A Botox brow lift can be the perfect solution to smooth out the lines between your eyebrows and along your forehead, with the big plus of giving you high arched brows.
This can also be very useful if you have heavily hooded eyes because the instant eyebrow lift opens the upper eyelid area, giving you a youthful and refreshed appearance with the illusion of bigger eyes.
Maybe you were naturally gifted with low-hanging brows or are showing the first telltale signs of aging. If your case is the latter, as time passes by, the loss of collagen and gravity can cause the brows to move down and sink, giving you a tired and older appearance.
But not to worry! No matter your case, a Botox brow lift can be a quick, pain-free, easy fix to your problems. So keep on reading to know everything about this non-surgical procedure.
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox is the most well-known brand name of the botulinum toxin. Usually, these terms are used interchangeably and as synonyms, even though one is the brand, and the other term applies to the generic name.
So, what is the botulinum toxin? This is a neurotoxin, specifically a protein, produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This substance works by temporarily blocking nerve impulses, causing a muscle-relaxing effect on the injected areas.
Botox has been around for a long time. It was first discovered in 1928, and its cosmetic applications and wrinkle-relaxing effects were recognized in 1987.
Since then, the use of Botox injections to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles has only become more popular, with techniques improvements to make you look younger while maintaining your facial expression.
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Written by Dr Osama Bahsas Zaky
Written by Dr Osama Bahsas Zaky
Updated on July 28, 2021
What is a botox brow lift?
During a botox brow lift procedure, the neurotoxin is injected between and around the eyebrows to relax the underneath muscles that pull them down. That gives you an instant lift of the brows and smooths out frown lines and the forehead area.
It sounds easy, but this procedure can be considered a fine art where aesthetic goes hand in hand with an in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy.
The infamous “11s” are the vertical lines that form between the eyebrows. They are caused by the downward pulling effect of the corrugator supercili muscle.
So, when Botox is injected in this area, the first half of the brow is lifted because the frontalis muscle, which occupies most of the forehead, has a greater pulling effect, thus allowing the brow arch to float upwards.
It all comes down to a delicate play of forces, a balance between facial muscles that pull the brows in different directions. Ultimately, in this case, the forehead muscles must be given the upper hand.
What is the cat’s eye (fox eyes) botox procedure?
In some patients, it might be necessary to lift the outer part of the eyebrows, which will also give you a sexy, feline look. This procedure is called Cat’s Eye or Fox Eyes Botox.
In this case, the ocularis oculi muscle is injected, lessening its lateral depressor effect. This circular muscle located around the eye is responsible for crow’s feet and pulling down the lateral aspect of the brow.
Am I a Good Candidate to Have a Botox Brow Lift?
Both men and women can have this procedure! However, some patients could benefit the most and get better or more dramatic results.
The Botox brow lift is perfect for patients with mildly sagging brows or naturally drooping eyelids due to long-hanging brows.
How is the botox eyebrow lift performed?
The non-surgical brow lift is a quick procedure that can take roughly 15 minutes, with less than 30 seconds for the injections. No bruising, no pain, and no downtime!
Your doctor could use an ice pack to numb the area, so you do not feel any discomfort. In any case, this is not a painful procedure! You will only feel the slight pinch of the needle.
Aftercare and Results
After a brow lift botox, you may present with some redness or small bumps at the injection sites for a few hours, but these side effects are perfectly normal. Also, in very rare cases, you could present slight bruising if the needle hits a blood vessel.
This is important: Do not lie down or bend over 3-4 hours after the treatment. Also, avoid rubbing, touching, or massaging the injected area for 4 hours to prevent the Botox from spreading to nearby areas.
You should also avoid exercise for the day, although you can return to work immediately. No wonder Botox brow lift is deemed the “lunchtime procedure.”
You won’t have immediate visible results. Botox has a delayed onset, so you will start to see results after 3-5 days, with the final look approximately after two weeks. You must wait until the muscles have become paralyzed and lose tension.
Botox Is Not Forever, Although You May Want It To
Botox treatment can only give you a temporal lifting of your eyebrows. The effects can last between three and six months, so you should have touch-ups every four months to maintain the results.
Although some people see the temporary feature as a disadvantage, it can come in handy if you don’t like the results. Also, this temporary feature allows to take gradual steps and, in any case, redefine the treatment plan in future consults.
Benefits of Having a Botox Brow Lift
This is a nonsurgical procedure with minimal preparation needed and zero downtime.
Also, you will be able to enjoy outstanding results with fewer risks and far lower prices compared to a surgical brow lift. What else could you ask for?
Will My Face Look Frozen?
In the right hands, not at all! However, it could if you get injected in the wrong areas. That is why it is crucial to visit a highly reputable cosmetic clinic and put yourself in the hands of experienced and board-certified doctors.
This procedure aims to give you a youthful, wrinkle-free look that retains your natural features and expression. Long gone are those days when people who used Botox looked overly surprised or lost all facial muscle movement.
Could My Eyebrows Droop?
If you get too much Botox injected on the outer side of the eyebrows, they could peek too much and give you the dreaded “Spock Effect.”
This happens because the oculi muscle gets totally paralyzed, and the forehead muscles pull the eyebrows too much in an upward direction.
Again, this can easily be prevented if a certified doctor treats you!
A Final Word
The eyebrows really are the frame of your face! Their shape and position can enhance your facial features or do the complete opposite. Eyebrows have the potential to make you look angry, surprised, or even sad.
So, don’t you ever underestimate the power of nicely arched eyebrows, along with a wrinkle-free forehead!
With a non-surgical brow lift, you can have subtle changes with dramatic results. You will have more defined and perfectly positioned eyebrows, and with the extra help of dermal fillers, you can have an overall youthful appearance and hold back the clock for years to come!
How Much does Botox Brow Lift Cost?
Botox (Vistabel) prices:
Baby Botox (patients under 30 years): 310 euros
1 area: 385 euros
2 areas: 430 euros
3 areas: 535 euros
Cat’s Eye / Fox Eyes with Botox: 545 euros
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We’ll identify the best solution and the best price for you.
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