As we age, our body\'s soft tissues decline from their original position as a result of morphological changes (such as age, sun exposure and stress), as well as the inevitable effect of gravity. One of the regions where this can be seen most clearly is the upper third of the face (forehead and eyebrows), both because these muscles are constantly used for facial expressions, and also because a good position of the eyebrows is often taken as a sign of youth.
To counter these effects, the endoscopic forehead lift is carried out through two small incisions on the scalp. The endoscopic procedure is then performed by division of the forehead to the tail of the eyebrow, monitoring and respecting the vessels and supraorbital and supratrochlear nerves.
For the treatment of facial wrinkles and the frown, the raising of eyebrows and forehead lift, the operation entails a classic bicoronal incision, usually located on the scalp and extending from ear to ear.
The use of endoscopy in frontal surgery allows us to obtain excellent aesthetic results without the possible complications that can arise from the classic forehead lift, such as a large and visible scar.
To maintain skin traction without a resection of the scalp, a system of traction or tension called ENDOTINE® is used. This allows the elevation of the outer third of the eyebrow (tail of the eyebrow) and tightens the skin of the frontal region, achieving a more youthful look.
This is an absorbable device designed for soft tissue fixation in forehead lift surgery, eliminating the need for subsequent removal during a second procedure. With ENDOTINE®, stitches are not necessary to connect tissues, thus preventing dehiscence and preventing tissue strangulation.
ENDOTINE® is the most effective method of frontal suspension, consisting of an absorbable device that attaches to the outer table of the skull and fixed by a pin holding the scalp.
Its absorption is slow and can be noticed at first. However, it is the undoubtedly best method of fixing available to surgeons today.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information about ENDOTINE® or the endoscopic forehead lift procedure.