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

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Dr. Keimun Slaughter
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Keimun Slaughter
Dr. Keimun Slaughter
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Dr. Brian Maloney
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: BOTOX can Lift

BOTOX placed at the crowsfeet and in the frown lines betwen the eyebrows can lift the eyebrows.
The amount of lift will vary from person to person.

In brief: BOTOX can Lift

BOTOX placed at the crowsfeet and in the frown lines betwen the eyebrows can lift the eyebrows.
The amount of lift will vary from person to person.
Dr. Brian Maloney
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2 comments
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Actually, you want to put the botox injection just below the eyebrow. The areas listed would not cause brow elevation, but would reduce crow's feet or frown lines.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Doubtful BOTOX will be effective with hooded upper lids. Best option is surgical removal.
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Not the solution

If your upper eyelids are very hooded then Botox is not for you.
The relaxation of the frontalis muscles on the forehead will cause more pressure on your already burdened upper lids. The situation could get worse. If they are that bad a surgical eyelid lift ( blepharoplasty) is better for you.

In brief: Not the solution

If your upper eyelids are very hooded then Botox is not for you.
The relaxation of the frontalis muscles on the forehead will cause more pressure on your already burdened upper lids. The situation could get worse. If they are that bad a surgical eyelid lift ( blepharoplasty) is better for you.
Dr. Glenn Messina
Dr. Glenn Messina
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