When Gravity Gets Your Eyebrows Down
By Anna K. Fryxell |
Gravity. It happens to the best of us. No matter how hard we try, our skin gives in to it and starts to sag, making us look older than we actually are. Luckily, there are solutions out there that we can use to fight back. One of those treatments, used to address aging eyes and elevate the eyebrows to a more youthful position, is know as a Botox browlift.
“Using Botox, the ‘depressor’ muscles of the eyebrows can be weakened so that the ‘elevator’ muscles can lift the eyebrows uncontested,” says Herndon, VA, facial plastic surgeon Shervin Naderi, MD. “The brows have push and pull muscles like a tug of war and if the elevator muscles are strong enough, the brow can raise after paralyzing the muscles that pull the brows down normally.”
While this can produce great results, it’s not the only of the injectables and fillers that can rejuvenate the eye area. “Ulthera has shown great promise as a longer lasting non-surgical treatment,” says Beverly Hills, CA, facial plastic surgeon Babak Azizzadeh, MD. “I love to combine Restylane in the upper eyelids, Sculptra for the temple and Ulthera and Botox for great non-surgical results.”
This treatment is ideal for patients who have minimal sagging in the brow area and have strong frontalis muscles. However, older patients who want a lift and a smoother forehead will benefit the most from a surgical browlift.