Raising the bar. It’s something that a lot of people like to do as often as possible. We might refer to them as Type A personalities; the ones who “get things done.” Raising the bar can mean a lot of things. To us, it means striving for the ultimate quality of service for patients of our Cincinnati cosmetic surgery practice. To our patients, raising the bar means improving an aspect of their appearance that they are no longer satisfied with. One of the common ways to raise the bar on facial appearance is to raise the brow.
The Aging Brow
The loss of collagen does a doozy on the upper parts of the face. And the lower. But what we have seen from recent research is that many people express a substantial increase in satisfaction and confidence when they resolve age-related laxity around the eyes. This may be because it’s incredibly difficult to ignore the way that age changes our very expression. If laxity and gravity work to pull the outermost edges of the brow line down, a person may appear as though she lacks confidence or is perpetually sad. The downward pull of the innermost edges of the brow line sends a person into the realm of unfriendliness or anger. Neither end of this spectrum does much for human interaction, nor for a personal sense of confidence. That is why brow lift surgery is so valuable.
Which Treatment is the Right Treatment for a Sagging Brow?
Seeing the need for change is one thing. The problem that many of our patients have is that they recognize this need, but don’t know what to do about it. With the multitude of non-surgical treatments that are available today, discerning whether or not surgery is needed can be quite difficult. The good news is that, in most cases, there is no rush to schedule a surgical brow lift. If you are starting to notice that your eyes appear heavy and tired, talk with us about treatment options. In many cases, BOTOX and dermal fillers can restore youthfulness to the eyes. It is when these treatments either don’t give you the lift you want, or they do not produce results that last as long as you’d like, when surgery may make the most sense.