I am a 38-year-old female interested in a brow lift. I am a little scared of surgery and recently heard of something called a Botox brow lift. How effective is this and what exactly can it fix and how is it performed?
A Botox brow lift involves injections of the botulism toxin either by Botox, which is a product by the Allergan Company, or by a new product out now called Dysport. The injections will relax the muscles which will actually cause lifting of the eyebrows if placed in a proper position. In younger people who do not have a tremendous amount of brow ptosis, or sagging, it could be a very effective procedure and certainly is good in a sense that it does not involve a significant scar or surgery with anesthesia. Again, it is most beneficial for elevating the lateral and medial brows and can do enough in a person who has a minimal amount of ptosis to make a truly noticeable difference very safely. With Dysport, this would last approximately six to nine months. With Botox, this would last more in the area of two to four months.
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