Recovery following a brow lift depends on the extent of facial ageing and the type of procedure performed. Mild swelling and bruising disappear within the first few weeks, and forehead and scalp numbness resolve after a few months. Results typically last 5-10 years and depend on the skin quality, ageing and sun damage. During recovery, you should temporarily avoid direct sunlight exposure, and be diligent in using a SPF50+ sunblock to protect the skin.
A brow lift will address the forehead and upper eyelids, and it is common to combine this with other procedures that target sagging below the eyes, the middle or lower face, and neck. Signs of ageing and any significant weight-gain can affect results, and ideal candidates for brow lift procedures exhibit sagging eyebrows, deep forehead creases, are fit, do not smoke, are not taking blood-thinning medication and have realistic expectations.
Following your brow lift, it is important to maintain the results you have achieved. This maintenance will include living a healthy lifestyle and not smoking, as well as regular skin care and sun protection with a high SPF. For optimal results, peels, regular muscle-relaxing injections and fillers may be recommended.