Going under the knife for a cosmetic procedure is not for the squeamish. Surgery can be painful and expensive. However, thanks to Botox and dermal fillers, you can look amazingly good before you finish your lunch break. We look at how these non-invasive techniques can rejuvenate facial features, leaving not a scar in sight.
What is a brow lift?
Eyes are the windows to your soul. Therefore, it’s easy to see the benefits of a chemical brow lift. You can avoid the harsh intrusion of surgery and see droopy eyelids disappear and a fresh appearance restored, via the wonder of Botulinum toxin (Botox).
A natural, purified protein, Botox is a safe, approved method of facial aesthetic improvement. Tiny needles are used to inject Botox into strategic areas of the orbicularis oculi and frontalis muscles. These are responsible for opening and closing the eyelid, along with the wrinkling of the forehead. The procedure takes around 15 to 20 minutes.
The toxin weakens both muscles, halting their downward pull, and allows forehead skin to look smoother. The elasticity of ageing is temporarily stalled, as the raised tissues around the eyes give a sparkling, revitalised look.
Up, up and away
Advanced dermal filler techniques work by improving the contour to the brow, forehead and temple area. Hyaluronic acid replicates the lost collagen that keeps our skin looking youthful and vibrant. It gives Mother Nature a little helping hand. Fillers add volume to selected skin folds and wrinkles to make tired eyes, droopy eyelids and “crow’s feet” things of the past.
Whether gull-winged or straight, a non-surgical lift can restore a neat, elegant shape to the eyebrow and restore balance to facial features. Additionally, a forehead without those telltale “worry lines” projects a glowing, positive image. While the results of Botox brow lifts will last around six months, the effects of dermal fillers can be seen up to 18 months after treatment.
Is it dangerous?
In a word, no! Botox is safe, reliable and the go-to treatment for chemical lifting, offering a quick and convenient alternative to invasive surgical procedures.
Contrary to popular belief, the effects of Botox treatments are not permanent, with its effects lasting, on average, between three and six months. It does not freeze your face forever! You should consider it a temporary relaxant for facial muscles, and any further Botox injections should be subject to clinician assessment.
Though individuals vary in their response to medical procedures, Botox is a respectable and well-known brand name within the facial aesthetic arena. While minor bruising and swelling can occur after needle treatment, this can be masked quite easily with a light application of makeup.