One of the most common complaints we hear is, “I look tired even though I’m not!” As we age, our brow line tends to sag, making us look a sleep-deprived even when we’ve gotten plenty of rest. For some patients, a surgical brow lift is needed to restore a more “wide awake” appearance. However, many patients, particularly those in their 30’s, 40’s and early 50’s might benefit from a non-surgical brow lift using Botox and filler to treat wrinkles around the eyes and raise the brow. While results aren’t as dramatic or permanent as a surgical brow lift, it is a great option for those looking perk up their appearance.
Patients find that a non-surgical brow lift treats the entire upper face, leaving then looking refreshed and rejuvenated. This procedure can take years off of your appearance, with no downtime. Botox is a medicine that was first used as a method for treating hyperactive muscle ailments. Over time it has become the go-to treatment for many non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
Sagging eyebrows, frown lines and forehead creases can age a person faster than almost anything else. Botox can smooth out wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause skin to crease. However, Botox can do so much more than just smoothing out worry and frown lines. Properly placed Botox injections can create a lifting effect to the brow area by relaxing the muscles that pull down on the eyebrows. This process will raise the ends of the eyebrows into a more appealing arch, as well as opening the eyes. The effects of Botox around the eyes can reduce the hooded appearance that can happen to people in their 30’s and 40’s.
Our highly trained nurse practitioners/nurse injectors at The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery also use fillers to add volume to the brow area improving the appearance of the brow line with amazing results. The loss of bone and soft tissue as we age causes the lateral brow area to drop and the skin to sag. By “refilling” the area using dermal fillers like Voluma or Radiesse, it lifts and re-suspends the skin.
A brow lift done using Botox and other facial fillers is a great, fast and affordable way to raise the brows and soften the appearance of the wrinkles. The results typically last four to six months, but it can vary depending on the patient.
If the appearance of your brows or other features of your face are making you feel less than confident or if you’d like to refresh and rejuvenate your face, schedule a free consultation with one of our skin care experts to discuss your goals and options.