Having a constant furrowed brow isn’t something that is worth bragging about— in fact, it is something that will make you look older and more tired. If you have noticed that old age is getting the best of you and your forehead, then it might be time to consider getting a procedure done to improve the way that you look. However, with different procedures available out there to treat virtually the same thing, it can be hard to pick the right thing for you. As two of the most popular ways to get rid of wrinkles on your forehead and near your brow, a browpexy and Botox are two marvelous options, but how can you decide which procedure is right for you? Read on to learn more.
A browpexy is a fairly invasive surgical procedure that is used to address the deep lines and creases that you may be experiencing on your forehead. There are two different surgical approaches that Dr. Crais likes to use depending on the patient: The traditional or endoscopic lift.
- Traditional Lift: During this type of browpexy, one continuous cut will be made around the hairline, after which the skin will be physically lifted and tightened around your face— helping alleviate those stubborn lines and wrinkles.
- Endoscopic Lift: This type of browpexy involves making several small incisions along the scalp after which a small camera and scope are then inserted under your skin. The camera helps Dr. Crais removed certain tissues in a more precise manner.
Unlike a browpexy, Botox is a temporary solution that needs to be redone every 3-6 months. However, as a non-invasive approach to getting rid of those wrinkles, there is no downtime involved and the results, although temporary, are quite remarkable. By injecting Botox into the muscles on your forehead, the wrinkles and lines will be softened and smoothed— leaving you with the appearance of not having any line or wrinkles at all.
Depending on your age, your financial situation, and what type of results you are going for will help dictate whether you should get a browpexy or Botox. To learn more about each of these procedures or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thomas F. Crais, contact our office today!