Botox Eyebrow LiftDate: April 12, 2022
Eyebrow lifts were once only possible through surgical procedures. A patient would have to go under general anaesthetic and have the muscles above their eyebrows reduced through an incision made in the hairline. This would lift the eyebrows into a higher position on the forehead and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, creating a more youthful look.
Now there is a much more popular method of achieving the same results: Botox injections. Botox in the eyebrows can create a Botox brow lift that has comparative results with surgery without the negative side effects.
But just how effective is Botox at lifting the eyebrows, and how exactly is it done? At The Dr Hennessy Academy, we provide instruction on our Botox and filler courses regarding techniques such as this, and we have included some information relating to what we teach in this article.
How does Botox lift eyebrows?
Using Botox to raise the eyebrows works by manipulating the muscles that keep the eyebrows in place: the corrugator supercilii, the procerus, the orbicularis oculi and the frontalis muscles.
The corrugator supercilia and procerus muscles, located in between the eyebrows, are depressor muscles and apply a downward pulling force on the eyebrows. The frontalis muscle, located within the forehead, applies an upward pulling force on the eyebrows.
Therefore, by injecting Botox into the corrugator supercilia and orbicularis oculi, you can relax the muscles pulling the eyebrows down which will in turn emphasise the strength of the frontalis muscle. This is how to lift your eyebrows with Botox, by lifting the eyebrow arch into a higher position.
Because the eyebrows are lifted higher, and the muscles that wrinkle the eyebrows are now suppressed, wrinkles in the forehead will be reduced.
Who should have a Botox lift?
Botox should be used as a preventative measure to delay the arrival of these wrinkles, so that the muscles do not have the time to create strong deep-set wrinkles.
In the case of a brow lift, anyone seeking a more youthful appearance should consider treatment because Botox does lift the eyebrows into a position that makes the face appear bright and vibrant.
For specific cosmetic issues that a Botox brow lift can fix, the most common that we see are saggy eyelids, low-set eyebrows, and forehead wrinkles.
Eyebrow lift Botox before and after
Viewing a Botox practitioners’ catalogue of Botox for eyebrow lifts before and after images, you will be able to get a sense of their experience with this treatment.
Post-treatment, a patient’s eyebrows should be as symmetrical as possible. This is regardless of whether they were symmetrical to begin with.
However, your eyebrows are completely unique to you. Through a consultation with your chosen Botox practitioner, you will be able to gauge what you should look like after treatment.
Botox brow lift technique
When training to become a Botox technician, it is important that you learn the Botox placement for brow lifts so that you can perform the treatment effectively and without causing side effects.
For example, if you inject too close to the eyebrow, then you can actually weigh the eyebrow down with a greater force than the frontalis muscle applies in the opposite direction, which will cause the eyebrows to sag more.
This is why Botox brow lifts in the UK should always be performed by trained and certified professionals with a background in medicine or healthcare, in order to keep standards in the beauty industry high and prevent patients receiving poor treatments.
Where to inject Botox for brow lift
Eyebrow lift Botox injection sites are located between the eyebrows in the procerus and at the ends of the eyebrows in the orbicularis oculi.
The reason that these are the Botox sites for eyebrow lifts is because they are the muscles that pull the eyebrows down. By weakening those muscles, you alleviate that pull and allow the frontalis muscle to raise the eyebrows higher.
How many units of Botox for a brow lift?
In general, around 15 units of Botox should be plenty for an eyebrow lift, although it could be more or it could be less depending on the individual.
There is no definitive answer on how many units of Botox an individual needs for an eyebrow lift because everyone has eyebrows that are in different positions.
For example, someone might have one eyebrow that hangs lower than the other. In this case that person would need more Botox in one area of their face than the other to create a symmetry across both eyebrows.
Botox training at The Dr Hennessy Academy
Eyebrow Botox is just one of the many uses that Botox has in terms of improving facial cosmetics. Other examples include upper eyelid Botox and getting rid of eye bags. All of this, and more, is covered at our Botox training courses.
For more information on how we teach Botox courses at The Dr Hennessy Academy, or to enrol onto one of our Botox and filler courses, either get in touch or apply through our website.
Can Botox lift eyebrows?
Yes, Botox can lift the eyebrows. It does this by suppressing the depressor muscles that pull the eyebrows down, which allows the muscles that pull the eyebrows up to have a greater effect.
How much does Botox eyebrow lift cost?
A Botox eyebrow lift costs significantly less than a surgical eyebrow lift. Prices depend on the extent of the patient’s wrinkles and how many units of Botox used. The cost is usually a minimum of £150.
Can a Botox brow lift fix hooded eyes?
Yes, a Botox brow lift can fix hooded eyes. It does this by raising the eyebrow arch, decreasing the appearance of your eyebrow hanging low down over your eye socket.
How long does a Botox brow lift last?
For a brow lift, Botox may last up to six months which is slightly longer than average, but this will depend on a case-by-case basis.
Botox usually lasts for around three to four months on average before it will need to be refreshed in a top up appointment, but it is affected by how active or expressive an individual is.