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The different types of eyebrow lifts

Facial aging occurs as the years go by, and the gradual descent of the eyebrows is one of those changes. Forehead furrows and lines that form as a consequence of normal expressions also conspire to make you look older. But the good news is that nowadays there are different types of eyebrow lifts that can restore the brows to a natural position.

What is an eyebrow lift?
An eyebrow lift is a surgical procedure that is performed to raise the level of the eyebrows to the proper position. It reshapes the eyebrow region, tightens the skin, and removes wrinkles.Types of eyebrow lifts include:

  • Endoscopic Brow Lift: This is a minimally invasive procedure in which the surgeon makes small incisions in the scalp through which an endoscope is inserted.  The endoscope is a small tube with a camera attached, and allows the surgeon to clearly see inside the deep tissues of the skin. There is minimal downtime and less swelling and bruising with this technique.
  • Direct Brow Lift: An incision is made just above the eyebrows, and skin and muscle is removed. This procedure is usually reserved for older male patients.
  • Pretrichal Brow Lift: The incision for this procedure is made slightly in front of the hairline. This technique is suitable for people with a hairline that starts further back.
  • Temporal Brow Lift: This procedure is usually reserved for women, as the ends of the brows are raised. This gives the brows an arched appearance that looks more feminine.

Contact Awaken Aesthetics, Torrance, California to find out more about the different types of eyebrows lift. Call 310-791-2233 today and make an appointment to see Dr. Alex Liu, to discuss the available options, and determine which would be the right one for you.

How does Latisse work?

Longer, fuller eyelashes have always been considered an attractive feature. If you have very fine lashes, and you’d like to give your eyes a fabulous fringe, ask your dermatologist about Latisse. It’s the first-ever prescription medication that promises patients super thick eyelashes. But how does Latisse work, and is it really as effective as they say.

How Latisse can help you?
It’s normal to loose eyelashes as a result of wear and tear, but they also fall out because of medical issues such as thyroid disorders and cancer (read more).

Whether your eyelashes have always been sparse, or they have recently started to thin due to aging, prescription serum Latisse can help. Latisse is a bimatoprost ophthalmic solution for the treatment of hypotrichosis (insufficient lashes).

How does Latisse work?
Researchers don’t know exactly how Latisse works, but when applied to the base of the eyelashes it helps them to grow longer and thicker. Latisse comes with an applicator that measures the recommended daily amount, and is applied only to the base of the upper lashes. Latisse should not be applied to the lower lashes.

Eyelashes have a growth cycle of about one or two months, and after this they move on to the resting phase before falling out. Latisse is able to keep the lashes in the growth phase, and provide the stimulation needed for them to grow longer.

It typically takes about 2 to 3 weeks to see results with Latisse. The effects of Latisse are temporary, because the lashes will eventually return to their previous appearance if you stop using it.

If you are interested in finding out more about Latisse and how it works, contact the Skin Care Center in Chicago, IL at 773-296-3636. You can also call 847-234-6121 for our Lake Forrest practice, and 847-901-0252 for our Glenview location.