As one ages, loss of collagen, the effects of gravity and the predominance of the brow depressors can cause the brow to droop, lowering the brow and causing an aged look.
In addition, the eyebrows tend to lose their arch, becoming more horizontal. A chemical brow lift with Botox can recreate a more arched, youthful brow, producing similar results to a traditional brow lift but without the surgery.
How Botox works to elevate a sagging brow: When we are younger, the brow elevators are more prominent and the face appears constantly elevated. As we age, the dynamics change and the depressors take over and combined with gravity, a gradual sagging of our brow takes place. If we can keep the dynamics between elevators and depressors neutral with strategically placed Botox injections every 4 to 6 months, then the sagging that occurs with ageing will be reduced. Multiple clinical studies have shown that after correctly placed Botox ® injections, a modest elevation occurs in the range of 1 to 3 mms which in the face can be a make a real observable difference. Once the Botox® "kicks" in 10 days later, the face takes on a relaxed and refreshed look and one's face appears to glow. This result is very dependent on the experience of the injector and Botox incorrectly placed can actually cause the brow to droop. At Skin Renewal, we perform chemical brow lifts with Botox daily.
At Skin Renewal, there are numerous non surgical options to treat a sagging brow which include the:
- Liquid Facelift,
- Laser facelift with skin tightening devices such as Titan, TriPollar and Velashape
- Combination treatments such as 3D Skin rejuvenation™
For patients that are apprehensive about the effects of Botox® there are new technologies such as Carboxytherapy which are available for lifting a sagging brow. Carboxytherapy improves the quantity of collagen in the treated area and remodeling of collagen down the line causes a brow lift. In addition skin tightening devices such as Titan heat the deep dermal collagen fibrils causing them to shrink, lifting the brow 1 to 3 cms over a period of time.
Skin Renewal Tip
Unfortunately a stunning "Hollywood" face and skin has not been handed out by nature - it has to be bought and this usually comes at an expensive price. No matter how great your skin is at 25, the inevitable age spots, pigmentation marks, red blemishes and sagging will slowly leave their marks on one's skin by the time one reaches 35. If these problems are not addressed with the latest cutting edge technologies, the downhill progression is inevitable. At Skin Renewal we have recognized this problem and have come up with a solution to make it more affordable for the average person. As best results are seen with a combination of the above treatments, different packages are prescribed by the medical professional and every client is provided with a fully customized, year long solution dependant on budget, expectations, time constraints and medical conditions.
With our signature non surgical, laser face lift treatment, 3 D Skin Rejuvenation ™ and by introducing the Liquid Facelift , the prospect of more defined cheek bones, a sleeker jaw line and an open brow are now possible for all our patients.