Loss of skin elasticity in the forehead can result in wrinkles and creases. Brow lifts tighten skin in the forehead to reverse the signs of aging that appear around the brow and bridge of the nose. Raising the skin on the forehead can also correct eyelid hooding, which restores a youthful look to the eye area.
Dr. Cohen performs brow lift surgeries using different techniques suited to each patient’s individual needs.
An endoscopic brow lift is the most common technique used and is a popular choice for those who do not have excess skin to remove. It raises the brow through small incisions in the scalp just behind the hairline. A scope is placed inside the scalp so Dr. Cohen can view the tissue and muscles that need to be adjusted. The endoscopic lift leaves the least amount of scarring but cannot remove excess skin.
A hairline brow lift is used when excess skin does need to be removed to achieve the best result. An incision is made at the crown of the head behind the hairline, but the incision varies depending on the hairline and shape of the forehead. Once the incision is made, the skin is raised at the hairline and any excess skin is removed. This process leaves more prominent scarring, so it is best for patients with a lower hairline that can disguise the scar with a hairstyle.
A coronal brow lift is used for patients with higher hairlines, as the incision is made directly at the hairline, leaving the scar less noticeable. Once the incision has been made, the brows and forehead are elevated and excess skin is removed. With a coronal brow lift, hair follicles are buried deep within the incision, which allows hair to grow back on top of the scar.
The recovery time for a brow lift varies depending on the type of procedure. Generally, recovery time is between one to two weeks, though endoscopic brow lifts can require less recovery time. Incisions heal quickly and bruising fades, but the final result is not seen until approximately six weeks after surgery, after the body adjusts and swelling decreases.
Dr. Cohen is committed to ensuring her patients are informed and comfortable with their decision. Below, you will find a link to our frequently asked questions. If you would like to discuss this procedure further, please don’t hesitate to contact us.