By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM on Brow Lifts
However old you are, it’s important to avoid an over-arched brow because this is not only ageing but can also look contrived. In fact, it can even draw attention to features such as fine lines and wrinkles.
The solution to giving eyebrows natural definition is through a low arch brow lift. Think of this eyebrow lift as a mini face lift without the need for cosmetic surgery. It smoothes away forehead wrinkles, with Ultherapy® used specifically to lift the top eyelid, in a completely natural and understated way.
A brow lift treatment can be achieved through dermal fillers, botulinum toxin injections, thread lifting or skin lifting and tightening such as Ultherapy® and Thermage®. To book a consultation or find out more about other treatments that we offer, please get in touch with our clinics in London and Buckinghamshire
As we get older, the brow can descend to create a hooded top eyelid with horizontal lines appearing. We offer four treatment options to achieve a brow lift that turns back the clock.
Botulinum toxin injections are an FDA-approved medicine often prescribed by doctors in the UK to treat medical conditions. Botulinum toxin is a naturally purified protein that works as a muscle relaxant. By relaxing the muscles (‘brow-freezing’), it smoothes wrinkles and prevents deeper lines forming.
Silhouette Soft® thread lifting can achieve a brow lift through unique dual results in lifting and regenerating. This thread lift treatment is a new concept in facial rejuvenation, carried out using re-absorbable poly-L-lactic acid sutures once the threads are in place. Your medical practitioner then redefines the brow area treated, by compressing and lifting the skin tissue to achieve the desired results. Over the next 18 months, the biodegradable suture thread will be naturally absorbed by your skin, stimulating the body to produce its own collagen so that skin continues to rejuvenate.
Ultherapy is also a collagen stimulating treatment. It is the only FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for lifting and tightening the skin on the brow by using tried-and-tested ultrasound technology. Results can be effective because your practitioner can specifically target the deep, structural skin tissue, where collagen lives, and elevate the brow more naturally through a lifting and tightening effect from the inside out. This type of brow lift treatment is best for when the brow starts to drop a little with age.
Thermage Eyes is a safe, non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) technology that that is clinically proven to help smooth, tighten and to re-contour the skin with long-lasting results with little to no downtime. It naturally and three-dimensionally contracts collagen in skin to create a refreshed, rejuvenated and overall younger appearance.
A brow lift, also referred to as a forehead lift or non-surgical mini facelift, is used to correct sagging skin of the forehead, upper eyelids, and eyebrows.
Your medical practitioner will give you all the advice you need and recommend the right brow lift treatment for you.
It normally takes 5-7 days for botulinum toxin injections to work. We usually obtain good results after just a single treatment.
Silhouette Soft thread lift treatment gives an immediate but natural lift effect in addition to a progressive volume action over 18 months.
With Ultherapy and Thermage, new collagen is gradually produced over time so results can become more apparent over three to six months.
You may need to have botulinum toxin injections approximately every 3-4 months to maintain your fresh and natural appearance.
Silhouette Soft thread lift treatment effects last up to 18 months.
Patients treated with Ultherapy and Thermage still have fresh young collagen even after a year, and touch-up treatments will keep rebuilding collagen.
Your medical practitioner will give you all the advice you need.
We will explain everything in detail and make you feel at ease and relaxed on the day of your treatment, knowing you’re in safe, expert and medically qualified hands.
Botulinum toxin has an excellent safety profile with 2.5 million users to date across the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany. The doses are very small and the risks are minimal. If any do occur, they’re temporary and just mild to moderate.
Silhouette Soft thread lift treatment uses a natural component – poly-L-lactic acid (or PLA) – that is successfully proven in a number of medical and pharmaceutical fields, such as for suture thread and orthopaedic pins. In three years, over 130,000 treatments have been performed worldwide.
Over half a million Ultherapy treatments have been performed so far, and the procedure is approved for safety by the FDA, while over 1 million Thermage treatments have been carried out worldwide.
There is no downtime with any of the brow lift treatment options and you can resume normal activities right away.
Botulinum toxin injections usually take around 20 minutes. If there’s a little bruising, you can easily camouflage it with makeup.
With Silhouette Soft thread lifting, treatment takes approximately 30 minutes and only one procedure is needed. This treatment is painless, without any incision. It requires a highly skilled practitioner who has undergone specific training in Silhouette Soft sutures.
The Ultherapy procedure takes about an hour. There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so afterwards, but any after-effects are temporary.
Many people find their procedure at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic more comfortable than expected. That’s because our medical practitioners are so highly skilled and precise.
Brow lift treatment is also ideal for men seeking to look fresher, well-rested, more youthful and rejuvenated. We provide a discreet service for all our patients.