I'm young, 20, but my eyebrows really bother me. They are pretty much straight across. They have no arch. My question is, is there any way to get the arch? Brow lift? Botox? Eyelid surgery? What will help me? I look so much better when I raise my forehead.
Is There Any Way to Make my Eyebrows More Arched?
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Have two basic simple options. One is use of Botox as many of my collegues have mentioned below. The other is to do a temporal brow lift. The advantage of the latter is the fact that you can customize the shape of the brow as desired.
Hello and thanks for posting your question.
Individuals brows come in different shapes and contours. Attractive brow shapes also vary alot in the popular media. Often, directed Botox dosing can be used to slightly change the shape of the eyebrow. The treatments would have to be repeated every 3-6 months to have continued results. Given that Botox is not permanent, it would be a much better option for you at such a young age than anything surgical.
Toronto Brow Lift
It sounds like a Botox brow lift may be a good option for you to consider. Be sure to see a board certified PS in your area with experience with this technique.
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Arched Eyebrows and Botox
There are a couple of different ways to achieve a brow that is more arched, the least invasive one being Botox. Botox, if done by an experienced facial plastic surgeon, can elevate the brow to a more youthful, aware look. Botox although relatively inexpensive, has to be administered at an average of four months to maintain the desired effect. If someone wanted a more permanent and/or dramatic change in the shape of their eyebrows a brow lift would be more appropriate. An endoscopic brow lift is minimally invasive with less visible scars than a direct brow lift; however a direct brow lift has more lasting effect. It would be important to see a patient to really assess what would be the best option.
Botox for eyebrow shaping
A tiny bit of Botox, artfully administered, can indeed produce a pleasing change in the shape of the brows...
Be sure you understand that there IS technique to Botox injections... The perception that anyone can inject Botox is pushed by the manufacturer, but simply isn't true, especially when trying to achieve subtle improvements like this.
Using Botox to arch the brows
By injecting approximately 3-5 units of botox just below the outer edge of each eyebrow, you can create a "lift" of the lateral brow. This is because you are weakening the eye closing muscles below the brow. Those muscles pull the brow down to some extent. By weakening them with botox you allow the forehead muscles to work unopposed to raise the outer brows, thereby arching them.
This should be done carefully to avoid ptosis- or drooping of the eyelid.
The "ideal" eyebrow starts just at or slightly above the orbital rim, arches to its highest point at the lateral side of the iris then extends laterally in a flat or very slight upward angle.
If this isn't natural for you an endoscopic brow lift could be your answer. The other ideas you mentioned won't work. While a small amount of Botox or Dysport under the lateral brow can elevate it slightly it won't elevate the peak of the brow.
An upper eyelid blepharoplasty or lift doesn't actually lift anything except the lid margin slightly. If the brows are held in place it can actually pull the brow down.
Make eyebrows more arched
The eyebrows can be shaped and arched in a number of ways. One method that has been used since the beginning of time is aesthetic tweezing. BOTOX® is an
excellent modality for arching the eyebrows with the BOTOX® injected just
under the side of each brow.
A more prominent modality is a lateral direct browlift. The downside to this procedure is the scar line. However, if the procedure is performed well, the scar line is often hidden just at the upper brow hair margin. It may be further camouflaged with the use of an eyebrow pencil.
Eyelid surgery itself will not change the shape of the eyebrows. If your eyebrows are very low, a forehead – browlift procedure performed from within your scalp hair
(endoscopic or coronal approaches) may achieve the desired results.
Arching a brow
At 20 years of age, you can probalby achieve what you want by going to an expert eyebrow shaper. They will often guide you in to the proper grooming patterns to create the look that you want.
Changing Eyebrow Shape
You mention a couple techniques to change eyebrow shape. If the brow is thick, trimming the eyebrow hair can be beneficial. Botox injection will subtly , temporarily alter shape. The most aggressive, permanent technique is invasive surgery to change brow position and contour.
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