The eyebrow area of ones face, also known as the “superciliary ridge” is the area located above the eyes. As a person ages, this area of the face, along with the eyebrows themselves can start to lose their youthful appearance and droop a little, as the skin in this area loses its elasticity.
Since the eyes are one of the paramount features of a person’s face, when we are talking to someone, their eyes are naturally drawn to our eye area and any aging, wrinkling or sagging in this location can be quite apparent, which can also make someone self-conscious. For these individuals a non-surgical brow lift procedure can help.
Traditionally a brow lift was a carried out as a plastic surgery procedure known as an “endoscopic brow lift,” but with the advent of modern dermatology, it is possible to carry out a non-surgical brow lift via the use of Botox or Dermal Fillers such as Juvederm.
Non Surgical Botox Treatments
Botox can be injected into the eyebrow area which can help relax the underlying muscles and facial muscles overall. Visually this will give the appearance of a mild eyebrow lift. It is also possible to combine Botox (or similar treatments such as Dysport) with dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, which can add volume to the brow area. This is especially advantageous if there is a hollowing out of the brow area. Fillers such as Juvederm Voluma can add volume to this specific area and Botox can then help lift the brow area too. Botox injections can also be used to reduce forehead wrinkles, frown lines and crows feet too.
Combining Botox injections with injectable fillers is not always necessary but can be beneficial depending on your individual circumstances. Juvederm is a quick treatment to undertake, is fast acting, and the results tend to last for approximately nine to twelve months. If you also have wrinkles in this area then by these can also be reduced too, since Juvederm used with Botox can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, due to Botox relaxing the muscles that cause them, and Juvederm filling in the space, the loose skin that creates the folds.
With Botox, it should be noted that this is also a temporary solution and the effects from the treatment will fade over time. Typically, Botox will last for around six months before the procedure will need to be repeated. One of the advantages of Botox is that the treatment is well established, approved by the FDA and the results are well documented. In addition to this, the treatment is fast acting, with the results appearing almost immediately. Side effects are generally minimal and the treatment itself can be deployed very quickly. It is truly a procedure with a quick recovery time, which means that it can be fitted into your lunch break and you can resume normal activities shortly thereafter.
Using Botox with Juvederm and other Dermal Fillers
Before and After photo of 35 year old female treated with Botox injections (Forehead, Glabella & Crows feet)
As far as non-surgical brow lifting procedures go, Botox and Juvederm are a great combination that is able to provide a subtle or mild brow elevation appearance. If you have a more severe sagging brow area or excess skin / saggy skin overall, then this treatment may not be as effective as you may require.
To learn more about whether a non-surgical brow lift is suitable for you please contact us online today or call 212-535-3088. Dr. Michele S. Green, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City who specializes in a wide range of short term and long term skin treatments.