It is difficult to say what your best option would be here because the questions is why is the brow too high in the first place? Are the forehead muscles overactive? Is there scarring present in the forehead? An in-person consultation with an experienced oculofacial specialist would be your best bet in order to discuss what options might pertain specifically to you.
As others have said, Botox can be a very effective and safe option to drop the brows, and the amount of drop can be titrated depending on the dose. this, of course, is not a permanent solution.
It’s difficult to answer your question without seeing
photography and/or doing a detailed facial analysis. Botox is a muscle relaxer and will relax the
muscles into which it was injected. An
experienced injector can relax the levator muscles of your forehead so that
depressor muscles would bring your eyebrows slightly down. To find out whether or not this is the right
procedure for you seek a consultation with an experienced oculofacial plastic
You have not posted any photos to be able to appreciate your concern. I suggest that you start with a conservative approach to your problem and consider Botox as a way to "drop" your brows from the current position after evaluation by a facial plastic specialist.
Hope this helps,
Dr. Gus Diaz
Unlike other areas of the body where there is descent of soft tissues, there is paradoxical elevation of eyebrows with aging in a certain proportion of patients. These findings explain why surgical elevation of the mid and medial brow provides results that are neither youthful nor aesthetically pleasing. This explains why many patients are displeased with the shape and position of their brows after certain browlift procedures and seek reversal of their browlift.
Reversing Exaggerated brow lift lowering not only puts the periorbital structures in better harmony, but ironically, it restores a more youthful appearance.
Many thanks for an interesting question
The easiest way of doing this would be to use Botox (or similar toxin) to paralyse the muscles that raise the brow.
Surgical procedures, whilst possible, are less frequently performed.
I hope this helps!
I agree botox is the least invasive and probably firs line of treatment to consider. Surgery may have a place in this treatment if the brows were overly elevated surgically. Good Luck!
Absent a photo, your question is tough to answer. However, an easy, short-term fix could be appropriate injections of Botox. This would give you an idea of what it would look like -- but the down side is that, if you like the result, the Botox would have to be repeated every few months into the future. On the other hand, it would eliminate surgery.
Something to consider.
Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS
New York City