Getting Rid of Forehead Furrows
If you're concerned that you look older every time your raise your eyebrows – or for that matter maybe even when your face is at rest – you may want to consider getting an endoscopic forehead lift. The procedure, also known as "keyhole" or minimally invasive surgery, uses special instruments to go through small incisions. A review of 13 years of experience with the endoscopic forehead-lift by Nikolaos A. Papadopulos, MD, PhD of the Munich Technical University and colleagues found that the vast majority of patients reported "high satisfaction."
In a paper published in the Archives of Facial and Plastic Surgery, the authors wrote: "In a relaxed position, mean midpupil-to-eyebrow elevation was 5.6 mm after surgery, with significant eyebrow symmetry between the left and right eyes, and showed significant influence of time on persisting eyebrow elevation, with a decrease of almost 1 mm per year. Measurements during muscle contraction showed no relevant differences."
In their conclusion the researchers summed up the results this way: "Endoscopic forehead-lift enables long-lasting results with highly satisfied patients."
As with any surgical procedure, however, there may be risks. Be sure to consult a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with a good track record, and consider getting a second opinion before deciding to have the operation.