Author: Dott.ssa Basile M. Gaetana (Tania)

Date: 22/04/2020

An eyebrow lift corrects wrinkles and the skin between the eyebrows.
Over time the eyebrows "sag" and between the eyebrows the wrinkles that form can give a frown, tired or worried expression.

These changes are the result:

  • of ageing
  • of the action of the muscles (the frontalis and corrugator muscles relax and let the eyebrows "fall" down).

The tendency to use the forehead muscles causes:

  • the progressive formation of deep wrinkles on the forehead
  • the formation of expression lines that give off an expression of frowning

An eyebrow lift helps to:

  • raise the eyebrows
  • decrease the effect of muscle contraction in the area between the eyebrows

It can be combined with other treatments that may include:

Facial surgery

  • endoscopic forehead lift
  • temporal facelift

Non-surgical facelifts

  • botulinum toxin


Eyebrow lift: endoscopic lift

An endoscopic forehead lift is used to:

  • smooth wrinkles on the forehead
  • raise droopy eyelids
  • reshape the eyebrows

The technique is innovative and involves the use of an endoscope. Thanks to the use of this technique the forehead and the eyebrows can be raised, for a more youthful face. With the more natural repositioning of the eyebrows, without compromising facial expressions, a sad and tired look can be corrected.
The convalescence and recovery from the surgery takes 1 week.
Local anaesthetic is usually used.
Scarring is minimal and almost completely invisible, as it usually remains below the hairline.
After surgery there may be:

  • swelling
  • bruising
  • a slight feeling of tension around the treated area

The duration of the results varies from individual to individual. They last longer than botulinum toxin, but less than an eyebrow lift.
An eyebrow lift with endoscopy can be combined with other treatments such as:

  • blepharoplasty (removing the bags around the eyes by removing excess skin) to improve the appearance of the eyes
  • laser resurfacing to rejuvenate and improve the shape of the face

Eyebrow lift: temporal facelift

The eyebrow lift (or temporal facelift) is a traditional facelift that raises and stretches the entire forehead area, smoothing out the wrinkles of the entire upper face.
The duration of the procedure is 1 hour under local anaesthetic.
The incisions are long and in areas behind the hairline, which are used to pull the skin of the forehead area.
The procedure consists of detaching and repositioning the skin.
After surgery there may be (in the following weeks):

  • swelling
  • bruising
  • a feeling of tension around the treated area
  • The scars will be behind the hairline, but they may be visible.

The results of this surgery last longer than an endoscopic lift, but there will need to be a follow-up after 5 years.
With an eyebrow lift you can perform treatments in combination, such as with:

  • blepharoplasty
  • laser resurfacing

Eyebrow lift: botulinum toxin

Among the non-surgical techniques for lifting and reshaping the eyebrows is treatment with botulinum toxin. Using small doses of botulinum toxin injected directly into a specific muscle, a selective and specific "paralysis" can be targeted for the action of that muscle.
In this case, only on the corrugator muscles of the eyebrows and the frontalis muscle.
How does botulinum toxin work?
Wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows are formed by the action of the frontalis and corrugator muscles.
Botulinum toxin injected directly into the corrugator muscle or the frontalis muscle blocks the muscles and the possibility of frowning or furrowing your brow.
Once the muscle is paralysed, it cannot contract, and wrinkles gradually disappear.
How long does the effect of botulinum toxin last?
The treatment takes only a few minutes and results start to be visible after 3 or 4 days.
Gradually, after 6 months, the action of the botulinum toxin will disappear (the effects of botulinum toxin are not permanent but only temporary) and the muscle action will resume its normal activity.
Side effects

Side effects are related to the local injection of the solution.

  • There will be slight discomfort caused by the needle
  • Bruising at the injection site
  • Slight lowering or ptosis of one eyelid

An eyebrow lift can correct wrinkles and skin between the eyebrows, rejuvenating the face and improving facial appearance.

Dott.ssa Basile M. Gaetana (Tania)


Dott.ssa Basile M. Gaetana (Tania)

Medico Chirurgo - N. Iscrizione all' ordine: 8309 - Cosenza

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