Most of us are aware of the importance of facial expression in displaying our feelings and sending a message to the people around us. We frown to show discontent or anger, and we smile to show happiness and joy. Unfortunately, as we age our face may adopt a permanent expression of anger or fatigue, even though we feel happy and full of energy. This is characteristic of people with the descent of the brow-forehead unit.
We know of several factors that play a role in the position of our brows, such as gender, genes, and the loss of facial fat that comes with age. This loss of fat is most important because it causes the brow to sag under the weight of gravity. The genetic factor is also critical, especially in young women whose mother or sisters have the same issue.
Fortunately, there is an operation that addresses all the elements of brow descent. The endoscopic forehead and brow lift is designed to treat droopy brows, frown lines, and crow’s feet permanently. This is the best surgical procedure for patients that exhibit these tell-tale signs of aging. In the past, a forehead lift was an extremely invasive and lengthy surgery that put the patient at risk for several potential complications. Happily, there is now available a procedure that is safe, minimally invasive, and allows the patient to recover speedily and with little downtime (watch video). This surgical procedure is the best alternative to rejuvenate the upper third of the face and address unwanted signs of aging.
Temporal brow lift
It seems intuitive to think that “crow’s feet” are a result of excess skin around the eyes or laxity of the eyelids. However, the actual cause of these wrinkles is the descent of the lateral third of our eyebrows, i.e., the tail of the brow. This can be easily demonstrated by looking at yourself in a mirror and raising the tail of the brow with your index finger. You will notice how crow’s feet disappear instantaneously!
Crow’s feet can be treated in different ways depending on their depth, your skin type, and age. If your wrinkles, called “expression lines,” only appear upon smiling, then relaxing the muscle will help to reduce them significantly. Nevertheless, if they are evident with your face at rest, a lateral brow lift is the only effective way to eliminate them.
Lateral brow-lifting is an outpatient procedure that consists of surgically elevating the tail of the brow through micro incisions in the scalp, hidden from sight. State-of-the-art endoscopic techniques allow us to raise the sagging tissue that accumulates at the corner of the eyes. You can say bye to those crow’s feet!