Many people want lifted brows for a more youthful and refreshed appearance—but without surgery. To accomplish this, we often use BOTOX® injections for our Pensacola and Panama City patients to help smooth skin in the forehead and brow region for natural-looking facial rejuvenation.
What exactly is a BOTOX Cosmetic brow lift?
In a BOTOX brow lift, we use BOTOX to non-surgically elevate the eyebrows. We carefully place the injections in the muscles that depress the eyebrows, which temporarily relaxes them and allows the eyebrows to raise 1 to 2mm. The results last about 3 to 4 months. Often patients opt to combine their BOTOX treatment with dermal fillers for more comprehensive rejuvenation.
What are the benefits of a BOTOX brow lift?
The BOTOX brow lift is a good option for patients who want cosmetic improvement, but do not want surgery. The treatment is minimally invasive — it requires no anesthesia, incisions, or sutures. On top of that, appointments are quick; patients are in and out in about 30 minutes. Some of our patients even schedule their appointments during their lunch breaks and then immediately return to work. There is no downtime associated with BOTOX, so you can be back to your normal daily activities on the same day as your treatment.
What are the limitations of a non-surgical brow lift?
With any non-surgical treatment, there are some limitations. The non-surgical brow lift approach is more suitable for individuals who have only mild signs of aging, such as minor lines or folds along the forehead and between the eyebrows. Additionally, results are not permanent, so follow-up treatments every few months are necessary.
A surgical brow lift, on the other hand, can correct more significant brow drooping and address moderate to severe wrinkles and creases. I use an endoscopic approach to minimize scarring. Instead of the long incision that is required with the traditional approach, I make a small 1-5.5cm incision and avoid removal of the scalp or hair. I also make one incision in each temple and 2 at the top of the scalp behind the hairline. Using a tiny camera, I elevate the brows and forehead.
Ultimately, both brow lift options can provide excellent results for the right patients. During your consultation, we can discuss your options and create a plan of action that will help you reach your cosmetic goals.
What should I look for in a BOTOX injector?
Though BOTOX is a quick and seemingly harmless treatment, it is important to find a qualified and skilled injector. An inexperienced injector can not only leave you with undesirable results, but also put you at risk for complications. Both Bill Edelman, our experienced physician assistant, and I have administered BOTOX for years. Bill is one of the area’s foremost clinicians performing BOTOX injections and has even earned the name “BOTOX Bill.” He has performed more than 15,000 treatments, making him a premier choice for your nonsurgical brow lift.
If you have questions about BOTOX or are ready to take the next steps, request a consultation online or give us a call at (850) 654-1194.