Minimizes forehead creases, drooping eyebrows, hooding over the eyes, furrowed forehead and frown lines by removing excess tissue, altering muscles and tightening the forehead skin. This procedure is performed using an endoscope, which requires three to five short incisions, but allows access to the relevant areas to be treated incorporating a camera and a monitor to visualize the dissected areas.
One to two hours.
Local anesthesia and intravenous sedation.
This is most often an outpatient procedure.
Possible Side Effects:
Temporary swelling, numbness, headaches, and bruising for about one week.
Asymmetrical look, persistent areas of numbness are rare.
The patient usually returns to work in seven to ten days and even sooner with an endoscopic forehead lift. The patient must limit more strenuous activities for several weeks. One should limit sun exposure for several months to avoid hyperpigmentation of the forehead which can occur as a result of sunlight exposure during the first 3-6 months after the procedure has been performed.
This procedure usually last up to five to ten years.