Browlift, endoscopic browlift, non surgical approach
Symptoms & Suitability
Over time, the face and its features undergo age-related changes that make people feel as if they look tired, angry, sad, or older than they feel. These changes often first start to occur in the brow, or forehead region, which include the formation of forehead lines, glabellar creases (between your eyebrows), and drooping of the brow itself.
A forehead lift, or brow lift, can help to lift the brow line to a higher position and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, restoring a firmer, more youthful appearance to the upper portion of the face.
The face is composed of layers of skin, muscle, and fat. With time, age and environmental factors like sun damage, cause the skin’s support network of collagen and elastin in the dermis to break down. As a result, the skin loses it structure and elasticity and becomes lax.
Gravitational forces then work together with the enviroment (against us!) and causes further lowering of the brow region Forehead muscles weaken, and fat deposits which normally act as a cushion between skin and underlying bone, are depleted with time. As fat is depleted, the lines and wrinkles in the brow region become increasingly apparent. A forehead lift can reduce the appearance of forehead lines and wrinkles as well as lift the brow line, rejuvenating the whole appearance.
I will assess your concerns at your appointment and see if brow surgery is right for you.
One technique that is effective and yet minimally invasive is the endoscopic forehead lift. This technique involves making several small incisions within the hairline around the perimeter of the forehead.
An endoscope is inserted through these incisions and this visualises the attachments of the muscles and nerves underneath the forehead skin. The brow can be elevated and muscles disrupted to allow relaxation of the forehead (like a permanent wrinkle relaxation).
The brow position itself can also be lifted to a higher position. The traditional “open” brow lift involves a bigger incision but allows more “lift” to be gained from the procedure.
An overnight admission is required, and bandaging around your head for the first 2 hours. A week downtime is recommended.
An endoscopic browlift has 5 scars in the hairline whereas am open browlift has a single “ear to ear” scar either behind the hairline (most usually) or just at the hairline. Scars are therefore hidden in the hair. Baldness and browlifts do not merge well together!