Is Botox Really What Your Brows are Asking For?
- Posted on: Jun 15 2018
We all know that the signs of aging will appear on our face at some point in time. Still, when they do, we can’t help but be a little surprised – and maybe a lot disappointed. Faint lines on the forehead that don’t go away because you’re regularly using your forehead muscles to lift your drooping brow line. This can be a frustrating problem that affects your appearance as well as your physical comfort.
If you’re concerned with the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, or the newly drooping brow, you may be considering Botox. After all, isn’t that the non-surgical brow lift technique everyone’s talking about? It may be, but that doesn’t mean it’s what you want.
We can understand why many people shy away from surgical procedures. There’s anesthesia, and there’s downtime. On the other hand, we can’t forget about the results. If you look into the surgical procedures available today for lifting a drooping brow, you may be surprised to see just how conservative they are. That’s one aspect to consider. The other is the extent of lift that is possible. If you want more lift or longer lasting results, there is reason to lean into the idea of a surgical brow lift.
What you Need to Know About Brow Lift Surgery
One of the reasons that some patients may resist the potential value of a surgical brow lift is because they envision the long incisions that used to be a standard part of this procedure. The standard brow lift is also referred to as a forehead lift. In our Draper and Layton cosmetic surgery locations, even the full forehead lift is performed using an endoscopic technique.
An endoscopic forehead lift involves the use of a small camera that assists access to superficial muscle and fat tissue. This means smaller incisions and less disruption of tissue. Because the forehead lift is so gentle, it is often combined with other procedures such as blepharoplasty or a temporal lift, which can have a positive effect on the eyes and upper cheeks. During the endoscopic brow (forehead) lift, the muscles that pull the brows downward are weakened. Excess muscle and skin are lifted and secured in a tighter position. The adjustments made to the forehead tissue can:
- Raise the eyebrows back to the bony ridge of the upper eye.
- Correct creases and frown lines, possibly eliminating the need for future treatment.
- Improve the appearance of the eyes.
- Correct signs of aging with minimal downtime.
Botox is an outstanding product that is widely used, but it may not be right for your brow lift. Learn more about your treatment options at (801) 776-2220.