Types of brow lift
During your consultation, Dr. Halaas will discuss which brow lift technique is best for you. This will be determined by your specific hairline, your areas of concern, your personal aesthetic goals, and Dr. Halaas’ expert opinion.
Coronal brow lift
In this technique, an incision is made from ear to ear across the top of the head and back in the hairline. Through this incision, the tissues are trimmed, the muscles are tightened and re-positioned, and a 1-2 cm strip of scalp is removed. Excess skin is removed, the skin is then re-draped and the incision is closed.
- This technique lifts the eyebrows
- This technique raises the hairline, so may not be appropriate for people with a high forehead or receding hairlines
- Patients may experience numbness to the top of the head for approximately six months
- Results are permanent
- Incision is hidden within the hair
Endoscopic brow lift
An endoscopic brow lift uses 4-6 1-inch incisions behind the hairline. A tiny camera called an endoscope is inserted into each incision, which enables visualization of the muscles. With this technique, the scowl-causing muscles can be weakened — but the muscles that cause horizontal forehead lines cannot. No scalp is removed; rather, it’s lifted upward and backward and then secured in this position.
- This technique may need to be repeated over time
- This technique does not cause temporary numbness to the top of the head
Subcutaneous brow lift
The incision for this technique is made across the top of the head at the hairline. Through this incision, muscle alterations are made, and excess skin is removed.
- This technique does not alter the hairline
- There is no top-of-the scalp numbness with this technique
- A finely-visible scar will be visible across the top of the forehead
Direct brow lift
A great option for those with receding hairlines or anyone with deep forehead lines, the direct brow lift uses an incision that is made in one of the horizontal forehead creases, just above the eyebrows.
Results are permanent
Incision is hidden within natural forehead crease
There may be some numbness
Non-Surgical Brow Lift
A non-surgical brow lift can be performed with BOTOX, an injectable typically used to combat dynamic facial wrinkles. BOTOX is made with botulinum toxin that temporarily incapacitates the tiny facial muscles (the procerus and the orbicularis) responsible for pulling the brows and forehead downward. Your treatment plan is carefully crafted to ensure that your non-surgical brow lift goes far enough in achieving your desired changes but not so far as to alter your individuality or cause you to look unnatural in any way.