Do you believe your eyebrows make you look older or more fatigued than you truly are? Are you worried that a wrinkled forehead or sagging eyebrows are making you look cantankerous or disinterested? If so, you may be a good candidate for a brow lift at ICT Eye in Wichita, KS. Today, we’ll help you decide whether this procedure is right for you based on the longevity of your results and much more information you need to know.
Will the Results of a Brow Lift Last Forever?
Like all other cosmetic procedures, the results of a brow lift will not last forever. This procedure provides results thanks to the temporary tightening of the forehead muscles. This reverses the signs of aging, but the aging process will continue after the procedure. The ceaseless force of gravity will continue to weaken the forehead muscles, and a follow-up procedure will be necessary eventually if you want to maintain your youthful appearance.
How Long Does a Brow Lift Last?
The results of a brow lift will last a number of years. Exactly how long you can enjoy your ideal results will depend on your skin health and age. As a good general rule, older people need follow-up procedures more frequently. For instance, your results may last for 15 years if you lead a relatively healthy lifestyle and you’re in your mid-40s. If you’re in your 60s and consume tobacco products daily, you may only be able to enjoy your final results for 10 to 12 years.
How Can I Keep My Skin Healthy?
There are many lifestyle choices you can make to keep your skin healthy. Some lifestyle choices are easier to stick to than others. Only you can decide whether doing something consistently is worth healthier skin and longer-lasting results. Here’s a brief look at some of the lifestyle choices you can make to extend the longevity of your brow lift (forehead lift) by keeping your skin healthy.
Drink Plenty of Water
Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water, coffee, and tea is one of the best things you can do to keep your skin healthy. Your skin comprises mostly water, so you need to be hydrated to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Adequate water is particularly important for your skin health because a great deal of water is required to produce crucial supportive fibers and proteins, like elastin and collagen.
If you suffer from chronic dehydration, it doesn’t matter how much you spend on moisturizers. Your skin, like the rest of your body, will be dehydrated, hamstringing its ability to produce collagen. Make your hydration a priority every day to keep your skin as smooth, healthy, and strong as possible.
How Much Water You Should Drink
It can feel impossible to stay hydrated in Wichita, especially throughout the summer, but that doesn’t excuse you from trying. Carry a large, insulated water bottle wherever you go, and refill it frequently. Individual hydration needs vary based on activity level, size, sex, and age, but it is generally advisable to drink between 64 and 128 ounces of tea, coffee, and water daily.
Eat Lots of Protein
Just as water is important for collagen production, protein is important for collagen production. Getting enough protein in your diet is of such great importance because collagen is a type of protein. To produce it, your skin needs plenty of amino acids that come from sources of dietary protein. If your nutrition is on point, your skin is pretty good at producing enough collagen to keep itself healthy and young.
However, around your 25th birthday, your skin begins to produce collagen at a rate that is 1% lower year-over-year. This insufficient collagen production is only exacerbated by a lack of protein in your diet. Also, you need to eat plenty of vegetables and fruits that are high in vitamin C. Without vitamin C, your body will lack the building blocks required to turn the amino acids in the protein you eat into collagen.
Eat Plenty of Vegetables and Fruits
As previously noted, protein is but a piece of the dietary puzzle if you want your results to last as long as possible. To ensure you get enough vitamin C in your diet, make a point to incorporate at least one vegetable and fruit into each meal. For instance, you may have a spinach and tomato omelet for breakfast. For lunch, you may have an avocado and kale salad with black beans and strawberries.
You may incorporate broccoli or asparagus into your last meal of the day and finish it off with a fruit and kale smoothie or fruit cocktail. If you’re unsure about how to incorporate at least one fruit and vegetable into each meal, ask a registered dietician for a consultation. With professional help, you’ll have no trouble meal planning in a way that provides you with your RDA of vitamin C every day.
Wearing sunscreen is one of the hardest techniques you can use to keep your skin healthy and tight. After all, when you’re engrossed in your favorite book or fall asleep on the beach, it is all too easy to lose track of time. Nonetheless, you should apply sunscreen every four hours if you want your skin to stay smooth and lifted for as long as possible.
If you plan to spend the whole day at the beach, bring a portable charger to keep your phone charged and set a timer on your phone that will go off every four hours. If you don’t apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen regularly, UVA and UVC rays will destroy your skin’s existing collagen and get in the way of efficient collagen production.
Do I Qualify for This Procedure?
To find out whether you qualify for this procedure, you need to come in for an initial evaluation. Typically, we look for adults who are in fairly good health who want to reverse the signs of aging in the upper face. Here’s a closer look at some signs you may qualify for this procedure.
You Have a Strong Support System at Home
You should have a strong support system at home to qualify for this procedure. You can recover from this procedure alone, but it is recommended to have someone spend at least the first 24 hours of your recovery period with you. Everyone goes through the recovery process differently, but you will be much better off if you have someone who can help you care for yourself for at least 72 hours, especially if you have pets or small children.
During the first 42 days following your procedure, you may not lift anything over 10 pounds in weight. You may need help with your kids or pets for six weeks if you usually pick them up.
You Don’t Smoke
Smokers may qualify for this procedure but they do not make the best candidates. General anesthesia will be administered before your procedure to keep you asleep and comfortable. Nonetheless, you need to be pretty healthy to be administered a general anesthetic. If you have a lung or heart condition, for instance, we will recommend that you are not placed under general anesthesia.
Unfortunately, tobacco consumption can lead to a number of health conditions, including lung cancer, throat cancer, and heart disease. Also, nicotine elevates your blood pressure, weakens your collagen, and impedes your skin’s ability to produce more collagen. If you are a smoker and want to get a brow lift, you need to stop smoking for several weeks to ensure your blood pressure falls within a healthy range.
You Don’t Drink Alcohol
Like nicotine, alcohol can lead to a number of health conditions and elevates your blood pressure. You must be able to go 14 days without consuming alcohol before your procedure to be considered a good candidate. Also, you must abstain from drinking alcohol for 14 days after your procedure. Refraining from alcohol consumption in the weeks following your procedure will ensure your recovery goes as smoothly as possible.
Learn More About Lifting Your Eyebrows Today
Your eyes are the windows to your soul and one of the first features people notice about you. Regrettably, you may not give off the best first impression if you have sagging eyebrows and deep forehead wrinkles. Visit us at ICT Eye in Wichita, KS to learn more about how a brow lift can shave years off of your face and make you look more interested and rested.