Botox Vs. Eye Brow Lift? (photo)

My right eye brow doesn't arch as high as my left, as I am getting older it is getting more pronounced. I would like them to look at they do in the second picture, as the high arch is more flattering to my face. I was reading other answers and it was mentioned botox would help to lower a brow, but will it help raise one as well?

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Raising eyebrows and other fun uses for Botox

Botox should indeed be able to give more arch to your eyebrow.  Other less well recognized aesthetic applications of botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) include smoothing of lines on the nose ("bunny lines", smoothing a dimpled chin, correcting downturned corners of the mouth (sometimes requires filler as well), reducing the amount of gum tissue exposed for those who have a "gummy smile", smoothing vertical lines on the lips, making full faces more narrow along the jawline (by relaxing the masseter muscle) and smoothing lines on the neck.  Botulinum toxins are very versatile but these less commonly known treatments should only be administered by highly experienced injectors.

Nashville Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Brow asymmetry from droopy upper eyelid (ptosis)

It is possible you have latent left upper eyelid ptosis (droopy eyelid) and the brow on that side is elevating as compensation in order to help lift your droopy eyelid.  If that is the case, then ptosis surgery would be the answer, now brow surgery. See an oculoplastic surgeon for evaluation.

Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 70 reviews

Unilateral brow lift vs. Botox

Botox would raise your eyebrow but would need to be repeated every 3-4 months, for a longer termed solution you may want to consider a unilateral brow lift.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Browlift with BOTOX

Botox can be used to lift the brows and I often encourage my patients to try it first before surgery. It can often give you the look your are desiring and can "buy you some time"  until you are ready to have surgery.   It is quick, inexpensive and fairly immediate results, but it is only temporary, with effects only lasting 3-4 months.  If the Botox does not give you your desired look, then a surgical browlift is your next option.  A browlift is more expensive, has some downtime for recovery, but it does have a longer lasting result.

Cheryl A. Hull, MD
Rogers Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Botox browlift

Botox injected just under the outer part of the brow can lift the brow but probably not as high as you hope. Try it once to see. The more permanent option is a temporal browlift on the right.

Peter T. Truong, MD
Fresno Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Botox brow lift

At your age a Botox brow lift would be the answer.  The muscle that circles the eye tends to pull the brow down.  By relaxing that part of the muscle that sits just below the lateral brow itself, we can create a lift and a very natural arch that will last for months.  This use of Botox is considered 'off label use', so be sure to see a licensed physician who can perfom and offer 'off label' use of Botox.

Steven Swengel, MD
Los Gatos Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Botox Vs. Eye Brow Lift?

At your age I think I would recommend the Botox for now. Just make sure you see someone who is quite experienced in the use of the chemical.

Ronald V. DeMars, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Botox or brow lift

Both will work to raise your brow. Botox will do it temporarily where as a brow lift will do it more permanently. Both procedures need to be performed by someone with experience in those options. Do your research to find a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. Cost also is a factor. 

Rick Rosen, MD
Norwalk Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Botox to raise brow

Botox can be used to help raise the brow.  By injecting the Botox just below the eyebrow, it can weaken the muscles that pull the eyebrow down, and thus help the eyebrow to raise.  It would be a fairly simple option for you to try and raise your lower brow, but it may not raise it up to the same level as your higher brow.  

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Botox vs browlift for sagging brows.

Botox lasts 3 months and u will need it forever. An Irregular Trichophytic Forehead lift lasts forever, is much cheaper can lower your hairline if too high and adjust your brows at the same time. 

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

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