Smooth out the forehead and lift the brow for a more youthful, relaxed appearance.
In general a brow lift corrects a low positioned or sagging brow while smoothing furrows across the forehead and between the brows. In many instances a brow lift alone, both in men and women, will improve the eyelid contour and allow less skin removal from the upper eyelid, thus resulting in a more natural and well rested appearance.
There are two different types of procedures with the brow lift: traditional or endoscopic. The choice of method depends on the patient’s needs.
Traditional (open) approach
The traditional (open) method uses a longer incision, which is hidden in the scalp. This approach is generally used in patients with an excess of forehead skin and wrinkles with low lying brows.
Endocscopic (closed) approach
The endoscopic (closed) approach uses a fibreoptic camera to implement tiny incisions in the scalp. This method is primarily used with.younger individuals who have only have a descent of the brows, which has resulted in hooding or a heavy appearance of the upper eyelids.
For patients who have a naturally long forehead, it is best to place the incision at the hairline. This will improve the overall facial height proportions as well as improve the position of the brows and length of one’s forehead. Moreover, in people with temporal hair loss, a hairline approach will rejuvenate the forehead in addition to repositioning the brows.
Botox is a popular adjunct to relax strategic muscle fibers and further improve the final outcome of the brow shape and forehead appearance. Laser resurfacing is also used to improve tone, texture and pore size in patients with a history of sun damage or poor skin elasticity.