Altering brow contour with botulinum toxin

Achih H. Chen, Andrew S. Frankel

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Abstract

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
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003

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Elevators and Escalators
Botulinum Toxins
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Altering brow contour with botulinum toxin. / Chen, Achih H.; Frankel, Andrew S.

In: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, Vol. 11, No. 4, 11.2003, p. 457-464.

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Chen, Achih H. ; Frankel, Andrew S. / Altering brow contour with botulinum toxin. In: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. 2003 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 457-464.
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