Brow Lift vs. BOTOX Injections

By dustinheringer on July 29, 2019


A surgeon working on a woman's faceLines and wrinkles on the forehead can leave you looking tired, haggard, and much older that you really are. If you’ve got unwanted forehead lines, Dr. Dustin Heringer can help. Countless Scottsdale, AZ patients have come to our practice for brow lift surgery and BOTOX® injections, both of which are ideal for smoothing away unwanted frown lines.

The team at Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery would like to compare the brow lift to BOTOX cosmetic so you can understand which treatment may be best for you and your needs.

About Brow Lift Surgery

Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift helps remove unwanted lines and wrinkles of the forehead. During the procedure, incisions are hidden in the scalp along the hairline. Through these incisions, the underlying structures of the forehead can be adjusted and the skin pulled tighter, helping remove unwanted lines.

Good Candidates for Brow Lift Surgery

Good candidates for brow lift surgery are people who have issues with unwanted lines along their forehead. They should be in good overall health and not experience any medical issues that could make a brow lift a detriment to their general wellness. During your consultation at our Scottsdale surgical center, we can let you know if a brow lift is right for you.

About BOTOX Injections

BOTOX injections are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment option for dynamic wrinkles in different parts of the face. Dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles that are visible when a person makes certain kinds of facial expressions. It’s the muscle contractions that are most responsible for the appearance of these wrinkles.

By injecting BOTOX cosmetic into select areas if the face, the muscle contractions can be stopped. This prevents the dynamic wrinkles and worry lines of the forehead from being visible.

Good Candidates for BOTOX Injections

Ideal candidates for BOTOX injections are people who would like a temporary solution for their forehead lines and wrinkles. Since there are no incisions and no downtime, good candidates would like a non-invasive option for facial rejuvenation. We will make sure that the patient is not allergic to BOTOX injections and that they will not have any adverse reactions to the substance.

Why BOTOX Injections Have Become So Popular

According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), BOTOX injections are the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States. In 2018, there were 7.4 million BOTOX injections performed, compared to 38,795 brow lift surgeries.

It’s a trend we’ve noticed at our Scottsdale practice as well. Countless people are turning to non-surgical cosmetic injections because they offer anti-aging results without surgery or the risk of serious complications. We think trends will continue in this direction for the foreseeable future.

This isn’t to say that a brow lift is ineffective but rather that the needs of the current patient base are focused on non-surgical and non-invasive treatment.

Should I Undergo a Brow Lift or Get BOTOX Injections?

That is entirely up to you. For temporary relief from lines and wrinkles on the forehead, BOTOX injections are excellent, while a brow lift can offer much longer lasting results. We’d be more than happy to discuss both with you during a consultation.

Learn More About Facial Rejuvenation Techniques

To learn more about cosmetic injectables, surgical rejuvenation, and other ways to look your very best, be sure to contact Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Heringer and his team can be reached by phone at (480) 949-5990.

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