A brow lift is a type of procedure that allows your brows to lift and elevate. This in turn can open the eye area and lift the skin.
As we age, gravity tends to win, and due to the natural ageing process the tissue becomes less supported allowing the skin to drop. We usually see this on areas such as the jowl and nose to mouth lines, and it is no different to the eyes and the tissue that surrounds them.
At the DrBK clinic we have a couple of treatment options that can help to maintain and lift the brow area. We are also able to provide treatments that strengthen the skin to provide you with a more youthful appearance. (clear lift, skin tightening HydraFacial)
The most common treatment option that you have is utilising Botulinum Toxin, or as it’s most commonly referred to, Botox. This treatment allows certain muscles to become less active which in turn encourages others to become more active, which allows the brows to lift. The treatment can last for up to 4 months and is extremely effective. In the more moderate to sever cases we are able to use PDO Threads in conjunction with Botox to be able to lift the tissue further.
These threads stay in the forehead region for up to 6 months and allow the body to produce collagen at the same time.
Utilising both Botox and Threads is the preferred method for those cases that require it. However usually treating the brow area with botox alone is highly effective in most cases.
What is Botulinum toxin?
Botulinum toxin is a purified protein which is injected into the muscle. This allows the muscle to temporarily relax, which can help to soften facial expressions and can improve the signs of ageing.
How long until I can see the benefits?
The product usually takes 2-3 days to start working and the effects can last up to 4 months depending on the strength of your muscles and your individual response to the product.
Are there any side effects?
Like all medicines Botulinum toxin can cause side effects, any reactions are generally minimal and temporary. You may find that there can be some slight discomfort as the needle enters the skin and you may have some bruising or bleeding where the needle has been placed.
Very rarely, Botulinum toxin may result in muscle weakness. All other rare, although possible side effects can be found within the patient information leaflet which comes with the product. Please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to give this too you.
If you are concerned or feel you are having a reaction please do not hesitate to contact us or your GP.
What to expect on the day.
Before the treatment any make up will be removed and the area will be cleansed. The product is placed into the muscle with a fine needle. You shouldn’t experience any discomfort. However, if you are sensitive we can use a topical anaesthetic cream, although in most cases this is not necessary.
The treatment itself will take 15 minutes and you can return to your usual activities immediately afterwards.
After having treatment with Botulinum toxin you are advised to avoid any rubbing of the area and to avoid any beauty treatments e.g. facial massage, Sauna’s and extreme temperatures for up to 2 weeks. You will be invited to attend a review appointment 3 weeks later for any adjusting that may be necessary.