A Botox brow lift is the perfect anti-aging, non-invasive alternative to a surgical brow lift. This procedure is recommended for patients in their late 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. Brow lift Botox can make you look years younger while preventing new wrinkles from forming. It also has no recovery and far fewer risks than a surgical facelift.
What is Botox for Brow Lift?
The Botox for brow lift procedure is a treatment designed to smooth forehead wrinkles. Botox is a neurotoxin that prevents the muscles under the skin from contracting. When it is injected into the forehead, it makes the forehead muscles relax. This effectively gets rid of forehead lines and frown lines. Botox for the brows achieves similar short-term results as a surgical brow lift. The procedure does not require surgery, excessive downtime, or result in scarring.
Patients frequently ask Dr. Nadir Qazi if they are too young or too old for the procedure. The answer is: probably not. Regardless of your age, this article can give you all the info you need before you get brow Botox.
What is Botox?
Botox is the cosmetic term for botulinum toxin type A. The injectable itself is a body-safe neurotoxin that is derived from bacteria. When Botox is injected into the skin, it stops the muscles under the skin from receiving nerve signals. This causes the muscles to relax and stop contracting. When the muscles under the skin do not move, wrinkles cannot form.
Dr. Qazi and his team at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic specialize in Botox injections. They also offer Botox alternatives like Dysport and Xeomin. These are products that work very similarly to Botox. If you have an allergic reaction to Botox, then Xeomin or Dysport can be a safer anti-aging option.
In addition to its use for brow lift procedures, Botox can also be used to treat:
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines (under the eyes)
- Bands on the neck
- Laughter lines
- Facial and neck wrinkles
- Excessive body sweating
- An overly square jaw
- TMJ pain in the jaw
Who is a Good Candidate for This Brow Lift Procedure?
Botox for the brows is a safe procedure for most patients. The ideal candidate is some who is:
- Over the age of 18
- Has no history of adverse reactions to Botox
- Does not have a bleeding disorder
- Has cosmetic concerns that are moderate – patients with severely sagging brows and deep wrinkles are better suited with a surgical brow lift
- Has realistic expectations for the procedure
- Does not have a fear of needles
What is the Best Age to Get a Brow Lift?
Patients of any age can get a brow lift, as long as they are a good candidate for the procedure. There is no best age for a brow lift. Patients should take action when they become unhappy with their appearance. Non-invasive brow lifts are the most popular among people ages 30 to 50. However, younger people and older people can also enjoy the anti-aging benefits.
Preventive Botox is very popular among young people in their 20s and 30s. Many Millennials and Zoomers approach Botox the same way they would with sunscreen: if you prevent the damage now, you won’t have to pay big bucks to fix it later.
Older patients can also enjoy Botox for their brows. Since the procedure is non-invasive, it involves fewer risks and side effects. Many patients who are not medically suitable for a surgical brow lift can safely get Botox instead.
How Long Does Botox Last on the Forehead?
For new patients, Botox only lasts 3 or 4 months in the forehead. It is normal for the neurotoxin to wear off faster with new patients. The injections may also not last as long in people who are very expressive. For example, actors may have shorter-lasting results than their more stoic counterparts.
However, as you get more Botox injections over time, the results will last longer. Patients who started Botox in their late 20s notice that they need less and it lasts longer now that they are in their 40s. Long-term users can get 6 months or more out of their injectables.
Why is Botox Brow Lift Technique So Popular?
Brow lift procedures are exceedingly popular among patients of all ages. Patients at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic frequently request this procedure because it has the following benefits.
1. No Surgery, No Scars, No Recovery
When you get a brow lift Botox at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic, the appointment lasts between 30 minutes and an hour. Afterwards, you can go straight back to work. There is no need for anesthesia, no bandages, no surgical drains, and no mobility restrictions. Botox is also extremely comfortable. The injections feel like a small pinch, then you’re done. Dr. Qazi also offers topical numbing cream and pro-nox for added patient comfort.
2. Botox is Preventive, Not Just Reactive
When you read about results from a surgical brow lift, there is always a caveat. Articles emphasize that a surgical brow lift lasts for 10 years, then aging kicks back in. The truth is that surgical brow lifts can only erase damage to the skin. It cannot prevent you from developing new wrinkles, frown lines, and drooping brows.
Botox, on the other hand, has preventive properties. When the neurotoxin freezes the facial muscles, it stops new wrinkles from forming. You can be as irritated with your neighbors as you want; your Botox has those frown lines handled. The trade-off with Botox is that you need repeated injections to keep up the youthful results.
3. Botox Looks Natural
There’s an old stereotype that people with Botox look frozen and doll-like. However, Botox has come a long way since then. If you are considering a Botox brow lift, you don’t have to worry about your forehead becoming inexpressive.
Cosmetic physicians like Dr. Qazi utilize “barely-there” and “baby Botox” to give patients the best. Instead of over-injecting Botox, Dr. Qazi injects smaller amounts in different areas of the forehead. This allows the patient to have normal facial expressions without developing wrinkles. After a brow lift Botox, you will still look like yourself, just younger!
4. Botox Can Help Your Skin in the Long Run
Patients and practitioners who have done Botox for a long time can tell you how it has helped their skin. Over multiple injections, the injectables build up under the skin. After years of injections, you will need less Botox than when you started for the same results. There are also early studies which suggest that repeated Botox can increase the skin’s elasticity.
Like most injectables, Botox works in 2 ways: first, it paralyzes the facial muscles. Next, it causes the body to produce more collagen. Since collagen is the protein responsible for skin elasticity, this will improve your overall skin texture.
However, Botox cannot do it alone. Dr. Qazi emphasizes to patients that their skin needs more than just procedures to look great. In addition to your Botox routine, you should take good care of your skin. This means limiting sun exposure, using clean skin care products, and not smoking.
5. Botox is Not Permanent if You Change Your Mind
While a majority of patients are happy with their results, some regret their cosmetic surgery. Bella Hadid recently admitted that she regretted getting a nose job at age 14. There have also been other cases of young people getting a surgical procedure then wishing they hadn’t done it. It is true that a changed face can take some getting used to.
Botox for brow lift has a surprising benefit over a surgical brow lift: it wears off. This is especially ideal for first-time patients who have not had a procedure before. If you liked how you looked before, all you have to do is wait a few months. Some patients decide that they would rather stick with facials than going the Botox route.
It is very important for you to like the face you see in the mirror. For some patients, this means getting Botox. For other patients, this means not getting Botox. Older patients may also try brow Botox as a way of testing out the look before getting a surgical brow lift.
What is it Like to Get a Botox Brow Lift at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic?
The first step of every cosmetic procedure is a consultation. During your consultation with Dr. Qazi, you can:
- Ask questions
- Explain your goals
- Get clarification on any concerns
- Discuss your medical history
- Find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure
How to Prep for Botox
After your consultation, Dr. Qazi will explain how you should prepare. Since Botox is non-invasive, it requires very little preparation. If you smoke or take blood thinners, you should stop 2 weeks before the procedure. For women, you may be advised to not wear makeup the day of the procedure.
The Brow Lift Procedure
Compared to a surgical brow lift, brow lift botox procedures are quick and straight forward. Depending on your aesthetic goals, Dr. Qazi will inject Botox into a couple different areas of the forehead.
If you want to treat frown lines, then Botox will be injected between the brows and above the inside of the brows. If your concern is forehead wrinkles, Dr. Qazi will place the injections closer to the hairline. For the cat eye Botox brow lift technique, Dr. Qazi will inject several units in the middle of the brows, high on the forehead. When the Botox kicks in, this causes the brows to be pulled up in the middle.
Patient Comfort During a Brow Lift Procedure
At Qazi Cosmetic Clinic, the comfort and safety of patients are our first priority. Botox is not considered a painful procedure. Patients usually describe it as a small pinch or similar to the sensation of a mosquito bite. If you have concerns, Dr. Qazi offers both numbing cream and pro-nox.
Numbing cream is applied to the skin before the procedure. It takes about 30 minutes to kick in, then the procedure can begin. Once your face is numb, you will not feel any pain, only pressure. After the procedure, it wears off quickly.
Pro-nox is a variation of nitrous oxide used at the dentist. It contains half pure oxygen and half N2O. Like at the dentist, pro-nox makes you feel calm and a little loopy. You won’t feel any discomfort or anxiety. Pro-nox is administered with a patient-controlled mouth tube. If you feel anxious, you can use more. If you feel alright, you can push the mouth tube away. Pro-nox wears off in 15 to 20 minutes after the procedure.
The Results: What To Expect After Your Brow Lift Procedure
The procedure may be quick, but the results are not instant. Dr. Qazi always tells patients to give it 2 weeks before they say that their Botox didn’t work. The timeline for Botox results looks like this:
Immediately After Botox: Your skin may feel a little sore. There will also be light bruising. This is normal. The bruising can be hidden with makeup or a hat. You should not work out strenuously, go swimming, rub the treated area, or lay directly on your face.
3 to 5 Days After Injections: The neurotoxins in Botox normally take 3 to 5 days to take effect. The bruising will heal and you will stop feeling sore.
5 to 7 Days After Botox: For some patients, it takes 5 to 7 days to see results. This is normal for first-time patients. If it has been 5 days and you don’t see results, be patient. After a week, you will notice that your skin texture is different. Certain wrinkles will fade and facial expressions will be less intense.
2 Weeks After the Procedure: Wait at least 2 weeks before you worry about your results. If you don’t see a change after 2 weeks, you can schedule a touch-up. Results will vary depending on how many injections you have had. For some patients, it takes multiple rounds of Botox to see their desired results.
Rejuvenate Your Brows Without Surgery!
If you are considering a Botox brow lift, schedule a consultation at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic. This procedure is ideal for younger patients who want to fend off wrinkles. It can also be highly effective for older patients who want to take years off their face. A brow lift with Botox is a safe and easy alternative to a surgical brow lift.