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debbi frank asks:
Is there something simple to raise/even eyebrows other than Botox?

On: 12/30/2012 01:35 pm

To doctors from: New Jersey

Category: Face

Answers

DrMarthaMatthews on 01/07/2013 09:27 am wrote:
A small dose of Botox just under the eyebrow can lift it slightly. This can be done on one side to even out asymmetric brows, or on both sides to give a subtle lift. The limitations are that the lift is small, and botox only lasts about 3 months.

In some cases, injection of filler, such as Restylane, under the brow can give an appearance of a lift. This is not effective in all cases, however. You would have to consult a physician experienced in this to see if it would help you.

But don’t rule out surgical browlifting! Surgical treatment has come a long way since the days of the open browlift through large scalp incisions. Now most browlifts are done endoscopically, through 3 to 5 incisions less than an inch long in the scalp. The eyebrows can be repositioned higher, but the added benefit is that some of the frown muscle between the eyebrows can also be removed, giving a much smoother and less “angry” look. For those who use botox for frown lines, it can be a more permanent “fix.”. Endoscopic browlift takes about 60-90 minutes, is an outpatient procedure, and can be done under twilight anesthesia.
DrMarthaMatthews on 01/07/2013 09:26 am wrote:
A small dose of Botox just under the eyebrow can lift it slightly. This can be done on one side to even out asymmetric brows, or on both sides to give a subtle lift. The limitations are that the lift is small, and botox only lasts about 3 months.

In some cases, injection of filler, such as Restylane, under the brow can give an appearance of a lift. This is not effective in all cases, however. You would have to consult a physician experienced in this to see if it would help you.

But don’t rule out surgical browlifting! Surgical treatment has come a long way since the days of the open browlift through large scalp incisions. Now most browlifts are done endoscopically, through 3 to 5 incisions less than an inch long in the scalp. The eyebrows can be repositioned higher, but the added benefit is that some of the frown muscle between the eyebrows can also be removed, giving a much smoother and less “angry” look. For those who use botox for frown lines, it can be a more permanent “fix.”. Endoscopic browlift takes about 60-90 minutes, is an outpatient procedure, and can be done under twilight anesthesia.
DrBeverlyFriedlander on 01/03/2013 11:31 am wrote:
Hi Debbi,
Ultherapy offers an alternative to Botox and surgery. Ultherapy is a relatively new FDA approved non invasive procedure that uses ultrasound to lift and tighten the skin. It is a simple office procedure that results in a completely natural appearance and allows immediate return to activities. The procedure stimulates your own collagen production which results in lifting and tightening naturally without surgery.