Botox injections are commonly used to treat and prevent wrinkles of the face that are caused by repetitive facial movements. It works by disrupting the nerve signals in specific facial muscles which causes temporary muscle weakening and the inability to contract the treated area.
This results in the smoothing and eliminating the wrinkles caused by these muscle contractions. The most commonly treated areas include the forehead, glabella (the area between the eyebrow’s or “11’s”), and the crow’s feet.
Botox can also be used to lift the eyebrows, otherwise referred to as a Botox brow lift. You can enjoy the benefits of a rejuvenated, younger appearance without the price tag and downtime of surgery with a few skillfully placed injections.
Once you have decided you are interested in lifting your brows to have a refreshed look, you will want to contact an experienced injector for a consultation.
This is one of the most important choices you can make to ensure you are pleased with your results. You will want to choose a provider with sufficient training and understanding of the facial anatomy and experience in injecting Botox in the delicate areas around the brows.
A Botox Brow Lift only take a few minutes. Your injector will start by cleansing the treatment area. They will then inject a small amount of Botox precisely into the muscles of the outer brow which are responsible for pulling the eyebrows down.
Since Botox prevents treated muscles from contracting, the muscles that lift the brow will no longer have any opposition from those muscles that pull the brow down. This will result in a subtle elevation of the brows.
Discomfort during the treatment is minimal. The needles used are very small and the feeling is often described as a quick pin prick which typically resolves once the injection is completed.
Immediately following your treatment, you will be provided with an ice pack which will relieve any residual discomfort in a matter of minutes.
It takes on average, three to seven days for the effects of the Botox eyebrow lift to be visible. This is the case with any Botox treatment.
Once results appear, they will last about three to four months. You will need to continue to keep going back for touch ups to maintain your results.
The cost of Botox is priced per unit and depends on the number of units injected. It typically takes between 4-10 units of Botox to lift the brows at $12-$15 per unit.
Most patients combine a Botox Brow Lift with other treatment areas such as the horizontal lines of the forehead, “11’s” between the brows and crow’s feet which would increase the number of total units needed.
If you are looking for a quick treatment to freshen your appearance without the downtime or cost of surgical interventions, a Botox Brow Lift may be for you!
At NOVA Plastic Surgery in Northern Virginia, our experienced PA’s specialize in facial injections. Contact them today for a complementary consultation at (703) 574-2588.
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