Many patients would love to experience the results of a surgical eyebrow lift, but are reluctant to undergo surgery. For those patients, and patients who simply want a subtle result, a Botox eyebrow lift may be just the thing. A noninvasive brow lift performed by the experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego gives patients a rejuvenated, youthful appearance without the trauma or recovery time of surgery.

What is a Botox Eyebrow Lift?

Eyebrow Lift Before AfterBotox, an injectable neuromodulator that temporarily stops muscles from contracting, can be injected into very specific locations on the face to achieve the desired result. For instance, when it is injected into frown lines, the underlying muscle no longer contracts, causing the lines to relax and smooth out. So when a patient seeks Botox for an eyebrow lift, the expert injector at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology injects the neuromodulator into carefully determined locations to achieve a lifting effect and slightly raise the eyebrows.

To understand how a noninvasive onabotulinum toxin A eyebrow lift works, it’s important to know that there are muscles around the eyes and brows performing opposing functions—some pull up while others pull down. The muscles that pull down on the brow are the ones that the doctor will target with the injection. When the neuromodulator is injected and stops the contraction of the muscles pulling down, the muscles pulling up take over and give the face a subtle lift.

The results of a noninvasive brow lift are subtler than the results of a surgical one and are very natural looking. The results are temporary, as with all neuromodulator procedures, but the Botox can be injected again when the results wear off in 4-6 months.

Dr. Goldman Performs a Brow Lift with Botox

Liquid Facelift

A noninvasive eyebrow procedure can be combined with other injectable treatments in what is known as a “liquid facelift.” The liquid facelift involves the use of neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport in conjunction with facial fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane to achieve a nonsurgical facelift result. For example, a patient wanting to brighten up the eye area may want to have a neuromodulator brow lift as well as Juvederm injections to fill in under eye hollows. This combination will result in a more youthful-looking, vibrant eye and brow area, which can take years off the patient’s overall appearance. Discuss the possibility of a liquid facelift with the doctor during your consultation.

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Watch Dr. Butterwick Perform a Botox Brow Lift

Frequently Asked Questions for Botox Treatments

If you have questions about an onabotulinum toxin A eyebrow procedure, take a look at the answers to some frequently asked questions below or contact our office today.

Q: How much will a Botox eyebrow lift raise the brow?

A: These brow lifts typically result in a raise of just a few millimeters. Though subtle, a few millimeters is often all that is needed to get rid of a droopy looking brow and brighten up the eyes.

Q: How long will the results last?

A: Results commonly last 4-6 months. The length of time the results last depends on a combination of factors—the amount of neuromodulator used and how the individual patient’s body metabolizes the medication injected. Once the lifting effect has worn off, though, the process can be repeated.

Q: What is the downtime like?

A: There is no downtime! Patients can return to work and other daily activities immediately following the procedure. Some redness and/or inflammation may be present, but will diminish within just a few days.

Q: How much does a nonsurgical brow lift cost?

A: Because each injectable treatment is tailored specifically to the individual patient, cost cannot be determined until a treatment plan is made. During your consultation, the doctor will discuss your desired outcome and treatment areas with you and the cost can then be determined.

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A: Botox injections are typically painless. If you are concerned about feeling the injection, however, let the doctor know ahead of time and he/she can apply a topical anesthetic to the injection area prior to the procedure.


Q: Is it normal to have some swelling after a Botox brow lift?

A: Some temporary swelling is normal, but it should only last for a few days after treatment. If it does not subside within a few days, follow up with your physician.

Schedule Your Botox Brow Lift Today!

Contact the San Diego Botox eyebrow lift experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology at (858) 365-3620 today to schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist. If you long for a subtle lift to your eyebrow area to restore a youthful appearance to your entire face, a nonsurgical brow lift may be just the treatment for you. Call us today for more information and to schedule your first appointment.

To learn more about Botox for an eyebrow lift, contact our San Diego office.

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