Non-surgical brow lift

Shape and lift brows non-surgically

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Traditionally, the only method of lifting brows up was by surgery.  One method used to surgically lift brows was the coronal brow lift. An incision is made in the hair line, and the forehead is pulled backwards to lift the brows. More commonly, the procedure is now performed via keyhole surgery (endoscopic brow lift).
Non-surgically, it is now possible to lift the eyebrows and rejuvenate the eye area.

How can I achieve an brow lift or shape my brows non-surgically?

Firstly by using anti-wrinkle injections, it is possible to relax certain muscles around the eyes to help create an overall lift in the eyebrows. There are certain muscles that hold the eyebrows down, especially the muscle surrounding the eye, known as orbicularis oculi. By careful placement of anti-wrinkle injections into these muscles, the eyebrows are released from this downward pull, and the forehead muscles (frontalis muscle) are left to lift the eyebrows up without being antagonised. This leads to a few millimetres in eyebrow height usually.

Secondly, by injecting a dermal filler underneath the eyebrow, support can be given to the eyebrow and this elevates the eyebrow up. Usually 1/2 to 1 syringe of product is required in this area. It also helps to soften the bony orbital rim around the eyebrows, leading to a softer and more youthful appearance. The ‘skeletonisation’ of the brow is an ageing feature and by placing fillers on the bony rim, it softens this area and reduces any showing of the underlying skull.
Finally, dermal fillers can be used in the middle half of the upper lid/brow to help to reduce the apparent sag of the eyelids. Usually, upper eyelids droop from the outer half first, and this makes the middle half look relatively hollow. By filling the middle half of the brow/eyelid, this balances the appearance of the upper eyelid and reduces the apparent droop of the eyelid (see case study below).
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Brow volume loss replacement case study

This young patient presented to the Victorian Cosmetic Institute with concerns that she was looking tired. Dermal filler was used around her eyebrows and upper eyelids to pad this area, and give her a more refreshed appearance.


The appearance of your eyebrows can be heavily impacted by the structures (bone, muscle, fat pads and volume) both above and below them. With hollowing of the upper eyelid the eyebrows appear like they are heavy and sagging downward, a significant sign of ageing. Using dermal fillers, the upper eyelid volume can be restored, rejuvenating the appearance of the brows and framing a more youthful face.

eye hollow correction

This patient presents to Victorian Cosmetic Institute with concerns about her upper eyelid area. She had been considering having a blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery). Instead,  dermal filler was placed to refill the upper eyelid and re-expand the volume there. The before and after photos are spaced about 1 month apart.

Eyebrow lift before, botox dysport, juvederm, voluma, modelis   Eyebrow lift after, botox dysport, juvederm, voluma, modelis

At Victorian Cosmetic Institute, our Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses have a large range of dermal fillers for you to choose from to suit your needs and goals. Furthermore, we specialise in non-surgical and non-invasive facial shaping.

Making that first phone call can be a confronting task – many of our patients have preferred filling out our online enquiry form.
We can then contact you with an understanding of the results you are hopeful of achieving and ensure the treatment is appropriate.

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Otherwise, you can phone us directly on 1300 863 824.

For estimate volumes and costs visit the Cosmetic consultation and treatments pricing page.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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