It’s normal for the skin around your forehead and eyebrows to sag as you become older. If you would like to lift this skin and renew your appearance, you should think about receiving a brow lift. Dustin C. Derrick, MD is the top provider of brow lifts and Mommy Makeovers at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW in Fort Worth, TX. He can use these cosmetic procedures to renew your look and give you an energic, youthful appearance.
What Does a Brow Lift Do?
When the skin in your upper facial region begins to age, the appearance of your face will change. As your brow becomes more furrowed, you might begin to look perpetually tired or worried. In addition, this change can make you look like you are constantly feeling angry or upset. A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to correct these changes.
During this aesthetic procedure, we will use specialized techniques to eliminate loose skin that appears above your eyes. We will also tighten and reposition the tissues and muscles in your upper face. These techniques will give you a happy and refreshed appearance. In addition, your eyes will appear to be more alert, and the contours of your face will look youthful and vibrant.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Type of Lift?
If you have very deep wrinkles on your forehead or lines between your eyebrows, you may be an ideal candidate for this lift. In addition, this procedure is an excellent way to fix a low-set brow.
Scheduling an Initial Consultation
Before you schedule your procedure, you will need to meet with us for a personalized consultation. During this initial meeting, we will analyze the structure of your brow. In addition, we may take measurements and photographs of this area of your face. Further, we will talk about the lines, sagging skin, and other problems that are bothering you.
For example, if you would like to correct your asymmetrical eyebrows, you should tell us about this goal. You should also let us know if you would like to erase horizontal lines on your forehead. To help us understand your goals, you may decide to bring old photographs of yourself to this meeting. These older photographs will help us understand the changes in your brow and visualize your aesthetic objectives.
Talking About Your Health
In addition to looking at your face, we will ask you questions about your health. For example, you should be ready to discuss your medications, tobacco use, allergies, and medical conditions. You should also tell us if you have used Botox, dermal fillers, or other cosmetic techniques to improve your appearance. After we have reviewed this information, we will let you know if a brow lift is a good way to correct your aesthetic issues.
How Should I Prepare for My Lift?
After we schedule your lift, we will tell you how to prepare for this cosmetic procedure. Although we will give you individualized instructions, you should be ready to temporarily adjust the vitamins, supplements, and medications that you are taking. If you smoke cigarettes, you will need to quit smoking for at least six weeks before your lift. Avoiding tobacco will improve your ability to quickly recover from this anti-aging procedure.
Since you will not be able to drive after we lift your brow, you should arrange for a relative or friend to take you home. In addition, you should prepare to spend a short period of time away from your usual responsibilities. You should ask your friend or relative to assist you during the beginning of your recovery period. This person can make healthy meals for you, perform chores, and do other tasks that will allow you to relax and rest while your tissues are healing.
What Will Happen During My Lift?
Since you will receive anesthesia before we begin to improve your brow, you’ll be able to relax during your cosmetic procedure. If we are making minor adjustments to your brow, we may give you local anesthesia and sedation. Under other circumstances, you might receive general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, we can use a variety of different methods to improve your brow.
The techniques that we use will depend on the position of your hairline, the severity of your forehead lines, and other aspects of your facial features. For example, we might use an endoscopic lift, a coronal lift, or a temporal lift to transform your upper facial region.
An Endoscopic Lift
If you are interested in lifting your hairline, we may advise you to receive an endoscopic lift. During this minimally invasive procedure, we will make very small incisions behind your hairline. After we make these incisions, we will use a small tube called an endoscope to look at the tissues in this area of your face. Next, we will use a small instrument to reposition the tissues in your forehead.
Once we are finished improving your brow, we will close your incisions and put a bandage or dressing over your skin. Since this procedure is minimally invasive, you will usually have a short recovery time after your endoscopic lift is complete.
A Coronal Lift
During a coronal lift, we will make one incision in the skin that is located above your hairline. This incision will allow us to move your forehead into a higher position. This type of lift is a good way to improve your hairline and adjust asymmetrical eyebrows. In addition, we may advise you to get a coronal lift if you have deep wrinkles between your eyebrows.
A Temporal Lift
A temporal lift is also known as a limited incision lift or a lateral lift. If you choose to receive this type of lift, we will make incisions in the skin above your temples. These small incisions will allow us to adjust the outer areas of your brow. It’s common to receive this type of lift in connection with an eyelid procedure.
How Long Will My Recovery Period Last?
The amount of time that you spend recovering from your lift will depend on the techniques that we used to improve your brow, your health, your age, and other factors. On average, you should be prepared to take at least seven weeks off from your work. During this time, you might maintain your comfort levels by taking prescription or over-the-counter medications. In addition, we may advise you to put cold packs onto your face for a couple of days.
If we place a drain near your incisions, you’ll need to visit our office so that we can remove this item. In addition, we will probably remove your sutures after about seven days. We will also tell you when you can remove your bandages. Further, we will probably instruct you not to go running, take an exercise class, or do other intense physical activities for about three to four weeks.
When Will My Brow Start To Improve?
During the first couple of weeks, your eyebrows may look very raised and lifted. As you adjust to your cosmetic procedure, your eyebrows will begin to move into an attractive, natural-looking position. In general, you should be prepared to see the final changes in your upper facial region within six months.
Will This Procedure Permanently Improve My Brow?
If you use facials or injectables to smooth wrinkles on your forehead, your improvements will probably last for a relatively short period of time. In contrast, a lift will create noticeable, long-lasting improvements in the appearance of your forehead wrinkles and sagging skin. The duration of your lift will depend on your lifestyle choices, the condition of your skin, and other variables.
In general, your smooth skin and lifted brow will last for many years. In fact, this cosmetic procedure may improve the upper portion of your face for more than 10 years. To extend the longevity of your improvements, you should adopt a regular skincare routine and apply sunscreen onto your brow when you go outside.
Can I Use Other Techniques To Improve My Wrinkles?
If you are not ready to receive a lift, you might be a good candidate for an injectable treatment or a chemical peel. Although these techniques will not provide you with the same benefits as a lift, they will reduce your wrinkles and give your skin a renewed appearance.
If you are eager to smooth the lines and wrinkles on the upper area of your face, you should consider receiving a neuromodulator. We can use Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau to improve your lines. These popular treatments can fix lines that appear between your eyebrows and deep lines that appear on your forehead. After we finish your injections, this product will decrease the muscle contractions in your target area.
Relaxing your muscles will diminish your lines and give your skin a smooth, healthy appearance. Since we can use a topical numbing gel during your appointment, your injections will be very comfortable. Although your muscles will have a unique response to this treatment, Botox will usually fade your lines for several months. As your injections start to wear off, you can return to our office for a follow-up treatment.
A chemical peel is a non-invasive treatment that will improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face. In addition to fixing these issues, we can use peels to correct acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and age spots. During this treatment, we will cleanse your skin and apply a chemical solution to your face. This peel will remove some of the dead cells that are causing you to experience cosmetic issues.
We can use superficial peels, medium peels, and deep peels to improve your appearance. If you choose our superficial peel, we will use a mild acid to exfoliate the top layer of your skin. During a medium peel, we will use a stronger acid solution to improve the upper and middle layers of your skin. During our powerful deep peel, we will use a strong solution to fix your lines, age spots, and other aesthetic issues.
Schedule a Consultation
Developing wrinkles and sagging skin on the upper portion of your face can make you lose confidence in your appearance. This procedure will smooth the skin in this area of your face and refresh your look. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of receiving a brow lift or Mommy Makeover, set up a meeting at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW in Fort Worth, TX with Dustin C. Derrick, MD by calling (817)-562-7979.