If you’ve begun seeing the effects of aging, especially around the eyes, you may want to consider a browlift or forehead lift surgical procedure. As we age, it’s common for facial skin to sag somewhat, leading to wrinkles and an older appearance. Today, there are both surgical and non-surgical strategies, like a browlift, to minimize the effects of aging on facial skin. Dr. Patt of Houston offers a couple of treatment options patients routinely use and find effective to treat tired and sagging eyes.
A brow, or forehead, lift repositions, alters, or actually removes tissue and muscle in the forehead area to reduce wrinkles or creases and lift the skin. The process includes the use of an endoscope and other instruments to access the area. The small incisions are located at the hairline to prevent noticeable scars.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for a Browlift?
In the vast majority of cases, a browlift provides a great way to slow down the aging process and help patients look as youthful as possible. However, there may be times when a patient’s medical history could create complications. It’s important to discuss all your options with Dr. Patt before deciding to have any type of surgery. Ideal candidates will be in generally good health and have a true need for a browlift.
Enhancing with Non-Surgical Options
Ultherapy® is another option to consider, and Dr. Patt frequently discusses this option with patients, especially when surgery may not be the ideal solution for a specific patient. While Ultherapy is effective, the results don’t tend to be as permanent as a surgical browlift.
One of the strategies Dr. Patt often suggests is that patients use a combination of a browlift and Ultherapy to enhance and open up the eyes. Ultherapy treatments can also target areas of the face that are not impacted as much by the browlift surgery.
Making Brow Surgery Last
Browlift surgery provides results that easily last for many years, but it’s important to remember that the aging process doesn’t stop, so new wrinkles can appear over time. That’s another reason to consider using a combination of brow surgery with other treatment procedures to obtain lasting results and a continuously radiant appearance.
Precautions to Take After Browlift Surgery
Patients will always desire the best results from any type of treatment. After a browlift, it’s important to follow and pay close attention to Dr. Patt’s post-surgery instructions. Once the healing process is complete, there are other steps that help you maintain that youthful look longer.
- Always use sunscreen and moisturizers on a daily basis, especially in Houston and the hot Texas sun. Protecting your skin will always be important in slowing down the aging process.
- Stop smoking! Most people know that smoking actually speeds up the skin’s aging process.
- Treat yourself regularly to clinical facial treatments and procedures with Dr. Patt. Procedures like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, facial fillers, Botox, and ultherapy are just a few options to keep your skin looking younger, healthy, and more vibrant longer.
Seeking the Best Care
Dr. Patt may also offer other suggestions based on your unique skin needs, and it pays to ask questions to ensure your surgery results are as long-lasting as possible. For more information on browlifts, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patt, call the Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery at tel:281-552-8111, OR schedule online now.
Once your skin is evaluated and you’ve discussed your objectives with Dr. Patt, he will be happy to help develop and medically recommend a strategy to meet all of your rejuvenation goals.