Why Cosmetic Brow Lift May Possibly Help Reduce Headaches

Studies have shown that cosmetic procedures may be able to reduce or eliminate frequent headaches such as migraines. Why is this and how does it work? In this post, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso of Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center explain how a cosmetic procedure has been found to have pain relieving effects. Read on to learn more.

Brow Lift and Headaches

Recent studies have reported that patients undergoing a cosmetic brow lift are experiencing a pleasant, unexpected side effect — a reduction in headaches. Evidence gathered over roughly 10 years shows that the frequency of headaches drops dramatically in the majority of patients, and in some cases headaches are eliminated following a cosmetic brow lift. There are various theories as to why this is true.

The first theory is that by treating the underlying causes of wrinkles, surgeons are simultaneously treating the causes of headaches. During a cosmetic brow lift, facial muscles, connective tissue, bones, and blood vessels are manipulated in order to improve one’s appearance. By altering this anatomy somewhat, a beneficial effect may also be observed in the nerve endings surrounding these structures.  When pressure is taken off the nerves, irritation is lessened, with the end result being less pain and fewer headaches.

The second theory involves a muscle called the corrigator muscle. Residing in the forehead near the eyebrows, the corrigator muscle is responsible for wrinkling the forehead. Because of this, surgeons began to remove the muscle in order to improve the cosmetic appearance of patients with strong brow frown lines and deep wrinkles. Researchers have found that many patients that had this muscle removed reported a decline in headaches. The reason behind this is that by removing the muscle, the nerves in the brow were no longer being compressed and that this pressure relief resulted in less irritation.

Cosmetic brow lift has not been proven to cure headaches in all cases. Patients are advised to seek less invasive options before committing to surgery.

Contact Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center

If you suffer from frequent headaches and want to know more about how cosmetic brow lift may help, please contact our office at (960) 964-6600.

Can Plastic Surgery Help Your Career?

A number of studies have shown that the more attractive a person is, the more likely they will be given opportunities for career advancement. Therefore, it is no wonder that people — especially those in the age range of 50 and over — have turned to plastic surgery to give them a more youthful, alert and confident appearance. But can having plastic surgery really help a person’s career? Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso of Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center helps to answer that question in this post.

Matching a Youthful, Competitive Environment

With more men and women in their 50s and 60s looking for work in a difficult job market, many of them are cognizant of having to compete with much younger applicants for jobs or promotions. Although age discrimination is illegal and unethical, many employers still often lean towards hiring younger people. For this reason, many people — both women and men —are taking extra steps to smooth out wrinkles and gain a more youthful, alert appearance. Even people as young as their 20s who are just out of college are using plastic surgery to make themselves more attractive for job interviews.

Better Self-Confidence to Propel You to the Next Level

Not only does our appearance have an impact on the world around us, it also fuels self-confidence, which often determines whether a person will put themselves out there for that promotion or ask for that raise. This is true for people of any age that wish to change something about their appearance that bothers them. A person who has had plastic surgery to enhance their appearance will more likely be able to look their boss in the eye, speak in a confident and relaxed manner and display other non-verbal communication cues that will cause their colleagues to pay more attention.

Popular Procedures for the Career-Minded

Recent studies suggests that the highest-ranking procedures for people looking to use plastic surgery as a means to further their career are:

  • Facelift surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Brow lift surgery
  • Botox injections

Learn about Your Cosmetic Enhancement Options

If you find yourself lacking confidence because of some aspect of your appearance, we can help you to look and feel your best with one of our cosmetic procedures, some of which involve no surgery or downtime. If you would like to learn more about the procedures offered at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Samuel Pearl or Dr. Alexander Ereso by calling (650) 964-6600.