You probably already known that facial skin is one of the first areas of the body to develop signs of aging. The forehead and brow regions are no exception.

The forehead is located close to the eyes, which means that many of the issues that affect the forehead and brow also affect the eyes. In some cases, people have drooping skin that interferes with the appearance of the eyes. They may also have issues where heavy brows affect the proper functioning of the upper eyelids.

Frown lines and folds on the forehead can also cause you to develop a fatigued or aged appearance. The good news is that you have surgical procedures that address these issues. One such procedure is the endoscopic brow lift. It is, in fact, the preferred treatment for rejuvenating the forehead region.

The Endoscopic Brow Lift

The endoscopic brow lift can make the entire forehead look younger and smoother by reducing wrinkles and lines. It also helps reposition the eyebrows. Loose skin above the upper eyelids can be raised and tightened with this procedure.

The primary goal of an endoscopic brow lift is to eliminate the more obvious signs of aging, such as the drooping of forehead tissues. Congenital problems that lead to heavy or droopy eyebrows can also be corrected using the endoscopic brow lift.

The Procedure: What to Expect

In an endoscopic brow lift, Dr. Gayoso will make a few small incisions on the scalp. The number of incisions needed for this procedure is minimal. These are much smaller than the incision used for a traditional brow lift.

An endoscope will then be inserted through one of the incisions. An endoscope is a narrow tube-like tool with a video camera and a light source attached at the end. The device allows Dr. Gayoso to get a closer look at the internal structures while working on them.

Another small surgical tool will also be inserted through another one of the incisions. This will be used to alter the muscle tissues of the area.

In many cases, an endoscopic brow lift can be performed in combination with other facial procedures like a facelift or eyelid surgery in order to achieve more complete facial rejuvenation.

Recovery After an Endoscopic Brow Lift

Since the number of incisions is minimal, the procedure does not require too much time for recovery. You may experience a minimal amount of discomfort, which is natural for such procedures and can easily be treated with prescribed painkillers.

Mild swelling and bruising are also common. However, all of that will disappear within a week or so. You can hasten the process by using a cold compress. Other than that, you must sleep with your head elevated, which can also help minimize the swelling.

You can return to your daily routine after a few weeks. However, strenuous activities must be avoided for a while longer. These can include heavy exercise routines and sports.

Learn More from Dr. Gayoso

Speak with Dr. Antonio Gayoso, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon, to find out more about the endoscopic brow lift and what it can do for you. Contact our office today to set up your informative consultation.