It is tough to use Botox Cosmetic. It is used for smoothing wrinkles to reducing urinary incontinence; at this point, it almost seems like there is nothing that Botox cannot do. Anyway, let the plastic surgeons prove it otherwise, yet again releasing a new, popular surgical procedure may be entirely replaced by the off-label use of Botox. In a study printed in the Aesthetic surgery Journal, Sarit Cohen, plastic surgeon and head of the Isreal Center for Facial Sculpting, led the researchers to discover how Botox can help in lifting and lengthening the forehead.
Here is given about how it works: the scientists did the experiment, which included 29 females between 29 and 66 years old. They all were given a hairline injection of botulinum toxins. After the two weeks of the experiment, the height of the forehead of those women was compared to their original forehead, which they had before receiving the injections, and the result was astonishing.
The women who were given an injection showed a sizable increase in the height of their forehead—the forehead size of the patients whose forehead was shorter lifter faster than those whose forehead was longer. But the injection shows a change in the size of the patients’ forehead and a slight rise in the brows. By the infusion, which was used for hairline and lifting the forehead, brows were also eventually raised.
Livingston, NJ, plastic surgeon John Paul Tutela, MD, explained that these injections hamper the pulling effects of the frontalis muscle. It is the muscle which is on your forehead that pulls down your hairline. Therefore, for lengthening your forehead, you can use Botox and other neurotoxins.
But it is not the permanent solution for your low foreheads or eyebrows. Botox injections can only work for about three to four months. The reason for making it for short-term use and an expensive treatment option is that it requires multiple touchups over time.
This technique is like a gamechanger for those who have low brows. Melissa Doft, a New York City-based plastic surgeon, “the lengthening of the brow is possible through a traditional or an endoscopic brow lift”. Allure said that in the hair-bearing scalp, incisions are made, and the forehead is lifted, lengthening the forehead and raising the hairline.” On the other hand, the new technique is perfect if you are not considering surgery (it is also better for younger parents), but it is semi-permanent only.
There is always a risk while using injection. Any kind of injection can be risky for your health. Botox injections can make you suffer from headaches to infection. But Doft said that most parents don’t suffer from any problems because they can tolerate the toxin well. The study of Cohen has not found any additional risks with the lift of the forehead.
If you are getting any injection, always make sure that you consult the plastic surgeon with board-certified who is very familiar with the system before using a needle or knife.