Do people often say you look “upset”, even when you’re not? Do your eyes gravitate to the lines and wrinkles around your brows every time you look in the mirror? You might be one of millions of people who experience drooping, sagging skin on your face as you age.
One of the most common areas that this happens is around the forehead, eyes, and temples, where the skin is relatively thin and prone to collagen reduction. Is there anything that can be done to reverse this effect and lift your brows back up where they belong? Absolutely – these include traditional face lifts, thread lifts, and of course, Botox brow lifts.
Botox Brow Lifts
Face lifts were very popular in years past, but they are invasive and surgical. Thread lifts may not be an option for some people, due to personal or medical circumstances. However, Botox brow lifts are a good solution that have been approved and used in Canada for decades. Botox has been used as a medical and cosmetic compound since the 1980s, with an extremely low risk of adverse reactions.
In this procedure, Botox injections are made at specific points along your brows and forehead, relaxing the muscles beneath them and allowing the forehead muscles to pull your brows higher. Your skin will be smoother, and your eyes will look bigger, which tends to create a more youthful appearance.
Additional Botox Lifts
If you want to amplify the effects of a Botox brow lift, you can also get injections in adjoining areas: along the forehead, glabella (area between the eyes), outside eye corners, lips, neck, or chin. A combination of some or all of these can subtly improve your appearance, reducing or removing fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox Brow Lift vs Thread Lift
If you are up to date on your medical cosmetics, you might now be wondering if Botox brow lifts are better than brow thread lifts. It’s not really a matter of which is “better”, though – only which one is more suited to you.
Botox brow lifts are great for people who don’t like the idea of subdermal threads, or who don’t want to risk reactions to the thread material. The process is relatively quick (many people can be out of the clinic in less than half an hour), with an effective period of about 3-4 months after the injection. However, the effects can take a few days to show up, and some people with underlying conditions may experience side effects like a lack of muscle control.
With thread lifts, subdermal threads are inserted to manually move the tissue below the skin, lifting it up and stimulating the growth of further collagen in the process. The results can last up to two years, even after the threads dissolve in the next few months. Side effects can include bruising, swelling, and soreness, which may affect appearance and muscle mobility for a few weeks before subsiding.
Both of these are less invasive and daunting than a full face lift, which lasts longer but involves incisions and surgical intervention to move skin and underlying tissue along the facial structure. Often, people don’t want the increased risk of infection, scarring, or other side effects that are more likely to happen with this type of lift.
Getting Botox Brow Lifts in Calgary
There’s plenty of information out there about Botox brow lifts – but it can only go so far, since everyone and their specific circumstances are different. If you’re interested in seeing what they can do for your eyes and brows, your best bet is to come in for a consultation and find out if you’re a good candidate for Botox brow lifts.
Our clinic is conveniently located in the Mission/4th St neighbourhood of Calgary, near major routes like 17 Ave SW and Macleod Trail and just south of downtown and the Beltline. Our team of experts specialize in cosmetic and aesthetic injection procedures, with plenty of experience and knowledge to help you make informed decisions.
We look forward to helping you look your best!
If you would like to learn more, we suggest clicking over to our in-depth post titled Botox: Everything You Want To Know!