The skin begins to lose its elasticity through time. Wrinkles and sagging may occur in different parts of the body, especially the face. The first signs of aging are usually found in the eyebrow and forehead area. This sagging may accumulate over the eyes as time goes on and reach the level that even makes the patient’s vision limited. The sagging of the eyebrows, which affect the facial expression, can also cause a tired, nervous or tense appearance. In such cases, eyebrow lift can be performed.
What techniques are there for Brow Lift?
Eyebrow lifting can be performed either by surgical or non-surgical methods. Both procedures have their advantages and disadvantages. Surgical methods include, conventional eyebrow lift and endoscopic eyebrow lift; non-surgical methods include thread lifts, botox and HIFU.
How is Botox Brow Lift performed?
First step of botox eyebrow lifting application is designing an eyebrow shape suitable for the patient’s face. The eyebrow is pulled up to the position that should be on the face, making it more in harmony with the face. Botox eyebrow lift operation is planned and applied by dermatologists or plastic surgeons by making golden ratio calculations.
What is non-surgical HIFU brow lift?
HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is the name of a system that provides skin tightening and renewal. Most laser or radiofrequency systems has effects only on the skin, not on deep tissues or facial structures under the skin as its effects are on the skin and can reach only 1-2 mm depth. Thanks to the HIFU technology, it is possible to reach up to 4.5 mm depth in the skin without creating any scar on the skin. Non-surgical eyebrow lift procedure takes nearly 10 minutes. Even though the effects of eyebrow lifting can be seen immediately after the procedure, generally it reaches the desired effect in 3 months.
What is Endoscopic Brow Lift? How is it performed?
There are many methods of eyebrow lifting surgeries but recently the most common technique is the one that is performed with the help of small cameras called endoscopes, without leaving any incisions or scars. It can be easily performed under general or sedation-supported local anesthesia. In endoscopic eyebrow lifting operations, it is possible to create small holes in the inner parts of the scalp from several points without causing any bleeding and leaving any scar. Thanks to this method, scar tissue is avoided and healing period is much shorter with less swelling. After the operation, painkillers will be enough for dealing with pain as no unpleasant pain occurs. Stitches are removed after an average of 10 days. Since the scar of the operation will remain in the scalp, it will not be visible blended though the hair.
What is Eyebrow Thread Lift and how is it performed?
Eyebrow thread lift is a simple method that can be applied with local anesthesia. It consists of inserting a tiny dissolvable thread into the face and pulling up the skin. The disadvantage of this method is that the desired effect is not. The eyebrows go back to their previous places after a while. Although specially developed threads are used to overcome this problem, eyebrows can go down between 6 months and 2 years depending on the frequency of using the facial expressions which means it has to be repeated after some time.
How is the healing process after a Brow Lift procedure?
After eyebrow removal, tape and dressing are applied around your eyebrows. During this period, you can apply cold compresses on your forehead and help the edema to reduce easier. During the postoperative period, swelling may occur on your forehead which is quite normal. However, bruising is not very common. It is recommended to contact your doctor in such case. On the third day after the operation, it is possible to wash the hair carefully and gently. Stitches are removed on the seventh day after the surgery. Patients usually feel mostly healed at the end of the first week when the slight swelling on their forehead disappears. You may experience difficulty in moving your eyebrows and forehead and numbness in your forehead temporarily but please keep in mind that all these are expected in the normal recuperation process.