Are Your Brows Descending?
- Posted on: Nov 15 2021
Gravity doesn’t take a day off. It’s always there pulling down the skin, underlying muscle, and tissue on your forehead. Facial expressions such as frowning and squinting don’t help. Creases develop between your eyebrows and your brows may have acquired a hooded, heavy appearance. People may ask you if you haven’t been sleeping well.
Sounds like a brow lift with Dr. Amirlak could be a good procedure for you.
A brow lift targets the upper third of the face, gently tightening the entire area, removing excess skin, and adjusting underlying muscle to give the entire forehead and brow area a younger, fresher look.
Who can benefit most from a brow lift?
Most brow lift patients are between the ages of 40 and 60 and feature lined or inelastic skin on their foreheads. Some people are more genetically prone to a sagging forehead, although the pull of gravity influences everyone.
If you’d like to see if a brow lift could help you, here’s an easy test. Stand in front of the mirror and place the palms of your hands to the sides of your eyes above the eyebrows. Now pull the skin back from the eyes. This gives you an idea of what the brow lift will do.
Two techniques to fit your situation
Dr. Amirlak seeks to use endoscopic methods whenever possible, but in some patients, he may not be able to achieve the tissue repositioning that is necessary endoscopically. These are the two basic methods of a brow lift, although Dr. Amirlak adapts every procedure to the specific needs of the patient.
Endoscopic brow lift — The development of endoscopes has really improved these procedures. Endoscopic brow lifts have become the favored method if the patient doesn’t need dramatic change. In this method, Dr. Amirlak makes from three to five short incisions, each less than one inch, behind the hairline. An endoscope is then inserted into one of the incisions. The endoscope enables Dr. Amirlak to see beneath the skin without making the long incision of the traditional method. Through the other incisions the skin is lifted, and excess skin is trimmed. Underlying muscle is adjusted as needed. The overlying skin is then redraped to its tighter contour.
Traditional brow lift — Prior to the development and improvement of the endoscope, brow lifts used what is called the traditional method. This requires a coronal incision that stretches from just above the ear across the top of the forehead and down to the other ear. The incision is made within the hairline but may be placed further back to minimize visibility in patients with thinning hair. Next, the forehead skin is lifted, tissue removed, muscles adjusted, and the eyebrows may be lifted.
With both methods, there will be numbness and discomfort at the incision sites. Numbness will give way to itching as the forehead heals. This usually passes within six months.
If you are interested in a brow lift, please call Dr. Amirlak at (972) 972-4708 to schedule a consultation.
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