As you get older, chances are you will find you have many more lines on your face than you once did. Wrinkles, lack of firmness to the skin and sagginess are all very common and while they can be frustrating, luckily there are things you can do to rectify this. One of the areas on the face that show wrinkles earlier than others tends to be your brows. This is because we use our brow muscles repetitively every day to show emotions such as surprise, happiness, sadness orå anger. Some people also have heavier onset brows which can cause lines to appear prematurely. One factor that puts many people off getting their brow lines sorted is that they don’t want to turn to invasive surgery that is expensive and can have more down time and side effects. Which is where a non-surgical brow lift comes in. Here we outline everything you need to know about this treatment and how it can help you.
What is the difference between a surgical and non-surgical brow lift?
When looking into the options to lift your brow, you will likely come across both surgical and non-surgical options. With both providing successful results, you might be wondering what the difference is and which is right for you.
As the name suggests, a surgical brow lift involves you going under the knife and is when excess skin is removed thus lifting the areas around the face and giving it a smooth and wrinkle-free appearance. This is better suited to those with skin laxity who might have tried a non-surgical approach but not had the results they were expecting. A surgical brow lift requires more downtime than a non-surgical one and could result in some initial swelling and bruising to the face.
For a non-surgical brow lift, you will receive a combination of wrinkle-reducing fillers that will be injected into the brow line. This will relax the muscles and plump out the area, diminishing brow furrow lines and forehead wrinkles. There is little down time required, it is less expensive and the results can be very effective.
What does the procedure involve?
When having a non-surgical brow lift, you will first have a consultation with your aesthetician to chat about your concerns and the results you are looking for. They will discuss your options and what to expect on the day as well as any aftercare you need to do. On the day, expect your appointment to last between 60-90 minutes.
Your aesthetician will inject your filler into the targeted areas, pain and discomfort is extremely minimal and a lot of people barely even feel it. If you are highly sensitive to pain you can often request a numbing cream to put your mind at ease. The procedure generates an immediately noticeable lift to your brows and a reduction in lines, though the results will continue to improve over the next couple of weeks.
How long can results last?
The effects of a non-surgical brow lift can last for up to a year after the procedure, with some still noticing benefits after this. When you see the results fading, it is easy to go and get a top-up procedure done
Does it require any down time?
One of the things people love most about non surgical brow lifts is that there is no down time required. It is minimally invasive so you won’t experience any real side effects and can go about your daily duties straight after you have had it done. You could experience slight swelling or bruising to the area, but this is unlikely to be very noticeable and should subside within the space of a few hours.
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