Achieving a Youthful Eyebrow Lift: Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Options

Posted by Dr Theva in Anti-Aging, Injectables.

Tired of struggling with sagging eyebrows that make you look older than you feel?

If you’re seeking a way to lift and rejuvenate your eyebrows without the discomfort and downtime of surgery, you’re not alone.

One popular choice is the non-surgical eyebrow lift using injectable treatments.

Enter the world of non-surgical eyebrow lifts using cosmetic injectables—an increasingly popular choice for those looking to combat sagging eyebrows.

In this guide, we’ll explore the reasons behind eyebrow sagging that might sound all too familiar, identify the perfect candidates for these non-surgical lifts, and dive into three top-notch solutions: anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, and Tixel treatment.

You’ll be well-equipped to make an informed decision on the best approach to achieve that brow lift you’ve been longing for. Say goodbye to those tired-looking eyes and hello to a refreshed and youthful appearance!

Non Surgical brow lift procedures

Understanding Eyebrow Sagging

As we age, several factors work together to make our eyebrows sag, making us look tired or older. These factors include less collagen and elastin production in our skin, the pull of gravity, genetics, making the same facial expressions over time, and even a decrease in fat and bone density around our forehead muscles.

When our skin loses its ability to stay firm and hold everything up, our eyebrows droop, making our eyes look less lively and youthful.

undergoing cosmetic surgery - -eyebrow lift

Brow Lift Surgery vs. Non-Surgical Treatments

Surgical Brow Lift Procedure

Surgical brow lifts, also known as forehead lifts or coronal brow lifts, aim to rejuvenate the brow and forehead through cosmetic surgery. The procedure involves:

  1. Anesthesia: Patients receive anesthesia to ensure comfort during the surgery.
  2. Incision: Small incisions are made within the hairline.
  3. Tissue Adjustment: An experienced plastic surgeon repositions tissue, muscles, and fat in the brow area.
  4. Excess Skin Removal: Any extra skin is trimmed, and the remaining skin is re-draped.
  5. Closure: Incisions are closed to minimise scarring.
  6. Recovery: Patients experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising.
  7. Healing and Results: Over weeks, swelling subsides, revealing a smoother, lifted appearance.
  8. Possible Complications: Risks include infection, scarring, bleeding, nerve damage, and uneven results.

Non-Surgical Brow Lift

Undergoing cosmetic surgery is not an easy choice to make. But it is not the only option.

Non-Surgical Brow Lifts are cosmetic procedures that aim to lift and rejuvenate the brow area and forehead without traditional surgical methods. They typically involve the use of minimally invasive techniques and injectable treatments.

The process involves:

  1. Consultation: A qualified cosmetic physician or advanced cosmetic injector will discuss with you goals and tailor a treatment plan.
  2. Treatment Options:
    a. Anti-Wrinkle Injections: Relax muscles for a natural lift.
    b. Dermal Fillers: Add volume for a youthful appearance.
    c. Tixel Treatment: Use controlled thermal heat energy for skin tightening.
  3. Procedure: Injectable treatments are administered, or a handheld device is used.
  4. Recovery and Results: Little downtime, with natural results.
  5. Maintenance: Follow-up treatments are required.

Possible Complications: Risks include bruising, swelling, and asymmetry.

Ideal Candidates for Non-Surgical Eyebrow Lift

Ideal Candidates for Non-Surgical Eyebrow Lift

Ideal candidates for non-surgical eyebrow lifts generally include individuals who:

  • Are bothered by sagging eyebrows but do not require or want invasive surgery.
  • Have mild to moderate brow drooping.
  • Have realistic expectations about the potential outcomes of the procedure.
  • They are generally healthy and do not have contraindications to the chosen treatment.

Non-surgical Eyebrow Lift Treatments

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections, commonly known as neurotoxins or muscle relaxants, are widely used to address dynamic wrinkles and lift the eyebrows. These injections temporarily relax the underlying muscles responsible for causing wrinkles and sagging.

Key pros and cons of anti-wrinkle injections for a non-surgical eyebrow lift include:


  • Quick and relatively painless procedure.
  • Minimal downtime, allowing you to resume normal activities immediately.
  • Natural-looking results that gradually improve over a few days.
  • Can be used to create a subtle lift and arch in the eyebrows.


  • Results are temporary and may last around 3-4 months, necessitating regular maintenance.
  • Limited efficacy for individuals with severe brow sagging.
  • Potential for side effects such as bruising, swelling, or asymmetry.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that restore lost volume and enhance facial contours. When strategically placed around the eyebrows, fillers can provide a lifted and rejuvenated appearance.

Pros and cons of using dermal fillers for a non-surgical eyebrow lift:


  • Immediate results can last up to 12-18 months, depending on the type of filler used.
  • Versatile approach, as fillers can address various degrees of brow sagging.
  • Minimal downtime, similar to anti-wrinkle injections.


  • Slight discomfort during the procedure, although topical numbing creams can be used.
  • Possibility of swelling, bruising, or uneven results.
  • Requires repeated sessions to maintain the desired lift.

Tixel Treatment

Tixel treatment is another option that does not use injectables. Instead, it uses controlled heat energy to tighten and rejuvenate the skin. This method stimulates collagen production and improves overall skin texture, which can indirectly lift sagging eyebrows.

The pros and cons of Tixel treatment for a non-surgical eyebrow lift:


  • Stimulates collagen production, leading to gradual and natural-looking results.
  • Can address both skin laxity and texture concerns in the brow area.
  • Versatile and suitable for various skin types.


  • Potential for redness, swelling, and mild discomfort immediately after the treatment.
  • Requires multiple sessions to achieve optimal results.
  • Results may take several weeks to manifest fully.
Brow lift with a Tixel treatment

Is a Non-surgical Brow Lift Right for You?

What are the best clinics in Melbourne for a non-surgical Brow Lift? Which treatments are safe? Which treatment is right for me?

These are all valid questions. The good news is you’ve come to the right place.

Anti-wrinkle injections, Dermal Fillers, and Tixel treatments all offer viable solutions to combat eyebrow sagging and rejuvenate the brow area.

The ideal choice depends on factors such as the sagging severity, desired results longevity, and individual preferences.

Before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified and experienced cosmetic physician who can assess your unique needs and guide you toward the most suitable treatment plan.

The first step is to book a no-obligation consultation with me at Dr T Aesthetics. I begin the process by assessing your main concerns.

I get to know you and discuss your desired results, ultimate experience, and concerns so we get it right the first time. We discuss timelines, expectations, best treatments, and payment plans.

Most importantly, I will explain why they are the best options and review the results you can expect to feel comfortable and confident you are making the right decision.

Some of the available non-surgical brow lift options here at our anti-ageing clinic in Melbourne are:

  1. Dermal Fillers
  2. Anti-wrinkle Injections
  3. Tixel Treatment
  4. Thread Lift Treatment

To find out which treatment is best for you, begin by booking your comprehensive no-obligation consultation valued at $250 with me today.