Patients, in most circumstances, will choose a non-surgical procedure over a surgical one. For the brow and forehead area, BOTOX injections are one of the leading treatments for wrinkles in this area. However, for some patients BOTOX will not provide the results they want to see and a brow lift may be necessary to fully restore a younger appearance. How do you know whether BOTOX or a brow lift is best?

BOTOX is best at treating dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that are formed when making certain expressions such as scowling or squinting. They prevent the onset of these wrinkles and can improve their appearance after they form. For patients in their thirties or forties, the full signs of aging may not have settled in, making a brow lift unnecessary. BOTOX may best treat these patients. However, patients of almost any age can benefit from BOTOX injections. 

For patients who have started to show more advanced signs of aging like substantial sagging or deep wrinkles in the brows or forehead area, a brow lift will likely provide the best results. A brow lift will remove extra skin and tighten the skin and underlying muscles for a younger appearance.

At a consultation, Dr. Santos will examine your brow and forehead to determine whether BOTOX or a brow lift will provide the best results. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-430-1035 or contact us online.