Are Your Brows Lying About Your Age?

As we age, tissues across our bodies sag, lose elasticity, slacken, and generally become a real bummer. It’s inevitable, but we all like to look as young and healthy as we can. That’s why when the skin and support tissues of our forehead and brow area descend, it can be depressing. This works to make us look tired, older, and even angry. 

At Central Valley Eye Medical, we’re concerned with more than just eye function; we also offer oculoplastic services that improve your face and eye areas. A brow lift is one of the procedures we offer, and our board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon, Dr. Kimberly Cockerham, is the expert you can trust to get the results you seek. 

Brow lift basics 

Brow lifts target the upper third of the face, starting from the eyebrow area up to the hairline. At Central Valley, Dr. Cockerham uses the endoscopic method for our brow lifts. This method minimizes scarring and other risks, and it delivers great results. Because brow lifts don’t address the eyes, our patients from Stockton, Modesto, Manteca, and the surrounding areas often combine a brow lift with eyelid surgery to address both areas of the face and create a single recovery. 

Would a brow lift help you? 

Sagging brows can be simply a fact of age, or they can be prone to sagging genetically.  Most of our brow lift patients are between the ages of 40 and 60 and feature lined or inelastic skin on their foreheads. 

Working through tiny incisions 

You may have heard of other surgeons performing brow lifts using the traditional method. Run away! This method for brow lifts creates an incision running from one ear up around the hairline, ending at the other ear. That’s a really long incision, and it can create lots of problems, such as hair loss. Plus, it makes for an involved recovery. 

That’s why we perform only endoscopic brow lifts at Central Valley Eye Medical. Here’s how they work. 

For an endoscopic brow lift, three to five short incisions, each less than one inch, are made behind the hairline. An endoscope is inserted into one of the incisions. The endoscope enables Dr. Cockerham to see beneath the skin without making the long incision of the traditional method. Through the other incisions the skin is lifted, muscles adjusted, and excess skin is trimmed. 

Thanks to the minimal incision involved with endoscopic brow lifts, recovery is far faster and easier compared to the old traditional method. 

Want to stop the drop of your brows and wake up your eyes? Call us at Central Valley Eye Medical, (800) 244-9907, and set up a consultation for a brow lift.

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