The forehead is often one of the first areas of the face where aging is seen. Drooping brows, sagging skin and horizontal forehead lines and furrows can make a person appear older than they are and even tired, sad or angry. The mini browlift is a minimally invasive technique that helps to tighten the skin and underlying forehead muscles to create a smoother, more youthful and refreshed appearance. This procedure is less invasive than the traditional browlift and generally involves less scarring, a shorter recovery period and more natural results.
The mini browlift is typically reserved for individuals with less extensive sagging and lines in the forehead. For patients with deeper frown lines and forehead furrows and more severe sagging, a traditional browlift may be more appropriate.
The mini browlift is typically performed with local anesthesia. The main difference between the mini browlift and the traditional browlift is that the incisions are smaller. For the mini browlift, smaller incisions which are typically no longer than two inches in length are hidden behind the hairline. Working through these incisions, the underlying muscles and tissues are removed or altered, the eyebrows may be elevated to a higher position, and excess skin is removed.
The recovery after the mini browlift is shorter and less involved than after a traditional browlift, though patients may still experience some degree of swelling, bruising and discomfort. Other minimally invasive techniques to tighten the brow may involve the use of lasers or radio frequency energy and these techniques are sometimes performed in conjunction with the mini browlift for optimal results.
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