Heavy eyebrows are sign of age, can make you look tired and when significant enough, can effect your peripheral vision.
Elevation or lifting of the eyebrows makes you look younger, alleviates the heavy feeling of the eyelids and can improve your peripheral vision.
Patients who are undergoing an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty, will frequently have a combined brow lifting procedure. This maximizes your functional and cosmetic outcome by lifting the eyelid skin upward.
Invasive and non-invasive options exist. Surgical options produce greater results, but come with increased downtime and cost. A direct brow lift is an outpatient surgical procedure and consists of removing excess brow tissue and elevating the eyelid and brow tissues. Non-invasive options, such as Ulthera and neurotoxins (Botox and Xeomin), produce good results with no downtime or scarring. Ask Dr. Brannan which treatment and surgical regimen is best for you.
Depending on the treatment option, brow lifting may leave no scars or a fine line above the eyebrow hairs.
In severe enough cases, insurance may pay for surgery to lift the brows. This is a more involved, outpatient surgical procedure. Dr. Brannan can help determine if this is an option for you.
After the procedures, there is minimal pain. There is no downtime following Ulthera and neurotoxin injections, and Dr. Brannan recommends minimizing physical activity for 1-2 weeks following brow surgery for best results.