Another procedure that is increasingly popular due to the ease, relative low cost and little to no downtime, is the non-surgical brow lift. The cosmetic procedure can lift a drooping brows by strategically injecting an anti-wrinkle product and / or a dermal filler product in the region to achieve the desired result.
As we age, our skin starts to lose its elasticity and this can cause the skin to sag around the brow area, leaving the brow to drop from its more youthful position. This can also result in lax skin, producing lines and wrinkles. A drooping brow can also result in an older and more tired appearance, while raising your eyebrow height only a few millimetres, can create a more open eyed, fresh look. This treatment is ideal as an alternative to the more invasive brow-lift surgery.
There are two opposing muscle groups that determine the position of the eyebrows. One group of muscles pull the eyebrows down, while the other group is responsible for uplifting the brow. Anti-wrinkle injections are targeted to these two muscle groups for the desired effect.
At the same time, the non-surgical brow lift treatment usually involves using dermal fillers that is used to restore the loss of volume in the skin. At the same time, by adding volume to the brow area, a pleasing ‘lift’ effect can be also be achieved.
Like any procedure that involves injectables it is important to choose a talented practitioner – one that not only has the relevant qualifications and experience, but ideally also has a keen eye and an understanding of facial anatomy.
Q. How long does the non-surgical brow lift treatment last?
A. The results of anti-wrinkle injections last anywhere between 3-6 months, while the filler injections can last a year or longer. Discuss your expectations of when you would require any top-ups with your injector if you wish to continue to enjoy the results of this procedure.
Q. How long does it take to heal from a non-surgical brow lift treatment?
A. This is virtually a zero-downtime treatment, though in rare circumstances, you may have mild bruising.
Q. Does having a non-surgical brow lift treatment hurt?
A. There is minimal discomfort from this treatment, though for those who are sensitive, local anaesthetic cream can be applied before the treatment.
Q. Is the non-surgical brow lift treatment procedure safe?
A. The non-surgical brow lift treatment procedure carries minimal risk, but as with any injectable non-surgical treatment, ensure your practitioner is suitably qualified and experienced.
As with most injectable cosmetic procedures, the cost will vary depending the amount of product used and the cost per unit your practitioner charges. This procedure is usually a combination of techniques and products, so ideally you would discuss the price in advance of treatment with your practitioner.