By Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D.
The aging process leads to volume loss and subsequent “droopiness” of the eyebrow. This type of deflation of the natural fullness and fatty padding over the brow bone leads to laxity of the upper eyelid skin. In some individuals the excess skin is removed, such as the case of an upper eyelid lift or blepharoplasty procedure. However, in other instances a more youthful, yet less-invasive, non-surgical approach would be to restore the fullness that has been lost over the outer part of the brow bone.
A non-surgical brow lift may be performed in the office with little downtime, and may even be done during a lunch break from work. It is performed using a blunt or non-sharp tube, also known as a cannula. The cannula is used as an instrument to gently layer fat or fillers, like Restylane or Juvederm, over the brow bone to give an immediate, elevated appearance or “brow lift”. This non-surgical brow lift will also lift some of the excess skin in the upper lid area by restoring the youthful fullness over bone.
This procedure can easily restore a more youthful look in a matter of minutes. It gives the brow an elevated appearance and also rejuvenates upper eyelid skin that is lax.
Treatment of the aging eyebrow and eyelid requires individualized attention. Although aging may occur in a predictable fashion, not everyone needs the same treatment. Consulting a board certified plastic surgeon experienced in facial cosmetic surgery is the best way to obtain the right information. To watch the procedure being performed, click here.