The Eye Brows, in women, are a very feminizing facial feature and are one of the first facial features to shows the effects of aging and gravity. The eyebrows begin to sag, with the outer portion affected to a greater degree. This changes the shape of the eyes from almond to round and imparts an aged, relative masculine quality to the eyes. Brow lifts/Forehead Lifts raise lowered eyebrows, making them more symmetric or aesthetic in their placement on the forehead. This restores a more rested, natural and youthful appearance to the eyes and face.
Brow Lifts and Forehead Lifts are procedures that are designed to rejuvenate the eyebrows and forehead by elevating the eyebrows to a more aesthetically pleasing position. Brow lifts may also be used to soften the lines and wrinkles on the forehead. Forehead Lifts are currently performed using several methods.
Traditional brow lift surgery involves an incision along the hairline from ear to ear, lifting the skin, and adjusting the muscles in the brow. More recently, the endoscopic brow lift procedure has become a popular alternative. Results are usually good, with small incisions in the hairline. For his patients with mild heaviness to their brow, Dr. Ghasri recommends trying Botox injections prior to going under the knife.
BOTOX Cosmetic smoothes out wrinkles by weakening and relaxing the muscles that cause skin to wrinkle. More than just smoothing out worry and frown lines, Botox injections can create a lifting effect by relaxing the muscles that pull down on the eyebrows. This not only raises the ends of the eyebrows into a more pleasing arch (correcting a downward slanting "sad eyes" appearance), but also opens the eyes, reducing the "hooded" appearance so common in middle aged eyes.
This procedure is appropriate for mild brow drooping only. If you are a better candidate for surgical brow lift, Dr. Ghasri will discuss referring you for this during your consultation.
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