Botox is a neurotoxin that is commonly used in cosmetic treatments to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. When injected into the muscles of the forehead and around the eyebrows, Botox can help relax the muscles and temporarily lift the eyebrows, creating a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
The procedure is sometimes called a “Botox brow lift” or “chemical brow lift.” The treatment typically involves injecting Botox into specific points in the muscles above and below the eyebrows, which helps to weaken the muscles responsible for pulling the eyebrows down. This allows the muscles that lift the eyebrows to work more effectively, resulting in a subtle but noticeable lift.
It’s important to note that while Botox can provide temporary results, the effects typically wear off after a few months and may require repeat treatments to maintain the desired look. As with any cosmetic treatment, it’s essential to consult with a qualified and experienced provider to discuss your goals and any potential risks or side effects. Our team at Santi are one of the leading plastic surgeons in London.
Eyebrow Lift with Botox
Gravity is a good thing; it keeps human’s grounded and holds all the planets in orbit around the earth. On the downside, Sir Isaac Newton’s discovery when he watched an apple fall to the ground, leads to the inevitable sagging skin as we age. And one of the most common areas to see the effects on the face is a lowering of the eyebrows, hooding the eyes and ageing the appearance while along with G force, lifestyle choices such as diet, smoking, alcohol and exposure to the sun will all add to the issue.
The good news is that Botox can very much help with saggy eyelids by lifting them with the results enhancing the shape of the face, facial expressions and giving the appearance of youthfulness and good health.
Treatments using Botox for Eyebrow Lift
The starting point of a treatment is between the eyes, the glabellar muscles, often known as the ‘11’s’ due to the appearance of the wrinkles. By relaxing the muscles in that area, there is a second benefit of lifting the eyebrows to gently elevate the delicate skin above the eyelid. The next point of injection is below the eyebrow but directly above the pupil using a lower dosage of Botox to create an arched eyebrow which smooths the skin on the eyelid and removes the appearance of a bulging overhang; aspirational because an arched brow gives the appearance of bigger brighter eyes plus it can slim down the face. On a practical note, it makes eye-makeup application much easier too.
The third area is the end of the eyebrow for a lateral appearance, and smooth out lines and wrinkles in the eye area.
However, we do see some treatments that have gone wrong, droopy eyelids that are caused by a practitioner’s overzealous use of the toxin, placing too much product too far laterally in the forehead blocking the frontalis muscle and leading to a droopy eyebrow. This damage can be repaired by us. But by choosing Santi in the first place, a plastic surgeon will always do the injections; indeed, nobody has ever left our clinic looking like Star Trek’s Dr Spock and nor will they ever do so.
Is There Any Downtime After the Procedure?
There is no downtime after the Botox eyebrow lift treatment. It’s back to your normal daily routine. It’s best to avoid going immediately to sleep or lying flat for a few hours after treatment. Also exercise should be avoided after Botox. On rare occasions there maybe swelling or redness that disappears after a few days.
Am I a good candidate for Botox Eyebrow Lift
The Botox eyebrow procedure is an interesting yet advanced technique that allows those suffering from droopy eyebrows or eyelids to have a non-surgical solution.
As we age the collagen and elastic being to degrade which in some cases leads to droopiness. This can give the appearance of tiredness or an angry ‘look’.
As part of your regular botox treatment at Santi South Kensington this particular area of an eyebrow lift can be addressed when discussing with your plastic surgeon.
For many, it may be the case that you prefer a more arched eyebrow and this could be an interesting option.
We find that for a lot of our patients, we correct uneven eyebrow hights using this technique.
Botox is becoming more and more popular and both men and women. This botox treatment is an excellent and safe option to be considered.
What Does a Botox Eyebrow Lift Cost?
We usually make it part of our general treatment protocol in effect making it free. On some occasions we may charge a £100 supplement depending on the work required and the complexity.