Brow Lift - Non-Surgical Approach
The structures of bone, fat pads, and volume below and above the eyebrow heavily impact our eyebrow appearance. We may look tired, due to upper eyelids appearing heavy and sagging downward. For some, this appearance can be hereditary. For most, however, it is likely due to the aging process. Previously, the only option to treat these conditions was surgery, but now thanks to advances in technology, we can treat it with a variety of non-surgical ways including Botox (Xeomin), Dermal Fillers, Ultherapy and Pelleve.
Botox or Xeomin injections can reduce and prevent wrinkles by decreasing muscle contraction in order to relax the facial muscles. We can use the same feature to relax muscles above or below the eyebrow to change the position, and soften facial expressions, resulting in a lifted appearance.
For example, the lateral eyebrow position is balanced by the muscles above and below. If the lateral eyebrow is lower, we can inject botox or xeomin to the muscle below the eyebrow to release lateral eyebrow from downward pull. Then the muscle above eyebrow will lift the lateral eyebrow up. We can also inject the muscle above the eyebrow to drop the eyebrow, or reposition medial eyebrow.
As we age, our eyelids may begin to droop or sag due to loss of volume of bone and fat pads. Dermal filler can help to restore volume to reduce these effects. Filler can be injected into the eyebrow to pull the upper eyelid up and reduce drooping, into the upper eyelid to reduce a “hollowed” look, and the filler can also soften the bony orbital rim to give a more youthful appearance.
The Ultherapy treatment is the only non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the face, neck, under the chin and above the eyebrow. Ultherapy delivers focused ultrasound energy at the same depth as that addressed by surgeons during cosmetic surgery! The energy emitted, with no cutting or burning, helps to initiate the body’s natural response to stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen. For the brow, this means a significant lift, reduced hooding and drooping of eyelids, and a more radiant, wide awake look.
Pelleve is a revolutionary FDA-cleared treatment that helps to treat facial wrinkles to create smoother, tighter skin without surgery. Pelleve precisely heats the deep layers of your skin using advanced Radiofrequency energy, without damaging the skin. The heat causes existing collagen in your skin to contract and tighten, and over time produce new collagen. Among other areas, Pelleve can be used on the upper eyelids to produce a raised eyebrow and reduce droopy eyelids.