The eyebrows are an important, expressive part of the face and help frame, balance, and enhance the eye and forehead area. The new non-surgical brow lift procedure will help you recapture that youthful appearance with a brow lift. However, aging, sagging, or just the natural placement and heaviness of the eyebrow can create an undesirable appearance, such as a grumpy or tired look, the eye area not opening as much as desired, or a bright and lifted, or a less than youthful presentation. If this happens to be the case for you, then it may be time to recapture that lifted, expressive and youthful appearance with a brow lift. And luckily, today, getting a brow lift is easier than ever with all the different procedure options available.
One of those, which has become increasingly sought after, is the non-surgical brow lift. Before, if you wanted a lifted brow appearance, your best option was an invasive surgical brow lift with required downtime. But thanks to today’s non-invasive cosmetic procedure advancements, patients desiring a more lifted and youthful brow appearance can do so without the need for invasive surgery.
In this blog, we’ll go over what a non-surgical brow lift is, the pros and cons, and why you should consider getting one.
What is a Non-Surgical Brow Lift?
A non-surgical brow lift refers to all the various brow lift procedure options that don’t require surgery. There are many different non-surgical options designed to lift and rejuvenate the brow area depending on what you’re looking for and what will best suit your needs. And not only do these procedures lift and reshape the brow, but they can also help reduce forehead wrinkles and horizontal lines and help improve a droopy or hooded eye appearance.
The most common and popular types of non-surgical brow lifts are the Botox brow lift and the PDO thread brow lift.
Botox Brow Lift
The most common non-surgical brow lift procedure is a Botox brow lift. A Botox brow lift uses botulinum toxin to lift the muscles causing the brow to be heavy or sag. For this particular procedure, the injector will administer the injections around the forehead, paralyzing the muscle and resulting in a raised brow arch and a more lifted and open appearance. In other words, a Botox brow lift gives you similar results as a surgical brow lift without invasive surgery, side effects, and longer recovery.
The procedure takes no longer than 30 minutes and is virtually painless. Your injector will apply a topical anesthetic before injecting the Botox to minimize any potential pain. The downtime is also very minimal with a Botox brow lift. You can go directly back to work and can continue all other activities 24 hours after your procedure.
PDO Thread Brow Lift
PDO, or polydioxanone threads, are dissolvable sutures that can be placed in any area of the face to provide a lifted and tightened look. For brows, this procedure is commonly used to give a lifted appearance to the brow arch, tail, or entire brow area. The PDO threads are inserted under the skin to reposition tissue and lift the brows, as well as create a firmer appearance to the skin in the areas inserted.
During a PDO thread brow lift, the practitioner will map out a custom plan based on the areas you want to enhance and lift. You’ll then be given a local anesthetic and then insert the PDO threads to begin the lifting process. The procedure lasts around 45 minutes with minimal downtime. You may be required to be careful with the treated area for a few days and avoid anything that would put pressure on that area.
Furthermore, a non-surgical brow lift is not permanent; however, it can provide you with results that last for a while. Depending on which procedure you choose and your individual case, you can see results that last anywhere from 3 to 18 months. You can also get touch-up sessions to help results last even longer.
Is a Non-Surgical Brow Lift Right for You?
If a lifted brow appearance is your goal, then one of these non-surgical brow lift options may be for you. Choosing a non-surgical brow lift ultimately depends on what your priorities are. If you want to avoid a few weeks of downtime and recovery, an invasive procedure, or don’t have advanced issues in the brow area, then going the non-surgical route is probably your best option.
The best way to start the process is by having a consultation with a licensed professional who can assess your concerns, discuss your desired outcome with you, and suggest the best brow lift procedure option for you to have optimal results. BLUSH Beverly Hills is the premier destination for injectables, including the Botox brow lift. Our talented team of medical professionals has decades of experience in a wide range of procedures, including Botox injections. You can schedule a consultation with us to determine the right brow lift procedure plan for you by contacting our team today.