Brow ptosis (droop) is a common feature of aging. Because the shape and the height of the eyebrows are controlled by the muscles of the forehead and upper face, botulinum toxin injection can be used to lessen ptosis by lifting the eyebrows or to enhance a naturally arched eyebrow further.

Treatment Times

Conditions It Treats

  • Eyebrow droop

Risks & adverse effects

Botox Cosmetic® treatments in particular are one of the safest non-surgical procedures performed. It provides a temporary effect. The single most important adverse effect is botulism which can occur as a result of improper dose injection causing difficulty with swallowing and breathing. The main complication of Botox Cosmetic® treatments are procedural, in that “unwanted results” may occur. These may include temporary facial nerve paralysis, facial and/or eyebrow droop or a surprised look of the eyebrows. As such a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy is essential and will lessen the risk of occurrence of these events. There may be redness, pain and swelling associated with the site of injection which is all short-lived and spontaneously resolves. There is a possibility of bruising, as is with every injection which will resolve within 7-10 days. To minimize this, we ask our patients to avoid the use of blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen family of medications, vitamin E, ginseng, unless as directed by your physician. Our doctors will provide further instructions to you in case of bruising to speed recovery time and resolution. At One Clinic MD, your safety and satisfaction with your results is our first and foremost priority.

How Does It Work?

Botox Cosmetic® injections are a nonsurgical alternative to a traditional brow lift, a type of cosmetic surgery that involves incisions and removal of skin. A Botox Cosmetic® brow lift consists of non-invasive injections of botulinum toxin targeting specific muscles surrounding your eyebrows. These relax underlying muscles to smooth your skin on the outside and between the brows. This allows the forehead muscles to pull up the now-relaxed muscles between the brows, thereby elevating the brows and opening up the eyes. Results will vary, depending on your age and tone of the muscles left to pull up the now-relaxed muscles.


  1. Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  2. The presence of an active skin condition in the treatment area
  3. History of/or active neuromuscular disease

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I return for my BOTOX COSMETIC® injection procedure?
It is recommended to have your procedure done regularly every 3-6 months initially. This will be reviewed further at your visit depending on your symptoms
What will happen if I stop BOTOX COSMETIC® injections after a few years?
Nothing at all, as the results are temporary, the face will simply return to its normal state
Will I be able to make any facial expressions a BOTOX COSMETIC® injection?

Yes, it is certainly possible to preserve normal function of the facial muscles and expressions. These expressions will be weakened however due to Botox Cosmetic® injection in the area.

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