Post laser instructions

Post laser instructions

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What is the treatment? There are numerous techniques designed to elevate the brows and each of these has it’s own benefits and limitations and should be tailored to each individual’s appearance and anatomy.

  • Non surgical: For younger patients and those who would like to attempt a minimally invasive approach to brow-lift, Botox and facial fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane. One large limitation of this type of brow-lift is the need for the procedure to be repeated every 4 to 6 months. For this reason, the non-surgical approach to brow lift is not recommended for patients who request a more permanent result.
  • Brow Pexy: The brow pexy can be performed at the time of upper eyelid surgery. In this procedure, a suture is used to anchor the brows at a slightly higher position. This procedure is used if there is minimal brow ptosis and does not address the forehead.
  • Direct Brow-lift: This procedure is used for patients who have severe brow ptosis and do not want to proceed with a larger procedure such as coronal brow-lift or pretrichial brow-lift. With direct brow-lift, the excess skin above the brow is marked and excised. Since the incision is placed above the brows, some patients may be worried about a visible scar. This should be of little concern because Dr. Maleki uses meticulous closure techniques. Again it must be noted that this procedure does not address the forehead.
  • Pretrichial Brow-lift: Patients who have longer foreheads and brows will benefit from this procedure. The pretrichial brow-lift involves making the incision right at the hairline. Once the entire forehead and brow are elevated, the excess skin is measured and excised.

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