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Botox brow lift is Glasgow’s best kept secret

Botox injections commonly treat and prevent wrinkles in the forehead, frown, and Crow’s feet. It disrupts the nerve signals in specific facial muscles, which causes temporary muscle weakening and the inability to contract in the treated area.  However, one of the best-kept secrets of advanced Botox techniques is that we can lift the eyebrows with strategic injections of Botox. This is one of the most popular treatments at Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic in Glasgow. Now you can enjoy the benefits of a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance without the price tag and downtime of a surgical brow lift with Botox Injection Brow Lift treatment in Glasgow.

Choosing your cosmetic doctor

This is a specialised procedure requiring an expert cosmetic doctor’s skills and many years of experience to perform correctly. Choosing the right cosmetic doctor is one of the most critical choices to ensure you are pleased with your results. Not everyone is a suitable candidate for Botox brow lift treatment, and the success rate is, by no means, 100%, even in the best of hands. Understanding facial musculatures and having an acute appreciation of accurate injection depth is vital in this treatment.

What is a Botox brow lift ?

A Botox brow lift is a procedure that treats frown lines between your brows. It also elevates the height of your eyebrows with Botox injections.  These brow lifts are non-surgical treatments and, in a suitable candidate, can achieve a similar effect to a surgical browlift without the risk and downtime of surgery by giving a temporary lift to the eyebrows through strategic injections of Botox.

A proper brow lift is called ‘forehead lift’, a surgical procedure involving physically lifting the forehead muscles and skin and raising the brows in the process. This is an invasive procedure carried out under general anaesthetics and lengthy downtime.

We selectively relax the relevant muscles which drag the brows down, which creates a muscular imbalance, allowing the forehead muscles to pull the brows upward unchecked.

How does a brow lift with Botox work?

Some muscles pull the eyebrows down, and some pull the brows up. These muscle groups work against each other, resulting in the height and contour of your existing eyebrows.

The frown muscles between your brows (which causes the vertical lines colloquially called ‘the 11s’) are depressors of the inner part of your eyebrows. If you frown and look in the mirror, you will see how the inner brows move inward and down.

The lateral portion of the eyebrows is held downward by a muscle called Orbicularis Oculi. This circular muscle goes around the eye and gives us crow’s feet when we smile. Relaxing specific parts of this muscle, which pulls down the arch and outer corner of the brow, lets the arch float upwards. In other words, when we perform Botox brow lift injections, we inject Botox in muscles which pull the eyebrows down, and this, in turn, allows the upward-pulling forces to do their job unopposed.

The potential problem

As discussed above, Botox® weakens brow depressors, allowing brow lifters to do their job without having to work against those depressors. What if you do not have a strong lifter muscle (called the frontalis)? What if your muscles are not very powerful and cannot pull your eyebrows up much, even when unopposed?

Or what if the height of your eyebrows is so low and your brows so flat that your lifter muscles (frontalis) cannot work hard enough to get them up where you want them?

This is why not everyone is a suitable candidate for this treatment, and we advise you to have a face-to-face consultation with our cosmetic doctor before the treatment. The success rate of this treatment is, by no means, 100%, and our cosmetic doctor will advise you if you will likely see the desired results. Adding more Botox will not fix either of the above problems. And this is when a surgical brow lift might be a more suitable option for you.

Why is Botox brow lift so popular?

Botox brow lifts are one of our most popular treatments. Currently, the popular shape of the brows is arched and lifted. This gives our patients a more rested and rejuvenated appearance. It also helps improve the appearance of hooded upper eyelids.

Am I a suitable candidate for a Botox brow lift?

Not everyone is a suitable candidate for Botox brow lift injections in Glasgow. You will need a face-to-face consultation with our cosmetic doctor. During the consultation, he will examine the height and contour of your eyebrows and the amount of excess skin on your forehead and upper eyelids. The success rate of this treatment is, by no means, 100%. This is because we rely on the selective and strategic relaxation of specific muscles and compensatory mechanisms of other opposing muscles for the brows to be lifted. As crucial as Botox’s placement is, we rely on your facial muscles to respond to the treatment.

Botox brow lifts are an art, and you need to seek an expert. If the Botox is injected incorrectly, it can drop or flatten the brow arch and lead to a droopy eyelid.

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