After Botox Lines Around the Lateral End of the Eyebrows Appear or Become More Apparent, How Can This Be Corrected?

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Botox of crow's feet

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Botox works great to improve the crow's feet lines. But with animation, it can be that other muscles that you are using to create the smile are over compensating.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Lateral brow lines after Botox - an easy fix

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A little extra Botox over the outside part of the eyebrows can help relax the lines in that area.  Often only 1-3 units are necessary to fix this.

Botox injected into the glabella (the area between the eyebrows) can relax vertical lines in that area, but occasionally treating that area can increase lines in the outer part of the brow.  This area is often avoided to prevent lowering the outer part of the eyebrow.

Jason Lichtenberger, MD
Bellingham Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and brow

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Having injections of Botox above the lateral brow area should help. Be sure and visit a well-trained and experienced injector to assess and address the area appropriately!

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 231 reviews

Botox fixes lines above the eyebrows

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Lines above the lateral eyebrows after Botox can be for two reasons.  Sometimes when the glabella (between the eyebrows) is injected and nowhere else, they body compensates and raises the lateral eyebrows, this often looks good,but if its too much it becomes like a "spock" eyebrow.  The second reason is because the injector treated the whole forehead but didn't put any Botox above the lateral eyebrow, usually because they are afraid of an eyelid droop.  No matter the cause, the solution is the same-more Botox in that area should calm it down, but make sure your injector is very experienced. 

Rebecca Baxt, MD
Paramus Dermatologic Surgeon
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New lines around the eyebrows after botox and treatment with Belotero

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There are some patients who develop a horizontal line above the eyebrow after the forehead is treated. The area immediately above the eyebrow is not treated in order to avoid drooping the eyebrow and along with it, the upper eyelid.  If the lines were an inch above the eyebrow, or more, then they could be relaxed with a unit of Botox but when they are much lower, just a 1/4 inch or so above the eyebrow, I have found, using Belotero extremely superficially, as an off-label use, improvement with this filler for these lines. There are risks when any filler is injected around the eye so discuss it with your doctor.


Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

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