As the skin on your face begins to age, you might develop a drooping, sagging brow. This aesthetic condition can cause you to look frustrated, unhappy, or tired. At ProMD Health in Baltimore, Maryland, we can renew your appearance by providing you with a Botox brow lift. This minimally invasive, gentle technique will temporarily improve the appearance of the skin on the upper area of your face.
Botox Brow Lift
It’s very common for the skin on your brow to sag as you continue to get older. Scientists call this condition brow ptosis. Although this change may not cause you to experience physical problems, your sagging brow could give your face an unhappy or tired look. Further, your droopy brow could cause you to look older than you actually are. If you would like to correct this change, you should think about getting a Botox brow lift.
During this minimally invasive treatment, we will use an injectable product called Botox to relax the muscles in your brow. Relaxing these facial muscles will temporarily lift your brow and give you a rested and refreshed appearance. Instead of looking tired or unhappy, you will appear to be alert and relaxed.
How Will This Injectable Solution Improve My Brow?
Botox contains a protein that scientists call botulinum toxin type A. This protein is a neurotoxin that will prevent your nerves from sending signals that instruct your muscles to move. When we inject this product into your brow, the muscles in this location will temporarily relax. As these muscles respond to your injections, your sagging issues will start to improve.
How Should I Prepare for My Lift?
Before you receive your Botox brow lift, you will need to set up an initial consultation at our conveniently located office in Baltimore. During this personalized appointment, we will talk about the changes that you would like to see in your brow, discuss your medical history, and carefully examine the skin in this area of your face. In addition, we will give you instructions to follow while you are preparing for your lift.
Adjusting Your Medications
Although your pre-lift instructions will be tailored to fit your unique situation, we may instruct you to stop taking some types of herbal supplements for about three to seven days. In addition, you should temporarily avoid using blood-thinning medications and drinking alcoholic beverages.
Changing Your Skincare Routine
You will also need to stop using skincare products that could irritate the tissues on the upper area of your face. For example, you should not apply products that contain powerful anti-aging ingredients onto your brow. In addition, you should not wax, tweeze, or bleach your eyebrows before your appointment.
Temporarily Avoiding Makeup
On the day of your brow lift, you should arrive at our comfortable office in Baltimore with a clean, makeup-free face. In addition to avoiding makeup, you should not apply lotions, creams, or other beauty products to your desired treatment area.
What Will Happen During My Brow Lift?
We will start your lift by carefully sterilizing your face. After we have cleaned your face, we will administer a gentle numbing cream onto your brow. You will be able to relax as this cream numbs the tissues in your desired treatment area. This part of your treatment will usually take a couple of minutes to complete.
After your brow has become numb, we will administer your Botox injections. The amount of Botox that you receive will depend on the condition of your brow, your desired look, and other factors. On average, it will take less than 30 minutes to perform your injections.
What Rules Should I Follow After I Receive My Botox Injections?
If you correct your sagging brow by receiving a cosmetic procedure, you might have a very lengthy recovery period. While you are resting at home, you might miss important work assignments and be unable to spend time exercising or socializing with your friends. Fortunately, you won’t have to endure a long period of downtime when you use Botox to lift your sagging brow.
Instead of spending many weeks away from your usual routine, you will have a brief recovery time. Although you won’t need to make major changes to your work schedule and other activities, you will need to follow some personalized instructions while your brow is adjusting to your injections.
Exercise Your Facial Muscles
We may instruct you to move your brow muscles during the 60 minutes after you receive your injections. Moving the muscles in this location will help your Botox injections improve your sagging brow.
Do Not Raise Your Blood Pressure
During the next several hours, we will ask you to avoid engaging in activities that could cause your blood pressure to rise. In particular, you should not engage in rigorous exercise or use a hot tub or sauna. In addition, you should avoid lying down or tanning your skin.
Avoid Touching Your Target Area
In addition to temporarily adjusting your exercise plans, you will need to avoid rubbing the skin on the upper area of your face during the next 24 hours. Further, you should not schedule a facial or receive a massage while your muscles are adjusting to this injectable treatment.
When Will My Brow Begin to Improve?
You shouldn’t feel disappointed or worried if your brow takes some time to respond to your new lift. In general, your brow muscles will begin to relax about three to seven days after you receive your Botox injections. You will usually be able to see the full effect of your injectable treatment after 14 days have passed.
How Long Will My New Look Last?
When you receive your initial Botox brow lift, your refreshed, youthful look may last for about three to four months. As you process your injections, your muscles will become less relaxed, and your brow will slowly return to its previous appearance. If you are interested in maintaining a lifted, attractive brow, you should think about getting regular injections of Botox.
If you receive frequent maintenance sessions, your injections may begin to last for longer periods of time. For example, you might be able to enjoy a renewed, attractive look for more than four months after you receive additional follow-up treatments. As a result, you may be able to extend the length of time between each of your touch-up appointments.
Can I Use Botox To Address My Other Cosmetic Issues?
In addition to lifting your sagging brow, we can use Botox to correct many other aesthetic issues.
Fixing Deeper Wrinkles
We can use this product to correct prominent lines that are making you look older than you really are. In particular, we can use this powerful product to remove noticeable crow’s feet that have become etched into the skin around your eyes. In addition, we can minimize deep wrinkles that are located on your forehead.
Correcting Minor Lines
We can also use Botox to fix minor lines that are beginning to change the appearance of your face. As you enter your late twenties, you might begin to develop fine lines around your eyes or on your forehead. Receiving Botox at an early stage can be a good way to prevent these lines from becoming deeper and more prominent. If you regularly receive Botox injections, you may be able to enjoy a youthful look for many more years.
Choosing Your Options
During your initial consultation about your brow lift, you should tell us about all of the wrinkles and lines that are bothering you. After we have looked at your crow’s feet and other wrinkles, we will let you know if we can use Botox to correct these aesthetic issues.
What Other Injectable Products Can I Use to Enhance My Appearance?
We can use products like Dysport, Kybella, and Juvederm to address your double chin, facial wrinkles, and other cosmetic challenges.
Dysport is a neuromodulator that can be used to correct many different types of facial wrinkles. Like Botox, this injectable product will soften your wrinkles by temporarily preventing your muscles from moving. We can use Dysport to correct lines that are located on your forehead and around your eyes. Although your results may vary, your Dysport injections are likely to last for several months.
If you are not sure whether to use Dysport or Botox, don’t worry. Before we administer your injections, we will give you more information about the benefits of both of these injectable products. After we have thoroughly examined your face and reviewed your cosmetic objectives, we will recommend a neuromodulator for you.
If you have unwanted fat under your chin, you should think about receiving Kybella treatments at our office in Baltimore. Kybella is an injectable treatment that can be used to permanently reduce your double chin. This injectable product contains an ingredient that is called deoxycholic acid. This powerful acid will destroy some of the stubborn fat cells that are located under your chin.
The total number of treatments that you receive will depend on your response to your Kybella injections and the amount of extra fat under your chin. You may be able to achieve significant improvements in your double chin after you receive two to four Kybella treatments. Under some circumstances, you might need to receive six treatment sessions. We will wait about 30 days between each of your appointments.
The injectable products in the Juvederm collection can be used to treat many different types of facial wrinkles and aesthetic imperfections. For example, we can use a product called Juvederm Vollure to fade deep folds that appear on the lower area of your face. The hyaluronic acid in this injectable will soften your lines and renew your skin. This long-lasting product can correct your lines and wrinkles for up to 18 months.
If you are unhappy about the appearance of your lips, you might be a good candidate for a product called Juvederm Volbella. This injectable can add definition to your lips and soften your laugh lines. Similarly, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a very powerful product that can restore volume to your face and fill in your deeper facial wrinkles.
Lift Your Brow
If you are tired of feeling upset about the sagging skin on your brow, you should think about receiving a minimally invasive brow lift. Receiving Botox injections will relax your brow muscles and temporarily lift the skin on this area of your face. To schedule an initial meeting about this cosmetic treatment, you should contact us at ProMD Health in Baltimore, Maryland.