We all could use a little pick-me-up around the eye area right? A very popular treatment that is most commonly requested by patients is the Botox Brow Lift. However, it can be confusing how to best achieve your desired results. It is very common for a patient to come in and say, “I want my eyes lifted, so I want my Botox in my forehead.” That makes sense, right? Dr. Rajani says “Wrong!” and he clears up the confusion for us in his latest youtube post.
Dr. Rajani explains that you cannot inject the forehead for eye lift. Why is this? When you really think about it, the only thing that is lifting your eyes is the muscles in your forehead. If you only treat the forehead muscle with Botox so that you can’t move it or lift it, the eye area can fall or droop. That’s not what we want!
So here comes the Botox lift to save the day! The Botox lift treats the central procurus and the corrugators, the muscles close to your eyes and eyebrows. Treating these areas will give you a lift by stopping the downward pull from the forehead. You need the forehead to get lift. Also included in this treatment is a brow lift at the edge of the brows. The muscle that encircles the eye, called the orbicularis oculi, has a downward pull laterally. So if you treat this muscle laterally, you will not get a downward pull and the forehead will lift.
This Botox Brow Lift is the most common type of lift. Dr. Rajani advises that when you go and ask for a lift, do not point at your forehead. If your injector isn’t sure and they inject your forehead, you will get the opposite of what you wanted.