Your skin loses elasticity as you age. Sun damage, environmental effects and gravity can affect the face, resulting in frown lines, a wrinkled forehead and drooping eyebrows. As the effects of aging take over, your face will look much older than you feel and you might even look sad, angry or fatigued even when you’re not.
A brow lift is a procedure that tightens wrinkled, drooping skin on the forehead and lifts sagging eyebrows. The underlying tissue in this area is either removed or repositioned to create a smoother forehead while reducing vertical frown lines between the eyebrows. With a brow lift, patients can achieve a younger and well-rested appearance.
If you would like to address your forehead lines and wrinkles, ICLS performs multiple techniques that allow patients to find the right results. They can restore your natural, youthful expressions as well as your self-esteem.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Endoscopic Brow Lift
Endoscopic Brow Lift is a technique that can accomplish effective rejuvenation. Your surgeon will make two small incisions behind the hairline. Then, using an endoscope (a special camera) and certain devices, they will reposition the forehead’s muscles, lift underlying tissue and remove excess fat and tissue.
What is a Limited Incision Brow Lift?
Limited Incision Brow Lift or temporal brow lift involves a longer incision and is often performed concurrently with eyelid lift surgery. First, incisions are placed behind the hairline of each temple. Next, your surgeon will lift and reposition the tissue of the outer brow area. Through incisions made for upper eyelid surgery, they can level your frown lines while lifting the eyebrows.
What is a Coronal Brow Lift?
This technique is seldom used by our surgeons because they can make needed improvements using a less invasive procedure in most cases. However, in some cases, a coronal brow lift may be required to achieve a patient’s desired outcome. Using a long incision behind the hairline, excess skin and fat are removed and the remaining skin and brow muscles are repositioned into a smoother appearance.
Aftercare and Recovery
You should expect swelling and bruising after your brow lift, but this should subside after 7-10 days. Sleep and rest with your head elevated for the first week and apply cold compresses to the treatment area to reduce swelling. You may experience numbness and itching as your forehead lift incisions heal, but this will subside too. The bandages will be removed within a few days. You will be given detailed instructions for your brow lift recovery including when to resume your regular activities. Most patients see a substantial improvement in swelling and bruising after two weeks but others may experience prolonged bruising; of course, this bruising can usually be covered with makeup.