ridge.
Your doctor can estimate a price in accordance with your individual needs and desires. The injection area depends on the precise imperfections the patient wishes to correct and the subsequent medical advice. The dosage and cost also depend on the overall facial muscle condition, especially for older patients or new-comers.
When will I start seeing results?
The results and recovery after a Botox lift are relatively immediate. Many people start seeing results around a week after their injections, but the best results usually become visible after around a month. Your injection can last from three to four months, or occasionally even six months before the substance completely dissipates.
After six months, you should start considering if the Botox brow lift is right for you and if so, book another treatment. The more frequently you use Botox injections over prolonged periods of time, the more you increase the chances of your muscles being “trained” to relax and maintain a fortified anti-aging effect.
Once you have received your injection, you should be able to return to your normal daily activities, with the exception of avoiding intense physical activity within the first two hours after the procedure.
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Injecting dermal fillers in hollow temples also helps to lift and maintain the eyebrows.
Botox brow lift side effects?
When it comes to side effects, Botox brow lift isn’t particularly dangerous. Most symptoms go away in a week. There’s a small chance you may experience some swelling, redness and bruising.
Headaches, numbness and soreness are other potential side effects. Consult your doctor as soon as you can if you spot changes in your speech, start finding it harder to eat or swallow, your eyelids or brows start to drop or you face difficulties with breathing.
Avoid applying makeup around the eyebrows for 24 hours following treatment. Don’t wet or rinse the area for 12 hours and avoid rubbing, squeezing, scratching or touching the area. You can enhance the results of Botox brow lift treatments by following a quality skincare regime. A considerable number of people across the world are using Botox to reduce the signs of ageing, which is why the treatment is considered harmless and effective.
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Relaxing the frown muscles raises the eyebrows medially
Botox brow lifting has been so popularly pursued due to its non-invasive alternative to surgical intervention. The procedure targets the underlying muscles of the forehead, helping them pull up the muscles between the brows. This results in smoothing the wrinkles and frown lines as well as in elevating the overall brow position. The outcome gives the impression of a younger, more open complexion, with smoother skin.
This procedure is ideal for people who want to treat their wrinkles and lift their eyebrows without the risks of surgery. The substance injected reabsorbs into the skin after three to six months, giving you the possibility to try Botox without a lifetime commitment. You can build upon your results over time until you achieve the desired look.
Schedule a consultation with us today to find out why Botox brow lift is the right choice for you. We will guide you throughout the whole process and design strategic injection points to tackle the imperfections that you want addressed.
We can help you achieve the results that you desire fast, with minimal preparation and recovery. Our approach is open and straightforward, so don’t hesitate ask all the questions that you have even prior to your visit at the clinic. You might find it useful to check out our webpage for Botox treatments to find out more information. Botox brow lift is treated as 1 area (currently £175) at the time of publishing.