Is Botox Your Brow’s BFF?
In the last year and a half, much to our surprise, interest in cosmetic treatments like Botox and plastic surgery increased substantially. Now, regardless of the return of some semblance of normalcy, there is a larger percentage of the population who are aware of the value of proven anti-aging treatments. Because we get to see ourselves in the mirror every day, and perhaps still in a Zoom meeting or two, we deserve to love what we see. Low-lying eyebrows can affect the appearance of the face, as well as one’s sense of confidence. Here, we discuss what a Botox brow lift can do and also how this technique compares to surgery.
What Is a BOTOX Brow Lift?
Botox is most well-known for its ability to erase frown lines and make the face generally look friendlier. Since its early usage, Botox has expanded its usage to crow’s feet, forehead lines, and also descending brows. FDA-approved, this drug works by relaxing tensed muscles. Muscle tension is inevitable in parts of the face where muscles are regularly used. Repeated facial movements are no different than exercise. As we work muscles, they get toned. Toned facial muscles cause creases in the skin. Toned muscles coupled with lax forehead skin result in a drooping brow. The Botox brow lift relaxes the muscles that pull the brow downward, thereby allowing them to rest at or near their natural position along the upper orbital rim.
How Does a BOTOX Brow Lift Compare to a Surgical Brow Lift?
The primary difference between a Botox brow lift and surgery is obvious. Botox injections are not surgery. This treatment doesn’t require anesthesia of any kind, nor more than a few hours of activity restrictions. On the other hand, Botox injections temporarily affect the muscle. To maintain the effects of treatment, touch-ups must be scheduled every 3 months or so. Surgery is more invasive. It requires incisions and anesthesia of some kind. A surgical brow lift will also require a week or two of downtime for full healing. That said, because surgery repositions and trims tissue as needed to hold the brow in position, retreatment may never be needed.
The good thing about a Botox brow lift is that it can be a lead-in to surgery, providing a glimpse of the improvements that surgery could achieve. This approach may also achieve satisfactory results on its own. Many people have made Botox their go-to for a fresh, friendly face. To learn more, contact us today.