Brow Lift and Forehead Elevation Chicago IL
Since the eyes are the first to show signs of aging, it is important to also take into consideration the position of the forehead and eyebrows. With advancing age or just simple genetics, the eyebrow may descend and push the thickened eyebrow skin below the bony orbital rim and into the eyelid area. This descent of the eyebrow and forehead can create a tired or angry look. To recreate a youthful open and alert expression, a forehead elevation is used to reposition and elevate the eyebrow into a more aesthetically pleasing position. In turn, this highlights the bony rim and eliminates the thickened outer skin and low resting eyebrow.
There have been several advances in brow lift technique in recent years. The most modern is the minimally invasive method called endoscopic brow lift. Small incisions are made in the scalp, behind the hairline, to gain access to the forehead muscles and eyebrow region. A tiny camera guides Dr. Tresley as he gently raises the brow area and secures it. This then eliminates the hooded outer brow, restoring a youthful appearance to the upper face. An endoscopic brow lift provides optimal results with less scarring and faster recovery. This surgery is most often performed with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty procedure.