This is a great question that was asked by one of our facebook friends, and I thought it would be useful to share the answer with everyone who is interested in raising their droopy eyebrows. There are three main muscles involved in the actions of the brows. These muscles work in opposite directions and can be see on the image below. The frontalis muscle is the forehead muscle. The function of this muscle is to raise the eyebrows up. The corrugator and orbicularis oculi muscles work to pull the brows down.
How Botox works to lift the brow
Botox works by relaxing the muscles that it is injected into. By injecting Botox into the corrugator and orbicularis oculi muscles the action of pulling the brow down is weakened. As a result, the frontalis muscle will now work unopposed to pull the eyebrows up, giving the brow a lift. At the same time, the Botox will help in reducing any wrinkles in these areas. On the other hand, injecting Botox and relaxing muscles that normally pull the eyebrows up can cause the eyebrows to go down and make them droop. The drooping can even extend into the eyelids. This is why it’s important that your Botox injector be very familiar with the anatomy of the muscles in this area as injection into the incorrect area can have the opposite effect of what was intended.
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Dr. Michael Zadeh is a Board Certified Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Zadeh’s accomplishments in the field of Surgery and Non-Surgical Aesthetics along with his commitment to superior patient care have made him a winner of multiple awards and honors.