Q. Can Botox lift my brows? I always thought of Botox as a treatment for wrinkles. Someone suggested I look into trying Botox for lifting my brows to help the appearance of hooded eyes.
A. Yes, Botox can be used to “lift the eyebrows”.
Botox is an injectable muscle relaxant. It will stop the muscle fiber(s) it affects last for an average of 3 months. Facial muscles of expression and protection originate from bone and insert into the skin. When the muscle contracts, it pulls on the skin creating a dynamic fold. Over time, this fold will thin the dermis to make a more permanent wrinkle. It has therefore been used to reduce this undesired cosmetic effect.
The muscles of the forehead and around the eyes inter-digitate pulling on each other as well as the insertion site of the skin. With congenital or habitual forms of expression, the muscles can over time be rebalanced to allow one set of muscles rebuild their strength unopposed by other muscles or other muscles weakened to allow opposing muscles to pick up the “slack”. In this way, intuitive, skilled and knowledgeable Botox injectors may change expression as well as “lift” the eyebrows.
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