If you are bothered by the lines between or above the eyebrows, then a brow lift with Botox is the solution.
Dermatologists at Freshness Skin, Cosmetic and Laser Center in Hurghada use this non-surgical technique to get rid of wrinkles that appear on the face.
Continue reading this article to learn about the technique of raising eyebrows using Botox injections, and how it works in the face? And what is the cost of this procedure?
What is brow lift with Botox?
Wrinkles begin to appear when the skin loses elastin and cannot flex the muscles underneath.
It appears most clearly when you smile, stare, widen your eyes suddenly, or raise an eyebrow.
Botox injections to raise eyebrows are known as a type of procedure that treats frown lines between the eyebrows, and it also increases the height of the eyebrows.
These injections work by disrupting the nerve signal in the facial muscles being injected, resulting in a temporary weakening of the muscles.
This relaxes the underlying muscles to smooth out your skin, and relaxes the muscles between the eyebrows.
This allows the forehead muscles to tighten the loosened muscles between the eyebrows, thus raising the eyebrows and opening the eyes.
Additional injections of Botox (botulinum toxin type A) may be placed at the ends of the eyebrows to help relax the muscles as well.
The amount of lift you get varies depending on your age and strength of muscles that are left active to tighten loose muscles.
This procedure can help smooth out deep wrinkles (frown lines) without surgery.
The injections also help the eyes to appear wider, which helps to get rid of the tired or sad look that often accompanies sagging eyebrows.
Some people benefit from injecting Botox on the tips of the eyebrows, which provides additional lift in the forehead area.
Causes of frown lines
Wrinkles and fine lines appear in the face due to some factors which include the following:
- Exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays.
- Some genetic factors.
- The psychological state of the patient.
- Alcohol intake.
- Repetitive facial expressions such as frowning or squinting.
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Persons eligible to raise eyebrows with Botox
The selection of candidates for a non-surgical brow lift depends on the patient's anatomy and the degree of sagging of the face.
The brow lift technique with Botox is recommended for adults 18 years of age or older.
Both men and women with moderate to severe frown lines may benefit from this procedure.
The position of the eyebrow differs between men and women. In women, the ideal eyebrow can be placed above the edge of the basic eyebrow.
Whereas in men it is placed at the tip only, and the two parts of the eyebrow should be at the same horizontal level.
It is also suitable for significantly sagging skin that can be corrected by this type of muscle tightening.
Eyebrow surgery can lead to an imbalance in the ideal eyebrow position, so most people opt for Botox injections.
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Instructions before the procedure of brow lift with Botox
The procedure is relatively simple, and you will enter and exit the Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Center in Hurghada in a matter of minutes.
You can only visit a dermatologist to evaluate any individual risk factors, and to thoroughly examine your condition.
Before you start, you may need to take some preparatory steps first. Your dermatologist may advise you to:
- Stop taking blood-thinning medications for a week before the procedure, as well as medications that make you bleed easily such as aspirin.
- Stop taking any multivitamins, vitamin E, fish oil, as well as alcohol.
- Your doctor will apply a local anesthetic to the injection site to reduce pain, so you should be present at least an hour before your appointment.
You can start seeing results within just a week after a brow lift with Botox, and the full effects may be visible after 14 days.
Results last about 3 to 4 months on average, and some treatments can last up to 6 months or longer.
You can return to your work immediately after the sessions, as this procedure does not require recovery time.
You may need a session every few months to maintain results.
The more injections you get over time, the more likely the underlying muscles around the eyebrows will erode, leading to better anti-aging results.
Some candidates for this procedure consider blepharoplasty at the same time to achieve maximum results around the eye area.
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Instructions after sessions
The dermatologist at the Freshness Center in Hurghada recommends avoiding exercise for a few hours after the sessions, so as not to affect the results of the injections.
The patient should not lie down or bend over for at least 4 hours after the Botox treatment.
Cold compresses can be used on the treated area immediately after the injection.
Saunas should not be used for 24 to 48 hours after treatment.
You can follow the appropriate care routine for your skin to get rid of fine lines on the face, and the effects of aging through:
- Avoid exposure to the sun's harmful rays, as it leads to skin damage in general.
- Use moisturizers and sunscreens to prevent fine lines and skin discoloration.
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Side effects of eyebrow lift with Botox
Botox injections are safe for most people, however, there is a risk of mild side effects.
You may notice redness, swelling, or some bruising at the injection site, which will go away within a week.
Side effects of Botox cosmetic include:
- Feeling of slight pain.
You should tell your dermatologist if you experience any of the following:
- breathing difficulties;
- drooping eyebrows or eyelids
- Problems eating or swallowing.
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Frequently asked questions about brow lift with Botox
How many sessions do I need to lift my eyebrows with Botox injections?
For this procedure, you may need 4 to 6 units on the lateral side of each eyebrow.
You may need more injections, about 20 to 25 units of Botox, when your frown line is vertical.
If forehead lines need to be treated, the number of injections may range from 10 to 30 for best results.
Are Botox injections to raise eyebrows painful?
Botox injections do not cause any pain when used, but some patients may be more sensitive than others to cosmetic injections.
Are Botox injections suitable for pregnant women?
You may not be a suitable candidate for this procedure if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The toxins used in the injections can harm babies and fetuses.
What is the cost of raising eyebrows with Botox?
Botox injections can be used in two ways:
- The number of units used.
- According to the treated area for eyebrow lift.
Therefore, the cost varies from one individual to another according to his condition, but at the Freshness Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser in Hurghada, special offers can be obtained.
In conclusion, brow lift with Botox is one of the best techniques that can be used to get rid of fine lines and improve the appearance of the face.