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What is a Botulinum Toxin Brow Lift?

A botulinum toxin brow lift is a quick and straightforward procedure that uses botulinum toxin to smooth frown lines between the brow. If you’re concerned with frown lines between your brows, a botulinum toxin Brow lift is a non-surgical procedure to enhance and lift the brows. 

How Does a Botulinum Toxin Brow Lift Work?

Botulinum toxin or anti-wrinkle injections are used to relax the muscles that drag down the brows. The exact areas injected can differ from person to person, but the sites generally include the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyelids. 

These injections work by relaxing the muscle in the forehead area and smooth wrinkles and frown lines. In turn, this helps to pull up the newly-relaxed brow muscles into a higher position. This is what creates the lift and opens up the eyes. 

What are the Benefits of a Botulinum Toxin Brow Lift?

Often, the brows and forehead are an area of concern when it comes to the appearance of ageing. Pesky fine lines, wrinkles, and frown lines can gather. The benefit of a botulinum toxin brow lift is that it can specifically target this area and elevate the height of the brows. Also, you can combine a botulinum toxin brow lift with procedures like eyelid surgery. 

Other benefits of a botulinum toxin brow lift include: 

  • Non-surgical procedure – no surgery means no prep, downtime, and recovery, and you can go straight back to work. 
  • Fantastic results – anti-wrinkle injections are much less invasive, but the results from a botulinum toxin brow lift still look great. 
  • Subtle and natural – using botulinum toxin, you can create soft, natural-looking results for a more refreshed appearance
Fat transfer to the face and a brow lift at The Harley Clinic, London

Botulinum Toxin Brow Lift vs Surgical Brow Lift 

A botulinum toxin brow lift is a non-surgical alternative to a brow lift. Although the two procedures look to achieve a similar result, they are very different. There are pros and cons to both treatments. One of the reasons that a botulinum toxin brow lift is such a popular treatment is that it’s quick with relatively no downtime or recovery. It’s also less expensive than a surgical procedure. 

The results of a botulinum toxin brow lift are temporary. In roughly 4-6 months, you need to have the procedure again to top up or maintain your results. In terms of the actual lift of the brow, it may not be as significant as you want. This is a personal preference. 

With a surgical brow lift, your surgeon will permanently raise the position of the brows. The pros of eyebrow lift surgery are:

  • Addresses deeper signs of ageing like forehead wrinkles
  • Results could last years (decades for some)
  • Tighten and lift the forehead 

The downside of brow lift surgery is that it is a surgical procedure, so you need to factor in prep and recovery time. Like any cosmetic procedure, there are potential risks and complications with surgery. Brow lift surgery is more expensive than using botulinum toxin, but the results also differ. 

While a botulinum toxin brow lift may be ideal for enhancing your appearance and elevating the brows, a surgical brow lift can address deeper signs of ageing. Before undergoing any type of cosmetic treatment, it’s important to consult a plastic surgeon to determine your needs and if you are a suitable candidate for a procedure. 

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