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How is botox brow lift or chemical brow lift?

How is botox brow lift or chemical brow lift?

Botox: If injected properly, botox can be used to create a subtle and temporary browlift. Results last 3-4 months. Anecdotally, about 80-85% of patients who have a botox browlift are satisfied. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more


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Can you tell me about botox brow lift or chemical brow lift?

Can you tell me about botox brow lift or chemical brow lift?

Botox: If injected properly, botox can be used to create a subtle and temporary browlift. Results last 3-4 months. Anecdotally, about 80-85% of patients who have a botox browlift are satisfied. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a brow lift and having botox injections?

What is the difference between a brow lift and having botox injections?

Some over lap: Botox will soften lines and wrinkles and calm down overactive muscles. A brow lift repositions the low lying brows, smoothes the forehead wrinkles and calms the muscle bulge between the brows. Botox temporizes the problem with a brow lift the results are longer lasting. ...Read more

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Since my eyes are very hooded otherwise. How is botox brow lift (a.K.A. Chemical browlift) and how are the results?

Since my eyes are very hooded otherwise. How is botox brow lift (a.K.A. Chemical browlift) and how are the results?

Upper Blepharoplasty: Botox in the Crows foot area can minimally lift the lateral brow. Hooded lids usually require an upper blepharoplasty (eye lid lift) for best results. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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My eyes are very hooded. How effective is a botox brow lift (a.K.A. Chemical browlift)?

My eyes are very hooded. How effective is a botox brow lift (a.K.A. Chemical browlift)?

Not effective: A botox brow lift is used to target the lateral aspect of the brow. This will have minimal effect on excess hooding which could be a combination of excess eyelid skin (dermatochalasis) and a low brow. If this is the case, then frequently people compensate unknowingly by keeping the brow elevated. In this scenario a brow lift is needed initially plus or minus a blepharoplasty afterwards. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a brow lift and having botox injections? I'm considering having a brow lift to tighten up the wrinkles across my forehead, but my friend said all I need is some botox injections. How different are the results from using boto

What is the difference between a brow lift and having botox injections? I'm considering having a brow lift to tighten up the wrinkles across my forehead, but my friend said all I need is some botox injections. How different are the results from using boto

Botox: Botox and Dysport are both excellent ways to reduce wrinkles... The question is how much has your brow dropped... The answer is in your eyes and eyelids... Are they droopy from your eyebrows sitting on your eyelids? ... If so then you may be a candidate for a browlift where as Botox can actually make this condtion worse.... See a facial plastic surgeon and get an opinion based on your appearance... Considering the cost of long term Botox and surgery... The consult would be worth it!

hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about endoscopic brow lift?

Can you tell me about endoscopic brow lift?

Endo browlift: Great procedure to raise the eyebrows and clip the frown muscles between the eyebrows. It is performed through several small incisions placed back in the hairline. Special telescopes are inserted through the incisions, freeing the brows and sliding the forehead to its new position. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an endoscopic brow lift. Who was either happy or unhappy with the results.?

Brow lift: An endoscopic brow lift is a nice procedure to elevate your eyebrow position and improve your peri ocular area. You should seek a consultation with a board certified surgeon with expertise in this procedure to see if you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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What is involved in a brow lift? What kind of procedure is required for a brow lift? Is there scarring?

What is involved in a brow lift? What kind of procedure is required for a brow lift? Is there scarring?

Brow lift: There are several types of brow lifts. The most common are a coronal brow lift and endoscopic brow lift. The coronal is utilized for more severe brow droop, while the endoscopic is more commonly performed in mild/moderate brow ptosis. Coronal leaves a scar in hair extending from ear to ear, the endoscopic leaves 3-5 small 2 cm incisions in scalp. ...Read more

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What side effects can I expect from a brow lift? What are the most common side effects involved with a brow lift procedure?

What side effects can I expect from a brow lift? What are the most common side effects involved with a brow lift procedure?

Depends: An endoscopic brow lift has few side effects. Incisional irritation, scarring and alopecia and asymmetry would be occasionally seen. Coronal brow lifts leave some degree if numbness. Today Botox is so successful at lifting the brow that brow lift surgery is not necessary in many cases and the results are seen quickly. ...Read more

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Will I have a lot of pain after a brow lift? Will I need strong pain medication to control the pain from a brow lift? I don't like taking pills..

Will I have a lot of pain after a brow lift? Will I need strong pain medication to control the pain from a brow lift? I don't like taking pills..

Hi,: Hi,

I use a mild narcotic pain medication generally and this satisfies most patients needs. Most patients experience a band like headache and it is relieved by head elevation and cool moist cloths placed over the forehead and eyes.... Very rarely a patient will need more attention and I usually adjust on a case by case basis.

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How noticeable are the scars from a brow lift? As much as i'd like to have a brow lift, I don't want it to be obvious from the scars..

How noticeable are the scars from a brow lift? As much as i'd like to have a brow lift, I don't want it to be obvious from the scars..

Find a good surgeon!: Hello! Scars from a browlift should be difficult/impossible to find with any approach but depend on your tendency to scar and the skill of the surgeon. Make sure you look at before/after photos and ask about hair loss, wide scars and need for patients to undergo scar revision. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I had a brow lift and tylenol/advil are not helping?

What to do if I had a brow lift and tylenol/advil are not helping?

See doc: I would normally give some narcotic pain medication after this operation. I would see your doc and let him/her examine you to make sure u are not having any complications and to possibly be given a prescription for stronger medication. ...Read more

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What is the minimum age for a brow lift?

When you: Need it!
rare before 18...And only for congenital brow ptosis at that age. ...Read more

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Is a brow lift ever covered by insurance? I can't afford a brow lift right now. Are there any circumstances where it would be covered by insurance? .

Is a brow lift ever covered by insurance? I can't afford a brow lift right now. Are there any circumstances where it would be covered by insurance? .

Commonly: Commonly for a brow lift to be covered by insurance there needs to be a documented visual field deficit. This would be performed by an ophthalmologist.

Be healthy and be well,

james m. Ridgway, md. ...Read more

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Has anyone had an endoscopic brow lift with high hairline and been happy with the results?

Has anyone had an endoscopic brow lift with high hairline and been happy with the results?

Small hairline shift: Endoscopic brow lift minimally shifts the hairline. If you want the hairline lowered with a brow lift it is possible with a pretrichial lift with an incision at the hairline. It leaves a longer scar than with an endoscopic lift and has a higher risk of long term scalp numbness. ...Read more

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Can a brow lift help with migraines? It sounds weird, but I've read that sometimes a brow lift can reduce migraines. Is that true? How does it work? .

Can a brow lift help with migraines? It sounds weird, but I've read that sometimes a brow lift can reduce migraines. Is that true? How does it work? .

IT: It is not the forehead lift itself that relieves the migraines as it is believed that release of the corrugator muscles as well as transection of some minor nerves (zygomatico-temporal) that may produce some of the relief that is observed with these procedures. ...Read more

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Does a brow lift ever cause permanent numbness? I understand temporary numbness is a possible side effect from a brow lift. Is the numbness ever permanent? .

Does a brow lift ever cause permanent numbness? I understand temporary numbness is a possible side effect from a brow lift. Is the numbness ever permanent? .

To: To create permanent numbness one would have to injure either the supratrochlear (medially-located) or supraorbital (more laterally-located) nerves by inadvertant transection or cautery injury. This would be an error in technique application and should be extremely rare in experienced hands. ...Read more

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Are there serious risks associated with brow lift surgery? I'm worried there could be bad side effects that could leave me looking worse after my brow lift than before..

Are there serious risks associated with brow lift surgery? I'm worried there could be bad side effects that could leave me looking worse after my brow lift than before..

There: There are multiple risks with any surgery involving anesthesia, but for the brow lift surgery itself there are the risks of infection, bleeding, nerve injury (sensory and/or motion), asymmetry, scar formation, need for additional procedures, CSF leak (depending on technique used) as well as poor aesthetic outcome. Simply stated, it is important to have a complete review of your goals, how those goals will be achieved and the expertise of your surgeon.

Be healthy and be well,

james m. Ridgway, md. ...Read more

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Can a brow lift permanently damage nerves so I wouldn't be able to lift my brows? I'd like to have a brow lift, but not if I'm going to risk losing to ability to have normal facial expressions..

Can a brow lift permanently damage nerves so I wouldn't be able to lift my brows? I'd like to have a brow lift, but not if I'm going to risk losing to ability to have normal facial expressions..

The: The nerve that supplies the muscles thet elevate the eyebrows is a branch of a very important nerve called the facial nerve. The branches to the eyebrows travel from the area of the ear up toward the forehead. They can be injured during facelift or browlift surgery. Both are rare occurrences. If it occurs, the vast majority results in temporary weakness, and very rarely it can be permanent.

On the other hand, many brow lift techniques intentionally lessen the muscle effect of the frown muscles which minimizes the "11" lines and therefore certain less desirable facial expressions can be affected positively. ...Read more

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What determines how much a brow lift will cost? I've seen where the cost of a lot of cosmetic surgeries depend on how much work you need done. Is that also true for a brow lift? It seems like a much more straightforward surgery than others, but I still se

What determines how much a brow lift will cost? I've seen where the cost of a lot of cosmetic surgeries depend on how much work you need done. Is that also true for a brow lift? It seems like a much more straightforward surgery than others, but I still se

Cost is MD dependent: Not all brow lifts are the same. Your surgeon will discuss the procedure that is optimal for you. My preference is what I call the"bell" technique. Brow elevation, lid lift.
First, find out the type of lift. The fee will then be determined by the surgeon's experience, the time it takes for the procedure and what area of the country it is performed. ...Read more

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Will a brow lift make eyes bigger?

Will a brow lift make eyes bigger?

Yes: If you have tissue hanging over the upper lids and brow than a Browlift should open up your eyes so that they look bigger. See a facial plastic surgeon for a consult! ...Read more

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Is brow lift an uneven facial muscles solution?

Is brow lift an uneven facial muscles solution?

Perhaps: It is common for one brow to sit lower than the other. This will be much worse if someone has weakness of the facial muscles as in bell's palsy. Certain brow lift operations might be able to improve the symmetry of the brows. Have a consult with a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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If high forehead can females have brow lift?

If high forehead can females have brow lift?

Perhaps surgery: If you mean a high hairline then there are facial plastic surgery procedures which can lower the hairline some. See an experience surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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What kind of anesthetic will I get for my brow lift? General anesthesia scares me, but I'm also not sure I want to be awake during a brow lift. What are my options? .

What kind of anesthetic will I get for my brow lift? General anesthesia scares me, but I'm also not sure I want to be awake during a brow lift. What are my options? .

Talk to MD: This procedure is usually done under sedation with the use of local anesthesia. Talk to your surgeon and anesthesiologist and see what they need and expect for the surgery. Together you can come up with a plan that works for all of you. ...Read more

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What are the effects of brow lift? If I get a brow lift, will I still be able to raise and move my eyebrows about as much as I can now? How long is the recovery for a brow lift for me to get movement back?

What are the effects of brow lift? If I get a brow lift, will I still be able to raise and move my eyebrows about as much as I can now? How long is the recovery for a brow lift for me to get movement back?

Brow lift: A brow lift raises the resting position of the eyebrow but does not prevent its movement. The recovery for a brow lift or pexy is a few weeks but movement is present immediately after the surgery. ...Read more

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What are the different ways to have a brow lift? I've heard that a number of procedures are called "brow lift", like traditional, hairline, or endoscopic. What are they, and what's the difference between them?

What are the different ways to have a brow lift? I've heard that a number of procedures are called "brow lift", like traditional, hairline, or endoscopic. What are they, and what's the difference between them?

When: When the eyebrows hang low over the eyes (the ridge you can feel on the top of your eye socket) and this is felt to be disturbing, then an eyebrow can be performed either on its own as part of other procedures. The traditional browlift is performed through an incision across the scalp (inbetween the hair to maintain invisibility) from temple to temple. In the presence of ahigh brow, the incision may be nearer the hair margin to prevent the surgery causing an even higher brow to result. This may produce a partially visible scar. A hairline incision is a similar procedure which is done along the hairline where the scar may have more visibility but is not dependent on how high your hairline is, these procedures are normally performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. An endoscopic procedure involves 3 to 5 small incisions (about a centimeter in length) in the hair bearing region of the head. Skin of the forehead and head are raised with the aid of special instrmentation, a lght source, and video camera and brought into a new more favorable psition. This procedure can be done either under local, intravenous or general anesthesia. Newer techniques which are also effective involve combining the brow lift with correction of the upper eyelid when its skin hangs over the lid. The same incision for correction the eyelid is employed to correct the brow by using a special biodegradable device that holds the brow in place by tacking it to the forehead bone. This is also a procedure that can be performed under local anesthetic. ...Read more

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What are the different ways to have a brow lift? I've heard that a number of procedures are called "brow lift", like traditional, hairline, or endoscopic. What are they, and what's the difference between them? .

What are the different ways to have a brow lift? I've heard that a number of procedures are called "brow lift", like traditional, hairline, or endoscopic. What are they, and what's the difference between them? .

There: There are a number of different approaches to having a brow lift. The most straight forward is removing an ellipse of skin from the forehead itself. This obviously leaves a scar in the area so is best reserved for those with prominent forehead creases.

A endoscopic browlift uses several access incisions in the hairline to allow for elevation and advancement of the forehead tissue. A traditional coronal lift uses one long incision in the hairline that travels from one temple area to the other. Excess skin is removed and the brow advanced upward. As you can see this leaves a larger scar. A similar approach is to place the incision at the edge of the hairline itself. Your surgeon can bevel the incision so that hair grows through the scar which helps to hide it. ...Read more

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What are the non-surgical alternatives to a brow lift operation? I feel like I need a brow lift because people always say I look annoyed due to my low brow. Before I consider an investment in surgery, what are the non-surgical alternatives?

Botox: Botox can subtly raise the brow if administered correctly. However, except in the most mild cases, it does not achieve the same results as a true browlift. There are a number of modifies browlift procedures, which are chosen based on your anatomy, and can impart a more youthful, relaxed appearance. ...Read more