The signs of aging that affect the body can start to develop in a myriad of ways. From age spots to excess skin to fine lines and wrinkles, we often can feel our skin aging far more quickly than we would like. One common issue that patients experience is sagging brows and loose, excess skin in the upper eyelids. As we age, our body produces less collagen and elastin in the skin, which leads to sagging, loose, and excess skin on areas of the face and body. One of the most noticeably affected areas tends to be the upper face and brow area. In the past, plastic surgery was the only feasible method for achieving an eyebrow lift. However, with the innovation of the non-surgical brow lift, sagging brows can be transformed, and a natural, more youthful look can be achieved without any incisions or downtime. The non-surgical brow lift, performed by internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC, typically consists of a combination of non-surgical procedures such as skin-tightening laser treatments and injectables like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and dermal fillers.
Injectable neurotoxins, such as Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, are irreplaceable for facial rejuvenation and can reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles to wonderful effect. In addition to diminishing forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet, neuromodulators can be strategically injected by an expert to provide a lifting effect to the brow area. Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Sculptra®, can restore age-related volume loss, which can greatly improve the look of deep wrinkles and hollows that age the upper face, like frown lines and hollowed temples. Thermage® radiofrequency skin tightening treatment can produce new collagen, providing a lifting, tightening, and firming effect that is integral to the non-surgical brow lift. When combined, these complementary treatments boast similar cosmetic results to a traditional brow lift surgery without the need for incisions or downtime. While blepharoplasty or other brow area cosmetic surgeries that a plastic surgeon offers can be very effective, the idea of invasive surgery or a long recovery time often makes facial rejuvenation feel unobtainable. Thanks to non-surgical brow lift procedures, patients can more easily achieve facial rejuvenation.
It can feel overwhelming to determine which unique combination of non-invasive cosmetic procedures would be best to target multiple aging skin concerns in the upper face and brow area, including skin laxity, sun damage, and fine lines. If you’re frustrated by the appearance of a droopy brow, sagging skin, deep wrinkles, creases, or other signs of aging, Dr. Green can help. Dr. Michele Green, based in New York City, is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist who is recognized and appreciated around the world for her cosmetic artistry when it comes to rejuvenation and her dedication to her patients. Dr. Green is consistently voted as one of New York’s best physicians by Super Doctors, New York Magazine, and Castle Connolly. She is known for providing the “best Botox in New York” and has over 25 years of experience giving her patients ideal cosmetic results with customizable treatment plans incorporating the most cutting-edge non-invasive procedures, including the non-surgical brow lift.
Botox for glabella and eye area, before and after photo
What is a non-surgical brow lift?
A non-surgical brow lift typically entails a personalized combination of cosmetic procedures, including cosmetic injectables and laser treatments, in order to provide facial and brow area rejuvenation without the need for invasive plastic surgery. The most common treatment plan for a non-surgical eyebrow lift includes a combination treatment of dermal fillers, Thermage® for skin tightening, and neuromodulator injectables, such as Botox, to treat the upper face. These non-surgical treatments can be complementary and are often combined by Dr. Green to effectively address many of the signs of the natural aging process. Aging causes the skin to get thinner, fine and deep lines to develop, collagen to deplete, and facial volume to be decreased.
As we age, the body produces less collagen, which is the protein that gives the skin structure, and elastin, which is the protein found in the dermis that gives the skin its elasticity. As a result of the decrease in the production of these proteins, the skin starts to become lax, fine lines and wrinkles set in, and the face loses volume. Dynamic wrinkles, which are creases that are formed when a muscle engages, start to become etched into the face and can be seen even when the face is relaxed. The benefit of combining complementary treatments, such as Botox, dermal fillers, and radiofrequency lasers, such as Thermage FLX, is that multiple aspects of skin aging can be corrected, including volume loss and both age-related and dynamic wrinkles.
What is a Surgical Brow Lift?
A surgical brow lift was a very popular cosmetic procedure to raise one’s eyebrows. However, in recent years, the surgical brow lift has fallen out of favor and has become much less popular. The two main reasons for the decrease in surgical brow lifts are the invasive nature of the surgery and the resulting scar and the resulting cosmetic appearance, which often leaves one with a “surprised unnatural appearance. While a surgical brow lift improves the appearance of the forehead, raising the soft tissue and skin of the forehead and scalp can be quite invasive. Minimally invasive endoscopic brow lifts are now more commonly performed. In addition, non-surgical alternatives with lasers, Botox, and Juvederm dermal fillers have grown in popularity.
Non-surgical brow lift vs plastic surgery brow lift
When considering your brow lift and rejuvenation treatment options, it is important to examine the difference between the surgical brow lift versus the non-surgical brow lift, which uses a combination of Botox, dermal fillers, and radiofrequency technology, such as Thermage. With all of the potential risks and side effects, expensive costs, and significant amount of recovery time associated with cosmetic surgeries such as face lifts or liposuction, it’s no wonder that non-surgical options for skin rejuvenation have become so popular. Non-surgical brow lifts are an excellent alternative to plastic surgery, as they provide the revitalizing, youthful glow of a more invasive procedure with greater customization and without any downtime.
When it comes to surgical rejuvenation procedures for the brow area, the most common is an endoscopic brow lift, in which the patient is put under anesthesia, and a series of small incisions are made past the patient’s hairline. Then, the skin is “lifted” to elevate the look of the skin along the forehead. This surgery is invasive, requiring ample recovery time, and its results are not permanent, lasting about 5-7 years. In some cases, this more extreme brow lift may be essential for full facial rejuvenation. However, our patients overwhelmingly prefer non-surgical brow lifts in order to maintain a natural appearance that requires virtually no downtime and can be tailored extensively to each individual’s needs.
Non-surgical brow lift treatments can effectively correct age-related volume loss, fine lines and wrinkles, and a mild to moderate amount of skin laxity in the upper face and brow area. A non-surgical brow lift can not, however, remove loose, excess skin that contributes to a sagging brow or upper eyelid. Only a surgical procedure can effectively remove excess skin. While the cosmetic effects of a brow lift surgery may last for up 7 years, the results achieved from a non-surgical brow lift need to be maintained on a regular basis to keep up the best effects. Thermage skin tightening treatment produces firmer, smoother, tighter skin that lasts for up to two years in duration. Dermal filler injections provide patients with rejuvenation results for six months to two years, depending on the type of dermal filler used in the non-surgical brow lift treatment plan. Botox, and other injectable neuromodulators, eliminate the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and can be used to provide a brow lift for four months, with most patients engaging in regular maintenance treatment sessions for the best results. When you consult with internationally renowned, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, she will physically assess the condition of your skin and help you determine which type of eyebrow lift treatments will provide you with the best, long-lasting, and natural-looking results.
What does a non-surgical eyebrow lift do?
To restore a youthful look, it is necessary to eliminate creases and counteract the effect of the loss of volume and elasticity in the face. The non-surgical brow lift involves treatments to address each of these areas: Thermage triggers the body’s production of collagen, which leads to smoother, tighter skin. Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, plump up the skin and stimulate the production of new collagen to counteract this volume loss. Botox works to relax the dynamic muscles that contribute to wrinkles such as crow’s feet and frown lines, which smoothes and eliminates these creases. These complementary non-surgical procedures are incredibly effective in rejuvenating the upper face and lifting the brow area for a natural-looking, long-lasting, more youthful appearance.
Can Botox give you a non-surgical brow lift?
Botox is perhaps the most famous cosmetic injectable in the world of dermatology and is best used to address the dynamic wrinkles that appear on the face as we age. Dynamic wrinkles are creases that are caused by the contraction of a muscle. For example, when you furrow your brow, a crease appears between your eyebrows, or if you squint your eyes to smile, crow’s feet appear at the corners of your eyes. When you are young, the elastin in your skin is still plentiful, which means that when you are not making these facial expressions, the skin will go back to being smooth when your face is relaxed. As we age and elastin production decreases, these dynamic wrinkles become etched into the skin and are visible even when the face is relaxed. As Botox cosmetic is used to relax the muscles and thereby eliminate wrinkles, it is the ideal treatment to address these issues.
Botox uses a neurotoxin, botulinum toxin, to essentially “freeze” nerve signals to certain overworked muscles on the face. When injected into the muscle, Botox blocks the neurotransmitters that signal the muscle to contract, which then causes the muscle to relax. Botox injections rely on botulinum toxin type A, which is also the key ingredient for injectables like Dysport® and Xeomin®. Through this injectable, the muscles responsible for our most common wrinkles – crow’s feet, forehead lines, even a furrow in the brow–are smoothed, providing smoother and younger-looking skin in the brow area.
Combining Dermal Fillers and Botox for a Non-surgical brow lift
Dermal fillers are an excellent complementary treatment to Botox, as they are able to reverse the effects of age-related volume loss at and surrounding the injection site. As a part of the natural aging process, the body produces less collagen, which is the protein responsible for giving the skin structure and volume. As collagen production decreases, the face begins to lose its youthful plumpness, leading to hollow areas, which further accentuates wrinkles and creases. Dermal fillers work to hydrate and restore the plumpness of your skin, giving you a younger, healthier glow. Dermal fillers are revolutionary when it comes to skin rejuvenation, and they allow for natural-looking fullness and youthful contouring without the need for brow lift surgery. There are several varieties of dermal fillers that can be used in combination with Botox for the ideal brow or forehead lift:
Juvederm Voluma – If there is a hollowing out or natural volume loss in the brow area, Dr. Green recommends Juvederm Voluma, which can both restore volume and help lift the brow area. Juvederm Voluma is a popular dermal filler that relies on hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, to stimulate new collagen and elastin growth, leading to fuller, younger-looking skin. The product was approved by the FDA in 2013 for cosmetic use and has since become an extremely effective and popular non-surgical remedy for volume loss in the face.
Restylane – Restylane is another dermal filler that uses hyaluronic acid to stimulate collagen and elastin production for fuller, smoother skin. There are several different options within the Restylane filler family, all with different particle sizes to address different areas of the face. When restoring volume loss in the mid-face, Restylane Lyft or the newly FDA-approved Restylane Contour is extremely effective in restoring lost volume to the face, especially for the cheeks, for a fuller, younger look.
Radiesse – Radiesse is a common dermal filler that is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) to stimulate new collagen production in the body. The process, called collagenases, continues long after the initial injection to build volume around the Radiesse particles. In addition to generating volume in the face, Radiesse can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the injection site.
Sculptra – Sculptra is a popular dermal filler that uses poly-L-lactic acid to promote the creation of new collagen to address wrinkles and volume loss is Sculptra. Unlike hyaluronic treatments like Juvederm, Belotero, and Restylane, Sculptra is a water-based product, meaning that the injection will dissolve within a few hours after the injection but will stimulate the production of collagen over the course of 4-6 weeks. Typically, at least three Sculptra treatments are necessary to achieve full cosmetic volume restoration.
When you have your initial consultation with Dr. Michele Green in New York City, she will be able to determine which dermal filler will work best to address your specific physical and aesthetic goals.
Botox for forehead and eye area
How to get an Eyebrow Lift with Thermage skin tightening laser
Additionally, a non-surgical eyebrow lift can involve complementary cosmetic procedures, such as skin tightening treatment. Popular skin tightening treatments include Ultherapy (an ultrasonic skin tightening treatment) and Thermage. Thermage is a revolutionary skincare technology that uses radiofrequency energy to heat the lower layers of the dermis, igniting targeted collagen production that tightens the appearance of loose or excess skin. Thermage is FDA-approved for use virtually everywhere on the body and can help with sagging or drooping skin in the brow area with as little as one treatment. Thermage FLX is the latest Thermage skin tightening laser and has an even greater depth of penetration for improved collagen remodeling. Additionally, skin resurfacing laser treatments, such as ECO2, Vivace, eMatrix, PRP with microneedling, and Fraxel laser treatment, can be excellent options for those who are looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as scarring or discoloration along the surface of the skin.
How Does an Eyebrow Lift Work?
A non-surgical eyebrow lift uses a combination of collagen and elastin induction and neuromodulators to smooth the skin. Botox is able to reduce the appearance of fine lines and dynamic wrinkles, while dermal fillers work to lift and fill static wrinkles and naturally-occurring volume loss areas, such as the tear trough and midface. During your initial consultation with Dr. Green, you’ll be able to discuss your wants and needs. Dr. Green will then be able to carefully evaluate the brow area and determine which eyebrow lift treatment plan will work best for you. Dr. Green is an expert in anti-aging and skin rejuvenation and works carefully with each patient to ensure maximum satisfaction.
Before & After for Botox: Crows Feet
How is a non-surgical eye brow lift done?
A non-surgical brow lift procedure can often be completed in a single in-office visit. As Botox and Juvederm are commonly injected at different sites, both products can be safely administered at the same appointment by a board-certified medical professional. Depending on the treatment area, Dr. Green may suggest waiting two weeks to see the final results of your Botox injections before injecting any dermal fillers. During a non-surgical brow lift, a topical numbing cream may be applied to prevent any potential discomfort. Dr. Green will inject Botox and Juvederm or an alternative dermal filler into the treatment area.
A non-surgical eyebrow lift treatment typically takes less than 30 minutes, and patients are able to resume normal activity immediately post-treatment. Dr. Green recommends avoiding intense exercise or extreme heat exposure for 48 hours following your cosmetic treatment. After your treatment, you should see the final cosmetic results in two weeks, and results will likely last 4 months for Botox injections and six months to one year for the dermal filler.
What is the aftercare for a non-surgical brow lift?
While a non-surgical eyebrow lift involves the combination of several treatments, the aftercare is similar for each. Botox, dermal fillers, and Thermage are all non-invasive treatments meaning they require no downtime or recovery period. As such, you can return to your regularly scheduled activities immediately following the procedure. After each treatment, it is important to avoid the use of blood thinners such as Advil or aspirin in order to reduce the risk of bruising or swelling at the injection site. After dermal filler treatment, it is important to practice sun avoidance, which can be achieved by wearing sunscreen when you go outside during the day or staying inside between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm when the sun is most intense.
There are some important distinctions to note in the aftercare for the different treatments. Following the dermal filler treatment, Dr. Green may lightly massage the area in order to properly distribute the filler. Following Botox treatment, however, it is important to avoid massaging the area or laying down on the treatment area directly following the procedure. This prevents unintentionally spreading Botulinum toxin A to other parts of the face. Following the procedure, Dr. Green will reiterate the important aftercare instructions for the cosmetic treatment you have received.
Is a non-surgical brow lift permanent?
As a non-surgical eyebrow lift is temporary, the wonderful results are not permanent. However, current non-surgical brow lift treatments are incredibly long-lasting, and many patients find that their results last up to one year. For those who undergo both dermal filler and Botox or neuromodulator injections, it’s important to note that Botox is more temporary than hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm, so you may need a follow-up Botox treatment sooner than a dermal filler boost in order to maintain consistent, satisfying results. The effects of the Botox treatment typically last for 3-4 months. As such, Dr. Green may schedule follow-up appointments in order for you to receive the Botox treatment again every 4-6 months.
Who is a good candidate for a non-surgical brow lift?
A good candidate for a non-surgical brow lift is a person of any age who is experiencing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and brow area. Candidates should be in good overall health with clear and realistic expectations for the cosmetic results that they can achieve. A non-surgical brow lift is a fantastic option for treating concerns that aren’t severe enough to require plastic surgery, as well as for patients that are seeking a more youthful appearance but who are concerned with the recovery time or side effects that are associated with more intensive plastic surgery. If there is an excessive amount of “hooding” or excess skin on the upper eyelid, then a surgical brow lift may be the best option. When you consult with internationally renowned, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, she will physically assess the upper face and brow area and determine with you which combination of treatment options best suits your skin condition and specific concerns. If plastic surgery is recommended due to severe skin laxity, Dr. Green will refer you to a trusted board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation about brow lift surgery.
How much does a non-surgical brow lift cost?
The answer to how much a non-surgical brow lift cost depends on the individual needs and aesthetic goal of each patient, as well as the cost of the neuromodulator and/or dermal filler being used. The cost per treatment varies on the amount of Botox and the number of syringes of dermal fillers needed. When you schedule your initial consultation appointment with Dr. Green, she will assess the treatment area, and the two of you will discuss your aesthetic goals. Following that consultation and the development of your treatment plan, her office will be better equipped to give you an estimate of the total cost of the non-surgical eyebrow lift treatment.
Does an eyebrow lift help hooded eyes?
When patients ask, can a brow lift fix hooded eyes, the answer is yes! Hooded eyes or “hooding” occurs when the skin on the upper eyelid becomes lax and starts to sag. This sagging of the skin becomes more pronounced with age as the body’s production of elastin decreases, leading to higher skin laxity. Hooded eyes can be a distressing sign of the natural aging process and can give a shadowy or weary look to the eyes. Luckily, a non-surgical brow lift can indeed fix hooded eyes. For this particular issue, Thermage is the tool best suited to help. Thermage stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen, tightening the skin at the treatment site. When applied to the eyelid and brow line, Thermage tightens the skin to eliminate the sagging skin that creates the hooding effect. However, if the “hooding” is too extensive, Dr. Green may recommend a board-certified plastic surgeon for a blepharoplasty to remove the extra skin.
How to naturally lift hooded eyes?
If you seek a non-surgical treatment for hooded eyes, the best course of action is typically a Thermage treatment. Thermage employs radiofrequency technology to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen, which tightens the skin without surgery. When you have your initial consultation with Dr. Green, the two of you will discuss your unique aesthetic needs and physical goals in order to determine the treatment plan that works best for you.
Can you get a non-surgical brow lift?
Yes! When patients hear the term “brow lift” or “forehead lift,” often, their first thought is plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is a highly invasive procedure that requires significant downtime and a higher risk of developing side effects. If you want to avoid surgery but still achieve a youthful, smooth, full face, non-surgical brow lifts or forehead lifts are available at expert dermatologist Dr. Green’s office on the Upper East Side in New York City. Non-surgical brow lifts employ a combination of treatments to achieve younger, healthier-looking skin, including dermal fillers to treat volume loss and static wrinkles, Thermage to tighten the skin, and Botox to eliminate dynamic wrinkles. You can make your consultation appointment with Dr. Green today to determine your non-surgical brow lift treatment plan.
What is a brow lift?
A brow lift is a procedure by which the shape and look of the eyebrows and upper face are improved either non-surgically with Botox, dermal fillers, and Thermage or surgically. The treatment can best address drooping eyebrows, a loss of volume in the upper face, laxity above the eye, and fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eye. These factors can contribute to looking tired all the time and/or older. A surgical brow lift can produce long-lasting results but requires several incisions to be made, which carries risks of significant side effects and a long recovery time. Non-surgical brow lifts, on the other hand, are able to produce the same effects without needing to go under the knife. The results of a non-surgical brow lift can last for up to a year and may be repeated annually for continued results.
Can Botox lift eyebrows?
Yes! Botox is one of the key treatments involved in non-surgical brow lifts, used to smooth dynamic wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Over time, as we age and collagen and elastin production decrease, the creases that are formed as we make facial expressions become etched deeper and deeper into the skin. Botox can be used to target the muscles responsible for these creases, thereby relaxing the muscle and smoothing out the fine lines and wrinkles. On the upper face, Botox is used to address forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines that appear between the eyebrows for a more youthful look.
How to do a brow lift with Botox
To do a brow lift with Botox, the Botox is injected into the muscles on the forehead and around the eyes by an expert injector, such as Dr. Michele Green. In preparation for your appointment, Dr. Green recommends avoiding anti-inflammatory medication, such as Advil, as taking those medications before the procedure can lead to greater swelling after. When you first arrive at Dr. Green’s office, she will start by cleaning and marking the treatment area. The procedure itself is fast and involves minimal discomfort during the injections; in fact, the treatment can take as little as ten minutes to complete. Following the treatment, you can return to your regularly scheduled activities immediately, as there is no downtime after the procedure. Patients may experience some mild side effects, such as swelling or redness at the injection site for several days after receiving the injections, but these side effects should resolve quickly.
What does a brow lift do?
A non-surgical brow lift effectively reverses signs of the natural aging process by tightening the skin, increasing collagen production, and relaxing dynamic muscles that form creases on the forehead and around the eyes. As we age, collagen and elastin production decreases, meaning that the skin begins to sag, and fine lines and wrinkles become etched into the skin. The skin on the eyelid can become heavy and drooping, leading to a tired appearance. With a combination of Botox, dermal fillers, and Thermage skin tightening, these signs of aging can be reversed. Botox relaxes the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles, providing smoother skin. Dermal fillers restore lost volume in the face, plump the skin, and help to trigger the production of collagen. Thermage works to tighten the skin and boost collagen production. Combined, the treatments create a lifted, youthful appearance to the brows that lasts.
What is an endoscopic brow lift?
An endoscopic brow lift is one of the most common forms of surgical brow lift. It involves small incisions along the hairline and the insertion of an instrument called an endoscope to release the forehead muscles and tighten the skin. The plastic surgeon will then raise the skin and tighten it with sutures in order to provide a smooth and elevated appearance to the brow and forehead. While the procedure has relatively long-lasting effects (5-7 years), it does require anesthesia and surgical incisions, which can be a major deterrent for many patients who would rather receive comparable results without the need for surgery.
What is a mini brow lift?
A mini brow lift is another name for an endoscopic brow lift and is called “mini,” as it requires fewer incisions than a traditional brow lift, called a browplasty. The plastic surgeon will perform the mini brow lift by creating a series of small incisions at the hairline and then releasing the muscles responsible for creating dynamic wrinkles using the endoscope. Then, the plastic surgeon pulls and seals the skin along the hairline, elevating the eyebrow and decreasing lines and wrinkles in the forehead. Any excess skin can be removed surgically.
What is a lateral brow lift?
A lateral brow lift differs slightly from an endoscopic brow lift in that the lateral brow lift is a surgical procedure designed specifically to raise the outer corner of the brow to restore a youthful-looking arch to the eyebrow. As a result of the natural aging process, the brow can sag and cause the eyebrow to appear flat or as if it is sloping down. When an incision is made near the temple, the skin is lifted to create an arch in the outer third of the eyebrow. This procedure typically requires a larger incision than the endoscopic brow lift but is more targeted with the treatment area.
What is a temporal brow lift?
A temporal brow lift is another name for a lateral brow lift and is an ablative procedure performed by a plastic surgeon. The procedure is used to lift the outer edge of the eyebrow to create an arched appearance to the brow and combat the drooping or sagging skin that can be a result of aging. A temporal brow lift can be effective for a long period of time. However, the risk of developing significant side effects is much higher when undergoing a surgical procedure than if you opt for a non-surgical brow lift. Side effects may include scarring, numbness that persists either permanently or temporarily, loss of hair at the site of the incision, or a lack of symmetry in the facial features.
Do non-surgical facelifts really work?
Yes! Not only is a non-surgical facelift an effective treatment for facial rejuvenation, but the accessibility of the non-surgical procedures means that more patients can achieve and maintain a long-lasting, natural-looking, more youthful appearance. To guarantee safety and efficacy, non-surgical treatments should always be performed by an experienced and knowledgeable medical expert, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green. Working with an expert in cosmetic dermatology is the best way to avoid any potential unwanted side effects and guarantee that you achieve ideal cosmetic results. Dr. Green has over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the most discerning men and women from around the world with the best non-invasive treatment options available, including the non-surgical facelift and non-surgical brow lift. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office, located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, she will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan for pan-facial rejuvenation that is best suited to addressing your specific skin concerns and achieving your optimal cosmetic results.
How long does a non-surgical brow lift last?
When you have your non-surgical brow lift procedures with Dr. Michele Green in New York City, the result is a long-lasting, natural, more youthful look. The various non-surgical treatment options that are typically incorporated in the non-surgical brow lift treatment plan produce cosmetic effects with different durations. Botox injections provide cosmetic effects that last for approximately four months. Most patients choose to have regular maintenance treatment sessions of Botox injections in order to keep up the best effects. Dermal filler injections provide rejuvenation effects that typically last between six months to two years, depending on the type of dermal filler used for treatment and the patient’s metabolism. Skin tightening treatment with Thermage provides patients with enhanced new collagen production and firmer, smoother skin for up to two years in length. Most individuals treated with Thermage engage in a maintenance treatment session every year to year and a half, as the rejuvenation results associated with this collagen-stimulating treatment take time to build following the procedure itself. When you consult with Dr. Michele Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, she will work with you to create a customized treatment plan for your non-surgical brow lift and a timeline for your treatments that provide you with natural-looking, long-lasting rejuvenation of the upper face and brow area.
What is the alternative to a surgical eyebrow lift?
A surgical brow lift is an invasive procedure that requires general anesthesia and involves the surgeon creating an incision within the hairline. Many plastic surgeons perform a “coronal incision,” which is an incision created from ear to ear across the top of the head, within the hair-bearing skin, and behind the hairline. This type of brow lift surgery is most commonly done when performing an endoscopic brow lift. The forehead is then lifted to create a smoother forehead. Many patients will also opt for having additional upper face rejuvenation cosmetic surgery at the same time, particularly an eyelid surgery. As we age, the skin around the eyes becomes lax and contributes to the appearance of being tired or premature aging. The alternative to a brow lift surgery is typically a unique combination of non-invasive cosmetic treatment options, including Botox, dermal fillers, and Thermage. While a Botox brow lift can effectively raise the brow area, it cannot affect the excess skin around the eye area, and a blepharoplasty may be advised in patients with a severe amount of excess skin in their upper eyelids. For patients interested in surgical procedures related to the upper face and brow area, it is best to consult with a board-certified oculoplastic surgeon or a plastic surgeon who is an expert in these types of cosmetic surgical procedures. Patients that are interested in a non-surgical approach to their brow lift should consult with an experienced and knowledgeable board-certified dermatologist. When you consult with internationally renowned, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC for your non-surgical brow lift, she will help you determine the right combination of non-invasive procedures to achieve your ideal results.
Will Botox lift my brows?
A Botox Brow lift is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that entails strategically injecting the neuromodulator botulinum toxin type A into specific facial muscles to raise eyebrows. A Botox brow lift can be an excellent alternative to a brow lift surgery or surgical forehead lift, with zero downtime involved. Certain facial muscles pull the brows down, such as the orbicularis oculi, procerus muscle, and corrugator muscles. The corrugators, also commonly known as the “11s”, are the muscles in the upper face that cause the vertical lines between the eyebrows and are the depressors of the inner part of the eyebrows. Other muscles in the upper face work to pull the eyebrows up, like the frontalis muscle. Strategically injected Botox results in a weakening of the corrugator and procerus muscles, which allows the central part of the forehead to relax and open up, and the inner brow to lift up, resulting in rejuvenation of the upper face and brow area as a non-surgical brow lift. In order to prevent unwanted side effects such as a “Spock” brow or sagging brow and to achieve ideal results, a board-certified dermatologist should perform your Botox injections. When an experienced, expert injector performs your Botox brow lift, such as Dr. Michele Green in NYC, the rejuvenation results are phenomenal.
How can I get a brow lift without Botox?
The best way to develop a treatment plan for rejuvenating the appearance of the upper face and brow area is to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable expert in the field of cosmetic dermatology, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green. Dr. Green is consistently identified as one of the best dermatologists in New York City by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors, and will work with you to create a customized treatment plan for your non-surgical brow lift that is best suited to your unique needs and overall aesthetic goals. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will physically assess the brow area and recommend non-surgical brow lift procedures that will provide you with natural-looking, long-lasting rejuvenation results.
How do you lift saggy eyebrows?
Part of the natural aging process entails that collagen levels in the skin deplete over time. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the skin that provides it with a firm underlying foundation and enhanced structural support. As a result of collagen depletion, the skin becomes laxer. One of the areas of the face that tends to be significantly affected by this is the eyebrow area and upper lid. Plastic surgery may not be a feasible option for everyone interested in reducing the appearance of aging and sagging brows. Botox can have a subtle effect in lifting your eyelids by elevating sagging brows. Botox is used to lift the outer tail of the eyebrow, which reveals a small amount of eyelid skin. By injecting Botox in small aliquots into the lower forehead and outer tail of the eyebrows, the brow raises, and the eyelids.
Thermage FLX is another excellent non-invasive treatment option for providing a “lifting” effect to the brow area. Thermage stimulates new collagen production in the treatment area by delivering heat to the dermis through radiofrequency energy. Dermal fillers can also be strategically used by an expert injector, like Dr. Michele Green in NYC, to replenish age-related volume loss to the temples, providing a lifting effect to the brows and rejuvenating the appearance of the upper face and brow area. These non-surgical brow lift procedures must be performed with precision and accuracy in order to achieve the best cosmetic results, which can only be guaranteed with an experienced, knowledgeable medical professional such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green. Dr. Green has over 25 years of experience providing her patients from around the world with the best non-invasive treatment options available, including the non-surgical brow lift.
How do I get started with a non-surgical brow lift today?
Signs of aging in the upper face and brow area can have a negative impact on one’s overall sense of self-confidence. Skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, and heavy upper lids can cause the appearance of a sagging brow and make us look much older than we really feel. Plastic surgery is not always an option, and for those individuals who are looking to restore a youthful look and rejuvenate their appearance, the non-surgical brow lift may be just the solution. To get optimal cosmetic results and avoid any unwanted side effects, it’s recommended to have your non-surgical brow lift procedures, like Botox, Thermage, and dermal fillers, with a board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Michele Green in New York City is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing her patients from around the globe with the best non-invasive cosmetic treatment options.
Dr. Michele Green in New York City is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over 25 years of experience providing some of the most discerning men and women from around the world with the best non-invasive treatment options available, including the non-surgical brow lift. She is consistently identified as one of New York City’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors for her dedication to her patients and expertise. Dr. Green is an expert in non-invasive rejuvenation treatments, including injectables such as Botox, Dysport, and Juvederm, Thermage for skin tightening, skin resurfacing laser treatments, and chemical peels, among other cutting-edge procedures. She takes the time to understand the specific skin concerns and ideal cosmetic results of each of her patients in order to completely customize their individual treatment approaches. Please contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 in order to schedule a consultation with Dr. Green, learn more about the non-surgical brow lift, and develop your personalized plan for pan-facial rejuvenation.