As we age, the forces of gravity combined with the natural use of our facial muscles can result in a lowered, wrinkled brow line, making us look older than we really feel. The good news is that there are solutions available to reverse these effects and restore a youthful looking brow line.
Today, the endoscopic brow lift is becoming the most commonly used method to raise the brows, giving the patient a more youthful appearance. This procedure involves three to five small incisions behind the hairline to lift the entire forehead and brows, resulting in a quick, easy procedure with a short recovery time.
The key difference between an endoscopic brow lift and a traditional brow lift is the size of the incision. Endoscopic brow lift incisions are as small as 1/4 inch. Traditional brow lift incisions are much larger, more noticeable, and occur more frequently. In addition, the incisions of the traditional brow lift tend to produce numbness whereas those in an endoscopic brow lift do not. The outcome is a safer procedure with less scarring, less downtime, and faster results.