What Causes Droopy Brows?

What Causes Droopy Brows? | RefinedMD, Los Gatos + San Jose

What Causes Droopy Brows?

If you’ve noticed a heaviness of your brow, unfortunately, that’s a common sign of aging. RefinedMD specializes in a variety of facial cosmetic surgeries, including brow lifts, to help you look as young and vibrant as you feel on the inside. Brow lifts are a common cosmetic surgery because it’s one of the first places where the signs of aging appear. There are many potential causes of a droopy brow, including excess skin that occurs due to increased laxity as we get older.

Don’t Let Droopy Describe Your Brows

However, the brows are also controlled by a number of small muscles. All muscles begin to atrophy (get weaker) as we age. When this happens to the muscles that control the brow, they simply can’t perk up the brows like they used to. This results in a sagginess that’s uncontrollable.

Severe brow droopiness can even impact the eyes and vision. Ptosis is the medical term for “droopiness” and can occur in the brows and the eyelids. Ptosis in these two areas can also occur simultaneously. It’s not uncommon for someone to best benefit from both a brow and upper eyelid surgery in order to get the results they want and deserve.

A brow lift might be all you need to address ptosis in both areas. This will be determined during your consultation with a facial plastics expert. Once the cause of the droopiness is determined, a plan of action can be created. Figuring out the best brow lift for you will depend on your goals and the cause of the droopiness. The three most common types of brow lifts include a classic (coronal) brow lift, endoscopic brow lift, and temporal lift.

A classic brow lift requires an incision at ear level and extends across the crown of the head to the other ear. Extra tissue and sometimes fat are removed, and muscles are realigned. Eyebrows are often higher after this procedure, and for some clients that’s desirable. An endoscopic brow lift is minimally invasive, with little incisions hidden in the hairline or scalp. The brow tissue is elevated, and the downtime is much less compared to a classic lift. Temporal brow lifts are also minimally invasive, and is a similar procedure to an endoscopic brow lift but scaled back even more. It’s ideal for those with moderate brow droopiness.

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Discover more about which procedure might be right for you. Schedule your consultation with RefinedMD by calling (408) 688-2082.