Of all the places on the human face, the brows and eyes are often the first places to show aging. There are a number of people that are constantly raising their brows to reduce stress on their eyes and eyelids, especially in cases where the eyes are beginning to look puffy and tired. This constant effort can cause wrinkles to appear in the forehead, headaches, and fatigue. A brow lift can cure this problem, and leave the patient looking young and vibrant.
The Surgical Brow Lift
A surgical brow lift will elevate the eyebrows, tighten the forehead, and permanently smooth frown lines. There are three types of surgical brow lifts: the endoscopic brow lift, the temporal lift, and the open brow lift. For patients that require surgery, an endoscopic brow lift is recommended.
With an endoscopic lift, the surgeon will make small incisions along the scalp. The surgeon will then insert tiny anchors that will secure and tighten the forehead and eyebrows. This is a fairly non-evasive procedure, with a shortened recovery time. There is some risk of swelling or bruising, which is usually the case with any surgery. These side effects should subside within the first 2 weeks. Serious complications rarely occur.
The Non-Surgical Brow Lift
A non-surgical brow lift can be performed on patients that require a less dramatic lift. It can be done using ThermaCool™ by Thermage®. This technique requires no surgery, and is completely non-evasive. This is an in-office procedure that produces a subtle, but immediate result.
It works by introducing radio frequencies that will produce heat below the skin’s surface. This causes the skin to contract, ridding of wrinkles and resulting in firmer, younger skin. The result will only improve over the next six months, with very little, or no side effects.