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Forehead/Brow lift

A brow lift can often be an excellent option for improving the appearance of deep forehead wrinkles and creases, a sagging brow, frown lines, and various other cosmetic concerns that can affect the appearance of the upper facial area. At our practice, Dr. James F. Boynton offers several innovative approaches to brow lift, enabling him to employ the most effective option based on the patient’s unique needs and aesthetic goals. Each brow lift technique is detailed below.


Endoscopic browlift with a lower lid blepharoplasty.

Lateral Subcutaneous Brow Lift

For the majority of patients, Dr. Boynton conducts a lateral subcutaneous brow lift involving small incisions that are well-concealed in the hairline on either side of the forehead. In addition to addressing the arch and peak of the brow extremely well, this technique allows for the removal of excess, saggy skin of the forehead to help elevate the brow for a rejuvenated appearance. Similar to Dr. Boynton’s short scar facelift, the lateral subcutaneous brow lift is generally performed in-office and does not typically require traditional hospital care, general anesthesia, and/or an overnight stay. Many individuals are quite comfortable with local anesthesia and valium medication for gentle relaxation during their treatment, and they often find that recovery is much simpler and quicker than traditional brow lift methods due to the limited incisions utilized.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

Dr. Boynton has advanced experience with endoscopic brow lift procedures, which involve several small incisions hidden in the hairline that allow him to “access” the forehead tissues with a small camera (endoscope). The corrugators muscles (that cause the frown lines) are then weakened, and the brow tissues are elevated. This generally heals rapidly, and incisions are well concealed in the hairline. In most instances, the endoscopic brow lift is a much faster recovery than the open traditional browlift incision that would cross ear to ear over the hairline.

Full Subcutaneous Brow Lift

Some patients have more advanced aging of the forehead and need a “full incision” across the forehead to remove excess skin. The incision is carefully hidden inside the hairline. This allow the most complete management of the entire forehead and brow region. The corrugator muscles are weakened, the excess skin removed, and the brow elevated. Similar to the lateral subcutaneous brow lift, this procedure is also done in the office as well.

BOTOX® Brow Lift

In some patients who may not need a surgical procedure, Dr. Boynton performs frequent “BOTOX® brow lifts,” which can often help to lift and rejuvenate the forehead in a 10 minute, in-office procedure. Performed with BOTOX® Cosmetic (or other similar injectables like Dysport® and XEOMIN®), this non-surgical technique can correct brow asymmetries and reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and creases on the forehead, generally with little to no discomfort and/or downtime. Results typically last approximately three to four months, though this may vary by individual.

Direct Brow Lift or Browpexy

In rare instances, Dr. Boynton will employ a direct brow lift or browpexy in men experiencing male pattern baldness so as to hide the incision in the brow. This procedure can also be performed in-office and will be discussed in thorough detail for ideal candidates during the initial consultation.

Did You Know?

A brow lift can also be referred to as a forehead lift.

Schedule a Brow Lift Consultation

Please contact our practice to schedule a brow lift consultation. Dr. Boynton will be happy to meet with you and talk about all aspects of the procedure.