Botox Brow Lift: 5 Things You Should Know
Botox is one of the options for cosmetic enhancements that has received the most bad media attention, but is actually really effective when used properly. We all can think of a movie that references a Botox job that froze a character’s eyebrows or smile, or a TV show in which a comedy of errors occurs as the result of Botox gone wrong.
What many people don’t know is that there is an amazing use for Botox: lifting the eyebrows. In other words, Botox can do more than stop wrinkles. And as one of the rising trends in plastic surgery, there are many men and women cannot get over the difference between their Botox brow lift before and after photos. Here are 5 things to know about Botox that will help you navigate your Botox brow lift journey with confidence and a gorgeous, eyebrow-raising result!
What is a Botox Brow Lift?
Before diving in, a brief explanation of the Botox brow lift may be helpful. A Botox brow lift is a procedure that uses Botox injections (a cosmetic filler that disrupts nerve actions in certain areas of the face) to reduce wrinkles and cause the skin to smooth. This is done by removing the root cause of the creases: muscular responses to nerve signals. Generally, this procedure is used to address wrinkles on the temple, between the eyebrows, smile or laugh lines, and crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes.
Botox can also rejuvenate the entire eyebrow area: this is called a Botox brow lift. Many choose to receive a Botox brow lift for hooded eyes as an alternative to an eyelid lift, mini facelift, or facelift because it does not require invasive surgery, yet still yields incredibly youthful results.
Now, here’s the top 5 things you need to know about a Botox brow lift:
1. What is the Botox Brow Lift Technique?
A Botox brow lift is an amazingly effective procedure that only takes a few minutes. Once the area being treated has been made sterile, Botox will be injected with precision into the outer muscles of the eyebrow. These are the muscles that contribute to the sagging or lowering of eyebrows, and this is the key to making the Botox brow lift technique effective. The Botox will allow the muscles of the brow to reduce the amount of strain it takes to raise the brow; thus, the brows will be subtly lifted.
2. Can Botox Brow Lifts Go Wrong?
Because the whole technique of a Botox brow lift involves precisely targeting the specific muscles that raise and lower the brow, it is essential that you receive your brow lift from a doctor that holds a certification from the American Board of Plastic surgery. This will ensure that he or she is properly trained and able to effectively raise the eyebrows using Botox. If the Botox is not injected in exactly the right location and dosage, it may have either no or a drastically undesired effect!
3. Does a Botox Brow Lift Hurt?
Most clients receiving a Botox brow lift don’t even request numbing cream or any other form of local anesthesia. Doctors will generally offer this and an ice pack once the injections are concluded to quickly reduce any discomfort.
4. How Much Does a Botox Brow Lift Cost?
The total cost of your Botox brow lift treatments depends on a few factors, including how many vials of Botox you and your doctor decide is right for you and if you are receiving any other treatments in conjunction with your brow lift. Many clients choose to receive a brow lift at the same time as another injection or procedure, so that will be included in your total cost. Sit down with a doctor you trust during a free consultation to establish a price point for you and your situation.
5. When Will I See My Botox Brow Lift Results?
You will be able to see some results the moment you walk out of your appointment, but generally a Botox brow lift reaches peak performance three to seven days after treatment. You can expect your results to remain for as long as three to four months, after which rejuvenating appointments can be scheduled.
Ready to lift your brows to youthful heights?
A Botox brow lift can be an amazing technique to combat hooded eyes, sagging eyebrows, and wrinkles in the upper half of the face. It is an amazingly quick process, from the treatment itself to the final results appearing, and the outcome will turn back the clock quickly as well!
If you’re wondering whether a Botox brow lift might be the best cosmetic solution for you, we invite you to simply come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chang or one of the cosmetic laser and injection nurses to explore whether you would make a good candidate. To find out more whether Aesthetica can help you, contact us online or at 703-729-5553 to arrange an appointment. Dr. Phillip Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia near Leesburg, Virginia and an expert in a wide variety of cosmetic treatments.
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