Why is Botox used for eyebrow lifts?

Tags: woman age 45-54 forehead eyebrows lift muscle

I know Botox injections are used by doctors to relax muscles in the forehead. Wouldn't this be the exact opposite effect I'd want with an eyebrow lift?


F, 51, New Jersey

While it may sound counterintuitive to use Botox in combination with an eye lift, it actually makes sense because Botox will relax the muscles and make it easier for the surgeon to change the positioning of your eyebrow. A combination of both Botox and Juvederm can help you achieve a "botox brow lift" you'll be happy with. Of course this depends on the severity of your situation and whether you have sagging skin anywhere. The Botox will be major in helping the muscles to stay put and relax while the Juvederm can be used to move your brow into the proper place. While Juvederm is one option for moving your eyebrow, your surgeon can best assess which approach would be most appropriate for your situation. You can even ask the plastic surgeon exactly why Botox is used for eyebrow lifts--it's a fair question and your surgeon's there to help answer your questions.