Brow Lift: Can I Wax/Thread Right After?

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If you are considering having a brow lift, you will likely have questions regarding care afterwards. Youthful Reflections wants you to know all about care after you have had the brow procedure.  The question is often asked about whether you can have your eyebrows waxed or threaded.

A lift to the brow, also known as a forehead lift, can reduce sagging eyebrows and forehead wrinkles, present improvement in frown lines, and make the eyebrows look more youthful.  By following postoperative care instructions, your initial wounds should be healed quickly. However, there is a healing process that will continue for several weeks to months, as your body heals and repairs from the surgery.  You will look good and feel good long before this healing process is complete.

After Surgery 
Dr. Boggess will give you instructions regarding the recovery period after your surgery. Visible signs of the surgery, such as bruising and swelling, should resolve between one to two weeks.  Activities can be resumed after a week, if they are not strenuous. Although different techniques may be used in the surgery, it is recommended that you do not have your eyebrows waxed or threaded for at least 4 weeks after surgery. 

A direct brow lift is a technique that involves an incision that is hidden within the margin of the brow on each side.  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it is of utmost importance that the surgical incisions are not subjected to anything that promotes swelling, motion, or abrasion during the time you are healing. That is why it is not the time to have your eyebrows cared for. Since you will still be in the healing mode, you can wait until your recovery is complete.

Heal Faster Through Nutrition 
To promote faster healing, good nutrition is important after your brow lift or any other surgical procedure. The eating of nutritious and healthy food can minimize the swelling and bruising that can occur after the procedure. Certain foods can ease stomach distress that an antibiotic can cause. You should make sure that you have plenty of water, so that impurities, as well as anesthetics, are flushed from your system. 

To keep you looking your best, Youthful Reflections offers both surgical and non-surgical procedures to help you be your most radiant and beautiful self. 

Surgical Face Procedures 

● Facelift 
● Brow Lift 
● Upper Eyelid Lift 
● Lower Eyelid Lift 
● Chin and Cheek Implants
● Fat Transfer to the Face

Non-Surgical Face Procedures 

● Fillers and injectables 
● ZO 3-Step Peel 
● Peri-Oral Rejuvenation 
● Renew procedure and Liquid Lift 
● and more 

Call us to schedule a free consultation. Dr. Boggess and the staff will be happy to discuss how Youthful Reflections can help you keep your skin in its best condition, looking more beautiful, and feeling more confident. You can look more refreshed as well as younger with the right procedure. The staff works with you every step of the way, from consultation through surgical and non-surgical procedures. 

Individual results and healing times may vary, as each person is unique.

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