Botox is currently the most widely known injectable facial treatment that is extremely effective in diminishing lines that are not desired in facial expression, especially on the forehead and the eye area. The temporary paralysis effects of Botox are achieved by reducing the pull of muscles on the skin.

Since lines and wrinkles form on the face from the pull of muscle that runs perpendicular to the line or wrinkle, this provides a strategy for where to place Botox injections. In the number one facial area for Botox injections, botox for eyebrows (botox para cejas in Spanish) is an effective approach.

 

Coincidentally, and with a simultaneous positive cosmetic result, paralysis of the brow depressors leaves the brow elevator muscles unopposed. In so doing, a minor brow lift is obtained in many patients.

As the eyebrows are elevated by the vertical-running frontalis muscle, the lack of any down pull by the depressors allows this muscle to raise the eyebrows to some degree. Multiple clinical studies have shown that modest brow elevation occurs in the range of 1 to 3mms. This may sound like a modest amount, but in the face, this can be a make a real observable difference.

Brow elevation with Botox can be done for the inner brow, outer brow, or both. It all depends on where one places the injections. As the most common area for Botox injections is in the glabellar area, only an inner brow lift will result.