Botox Brow Shaping
Brow shape can be improved or altered in a number of ways.
For women it may be a decision to give more flare to the outside of the eyebrows or to have a higher peak in the centre - this comes down to personal preference but whatever brow shape you are after it is important to maintain the outer eyebrow at a slightly higher level than the inner eyebrow.
Brow shape can be altered very easily with Botox Cosmetic either alone or in combination with dermal fillers.
For older men and women the brow starts to drop. Botox can raise the brow by around 1mm which doesn't sound much but in fact this is very rejuvenating.
The male brow tends to drop over time which can sometimes make the upper eyelids look heavy. We can make some adjustment to this with Botox and dermal fillers. The other brow concern that men have is the horizontal lines on the forehead which are related to the frontalis muscle working harder to keep the eyebrows up. We can address this with dermal fillers like Juvederm.
Forehead lines can be very prominent in men. They are due to the fact that with time the eyebrows start to drop and the frontalis muscle is on tension to try and raise the eyebrows thus causing deep horizontal forehead lines. This can be remedied by a judicious use of Botox and dermal fillers or in some cases a surgical brow lift.
Botox and Dysport are Prescription Medicines containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines of the face. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Arrange a consultation to discuss the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuromuscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to a doctor. A charge applies. Note: Botox and Dysport treatment lasts about 4 months and after this time further courses of treatment could be necessary. Arrange a consultation to discuss your own situation.
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