The eyebrow shape and position constantly generates subtle clues about our emotional state and vitality. A low medial brow looks angry, a high lateral brow looks quizzical, and an overall low flat brow contributes to tired, hooded eyes. With age, the brow also relaxes and descends, the forehead develops horizontal wrinkles, and the muscles of the glabella (skin between the eyebrows and above the nose) create furrows between the brows, further reflecting a reserved or unapproachable expression. Endoscopic browlifts (also known as a forehead lift or upper facelift) contour and lift the brow and forehead creating a relaxed, open look without looking shocked or surprised. Using small incisions hidden within the hairline and direct endoscopic visualization, Dr. Robertson is able to correct sagging and smooth forehead and glabellar lines with less healing time or scalp numbness, and less risk to adjacent structures.
Endoscopic surgical techniques have come a long way from the industry’s initial approach. Dr. Robertson’s state of the art surgeries now lift less aggressively and selectively address specific components of brow shape, resulting in a more relaxed, rested, and naturally open appearance to the whole face. Additional benefits are also demonstrated, since magnified optical clarity allows direct removal of corrugator and procerus muscles that are normally targeted with Botox injections. That means little or no Botox injections after surgery. Similarly, in migraine patients, partial removal of the same frowning muscles result in significant improvement in migraine frequency and severity.
Endoscopic brow lifts are precise, technologically elegant, and well tolerated. Most patients return to work in one week and love the how endoscopic browlifts create a relaxed, comfortable expression to the brows and upper eyelids.