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    So You Want a Brow Lift? Here’s What You Need to Know

    As we age, it is not uncommon to see unsightly wrinkle lines appear on our foreheads. Frown lines between the brows can make us look angry all the time, or “too serious.” Loss of skin elasticity and firmness can also cause our eyebrows to droop and hood our upper eyelids, making us look tired. Looking for a solution to all these signs of ageing? How about a brow lift?

    Here in Sydney, a brow lift is a popular way of giving your face a makeover. By getting microinjections of natural gel fillers, sometimes in combination with a small amount of muscle relaxant, the area around your eyes will be instantly enhanced, leaving you looking younger and refreshed. It’s a simple, 10-15 minute procedure that requires no surgery! Here’s what you need to know:


    What does a brow lift do?

    A brow lift will reduce the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose between the eyes. It also improves frown lines, which are the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows, raises sagging brows that might be hooding the upper eyelids, and helps to place the eyebrows in a more alert and youthful position.


    How does a brow lift work?

    By injecting the brow area with dermal fillers, your cosmetic practitioner is able to replace volume in loose skin and smoothen out wrinkles, which will help to elevate your eyebrows and restore them to their original position. The result is a more youthful appearance to the eyes – and your face, of course.


    Is a brow lift suitable for you?

    Brow lifts are generally most suited to adults who are beginning to show signs of ageing in the eyebrow area. Because this technique is non-invasive, which means less recovery time and no scarring, brow lifts are a preferred alternative to surgical procedures.


    Are there any risks associated with brow lifts?

    Like all medical procedures, brow lifts carry an element of risk, although complications resulting from this procedure are very rare. Common side effects include bruising, redness, swelling and tenderness, all of which usually resolves within a day or two.

    In the unlikely situation of a complication, patients might experience an allergic reaction, which presents as lumps beneath the skin due to the shifting of the dermal fillers; or an infection, which is why patients are advised not to touch or rub the brow area after a procedure.


    How long does it take to recover from a brow lift?

    Recovery is usually immediate, which is another reason why brow lifts are so widely requested.


    What questions should I ask my cosmetic practitioner?

    As with any medical procedure, it is important that you fully understand the process and are comfortable with your decision prior to undergoing treatment. Be sure to ask your trusted cosmetic clinic here in Sydney any questions that you might have during your consultation, including these:

    • Are you certified? What are your qualifications? What experience do you have?
    • What kind of results can I expect? Am I a suitable candidate for a brow lift? What will I need to do to achieve the results I desire, both before and after the procedure?
    • Where and how will the brow lift be performed? What are the risks and complications associated with the procedure? Should complications arise, how do you handle them?


    For more on a brow lift in Sydney and to discover if it is right for you, speak to one of our specialists today.

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