Can a botox brow lift separate eyebrows that are too close together? (photos)

My eyebrows are low and positioned too close together. Is a botox brow-lift possible to make them higher and spread them out farther apart, so my eyebrows aren't too close together?

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Botox to separate the brows

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Thank you for your question. Shaping the brows is one my favorite parts of using Botox. It requires a very detailed understanding of the underlying anatomy as well as assessing each individual while they are animating their brows. By carefully placing Botox in the muscles that depress the brow, you can cause the brow to rest and relax in a lifted position. There are limits to how much you can lift, and for some surgery is better option. Incorrect assessment or placement can also lead to the reverse effect, so overall technique is critical. You can also shape the brow different. For example, you can raise the tail of the brow vs creating a raised arched brow vs creating a raised horizontal brow. It depends on the individual's desired brow aesthetic goals. I would consider this a very advanced technique so I would query your injector on their experience in this area.
As far as how many units may be needed, this also depends on which part of the brow you want to correct. For the inner brows, you may consider ~20 units (same as the frown line treatment). Depending on where you place the Botox, you can also effect a widening of the inner brows.  For the middle or outer brow, I generally use up to 5 units on each side.

Can Botox brow lift separate eyebrows that are too close together?

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The area that is treated with Botox to raise the brows would not have any effect on how close the brows are to each other.  It may be possible to treat the area in between the eyebrows to get some relaxation there which may help to separate the eyebrows a bit.  

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
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In some circumstances treating the glabella area can smooth the area between the brows allowing the eyebrows to appear further a

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Thank you for your question.

In some circumstances treating the glabella area can smooth the area between the brows allowing the eyebrows to appear further apart. You can achieve a modest lift with Botox. Consult an expert injector to discuss your options for treatment.


Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Your brows are close together because they are positioned low medially. Yes Botox can help

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Injection the glabella with Botox and the depressor supercilii will raise the inner brows and separate them.  Make sure that the frontalis muscle is not injected too much or you will negate the positive effects of the first injection.  Sometimes, medial brow injection with a dermal filler can help this condition too.  Steve Weiner, MD, Facial Plastic Surgeon. 

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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As a result of injecting the frown lines between your brows, you may notice some spreading of the area.  Threading or other methods of hair removal are also great options.

Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Botox brow lift

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It is possible to lift and spread the inner eyebrows by injecting your frown lines with Botox.  Please consult an experienced cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can assess your muscle movement and plan treatment for you.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist

Can Botox Lift and Separate Brows

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Thank you for your question. It is possible to acheve some relaxation between the brows and cause the apperence of lifting with Botox injections. You can not predict how much if any separation you will get with this treatment. Make sure you go to and experienced injector.

Best Wishes,

Pablo Prichard

Pablo Prichard, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
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Botox Browlift

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Because everyone's facial muscle orientation, thickness and facial features are different, it would be hard to predict. I have had a few patients complain that Botoxing the glabella area (including the corrugator muscles) made their eyebrows too far apart. This effect is also noted when the corrugator muscles are released and partially resected in an overdone endoscopic browlift. I therefore recommend you find an experienced surgeon injector to treat this area with 15 to 20 units of Botox to get maximal relaxation in this area. The effect will be temporary and if the desired spreading of your eyebrows is achieved, reinjection every 3 to 4 months will maintain that appearance. If not, a medial endoscopic browlift as described herein would definitely spread your eyebrows apart in the middle.

Edmund Fisher, MD
Bakersfield Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Separate those brows...

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Without a doubt you will get what you want. The muscles in your "glabella" or the area between your eye browns work by pulling your browns down and in. When we inject botox, the opposite happens, your brows move out and up. In many people, this can result in some separation of the eye brows. Alot of this depends on the elasticity and pliability of your skin but nevertheless, you often will see these positive changes. 

James Bonaparte, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Ottawa Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Can Botox

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That is a very good question. In fact, you may be surprised to hear that you, yourself, have the answer. 

Take a look in the mirror and frown: you will note that the eyebrows become depressed and closer together. Then relax your facial muscles and you'll see your eyebrows lift and separate. When you receive Botox for your frown lines, which will weaken the frown muscles, you will not only lift the eyebrows but separate the eyebrow.

Just a word of caution: Be sure to get just the right amount of Botox treatment (not too much), so that you have fewer and softer lines. You want to look refreshed and great, not overdone. It can be your little secret and no one has to know that you have Botox. 

Good luck,

Dr. Yeo

Choon Kia Yeo, MD
Honolulu General Surgeon
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