BOTOX vs Brow lift, Which is better?
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is one of the most popular temporary solutions to ward off wrinkles and creases from the face. It works by way of an injection to the face that contains the namesake BOTOX, a toxin emitted by the bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. When used in small, diluted amounts, this toxin has been tested and FDA approved to weakens muscles that are responsible for facial lines. Since muscles do not contract or contract less with BOTOX, facial lines relax and recede.
BOTOX is usually administered into the frown lines between the eyebrows, though it can be applied to other problem areas like the forehead, and around the eyes or mouth. The actual procedure takes a few minutes without the need for anesthesia; patients will only feel small discomfort. The results will show after about three to seven days after the injection. Results last for four to six months. However, despite the temporary nature of the results, wrinkles will return less severe, as BOTOX essentially conditions the muscles to relax. Thus, the more you reapply BOTOX, the greater you are conditioning your facial muscles to ease.
In order to lift the brows with BOTOX, it is injected into the muscles that pull the eyebrow down (the orbicularis oris, the procerus, and the corrugators). The forehead muscles will lift the brow, as long as it is not aggressively treated with BOTOX. Lift tends to be more significant in the tail of the brow, out towards the temples. 1-3 mm of lift is a typical response.