Sagging eyebrows are a common sign of aging that occurs when skin loses elasticity and starts to sag, causing your eyebrows to drop. Botox®Cosmetic can lift the corners of the brow, creating a more awake, refreshed appearance.
What Causes The Eyebrow to Droop?
The most common cause for sagging eyebrows is the inevitable aging process. As you age, collagen levels in the dermal tissue decline, and skin loses its elasticity. As the tissue and fat begin to migrate downward, the brow line can also descend. Other factors, such as genetics and environmental factors, can also contribute to collagen depletion and sagging eyebrows.
Can Botox Lift Sagging Eyebrows?
Botox can target specific muscles around the eyes to lift sagging eyebrows and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Botox injections relax the depressor muscles of the brow, rendering them less active, so they do not contract and lower the brow line. A Botox eyebrow lift can also target different muscles to smooth out wrinkles across the forehead and around the eyes. Botox belongs to the neuromodulator family of injectables, which relax facial muscles that can create expression lines when you smile, squint, or frown. Other neuromodulators that can be used for an eyebrow lift include:
Lift Sagging Eyebrows With Botox in San Diego
Cosmetic Laser Dermatology has the experience you need to achieve natural, beautiful results with Botox. Our practice has a world-class reputation with over 50 lasers and energy devices. We have a team of board-certified dermatologists with more than 100 years of combined expertise and an in-house research center that offers patients the latest laser and injectable treatments. We have studied numerous cosmetic treatments, including Botox, for many years. Our expert physicians and innovative treatment combinations allow patients to experience superior results without extensive surgical procedures.
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What to Expect
How is a Brow Lift Done with Botox?
A Botox eyebrow lift is a quick, minimally-invasive procedure that takes approximately 10 minutes or less. It does not require any anesthesia before treatment or recovery time afterward. A topical numbing cream may be applied to the target areas for patients concerned about their comfort level during their procedure. Your board-certified dermatologist will create a customized treatment plan that targets your precise needs and goals. The neuromodulator is injected into the target areas, and you can return to normal daily activities immediately following your appointment. Patients may experience mild and temporary side effects at the injection site, including:
Any side effect should dissipate within 1-2 days. Results should appear within 1-2 weeks, and should last 3-4 months. With a regular treatment schedule, you can maintain your desired results indefinitely.
Where to Inject Botox for an Eyebrow Lift
Botox injections for an eyebrow lift should be concentrated around muscles above and below the eyebrows and between the eyes. These muscles, specifically the orbicularis oculi, the procerus, and the corrugator muscles, are responsible for eye and brow movements. An expert, board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience and expertise in neuromodulator treatments can determine the exact injection sites to ensure the best possible results. Each patient has a different facial structure that should be comprehensively assessed before injections. Precision is critical when targeting muscle movements to ensure the most natural results.
How Long Does Botox Eyebrow Lift Last?
Results vary, but many patients see improvement for about three to four months. Initial results should be visible within 1-2 weeks after treatment, but the results are not permanent. Regular injections are necessary to maintain beautifully lifted brows. Your dermatologist can monitor your results and create a regular injection schedule to ensure your results continue.
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