Brow Lift or BOTOX® Cosmetic?
When most people think of reversing facial aging, they assume that a facelift will provide them with the results they want. However, facelift surgery only targets a localized area around the lower face, including the jowls and neck. For people who have aging indicators that occur across the forehead and around the eyes, other techniques are used. Depending on the extent of your aging issues, we can utilize either a surgical or non-surgical procedure to transform your appearance. So, brow lift or BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, which is right for you?
BOTOX® Cosmetic for Non-Surgical Enhancement
We recommend BOTOX® Cosmetic for patients who have wrinkles around the forehead and eyes, but whose overall skin elasticity is still good. Injectables are a useful treatment because these lines are often caused by the collagen loss in the tissue. Wrinkles of the upper face usually result from repetitive muscle movements, which is why BOTOX® Cosmetic is an effective treatment. This injectable temporarily restricts the contraction of muscles, helping to soften and smooth unwanted lines.
Brow Lift for Dramatic Correction
While non-surgical solutions are ideal for surface issues, a surgical brow lift should be considered for people with more aggressive signs of aging. In addition to wrinkles, brow lift candidates may experience:
- Heavy, sagging brows
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows
- Excess skin around the eyes
Because of your facial muscle laxity, surgical correction may be needed for these issues. With a brow lift, we can elevate your drooping forehead and brow muscles, remove any excess skin, and smooth the remaining tissues for a youthful look. Surgical correction is more dramatic than non-surgical, and the results last for years, rather than months.
Understanding Your Needs
You should never self-diagnose your aging issues. Often, people don’t see the muscle laxity that is causing their aging. If sagging is left untreated, your results may not appear as attractive as you desire or last as long. You should always schedule a consultation with a facial specialist for a detailed facial evaluation. During your consultation, your surgeon will determine the cause of your aging and recommend a tailored treatment plan that addresses your needs.