A ‘forehead lift’ or ‘brow lift’ is a procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the area above the eyes. It can help people of any age who have developed furrows or frown lines due to stress or muscle activity. Individuals with inherited conditions, such as low, heavy brows or furrowed lines above the nose can achieve a more refreshed look with this procedure.
A brow lift is often performed in conjunction with a facelift to provide a more harmonious and balanced overall look to the face. There are two methods of achieving a brow or forehead lift: the classic or “open” method, or the endoscopic forehead lift – both are usually performed with a full general anesthetic, therefore the procedure should not be taken lightly.
During a brow lift consultation, I will sit with my patient in front of a mirror and gently elevate their forehead to the position I feel will best enhance their appearance, so that they can get a better understanding of how their appearance may change. I will then ask my patient for their thoughts and together we will reach an agreement as to what can and should be achieved.
For those who may not be ready for surgery there are also non-surgical treatments for the brow area which will also be discussed as an alternative to a surgical brow lift. For example, my patient may be able to achieve both a lift to the brow and a smoothing out effect to the skin of the forehead with the use of botulinum toxin aka Botox. Botox is a non-surgical treatment and therefore requires no recovery time post treatment, although Botox does require a repeat procedure every 3 months.
The procedure undoubtedly endows patients with a brightening effect to the upper face region and substantially enhances the overall look of the face and eye regions. Provided expectations are realistic, patients will be happy with the results of this treatment.
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