What area should I get Botox injected, to fix my lowered brow? (photo)
Doctor Answers 4
The problem you describe is likely due to treating laterally above the brow, which will decrease the action of the frontal is muscle. This muscle is the brow elevator and, when it's action is limited by Botox the brow will become "heavy" and drop. You would typically use 20-25 units of Botox to treat the glabella and 20-25 units divided to treat the crows feet.
Chemical brow lift with Botox
The shape of the brow can be strongly influenced, for better or for worse, by the injection of Botox.
A little anatomy:
- Corrugators (glabella): push the brows together and down, forming the 11's.
- Orbicularis (crows feet): squeeze the outer corners of the eyes together, pushing the brows down.
- Frontalis (forehead): elevate the brows, causing horizontal forehead wrinkles.
- If we want the brows to go up, we inject Botox to the glabella and the crows feet.
- If we want the brows to go down, we inject Botox to the forehead.
- Wait for the Botox to wear off completely, so you can start with a "fresh slate."
- Undergo Botox to the glabella (approx. 20-25 units), crows feet (approx 20-25 units), and about 3/4 inch above the point of maximal eyebrow elevation on each side (approx 5 units). This should enable a chemical brow lift without the "Spock" look.
Botox and Brow Lift
Proper placement of Botox is essential for a natural result. Injecting too low in the brow area causes the brow to get depressed and the results that you described. At this point I would wait for the Botox to be completely gone and consult an experienced injector next time to have the best results.
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