CHEMICAL BROW LIFT
THE EYEBROW SAGS WITH AGE
The brow defines the face in a manner that cannot be ignored. The male eyebrow is usually flat or slightly arched and sits at the level of the brow bone, whereas the female eyebrow is usually more arched and situated about 1 cm above the brow bone. With age, the brow will droop in both men and women. This creates a sleepy or tired appearance which can be corrected non surgically.
WHY DOES THE EYEBROW SAG?
The skull gets smaller with age by a process called bone resorption. This is a normal part of the aging process. As the bone support is lost, the eyebrow sags. Further, the effect of gravity and weakening/loss of collagen over time, weaken the skin and ligaments holding the brow up. Thus the overall effect is that of brow drop with drooping and sagging on the eyelid. In some people this drooping may be so much that it may block their vision if skin is not lifted by hand. As the person ages, their muscles also change and brow position gets altered: too high/low.
WHAT TO DO?
There are two kinds of non-surgical options available to patients: PHYSICAL BROW LIFTS and CHEMICAL BROW LIFTS. The choice of treatment is based on what combination of factors are causing the sagging of the eyebrow.
Physical lifts may be done by physically lifting and/or shrinking the skin in the area - either with THREADS or ULTRASOUND or RADIO FREQUENCY or LASERS. Chemical lifts may be done using BOTOX to relax specific muscles that pull the eyebrow down or DERMAL FILLERS that restore the bony support that was lost. Usually a combination of these techniques is used.