We all want to age gracefully, but over time, the effects of genetics and various lifestyle choices can combine to cause unwanted changes such as a furrowed brow, skin laxity, and muscle sagging. The result can be hooded eyes and a permanently fatigued, angry, or unapproachable appearance.
Leading Dallas board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephanie Teotia can simultaneously resolve all these concerns with surgical and non-surgical brow lifting techniques. Keep reading to learn more about your options and what you can expect.
What Is a Surgical Brow Lift?
Consider all the expressions you can convey without saying a word – from communicating sarcasm by quirking one eyebrow to frowning in intense concentration. When looking in the mirror, you probably notice the long-term effects of these repetitive motions in the form of deeply etched facial lines and pronounced sagging. If people naturally assume you are sad, tired, or in a bad mood due to these changes, you could be an excellent candidate for a surgical brow lift. In performing this procedure, Dr. Teotia can choose between the following two approaches that leave minimally visible scarring.
1. Hairline Brow Lift
As its name suggests, a hairline brow lift requires a small incision along your natural hairline. Through this incision, Dr. Teotia will pull loose forehead muscles tight, then remove excess skin to reposition your eyebrows. This option is excellent for resolving prominent brow furrows and the “11 lines” that form between your eyebrows. It may also be an ideal approach for patients with naturally higher foreheads.
2. Coronal Brow Lift
A coronal brow lift, also known as a traditional-style brow lift, necessitates a longer incision behind your hairline, where your hair will hide it when it has fully healed. Coronal brow lifts can address issues such as a heavy brow and aging, tired-looking eyes.
Ultherapy: A Non-Surgical Brow Lifting Alternative
You do not always need a more invasive procedure to rejuvenate your appearance. If you are dealing with a less advanced degree of aging, Dr. Teotia may recommend Ultherapy instead of surgery. This non-surgical, FDA-approved technique relies on ultrasound technology to stimulate your skin’s natural collagen regeneration.
Ultherapy can provide progressive improvement from your forehead to your decolletage over two to six months after your treatment, minus any stitches, scarring, or surgical risks. Ultherapy is an excellent alternative for anyone who is unwilling or unable to commit to the recovery time that comes with surgery because you can achieve a natural-looking rejuvenation without any activity restrictions or pain.
Schedule Your Dallas Brow Lift Consultation With Dr. Teotia
Whether you ultimately decide on a surgical or non-surgical brow lift approach, your journey starts with a consultation with Dr. Teotia. She and her all-female team use a consultative, personalized approach in a homelike environment to make all patients feel comfortable and completely cared for. To take your first steps to loving your look and appearing as young and vibrant as you feel, inside and out, please connect with us today. We can’t wait to hear from you!