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How Age Affects the Forehead

The forehead is one of the most visible areas of the face, and it can be one of the first places to show signs of aging. The skin on the forehead is thinner and more likely to develop wrinkles and sagging. The brows can also become droopy with age. Over time, the gradual loss of collagen from the forehead can lead to the onset of forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, and drooping eyebrows, which can even obstruct your vision.

Woman's face, nicely shaped after oral and maxillofacial surgery in Denver.

What is Brow Lift?

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure designed to correct frown lines, drooping eyebrows, and forehead creases. The procedure involves making incisions in the hairline and then elevating the skin and soft tissue of the forehead, repositioning the eyebrows, and securing it in place. The goal of a brow lift is to restore a more youthful appearance to the forehead and brow area.

Brow Lift Can Correct:

  • Forehead furrows and wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Drooping eyebrows
  • Drooping eyelids

Benefits of Brow Lift

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a surgical procedure that can improve the appearance of the forehead, eyebrows, and upper eyelids. There are many benefits to a brow lift, including a more youthful and refreshed appearance, a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines, and an improved field of vision.

In addition to the physical benefits, there are also psychological benefits to be gained from a brow lift. Many patients report feeling more confident and self-assured after their procedure. This boost in confidence can lead to positive changes in all areas of life, from personal relationships to career opportunities.

Brow Lift: Recovery & Downtime

The recovery process following a brow lift is relatively short, with most patients being able to return to their normal activities within a week. There will be some bruising and swelling around the forehead and eyes, which will typically subside within a week or two. It’s important to avoid strenuous activity or bending over during the first week to minimize the risk of bleeding. Rest and relaxation are key to helping the body heal properly.

Types of Brow Lift Surgery

Endoscopic Brow Lift

An endoscopic brow lift is done by making small incisions in the hairline. A tiny camera is then inserted through one of the incisions. The camera gives the surgeon a clear view of the underlying tissues, allowing them to manipulate the tissues and muscles to achieve the desired results. This technique involves extremely small incisions, so the recovery period is minimal.

Trichophytic Brow Lift

A trichophytic brow lift is done by making an incision in the hairline to remove a portion of the forehead skin rather than raising the hairline. Removing a portion of the forehead skin instantly elevates the eyebrows, making them look more youthful and firm. This procedure, however, involved a longer downtime.

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a board-certified and fellowship-trained facial cosmetic surgeon specializing in cutting-edge surgical techniques to reverse the signs of aging. He aims to help you achieve your aesthetic goals using the least invasive techniques possible. Furthermore, he ensures you’re supported through every stage of the surgical process. Please schedule a consultation to explore your brow lift options in Lone Tree, Colorado.

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