Can botox help with eyelid/ eyebrow asymmetry? (photos)
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Left eyebrow is raising in compensation of droopy left eyelid
There seems to be an underlying eyelid droopiness AKA blepharoptosis on your left upper eyelid. The left brow is raising up to help lift the left upper eyelid to compensate for the droopiness. If you have botox to your forehead to lower the left brow, this will make the left droopy upper eyelid more obvious than it is currently.
To test this theory, you can face the mirror and close your eyes to relax your eyebrows. Then hold two fingers on the forehead above your eyebrows to prevent them from moving. Then slowly open your eyelids. Most likely the blepharoptosis or droopy left upper eyelid will become even more obvious in comparison to the right eyelid.
To repair this blepharoptosis, the most qualified type of plastic surgeons are the occuloplastic surgeons, who have a full ophthalmology residency training in addition to their occuloplastic fellowship. These surgeons have a unique training and comfort level with the upper eyelid muscle anatomy and have more than one technique for tightening a droopy upper eyelid.
If you are not interested in surgery, then you could consider botox to the crow's feet, this will help to raise the outer corner of the eyebrow, AKA botox browlift. This may improve the symmetry of the eyebrows somewhat, but the inner corner of the right eyebrow will unlikely rise up enough to create perfect symmetry. This should not make the right upper eyelid more open, and will keep the eyelid assymetry to a minimum as you currently have.
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