During the aging process, loss of collagen and elastin can cause the skin of the forehead and brows to lose volume, elasticity and resiliency. This loss typically results in a drooping brow line and pronounced forehead wrinkling. Because of this, the patient is often left with a tired, aged appearance.
Correction of the brows and forehead is typically accomplished with a combination brow and forehead lift. This procedure tightens the forehead, eliminates lines, and returns the brow to its original, more elevated position. Sagging is diminished, and a smoother, youthful look is obtained.
A brow and forehead lift Annapolis can be accomplished in different ways. One of the most popular is the endoscopic brow lift, which is less invasive than the standard brow lift. This type of brow lift uses only small incisions and can often be accomplished on an outpatient basis without the use of general anesthesia. Minimal downtime is required, and in most cases, the patient can resume regular activity in a day or two. However, as with any cosmetic surgery, there will be slight swelling and bruising around the treatment area that will subside after a couple of weeks.
For those who have just begun to experience the effects of aging and have only slight sagging and wrinkling of the brow area, Thermage FLX™ offers a completely non-invasive option. This treatment uses Comfort Pulse Technology™ to tighten existing collagen and stimulate further production of collagen, so it produces immediate subtle results that are followed by continued gradual tightening. Maximum results are achieved over a period of about six months, as more collagen is produced. This treatment is relatively painless, so anesthesia is not usually required, but a topical anesthetic many be given to patients with a low pain tolerance. Other than slight redness at the treatment site, Thermage FLX™ produces no side-effects, so downtime is not required, and patients can usually resume normal activities immediately.
A consultation with the doctor will determine which treatment option is best.