Gravity is a cruel master. Sure it keeps us from flying off into space (good), but it also pulls every inch of our skin downward every minute of every day (bad). The various stresses of daily life don’t help, either. The results show everywhere, including your forehead. Problem is, those results on your forehead — sagging skin, lines, drooping brows — can give people dealing you the wrong impression. Aging brows can make people think you’re perpetually tired, sad, even angry.
But a brow lift from Dr. Saltz can put an end to these false impressions, giving your upper face a more youthful appearance.
Since brow lifts target the upper third of the face, the procedure can be combined with other surgeries such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and facelifts (which target the middle and lower face) to rejuvenate the entire face.
Who is right for a brow lift?
Sagging brows can be simply a fact of age, or due to your genes. Most of Dr. Saltz’s brow lift patients are between the ages of 40 and 60 and feature lined or inelastic skin on their foreheads.
How do you know if a brow lift would benefit you? Here’s a simple test. Stand in front of the mirror and place the palms of your hands to the sides of your eyes above the eyebrows. Now pull the skin back from the eyes. That tightened skin and raising of the forehead is basically what a brow lift with Dr. Saltz will accomplish.
Two techniques to fit your situation
Dr. Saltz performs brow lifts with two techniques: the traditional (also call coronal) brow lift or the endoscopic brow lift. He will discuss both options with you and together you will decide which is right for you.
- Traditional brow lift — This method uses a coronal incision that stretches from just above the ear across the top of the forehead and down to the other ear. The incision is made within hairline, but may be placed further back to minimize visibility in patients with thinning hair. Next, the forehead skin is lifted, tissue removed, muscles adjusted, and the eyebrows may be lifted. Dr. Saltz trims any excess skin and then closes the incision with stitches or clips.
- Endoscopic brow lift — In this method, Mr. Saltz makes from three to five short incisions, each less than one inch, behind the hairline. He then inserts an endoscope into one of the incisions. The endoscope enables him to see beneath the skin without making the long incision of the traditional method. Through the other incisions he then lifts the skin, removes tissue, and adjust muscles as needed.
With both methods, there will be numbness and discomfort at the incision sites. Numbness will give way to itching as the forehead heals. This usually passes within six months.
Tired of being asked if you’re tired, or mad? Call either our Salt Lake City or Park City offices and schedule a consultation for a brow lift today.