The upper face holds a lot of weight, so to speak, in the overall appearance of the face. Drooping eyebrows are a common sign of aging, though one that many people don’t expect to occur nearly as early as it does. Sometimes, drooping is subtle and mildly irritating. For some people, though, one eyebrow may droop significantly more than the other, or both eyebrows may droop to degree that affects the upper eyelids. Here, we’ll discuss surgical and non-surgical solutions to help rejuvenate the upper face.
Brow Lift Surgery
Brow lift surgery has been popular for many years. An outpatient procedure, the brow lift may be performed using general or local anesthesia. The purpose of this surgical technique is to eliminate creases across the forehead, smooth away frown lines, and restore optimal brow position. For women, the eyebrows should rest right along the upper orbital rim, if not slightly higher. Men’s eyebrows may sit at or just below that bony ridge.
Dr. Fugo uses an endoscopic brow lift technique. This method reduces the amount of scarring that occurs down to two small lines. Incisions are situated behind the hairline where they are not visible whether the hair is worn up or down. Using small endoscopes, the doctor lifts the skin and underlying muscle to a more youthful, attractive position. After a brief recovery period of about 10 days, patients enjoy long-lasting results from this procedure.
Non-surgical treatment for drooping brows may be preferred by patients who want to avoid surgery or who would like to get an idea of what a surgical brow lift may accomplish. Xeomin is an injectable wrinkle-reducer that works by relaxing the muscles into which the FDA-approved drug is inserted. In addition to treating drooping brows, Xeomin may also be injected higher on the forehead to smooth horizontal lines or near the central part of the eyebrows to eliminate frown lines.
There are benefits to a non-surgical brow lift, such as the absence of downtime. The results of injectable treatment build over several days, so patients should not expect immediate improvement. The outcome of treatment can last three to six months and may be repeated as often as every three months to maintain the ideal brow position.
A youthful face looks alert and lively. Drooping brows can compromise this. To explore your best brow lift option, contact our plastic surgery office in New Windsor, NY at (845) 565-7040. We would love to schedule a complimentary consultation for you.