Anti-Aging Options for Forehead and Under Eye Wrinkles

There are numerous cosmetic treatments and procedures available to help rejuvenate the face. The eye area and forehead especially are prone to sagging skin and wrinkles due to aging. This leaves a sad, tired, and even angry appearance at times. A brow lift or eyelid surgery can fix these problems and give you a desirable aesthetic outcome. Brow and eye lifts can help you look more youthful by brightening your eyes. Before deciding on these procedures, it's important to understand the facts and benefits of both. Below are some answers to the most common questions regarding a brow lift or blepharoplasty.

What Is Blepharoplasty? (Eyelid Surgery)
Drooping skin around the eye area may not only be unattractive but can interfere with your vision. Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery procedure that will rejuvenate the face by removing excess fat and skin in the upper and lower eyelids. Generally, the procedure is separated into lower or upper blepharoplasty, although, many patients prefer to have both surgeries done at the same time. Your plastic surgeon will remove the excess fat and adjust the muscle tissue to achieve a youthful appearance to the eyes.

Good Candidates For Blepharoplasty
To be a good candidate for blepharoplasty, you should have excess sagging skin in the upper or lower eyelids. Those with hooded eyes where their vision is partially blocked are also excellent candidates. Eyelid surgery is very straightforward, involves light sedation, and takes only 30 minutes. Recovery only takes about a week for the bruising and swelling to go down with little pain. Your surgeon will remove stitches shortly after that.

What Is A Brow Lift?
A brow lift addresses the wrinkles and sagging areas of the upper face. There is a difference in male and female eyebrows, so it's vital you choose an experienced professional who knows how to raise them appropriately. An eyebrow lift can be done using an endoscopic approach or through a modification of the coronal lift technique. An eyebrow lift will result in the forehead lying smoother and the brows appearing lifted naturally.

Good Candidates For Brow Lift Surgery
Good candidates for a brow lift are those who have excess skin that extends beyond the corner of your eyes. The natural shape of your eyebrows is another indicator. If they are flat or the end is lower than the central portion of the brow, a lift will restore the youthful arch. Aging can also lead to upper eyelid hooding, and a brow lift can reverse this. During a brow lift, a cosmetic surgeon will create small incisions above the brow to tighten and lift the skin above the eyes. Some individuals may benefit by undergoing a brow lift and eyelid surgery at the same time if they have both hooded eyes and drooping eyebrows.

Most physicians agree that a blepharoplasty and brow lift surgery is entirely safe. Most of the risks are cosmetic results where the brows may appear asymmetrical. Significant risks may include nerve damage, infection, and bleeding which are rare.

Are There Non-Surgical Alternatives?
While surgery is your best option, you may be able to enhance the appearance of your eyes by:
  • Using sunscreen and moisturizer regularly
  • Refraining from smoking and drinking alcohol
  • Using chemical peels
  • Dermal fillers
BOTOX Cosmetic is a popular option to raise the brows non-surgically. BOTOX relaxes the muscles that pull the corner of the eyebrow down. Dermal fillers can make a patient look they have had a surgical lift, while others only produce subtle changes.

If you are considering an upper face rejuvenation procedure, contact The Glasgold Group for an informative consultation. Based in New Jersey, The Glasgold Group specializes in facelifts, neck lifts, eyelid surgery, fat transfer, and injectable fillers. Dr. Glasgold believes that rejuvenating the face is both a science and an art.

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