Over the passage of time and primarily due to age, the eyebrows can begin to sag. What this results in is an appearance that can appear to be more negative, even when you do not mean to be. Such a facial expression can hamper your social experiences and make other people not be able to read your expressions properly. It also provides an impression of old age and for many people, youthful contours will always be in fashion. Non-surgical eyebrow reshaping is in high demand now, and many nonsurgical methods have been developed that can reduce the appearance of sagging and make for a younger aesthetic. For those who are not comfortable with the idea of surgery, or do not have the time to invest in such surgical procedures which sometimes require more time off work, non-surgical options can provide the same effects in a shorter time and allow you to return to work soon after. These types of nonsurgical brow lifts may come in the form of injections, such as Botox and dermal fillers or other non-surgical options which can help to lift your brows without any surgery.
Botox (botulinum toxin type A) is a class of cosmetic injections called neuromodulators that smooth fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing underlying muscles. With expert hands, Botox can create significant eyebrow lifting. This is accomplished by relaxing underlying muscles (frown and eyebrow muscles to smooth This allows the forehead muscles to pull up the now-relaxed muscles between the brows and the ends of the eyebrows thereby elevating the brows and opening up the eyes. The amount of lift you get will vary, depending on your age and tone of the muscles that are left active to pull up the now-relaxed muscles. The results from Botox are relatively quick. However, you’ll also need to get touch-up injections every 4 months to maintain your result.
The eyebrow naturally falls and droops with age, especially the sides of the brow more than the area closer to the nose. This sagging tissue then crowds the upper eyes, making them appear smaller. A droopy brow can even decrease the visual field in severe cases.
Wrinkle relaxers, such as BOTOX may be used as a temporary alternative to surgery to alter the shape and or position of the eyebrows, in addition to reducing wrinkles.
Facial muscles around the brow pull the brows in various directions. BOTOX targets the muscles that contribute to wrinkles and temporarily softens their action.
Dr. Assassa can lift or arch the brow by selectively injecting BOTOX to relax certain muscles group adjacent to the eyebrows that naturally pull your eyebrow downward, thus allowing your intrinsic lifting muscle of your forehead (frontalis) to do its natural lifting the eyebrows.
Dr. Assassa tailors the treatment based on multiple factors, such as an individual’s facial anatomy, degree of aging, and preference. Nonsurgical brow lift with BOTOX is not a replacement for brow lift surgery. Keep in mind that results with a non-surgical brow lift generally tend to be more subtle as compared to brow lift surgery, but recovery is obviously much easier than surgery.
Results with Botox injections develop gradually over several days and last on average about three months. Minimal to no bruising may occur.
Dermal fillers are injectables that use skin-plumping solutions that fill in wrinkles. Popular brand names include Juvéderm, Restylane, Bellotero, and few other brands. This treatment method can be completed within minutes, and no downtime is required. You may still experience mild side effects, such as very short-lasting swelling or bruising, and you’ll need additional injections in the future to maintain your results.
Fat grafting is another option you may consider. In this process, fat is taken from areas where there is excess and removed so that it can be injected into those areas where it is most needed for a boost in aesthetic appeal. The stem cells in the fat grafts ensure that this method is long-lasting and effective.
Reaction® VST Skin Tightening uses the latest generation radio frequency (RF) technology to create energy that tightens the skin, restores its elasticity, and promotes firmness and is an effective solution for treating facial areas including forehead, and Eyebrows. Significant results include skin elasticity restoration and a tighter and smoother appearance. It takes few treatment sessions to achieve results.