Altering brow contour with botulinum toxin

Achih H. Chen, Andrew S. Frankel

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Brow position is determined by a dynamic interaction between depressor and elevator muscles. Botulinum toxin may be used to temporarily alter this equilibrium to result in a change in brow position. Knowledge of the anatomy of the brow depressors and elevators allows selective treatment of these muscles to effect a change in contour to elevate or depress a specific part of the brow. Botulinum toxin browlifting may result in an aesthetically pleasing, modest brow elevation; however, individuals who have significant brow ptosis would be better treated surgically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-464
Number of pages8
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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