The eyes have a heavy influence on the overall appearance of the face. We naturally perceive youthfulness when a person’s eyes are wide and bright. Drooping, heavy eyelids can make the face look tired and generally unfriendly. What is tricky about the upper eyelids in particular is that this area may be pressed upon by the eyebrows. Not the eyebrows themselves, but the downward descent of forehead tissue as a whole.
Drooping, heavy eyebrows can be a frustrating problem. Both eyebrows do not tend to drop in unison. One often sits lower than the other, sometimes noticeably so. Here at American Surgical Arts in Mullica Hill, we have multiple ways of approaching this problem. Here, we’ll discuss the surgical and non-surgical options for brows that need a lift.
Brow Lift Surgery
The eyebrows fall to a lower height over the eyes as the tissue on the forehead becomes thinner and looser. The muscles above the eyebrows can also influence eyebrow position, as well as the persistence of horizontal and vertical lines on the forehead. Brow lift surgery can be done in one of two ways. For patients with mild sagging that affects primarily the outer edges of the eyes, an endoscopic brow lift may be advisable. For broader rejuvenation that includes the elimination of frown lines and horizontal lines, the doctor may suggest a full brow lift that involves a coronal incision.
Dr. Bidic, Dr. Gundlapalli and Dr. Sheck are passionate about creating the ideal results for each patient. They achieve consistently beautiful results through thoughtful listening and careful planning that begins long before surgery is scheduled.
Injectable Brow Lift Treatment
Whether you are simply not ready to consider brow lift surgery, never want surgery, or want to know what a surgical brow lift might look like, your first step may be to get a nonsurgical brow lift. This quick procedure is achieved with a few Botox injections. Botox is a wrinkle reducer that works by relaxing the muscles that pull on the skin. Because certain muscles are involved in the downward descent of the brows, Botox may be an ideal option for mild correction. This treatment takes only a few minutes, incurs no downtime, and can achieve results that last about four months at a time. As needed, the treatment can be repeated to maintain optimal brow height.