Forehead lift is done for elevating the dropped eyebrows and correction of deep wrinkles in the forehead and glabella (area between eyebrows). This procedure also improves the appearance of the upper eyelids. Technically skin is cut inside the hair or in the upper border of the forehead and then forehead skin is elevated and pulled up. After removing excess skin wound edges are sutured. This operation can be performed under either general or local anesthesia.
Recently botulinum toxin and fillers have changed the forehead aesthetics from invasive operation to non invasive procedures. Forehead wrinkles can be treated with botulinim toxin injections successfully and easily. Although the effect of the toxin temporary many women prefers to repeat the injections two to four times in a year. Commercially available ready to use filler materials can smooth the forehead wrinkles but Prof. Ozgentas prefers fat injection for this purpose. Fat contains stem cells and growth factors which are all have regenerative capacities. Fat injections not only improve the contour but also improve the appearance and texture of the skin. Dropped eyebrows can also be treated by suture suspension instead of forehead lift.
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