Aging affects every part of the face. Usually, we see the signs of aging around the eyes first. When the eyes start to look droopy and heavy, the natural tendency is to use the muscles of the forehead to lift the eyebrows. Doing this makes the eyes appear more open and energetic. We may do all of this without really even thinking about it. Over time, the persistent lifting of the forehead leads to even more lines and creases. To end this vicious cycle, many people think they need a brow or forehead lift. We might disagree.
Brow Lift Surgery
A forehead or brow lift is a surgical procedure in which the brow position is corrected. This upper facelift requires the manual lifting and tightening of the forehead skin and underlying tissue. The loose skin on this part of the face is often referred to as excess. It’s not; it’s just skin that has lost its elasticity and firmness. The appearance of droopiness around the eyes is worsened by a loss of width and fullness in the temple area. Removing tissue does not address this issue.
Dermal Fillers as an Alternative to a Brow Lift
Many people find the idea of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation appealing even though these treatments do necessitate periodic touch-ups. With dermal fillers as a liquid brow lift technique, there is no risk of causing a surprised appearance that cannot be reversed. Using dermal fillers, it also becomes possible to correct the narrowing of the temple that ages the eyes.
Dermal fillers work by increasing the volume of the tissue beneath the skin. Products like Juvéderm achieve this by inserting hyaluronic acid into the dermis where the acid particles bind to water molecules. It’s a simple chemical process that has been proven safe and effective through years of clinical use. To lift the brow line and smooth wrinkles on the forehead, dermal filler is inserted at the temples, along the brow, and directly beneath horizontal creases. The hyaluronic acid is gently massaged to create even, natural-looking volume in the upper face that lasts for up to 12 months.