Mini Brow Lift
Lines and wrinkles across the forehead, along with a droopy brow line, can leave people looking worn out and aged. A brow lift smooths out wrinkles and lifts the brows to rejuvenate the appearance. However, people are often concerned about scars and the surgical recovery following a brow lift.
Individuals who want to restore a more youthful appearance without an invasive surgical procedure may be ideal candidates for a mini brow lift. A mini brow lift at The Landings Surgical Centre, which serves Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, offers similar results as a traditional brow lift, but it is less invasive.
What Is a Mini Brow Lift?
A mini brow lift is an endoscopic technique that minimizes the appearance of lines, creases, and wrinkles along the forehead. It also restores the arch of the brow line, without the use of a large surgical incision. Instead, tiny incisions are made in the hairline along the forehead. Through these small incisions, plastic surgeons are able to release the muscles responsible for frowning, and gently lift the forehead and brow line. A small amount of excess skin can also be removed close to the incision.
A mini brow lift does not provide the same degree of alteration as a traditional brow lift, but it provides more effective and longer lasting results than cosmetic fillers or injectables. A mini brow lift is well suited for Halifax patients who have mild to moderate signs of aging along the forehead and brow line, which may include:
- Crow’s feet
- Horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Drooping brows
- Asymmetrical brows
Mini Brow Lift Recovery
Most people recover from a mini brow lift in a timely manner without experiencing any complications. However, it is normal for people to develop minor side effects in the days after their procedure. Bruising and swelling are extremely common, but this usually resolves within seven to 10 days following treatment. Cold compresses or ice packs can be used to reduce inflammation. The skin along the forehead is also likely to feel tight and itchy, but this should not last for more than a week or two. Each patient heals at their own rate, but most are ready to return to work within one to two weeks after their procedure, and can usually resume all other activities by two weeks post-treatment.
Scars After a Mini Brow Lift
Scars are a common concern after any surgical procedure. Fortunately, the scars that remain after a mini brow lift are virtually invisible. The incisions are so small that the skin is able to heal without producing significant scar tissue. Whatever degree of scarring that does occur is easily hidden within the patient’s hairline.
Benefits of a Mini Brow Lift
A mini brow lift offers many advantages over a traditional brow lift and cosmetic injectables. Those who are candidates for the procedure can benefit from the following:
- Minimal risk of complications
- Fast recovery time
- Minimal surgical side effects
- Long-lasting treatment results
- Rejuvenated appearance
If you are tired of hearing that you look worn down, upset, or stressed, you may be an ideal candidate for a mini brow lift. To learn more about this cosmetic treatment and how it can help you refresh your appearance, contact The Landings Surgical Centre online or call (902) 492-2007 and request a personal consultation.