Treating the Brows
Dermal filler injections work by plumping up the skin. This treatment fills in the wrinkles and loose skin caused by age-related reduced skin elasticity. Dermal filler injections can elevate your eyebrows, resulting in a more open and refreshed-looking appearance. By filling in loose skin in the brow area, dermal fillers reduce the visible effects of ageing and make the eyebrow area appear more youthful.
Who is suitable for this treatment?
Candidates for this treatment tend to be adults who have begun to notice signs of ageing along their brow line. Many patients opt for brow enhancement with dermal fillers as an alternative to brow lift surgery, which is more invasive and has a longer recovery period. Most adults who are in good overall health are able to undergo a dermal filler brow lift. If you are wondering whether this treatment will meet your aesthetic goals, schedule a consultation visit with us today.
What to Expect
The dermal filler is injected during an office visit that usually takes less than an hour. The filler is injected into the skin and will increase skin volume, filling in wrinkles from the inside. The resulting plumping changes the contours of your brow line.
Several types of injectable filler products are commonly used for a non-surgical brow lift. Fillers come in a few different types; permanent, semi permanent and non-permanent. By far, the most common is non-permanent because its effects are temporary and can be easily reversed. Permanent filler can only be removed surgically. Each filler differs in the exact manner in which it builds up volume under the skin, as well as the length of time it remains in the brow area. The effects of a brow lift with non-permanent filler typically last up to 6 months. Over time, your brow will gradually revert to its pre-treatment appearance. Many patients opt for regular injections to maintain their enhanced brow.
Your practitioner will recommend the type and brand of filler that’s best for you.
First, a topical anaesthetic cream is applied, or it may be included with the filler material when injected. Then, using a thin needle, small volumes of dermal filler are injected into pre-selected areas of your brow line and forehead. By using multiple small injections, the dermal filler can be distributed evenly, leading to a symmetrical result.
As soon as the injection process is complete, patients can leave the office and return home or back to work. There is no downtime or bandages. Non-surgical brow lifts are a popular “lunchtime rejuvenation” treatment for people looking for a fast treatment with immediately visible results.
Treatment results can last up to a full year, but over time the body will absorb the injected material. As a result, your brows will return to their pre-treatment appearance. Some patients schedule periodic injections in order to maintain their brows’ rejuvenated appearance.
Possible Risks and Complications
Side effects such as minor swelling, redness, and tenderness are common after a dermal filler treatment. Some patients also experience bruising. Such side effects typically dissipate within one to two days and can be camouflaged with make-up.
While serious complications are rare, infections and allergic reactions can occur. The injected dermal filler can also move away from the injection area, forming lumps underneath the skin. Sometimes these can be massaged away. In other cases, the bumps remain until the body absorbs the dermal filler. Avoid touching or rubbing your brows and forehead after receiving dermal filler injections to reduce this risk.
Rough Costs Involved
Brow lift treatments begin at $480. This cost includes the dermal filler product. Most patients are able to achieve their desired results with this amount. However, for particularly dramatic changes, more dermal filler may be needed. After discussion of your aesthetic goals and treatment details, you will receive a quote that accounts for the amount of dermal filler required.