Do you hate the stubborn wrinkles and sagging eyebrows that you see when you look in the mirror? If you feel like you’ve tried everything under the sun with little to no reward, a Botox brow lift may be the perfect solution.
Botox brow lifts are commonly used to treat and prevent wrinkles that are caused by facial movements. They can help you achieve a rejuvenated, youthful appearance, smoothing out deep wrinkles without surgery and its unwelcome potential side effects. Sound like a perfect fit? In this article, we’ll share everything you need to know about getting a Botox brow lift in Northern Virginia—from costs and benefits to impressive results you’ll love.
Understanding the Botox Brow Lift
Botox brow lifts work by disrupting nerve signals in facial muscles that have significant muscle weakening and an inability to contract—something that happens over time as we age. The most commonly treated areas are the forehead, glabella (the area between the eyebrows), and crow’s feet.
During the treatment, a small amount of Botox is injected precisely into the muscles of the outer brow, which are responsible for pulling eyebrows down and causing wrinkles. Because Botox works by preventing the treated muscles from contracting, the muscles that lift the brow will no longer have any opposition from the muscles that are pulling it down. This results in a subtle, attractive elevation of the brows.
The treatment only takes a few minutes and causes very minimal discomfort that’s comparable to a quick pinprick. Immediately following treatment, you’ll be given an ice pack to relieve any residual discomfort. On average, patients typically see results in 3-7 days.
Building a Treatment Plan
The results of a Botox brow lift typically last from 3-4 months and require multiple treatments to maintain results. That’s why it’s important to plan out how many treatments you’ll get, where you’ll receive injections, and how far apart treatments are.
An experienced, well-trained injector will be able to recommend the frequency of your treatments based on your unique goals and circumstances. Choosing your injector is a critical part of building your treatment plan because you’ll want to select a provider with sufficient training and understanding of facial anatomy. You should also look for an injector with experience injecting Botox in more delicate areas, such as around the brows.
When you’re building out a treatment plan, it goes without saying that cost is going to be a factor. Though the cost of Botox is priced per unit and is entirely dependent on the number of units that are injected, the cost typically ranges from $12-$15 per unit. In most cases, between a minimum of 20 units are required to lift the brows.
Managing Your Aftercare
Of course, taking care of yourself after the procedure is an important part of achieving and maintaining results you’ll love. An experienced injector will provide you with information on the proper ways to manage your Botox brow lift aftercare.
There’s no real downtime, with the exception of mild bruising or tenderness in the treated area. You should avoid rubbing the area or lying down for 3-4 hours following the procedure because this can cause your medication to shift and impact the results. You should also avoid working out or any vigorous activity for the following three to four hours, to maximize your results.
Are you thinking about getting a Botox brow lift? Many people enjoy a rejuvenated, youthful appearance after this treatment. Learn more about Botox brow lifts by contacting our office today.