The brow and forehead are some of the first areas of the face to show signs of ageing. The effects of gravity, sun damage and the natural ageing process all contribute to a gradual descent of the upper face, making your brows look heavy or hooded. In addition, wrinkles and creases across your forehead and between your eyebrows may form and your eyelids may droop and sag, which can make you appear tired and older than you actually are.
A non-surgical brow lift using cosmetic injectables is a popular procedure at Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine. Artfully injected by one of our highly skilled injectors, both wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers can improve a drooping or heavy brow appearance, opening up the eye area and rejuvenating your entire face.
We will provide you with a tailored treatment plan to ensure the most effective results for your specific needs and goals – whether that involves wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers or a combination of the two.
- Brow lift effect without surgery
- Reduce a hooded or sagging brow
- Smooth forehead lines and wrinkles
- Rejuvenate and refresh the eye area
- Fast and convenient
- Minimal downtime
A non-surgical brow lift using dermal fillers provides instant results, so you will be able to see immediate improvement after your treatment. There will likely be slight swelling and redness at the treatment sites, and the possibility of bruising. These should all dissipate by 3-5 days after treatment.
Depending on the type of filler used and your individual response, dermal fillers can last 9-12 months.
The effects of wrinkle relaxers start to work around 5-7 days after your treatment, and reach their full effects at around 10-14 days.
Wrinkle relaxers for a brow lift typically last 3-4 months.
What to expect
Brow lift with wrinkle relaxers
A non-surgical brow lift using injectable muscle relaxers can elevate a low or sagging brow to a more youthful position, and minimise forehead wrinkles and frown lines. By creating this subtle lift effect, it can also rejuvenate the upper eye area, helping to reduce heaviness and sagging over the eyelids and at the outer edges of the eye.
Wrinkle relaxers used in a non-surgical brow lift work by relaxing specific muscles of the forehead and eye area, effectively preventing them from pulling the brow downwards. They can also be injected to smooth away horizontal forehead creases and the “number 11” frown lines between your brows.
Brow lift with dermal fillers
You can also achieve a brow lift effect with dermal fillers. Unlike wrinkle relaxers, which physically block certain muscles from moving, dermal fillers add volume, support and structure, helping to elevate specific areas of the upper face to give the illusion of a brow lift.
For example, a small amount of dermal filler injected underneath the eyebrows can support the structure of the brow and provide a degree of lift to a sagging brow or eyelid.
Dermal fillers can also be injected into the tear troughs under the eyes to revitalise the eyes and to the temples to correct hollowing and improve a gaunt and aged appearance.
Using a combination of wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers can achieve natural-looking brow lifting results for the right candidate. While each modality offers impressive results on their own, the combined effect can achieve significant anti-ageing and rejuvenation results, without the need for invasive facial surgery and its associated risks and downtime.
You’ll first meet with one of our expert cosmetic clinicians, who will listen to your concerns, examine your facial anatomy and the extent of sagging, and answer any questions you have. Your clinician will also explain the brow lift procedure in detail and what results you can realistically expect to achieve.
Assessing the precise amount and placement of wrinkle relaxer or dermal filler is fundamental to achieving best possible brow lifting results. Your clinician will advise you on the best course of action for you – whether it’s wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers or a combination of both.
For treatment involving dermal filler, a numbing cream is used prior to treatment to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. For wrinkle relaxer injections, the area is normally numbed with ice beforehand, but generally a topical anaesthetic is not required.
The procedure itself usually takes around 30 minutes. Both wrinkle relaxer and dermal filler treatment can be performed during the same visit. There is very little discomfort associated with a non-surgical brow lift.
Immediately after the procedure, some temporary redness and swelling can be expected but most of our patients get back to their daily lives straight after treatment.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Am I a good candidate?
A brow lift using wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers, or a combination of the two, can be used to improve mild sagging and drooping of the brow and eye areas. It’s important to have realistic expectations of what a non-surgical brow lift can achieve. In some cases, a minimally invasive brow thread lift may be recommended as a more effective alternative. For patients with more severe sagging or hooding, a surgical brow lift or upper blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) may be better options.
Will I look natural with a brow lift?
A non-surgical brow lift using injectables requires an in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy and function. A “less is more” approach is required to achieve natural-looking results that perfectly complement the unique characteristics of your face. All of our cosmetic injectors at Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine are Doctors and are highly skilled and experienced in the most advanced cosmetic techniques.
Is there any downtime with an injectable brow lift?
One of the many advantages of wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers is that they typically require no downtime. More common side effects include mild swelling and redness (which should resolve within 1-3 days post treatment) and the possibility of bruising (subsiding within 3-5 days in most cases).
How much does a non-surgical brow lift cost?
The cost of a brow lift depends on the type of cosmetic injectables used – wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers or a combination of the two – and the amount required to achieve a lifting effect. We also offer brow lift options using thread lifting techniques. At our consultation we will advise you on the best course of treatment for your needs and aesthetic goals.
Interested in a Brow Lift using cosmetic injectables?
We welcome you to Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine Sydney for a consultation with our cosmetic practitioners, who'll tailor a treatment plan specific to your concerns and desires.