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Eyebrow shape and position can make an important difference to how you look. Plucking them is not the only way to achieve a difference in shape, and sagging eyebrows can be lifted using surgery.
Most younger people who are seeking treatments for the forehead are looking to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles that deepen as we age. These lines tend to be associated with expression, and the way that we animate or use the muscles in our face.
Horizontal forehead lines are formed when we raise our eyebrows, and vertical frown or scowl lines between the eyebrows occur when we are concentrating or if we are upset or angry. There are a number of very effective non-surgical options available for plumping up or minimising wrinkles in this area.
As we get older, the skin tends to lose its elasticity and the eyebrows drop, often causing hooding of the upper eyelid. Some form of surgical treatment is often required to reduce the amount of skin over the eyelids and help to raise the eyebrows.
Botulinum toxin type A, know by the brand names Botox (Vistabel), Dysport (Azzalure) and Xeomin (Bocouture), is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It is licensed as a prescription only medicine and can be used to treat wrinkles like frown lines and crow`s feet as well as hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. As a prescription only medicine, it requires a face-to-face consultation to determine your suitability for treatment.
The muscles under the skin of the forehead that cause lines can be released to help create a smoother brow. This can be performed using an endoscopic forehead or brow lift.
Focused Cold Therapy, generically known as cryoneuromodulation is designed to improve the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles using highly pressurised nitrous oxide, as a toxin free alternative to botulinum toxins.
A face lift or rhytidectomy can reduce the appearance of loose skin and wrinkles around the cheeks and neck, by tightening the muscles and removing excess skin and fat, restoring a more youthful look.
Thread lift uses free floating cogged (barbed) or smooth sutures for lifting sagging tissue in the face and neck. It is marketed as APTOS Thread Lift, Contour Lift, Silhouette Soft, Scarless Suture Lift & Feather Lift.