One eyebrow is noticeably higher than the other? Is there a no surgical fix?

Hi everyone, one of my eyebrows is much higher than the other. The lower eye is also much more hooded (which is most obvious to me when I try to do my makeup). Is there an easy non surgical fix to this? Thank you!

Doctor Answers 4

Brow height difference - what can be done?

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Good question.  You have a young and energetic face. I see no wrinkles in your forehead to speak of.  I do see the brow height asymmetry that you mention, but, it certainly does not jump out at me; and if I were to see you out in public, I probably would not notice the difference in your brows, because in the totality of your facial appearance, it is very subtle.  You have a pretty face. But, you notice it. To adjust the brow discrepancy,  a tiny amount of Botox/Dysport would be placed in the lateral (outer) orbicularis oculi muscle (in the crow's feet area and above) on the right side, to allow that lower eyebrow to drift upward.  If that alone is not sufficient after a week, a tiny amount of the Botox/Dysport could be placed into the lateral (outer) portion of the frontalis muscle on the side where the eyebrow is higher to allow that brow to subtly drift downward.


Dover Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Non-surgical treatment for brow asymmetries

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Your eyebrow on the right side in the photograph is slightly higher than the right. I observe this quite frequently. Dysport or Botox treatments can be utilized to improve this imbalance. 

Frank P. Fechner, MD
Worcester Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Brow Lift

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Thank you for your question. Botox can address the slight asymmetry in your eyebrows. Keep in mind that nobody has a perfectly symmetrical face and even with surgery, a perfectly symmetrical face cannot be achieved. I suggest that you move forward and consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon to discuss your candidacy for the options.

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Obtaining symmetry for the brows

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Botox may be able to improve your brow symmetry somewhat.  In my hands the best solution is to reposition the brows surgically with an endoscopic lift, especially since you are noticing some eyelid hooding on the right.

Mark Beaty, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
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