A Botox brow lift improves frown lines between your brows. Using Botox Cosmetic (botulinum toxin type A) injections, the underlying muscles in this area are relaxed to smooth your skin and get rid of the frown lines. As a result, your forehead muscles pull up elevating the brows.
Your doctor may recommend additional Botox injections at the ends of the eyebrows so the forehead muscles can pull up this area as well. The amount of lift depends on your age and muscle tone. If you have stubborn frown lines, a brow lift using Botox can smooth out the deep wrinkles.
Should You Get a Botox Brow Lift?
Botox is recommended for adults with moderate to severe frown lines. If you have tried various OTC treatments, then this procedure may be just what you need to improve your appearance and make you look more youthful. Some may also consider undergoing blepharoplasty on top of the Botox brow lift for the best results.
Cost of a Botox Brow Lift
The cost of Botox injections depend on the number of units used and/or the area that needs to be addressed. With a brow lift, your doctor may need more infections compared to say, smoothening the crow’s feet around your eyes. The cost of a brow lift may range from $600 to $1000 on average.
The procedure is straightforward and you’ll be done in just a few minutes. But you do need to take some preparatory steps before your appointment. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue taking aspirin and blood-thinning medications. They may also apply an anesthetic cream on the area that will be injected to reduce pain.
Recovery from Botox is also quick. You should be able to get back to your usual routine right after you’re the procedure. As for the results, you will begin seeing the outcome within 7 days although the most significant effects will take up to a month after the first injection. Botox injection lasts 3-4 months, while some treatments can last for 6 months.
Side Effects and Risks of Botox Brow Lift
Generally speaking, Botox injections are safe. However, as with most procedures, there is always the risk of side effects. Fortunately, Botox causes mostly mild side effects like redness, bruising and swelling at the site of injection. These should go away in a week or less.
You may also experience:
Serious side effects are rare but they do happen. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms:
- Droopy eyelids or brows
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty eating
- Difficulty speaking
Does Botox Brow Lift Work?
Yes, absolutely. The results can start taking effect in a few days to a week. For best results, though, you should consider getting Botox every couple of months as the muscles around the brows can wear down the more injections you get and this may lead to better anti aging outcome.
But remember that Botox isn’t a permanent fix. A good skin care routine and a healthy, active lifestyle can help you achieve a more youthful appearance.
Check out this demo of a Botox brow lift: