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Cosmetic solutions for the face, skin, and body.
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Commack, NY’s premier CoolSculpting provider
Evolution MedSpa is a cosmetic medical spa in Commack, NY. We specialize in body, face, and skin rejuvenation procedures that keep you moving with real results and no downtime. We feature a wide array of medical aesthetic treatments, as well as body contouring with the revolutionary fat-freezing technology of CoolSculpting.
Botox is a popular treatment; no matter where you go, you’ll meet someone who has either had Botox themselves or know someone who has had it. Whether around your lips, on your forehead, or your nose, Botox is a great anti-aging treatment.
One popular treatment includes the Botox brow lift. While you may have heard of a brow lift before, do you know how they work? Here, we’ll discuss what a Botox brow lift is, how it works, who is a good candidate, what the procedure looks like, how long Botox lasts, how much it can cost, and any possible risks. By the time you finish reading, you’ll feel prepared to call your Stony Brook, NY medical spa, and book your appointment for a brow lift.
What Is a Botox Brow Lift?
A Botox brow lift is different from a normal one: a regular brow lift involves surgery, but with Botox, you can see similar effects without getting invasive surgery. A Suffolk practitioner will inject your forehead with botulinum toxin, or Botox, to relax the muscles. As the muscles relax and stop contracting, your forehead will rise slightly. This, in turn, raises your eyebrows, giving you the lifted appearance.
Raising your eyebrows will give you a more youthful look. As you age, your eyebrows will start to sag, giving you hooded eyes. Raising your eyebrows and widening your eyes will make you look younger without going through surgery and a long recovery period.
The FDA approves the use of Botox to reduce the appearance of frown line wrinkles between the eyebrows, along with some other uses of Botox. Therefore, you can get the procedure knowing that the FDA deems it safe.
How Does It Work?
Botox works by blocking the neurotransmitters in your body that send signals to your muscles, telling them to contract. When you use Botox for a brow lift, relaxing the muscles in your forehead does more than raise your eyebrows. It also will relax the muscles that pull your eyebrows into a frowning position. So, Botox will make you appear more approachable as well as taking years off your face.
Who Makes a Good Candidate?
Many people with wrinkles in their forehead and saggy eyebrows can benefit from Botox, but you shouldn’t have a Botox procedure until you are at least 18 years old. If you want to modify your appearance but don’t want to go through the costly brow lift surgery, you are a great candidate for Botox brow lift in Suffolk.
However, you should speak to your doctor before deciding if Botox is the right choice for you. For example, you should ensure you won’t have an allergic reaction to the treatment. You should also not undergo Botox if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as Botox can harm babies and unborn fetuses.
What Happens in the Procedure?
Before your procedure, your doctor may request that you stop taking medications that can thin your blood, such as aspirin. Also, they will put an anesthetic cream on your forehead to numb it before injecting the Botox.
A Stony Brook, NY Botox practitioner will administer the Botox around your brows and forehead with a small needle. You may have heard that you can get Botox during your lunch hour—and that’s true! The procedure itself lasts less than 10 minutes, and if you need to fill out paperwork, it will take around an hour before you can leave with your new brow lift.
After the procedure, you should avoid exercising for a few hours. If you need to exercise that day, you should do it before your Botox treatment. While you may feel sore for a few hours, you’re good to go about your day afterward.
How Long Does It Last?
Unfortunately, the effects of Botox are only temporary. A Botox brow lift will last for around three to four months. At that point, you will need to return to your Suffolk practitioner and get another round of Botox.
As well, the results don’t appear right away. For a Botox brow lift, it can take between seven and 10 days before you will start to see the effects of Botox. This is a disadvantage for many people, as it takes so long to see results, and they go away so quickly.
How Much Does It Cost?
The price for your Botox brow lift treatment can vary based on how much Botox your Stony Brook, NY practitioner will need to administer. On average, your Botox brow lift can cost anywhere between $500 and $1,000 per session. That is costly for many people, as you will need to get the procedure again in another three to four months. However, Botox is a great option if the price isn’t an issue for you.
However, a brow lift surgery can cost over $3,000. However, that only includes the surgery itself: it doesn’t include other charges such as anesthesia, surgeon’s fees, medication fees, and others. If surgery isn’t an option for you or you can’t afford it, a Botox brow lift is a great temporary procedure for you.
What Are the Possible Risks?
No medical procedure is without risk, and a Botox brow lift isn’t exempt. Some mild side effects include headaches, soreness, and numbness. You may also see some mild bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site. These symptoms usually go away within a week.
There are some more severe side effects, but those are rarer. They include difficulty breathing, droopy brows and eyelids, speech changes, and difficulty swallowing. If you have any of these side effects, you should call your doctor immediately. Allergic reactions are always possible as well, so keep an eye out for any signs of an allergic reaction.
If you’re ready to get a Botox brow lift and benefit from the anti-aging benefits, call Evolution MedSpa at 631-499-5700 today. You’ll walk out of our Stony Brook, NY medical spa ready to show off your new youthful appearance.