Endoscopic Brow Lift
Whether you are laughing, crying, or even sleeping, your forehead is constantly moving: unfortunately, all of this activity leaves its mark. Deep forehead wrinkling and horizontal and vertical frown lines are common problems that can be corrected with a brow lift. Endoscopy is a surgical procedure that uses an instrument called an endoscope, which is a special viewing instrument that allows the surgeon to view images of the patient's internal structures with minimal incisions. This technique is being used in plastic and cosmetic surgery, in lieu of techniques that may leave behind undesirable, or overly visible scars.
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Endoscopic Brow lift, or forehead lift, is the most common endoscopic procedure performed by plastic surgeons. Instead of the usual ear-to-ear incision across the top of the head, three or more tiny incisions are made just behind the hairline. The endoscope is inserted through a central incision and the instruments to perform the procedure are placed through the other incisions. This enables the procedure to be performed without the need for a big incisionas previously mentioned. The brows are then elevated and the muscles causing frown lines are treated. This results in smoother forehead skin, a younger more refreshed look and a more animated appearance.
Endoscopic surgery complications are rare and it must be noted that endoscopy has been used successfully for decades in orthopaedic, urologic, and gynecologic procedures. At the time of the consultation the procedure and potential complications are discussed in detail. The following diagrams depict the forehead lift utilizing the traditional "coronal" incision and the newer endoscopic approach.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections have become a popular new treatment for certain types of facial wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic acts differently than traditional fillers such as collagen. BOTOX® acts to temporarily weaken the facial muscles in the treated area relaxing the skin's surface thus "removing" the wrinkle.
The type of lines and wrinkles that respond best to this procedure are those muscles that are repeatedly over contracted during facial expressions such as frowning or squinting. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections have been very effective in reducing the appearance of frown lines, forehead furrows, "crow's feet", lines and wrinkles of the lower face, and even prominent vertical bands in the neck.
The injections take effect in 3 to 5 days, and last between 3 to 6 months. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections tend to work best on men and women between the ages of 30 and 60. The injections are done in the office, and there is no downtime.