For the first week only a gentle walk is recommended and from the 3 week onwards the patient can return to their normal activities.
As time goes by the forehead area descends due to gravity which results to the ptosis of the eye-eyebrow’s angle and wrinkling .
Small incisions are made deep into the hair to detach deep tissues and restore the frontal muscle groups as appropriate. This procedure treats the horizontal wrinkles of the forehead and the descent of the eyelids which causes the tired look.
It is done either with an open method with well-hidden incisions in the skull or endoscopically. The later procedure is performed with an endoscope which is inserted through some tiny incisions (2-3mm) into the skull where the loose skin is then detached and pulled thus achieving the desired result.
The procedure lasts two hours (under local anesthesia and sedation) and the next day the patient leaves the hospital. Usually only a slight swelling on the forehead occurs.
Recovery varies from person to person but usually lasts a week. After the edema and bruises have subsided the person can return to work.
The result lasts about 10-15 years. However, if combined with Botox its duration is significantly increased.
The pain is minimal and usually occurs in the form of headaches for the first 24-48 hours. It is treated with simple painkillers.