The face, particularly the upper third of the face, is often the first part of our bodies to show tell-tale signs of aging.
With the gradual appearance of fine lines, then semi-permanent, and finally permanent forehead wrinkles, the forehead and brow are one of the primary areas of concern for many patients experiencing aging.
The Brow: A Focal Point
The brow and forehead are among the first parts of the face to show signs of aging because they are vital to expressing almost all of our emotions.
The eyebrows are primarily controlled and manipulated by the forehead muscles. So, when we frown, are startled, surprised, shocked, intrigued—almost at any time we elicit an emotion, the brow and forehead are used to express that emotion.
This means that the skin covering these muscles is constantly moving. This frequent repetitive movement results in the gradual breakdown of the skin’s structural integrity, ultimately leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
Another reason the brow begins to show signs of aging is that it is the most exposed part of the face to the sun, which can have significant implications for aging.
Because we use the brow and forehead to convey emotions in nearly every interaction we have with other human beings, it is a focal point for others, meaning others will pay close attention to and notice the appearance of one’s brow and forehead.
How a Brow Lift Makes the Face
By getting a brow lift and reducing fine lines and wrinkles, you can dramatically improve your overall appearance because they address an area of the face that others focus on when they interact with you.
Furthermore, by tightening the skin of the brow and forehead, the rest of your facial skin, particularly surrounding the eyes, is slightly pulled upwards, which creates a more youthful, alert appearance. Of course, if the extent of wrinkling and skin laxity extends further than the brow, then adding an additional procedure such as a full facelift might provide results more in line with the patient’s expectations.
Brow Lift in San Antonio, TX
If you’re experiencing either the onset of the signs of aging, or have more established forehead wrinkles, and are looking for one of the most impactful cosmetic procedures available on the market, a brow lift might be the perfect procedure for you.
A quick consultation with Dr. Barrera, a leading reconstructive plastic surgeon in San Antonio, TX, can help you determine which procedure is best for you and your situation. Simply call (210) 468-5426 or fill out Dr. Barreras’ online form to discuss how we can improve your life today.