Can Scar Revision Make My Direct Browlift Scars Better?

Q:I’m 20 years old and I had a direct brow lift a year ago and now i have very obvious and wide depressed scars over each brow. I started out getting Botox and liked the effects that it had on lifting my brows. My doctor then told me that if I had a direct browlift I would not have to get Botox again. I’d love to know if scar revision will help. I have attached some pictures for you to see the scars.

A: Your case is most unusual for two reasons. First, the need or indication for doing a direct browlift on someone who is  20 years old is hard to fathom. Short of some form of severe congenital brow ptosis, I could see no reason what that procedure was ever done on you. It was ill-conceived and inappropriate at your young age. If some form of a browlift had to be done, it certainly should have been an endoscopic technique to both limit the scars and keep them back in the hairline.

Your scars are exceptionally wide and I have never seen such direct browlift scar results. The good news is that they can be made much better through scar revision. They can be cut out and closed into a narrow fine line. While there will always be a scar along the upper eyebrow line, it will be much narrower.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana