Brows are an incredibly important facial feature, as they frame the eyes, and are at front and centre of the face. Through the use of wrinkle relaxants and dermal fillers, brow shape, height and fullness can be manipulated to create more beautiful, symmetrical, and aesthetically pleasing brows.
The face has more than 20 sets of facial muscles devoted to facial expression. The balance between opposing muscles, muscles that elevate versus muscles that pull down, will determine the final expression. Similarly the brows are controlled by muscle groups that elevate the brow (eg Frontalis), and muscles that depress the brow (eg corrugators). Through the use of muscle relaxants we can weaken certain muscles and manipulate the overall shape of the brow. Clients commonly request a ‘brow lift’ where the lateral part of the eyebrow is elevated, opening up the eye area, and leading to a less tired look. This is a popular procedure for those people who have heavy or hooded upper eyelids and want to avoid eyelid surgery. This non surgical brow lift needs to be done with caution, and in expert hands to avoid the brows elevating too much and causing a “Spock”effect (named after the flared eyebrows seen on Dr Spock in the Star Trek franchise).
As we age there can also be hollowing around the brow area, leading to a gaunt, tired appearance. Careful placement of small amounts of dermal filer around the brows, to replace volume lost, can restore more youthful pleasing contours to the brows. Dermal fillers are made from a complex polysaccharide that is found naturally within our skin. Given this they are extremely hypoallergenic, but need to be administered by a specialist with expert facial anatomy knowledge. There are risks including bruising, bleeding, pain and lumps that can occur with dermal filler treatments. These side effects are usually minor and temporary.
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