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Botox Brow Lift

How Relaxants Can Be Effectively Used to Enhance the Position of the Eyebrow and Erase Wrinkles





John Q. Cook, M.D.

Chicago 312-751-2112
Winnetka 847-446-7562

Giving Brows a Lift

A beautifully shaped brow is an important part of a refreshed, youthful and attractive face. The ideal feminine eyebrow has a gentle curve, with the tail end of the brow slightly elevated. The position of the brow changes as the competing muscle groups of the upper face are activated.

At the Whole Beauty® Institute, Botox and other injectable muscle relaxants, such as Dysport and Xeomin, are effectively used to enhance the position of the eyebrow and erase wrinkles.

Muscles that Pull the Brow Down

There are two main groups of muscles in the upper face. Depressor muscles are those that pull the forehead in a downward motion. These muscles are located in the lower part of the forehead, around the eyes and between the brows.

The corrugators and the procerus muscles, commonly called the frowning muscles, are depressor muscles positioned between the eyebrows. These muscles contract to bring the eyebrows inward and down. Deep furrows or frown lines between the eyebrows are the telltale sign of very strong corrugator muscles.

A second group of muscles that serve to pull the brow downward are the muscles that allow you to squint and blink. These muscles, called orbicularis oculi, encircle the eye.

Muscles that Lift the Brow

Levator muscles are those that lift the brow and forehead upward. These muscles are located in the mid-to-upper part of the forehead. A sheet of muscle known as the frontalis is the major lifting muscle of the forehead.

Balancing the Brow with Botox

A Botox Brow Lift works by weakening the brow depressors and maximizing the work of the levator muscles, resulting in a subtle lift of the brow.

Muscle relaxants such as Botox can be used to weaken the corrugators and the procerus muscles, allowing the central part of the forehead to open up and the inner brow to lift as the frown lines, or furrows, disappear.

Carefully placed muscle relaxant in the orbicularis oculi muscle, beyond the outer corners of the eye, can achieve two advantages. First, the crow’s feet wrinkles just outside the outer eye are diminished. Second, since there is less downward pull on the outer brow, the frontalis muscles are better able to lift the outer brow upward.

Treating eyebrow position with Botox is a balancing act that requires an in-depth knowledge of facial muscle anatomy.

Just as facial surgery can be overdone and produce unnatural looking results, facial muscle relaxants in the wrong hands can result in a frozen or surprised appearance of the upper face. For this reason, it’s important to place your face in the hands of an experienced injector who will take a conservative approach.

Is a Botox Brow Lift Right for You?

Injectors at Whole Beauty® Institute combine the highest level of experience and knowledge with a commitment to safe, natural and beautiful results. The results typically begin to wear off after three to six months, at which point patients often return for another series of injections to maintain the benefit of a lifted brow position.

Contact us at 312-751-2112 to schedule a consultation and find out if this treatment is right for your desired goals.