As we age, the natural production of collagen in the skin begins to slow down, which causes the skin to lose its elasticity. This, in turn, is what causes the lines, wrinkles and sagging that we associate with getting older.
One of the first places many people begin to read and write in the forehead - frown lines or laughter lines can begin to appear in their early twenties and only continue to worsen from there. Because they form so early, wrinkles around this area can be one of the main culprits of premature aging, making us look older than we are.
A further consequence of the age is that the skin and soft tissue loosen with age forehead drops. This is particularly noticeable when eyebrows drop and this can cause deterioration of the skin over the eyelids. Brow lift, therefore, serves to elevate the eyebrows and helps to reduce the excess skin on the eyelids. This is the reason that brow lifts are conducted with upper eyelid surgery.
The muscles in the frown area can help to reduce the intensity of the vertical frown lines in between the eyebrows. However, the horizontal lines that occur higher on the forehead are not improved with a brow lift.
Can a browlift be done with other facial procedures?
It is not uncommon for brow lift surgery to be combined with other treatments in order to rejuvenate the whole face. The most common combination is a brow lift and blepharoplasty (upper eyelid reduction) which will ensure rejuvenation of the upper third of the face. A brow lift will enhance the effect of upper eyelid surgery by the eyebrow position it helps to reduce the visible effect of brow descent over the upper eyelids. Browlifts are also performed at the same time as a facelift in order to rejuvenate the whole face.
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