Brow Lift – Everything You Need To Know
What is a Brow Lift Treatment?
Brow Lift is a non-surgical, aesthetic procedure that uses Threads to rejuvenate the forehead area, allowing your eyes to open wider and also remove frown lines. They can even make your eyebrows level.
Forehead wrinkles, heavy hooded eyes can make you look tired, stressed or older than your years. A Brow Lift help combat these signs of ageing, reducing wrinkles – giving you more youthful, healthier-looking skin above your eyes.
Why Get a Brow Lift?
Sagging Brow and frown lines? Uneven eyebrows? Fed up and frustrated with always looking tired no matter how much you sleep? A brow lift could be the answer!
Aging (loss of natural skin elasticity) combined with gravity typically causes the brows to move down. As skin and soft tissues lose their elasticity, the distance between your eye brows and eyelashes reduce.
The position of the eyebrows can make you look tired, angry or even sad. A brow lift can raise the eyebrows and restore a refreshed, more pleasing appearance.
You might consider a brow lift if you have a low or sagging brow that’s contributing to sagging of your upper eyelids.
Although this reduction in collagen and elastin happens all over the body, there are certain areas that it can be more apparent in – such as around your forehead.
How Does It Work?
Brow Lifts will give you a fresher, more youthful appearance by tightening the area around your forehead.
During a brow lift treatment, your aesthetic doctor will place threads in to the problem area using a very fine needle or a cannula or using muscle relaxing injections.
With a Brow Lift, there’s no cutting or slicing. Instead, your aesthetic doctor uses a small needle to weave a fine, medical-grade thread through the skin, before using it to pull the skin taut. Reducing sagging skin or wrinkles and giving you a smoother, more youthful appearance
The treatment is very quick, taking between 15-30 mins and the results are usually visible instantly.
Does It Hurt?
While a surgical facelift is an invasive and painful procedure, a Brow Lift is a much more comfortable experience.
At the beginning of the procedure, your aesthetic doctor will apply a local anaesthetic cream, or may inject a local anaesthetic to the area that is going to be treated. This cream or injection numbs your skin, blocking the pain signals and making your treatment pain-free.
Most people say that it’s a similar experience to dental treatment with an anaesthetic – you can feel the procedure but experience no pain.
Brow Lift – Before And After
How do you know what results to expect from brow lift? Before and after pictures are a great place to start.
With a brow lift, before and after photos can help you to see what the treatment can offer you and give you an understanding of realistic results.
When you’re choosing a clinic or aesthetician to complete your brow lift, before and after pictures should play a part in your decision-making process.
It’s important that you make sure to check that the before and after photos the aesthetician shows you really are of their own work – there are some very talented, honest and ethical aestheticians out there – and some not so great ones who are willing to pass off other people’s work as their own too!
How Much Does A Brow Lift Cost?
If you’re considering a brow lift as a way to get rid of those hooded eyes or forehead wrinkles and give yourself a fresher, more youthful look then you probably want to know how much they cost?
Cosmetic surgery is often expensive, but non-surgical aesthetic alternatives are usually much more affordable!
Brow Lifts are no exception. When completed by a professional, qualified and experienced aesthetician, your brow lift treatment should only cost somewhere between £325-375.
You only need one single treatment and the results should last you between 6-12 months, making them not only safe and effective – but very affordable too.
Are They Safe?
Like other similar treatments, there are some small risks involved with this treatment – but when performed by a professional and qualified doctor brow lifts are usually a safe, minimally-invasive treatment.
You might notice some minor, localised swelling immediately after the treatment but this usually resolves within 24-48 hours, leaving you with smoother forehead, wider eyes and a more youthful-looking appearance.
It’s always important to choose a reputable clinic or aesthetician, no matter what kind of thread treatment you’re having – but even more so with a brow lift!
Because the skin under the eyes is so thin and delicate it’s essential that the doctor that’s treating you is professionally trained and knowledgeable if you want to get good results.
Will it Cause Hair Loss?
The simple and straightforward answer is no, a brow lift does not cause hair loss. The treatment will reduce the size of your forehead, and therefore will make the distance between your eyebrows and hairline shorter. This will give the appearance of having more hair.
Is it Permanent?
A brow lift using threads will last between 12 to 18 months. The results are not permanent, but a great way to reduce the forehead size and open up hooded eyes.
Does it Change Eye Shape?
There are options to lift and change your eye shape using threads. However, we would recommend caution when considering this treatment as the results need can look unnatural if done by an inexperienced doctor.
What To Look For When Choosing a Clinic or Doctor
Unfortunately, the aesthetic industry is not nearly regulated enough. Clinics are required to be registered with the CQC if they wish to offer thread treatments. The doctor must be trained, qualified or insured to perform this type of treatment, however, there are clinics offering threads with the reassurance of CQC registration! Because of this it’s very important that you research and choose a doctor that you know to be qualified, skilled and safe.
So what should you look for in a clinic or doctor?
- They Should Be Professionally Qualified – A professional aesthetic doctor will have undertaken training and gained qualifications for any treatments they offer. They’ll be happy to show you their certificates. Certificates should ideally be GMC accredited and your aesthetician CQC Registered.
- They Should Be Experienced – Skill comes with experience and practice, so ideally if you want the best results, then you should choose an doctor who has been in business for several years.
- They Should Be Insured – Professional aesthetic doctors understand the importance of insurance – to keep both you and their business safe. A reputable clinic will be happy to show you their insurance certificates – be VERY wary of anyone practising without insurance as it could mean the insurers won’t cover them!
- They Should Offer Comprehensive Consultations – Before you undergo any treatment a good aesthetician will do a full consultation with you. During this consultation they’ll ask you what you’re looking to achieve, discuss the treatment options and tell you the full cost for your brow lift.
- Must be registered with CQC – Elite Aesthetics registration can be found here: https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-6256918673
Here at Elite Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on our professional, honest and safe approach to aesthetic treatments.
Founded by Dr Shirin Lakhani, an Aesthetic Doctor with over 20 years of experience, our clinic is proud of our sterling reputation and the excellent results we provide to our clients.
So if you’re looking for an honest, knowledgeable and professional clinic to help you get a firmer, fresher and more youthful appearance then get in touch.