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Heavy eyebrow after Botox to the forehead
Thank you for sharing your question - this is a great and very common question!
The short answer is: you can treat the forehead with botox and stil get good brow position, particularly when you are younger.
The more detail answer is: the position of the brow is a balance between the muscles that elevate the brow and muscles that depress the brow. The forehead has the muscles that elevate the brow. It you paralyze the whole forehead, you won't have the action of those muscles. Tricks that can be done are using a lower dose (so you weaken but not paralyze the muscle) and concentrating on the forehead muscles in the center of the forehead and using less Botox in the lateral portion of the forehead hence allowing some movement in the tail of the brow (so you still have elevation in that area).
hope this helps!
Eyelids heavy after Botox
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Thank you for your question.
Some patients do notice the "heavy" feeling you are describing, after treatment. It is not unusual for this to last for a few days. You may require a lower dose in specific areas. I'd recommend booking a follow-up appointment with your qualified injector to discuss your concerns and options.
Botox and Smooth Forehead and Heavy Eyelids
It is really important to have Botox by an experienced injector. You can smooth the forehead with Botox but you have to be experienced to know that it will pull down the forehead and cause your eyelids to be heavy. In these cases you are best having your glabella treated and "baby Botox" used in the forehead to avoid this. Please consult an experienced Botox injector for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
Heavy eyelids after Botox for wrinkles
While several muscles around the eyelids pull the eyebrow downward, only one muscle pulls the eyebrow up. Specialized techniques with Botox might be able to smooth the forehead, while maintaining or slightly elevating the eyebrow. Botox treatments are a balance opposing forces while relaxing wrinkles. Modifying the dose and/or treatment area might be able to achieve desired results. Lastly, upper eyelid heaviness might benefit from eyelid and/or brow lift surgery for appropriate patients.
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