Common Brow Lift Techniques

One of the methods your doctor may use is the coronal brow lift, which is considered the traditional technique. It involves making an incision above the hairline, which means your scar will be nearly impossible to see. In addition, your eyebrows and hairline will sit higher on your head than before, and your forehead will look smoother.

The trichophytic technique is similar to the coronal method, but in this case, the incision is made right on the hairline instead of behind it. The result is that the hairline is not raised at all, but the eyebrows are. Since it is so similar to the traditional technique, it is often only recommended if you really do not want your hair to start higher on your head than it already does. But keep in mind that if you ever start losing your hair, people may be able to see the scar.

Another option is the temporal brow lift, in which your doctor will make a few small incisions near your temples and on the side of your forehead. Though the incisions are very small and most are hidden on your scalp, there will be a little scarring on one side of your forehead. In addition, because the cuts made in the skin are rather small, the results do not tend to last as long as with the traditional technique. For a few years, you will have the benefit of the outer parts of your eyebrows being lifted, but you may need to get the procedure done again in the future.

If the idea of several smaller incisions being made appeals to you more than one long cut, you may be interested in the endoscopic brow lift. With this option, your doctor will make some small cuts on your scalp so your hair hides them. Your forehead and hairline will both be moved upward. Though this procedure is considered minimally invasive, you are not likely to get extremely noticeable results from it, so it is usually best for patients whose brows only need slight correction.