Treating Forehead Creases with BOTOX® Cosmetic vs. Brow Lift

By dsherris on December 16, 2014

Female with smooth facial skin and alert eyesWhen the face begins to lose elasticity and develop wrinkles and creases, it often leaves patients looking overly tired or worn down. Dr. David Sherris offers cosmetic treatment to restore a more vital and refreshed appearance for patients. Because the forehead and upper area of the face are often first to show signs of aging, a brow lift to elevate the brow line and smooth forehead skin is a popular treatment among our patients. However, perhaps equally popular is BOTOX® Cosmetic, which can soften or eliminate lines and wrinkles to create a more youthful appearance. Dr. Sherris discusses these two treatments to help Buffalo patients understand the benefits of brow lift vs. BOTOX® Cosmetic, and choose which is best for them.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular treatment. One of the greatest pros of BOTOX® treatment is that it is accessible to so many patients. It is a non-surgical treatment, which minimizes the degree of risk and also makes it an affordable option for just about anyone. BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injection that serves to temporarily disable the facial muscles that are responsible for wrinkles and creases. Essentially, BOTOX® Cosmetic paralyzes the muscles so that facial features look relaxed and smooth. BOTOX® Cosmetic is effective on the upper facial features and can significantly improve the look of the forehead and eye area, creating a more youthful and refreshed appearance for patients. The most significant con of BOTOX® Cosmetic is that it is only a temporary solution. While the results of treatment are significant, they will fade within four to six months, at which time treatment will need to be repeated if patients wish to continue to benefit from smooth facial skin. Patients should also understand that BOTOX® treatment is limited to lines, wrinkles, and creases, and does not address loose skin.

Brow Lift

The overwhelming pro of brow lift surgery is that it provides patients with long-lasting results. A brow lift eliminates lines and wrinkles and restores vitality to the facial features. Another benefit of a brow lift is that it not only addresses wrinkles, but can also elevate the brow line and eliminate excess facial skin to treat loose skin. For patients with more advanced signs of aging due to a low brow, a brow lift is a more suitable and effective treatment than BOTOX® Cosmetic. The primary drawback of a brow lift is that it is a more costly and invasive procedure. While all surgery carries a degree of risk, we minimize that degree by offering patients an endoscopic brow lift. This is a more precise and less risky technique that uses small incisions which are less invasive and reduce recovery time.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are considering cosmetic treatment to reverse some of the unfortunate signs of aging, Dr. David Sherris can offer safe and effective treatment options in a professional and caring environment. To learn more about brow lift surgery, BOTOX® Cosmetic, or our other cosmetic treatments, schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!

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