A surgical brow lift is the traditional way to smooth the forehead and elevate the brows. For patients who are not interested in an invasive procedure or who are not candidates for surgery, a non-surgical brow lift at AF Aesthetics in Sydney may be an alternative.

What Is a Non-surgical Brow Lift?

A non-surgical brow lift aims to produce similar effects to a forehead lift without surgery. For an appropriately selected patient, it is a non-invasive or minimally invasive way to refresh the area above the eyes with less downtime and discomfort. One or a combination of treatments may be used based on your individual needs. These procedures are performed in our Chatswood cosmetic clinic and usually take less than one hour to complete.


What Improvements Can Be Achieved With a Non-surgical Brow Lift?

A non-surgical brow lift addresses ageing concerns in the upper third of the face, including:


  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Drooping eyebrows
  • Mild hooding of the upper eyelid
  • Altered resting expression


How Does a Non-surgical Brow Lift Work?

We utilise the following treatments for non-surgical eyebrow lifts at AF Aesthetics:


Thread Lifting

A thread lift uses dissolvable sutures to tighten and elevate the forehead tissues. The threads suspend and smooth the skin immediately after placement, and over time, they help create new collagen in the area. Results are variable from six months up to two years.



Thermage FLX uses radiofrequency energy to heat the dermis and trigger collagen production, which leads to smoother, tighter skin over time. As little as one treatment may help with loose skin in the forehead and brow area. Benefits last one to two years on average.



The Ulthera device sends ultrasound energy to a deep point within the skin, where it heats the tissue and stimulates collagen formation. One treatment is typically sufficient to smooth the forehead and brow area for up to one year.


Who Is a Sydney Non-surgical Brow Lift Suitable For?

Our non-surgical eyebrow lift options are suitable for both women and men of various ages and skin types. When determining our approach for a patient, one of the most critical considerations is the patient’s current skin condition and goals.

The ideal candidate for a non-surgical procedure is seeking mild to moderate changes. They must have good skin elasticity and realistic expectations about the results non-surgical techniques can achieve. For patients in more advanced stages of ageing, surgery or a combined surgical and non-surgical approach may be more appropriate.


What Is the Expected Recovery After a Non-surgical Brow Lift?

Our non-surgical brow lift options involve less downtime and aftercare requirements than a surgical brow lift. Some patients experience redness, swelling, bruising or tenderness following treatment. Your doctor will inform you of what to expect in advance of your procedure.


When Will I See Results From My Non-surgical Brow Lift?

Thread lifts deliver results right away. Energy devices may produce some noticeable improvement within a few days of treatment, but time is needed for them to reveal their full results. Treatments that stimulate collagen production generally produce the longest-lasting results but do not reach their full impact until two to three months post-treatment.


How Long Do Non-surgical Brow Lift Results Last?

Depending on the technique chosen, a non-surgical eyebrow lift can produce results lasting for a few months or up to one to two years. None of these techniques is permanent. All patients require maintenance treatments to extend their results indefinitely.


Schedule Your Sydney Non-surgical Brow Lift Consultation Today

A non-surgical brow lift can smooth forehead creases and elevate brows that have changed their position and shape. We invite you to schedule a consultation at AF Aesthetics to learn more about your options.

Our seasoned doctors have an eye for detail and over 50 combined years of experience. They are passionate about delivering the precise and personalised treatments today’s cosmetic patients desire.

Non-surgical Brow Lift FAQ

Surgical brow lift vs. non-surgical brow lift — what is the difference?

The key differences between a surgical brow lift and non-surgical brow lift lie in the invasiveness of the procedure, recovery and downtime, risks and side effects, scarring, cost and longevity of results.

Surgical procedures are more invasive, with a longer recovery time and more restrictions during that period. There are more risks, more scarring and more costs associated with them. However, the potential upside is significant: more extensive correction and longer lasting results that do not require regular upkeep.

Non-surgical procedures are less invasive, with low-to-no downtime, little to no scarring, and fewer risks. The cost for an individual procedure is typically less than a surgical procedure. Non-surgical techniques produce more subtle results than surgery, and because they are temporary, ongoing maintenance is required to sustain results.

Will I lose facial expressions after a non-surgical brow lift?

A non-surgical brow lift done with an appreciation for facial aesthetics and an advanced understanding of facial anatomy should not lead to a frozen or expressionless outcome. The goal is not to stop all movement in the upper face; it is to create lift and minimise lines while still allowing natural movement.

Will a non-surgical brow lift help hooded eyes?

Hooded eyes occur due to excess upper eyelid skin, drooping brows or a combination of both. If the primary issue is excess upper eyelid skin, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) will likely deliver a better result.

If the hooding is caused by descending brows and the extent of the hooding is mild to moderate, a non-surgical brow lift can lift the eyelid tissue and open up the eyes. A surgical brow lift (perhaps in conjunction with eyelid surgery) would be more appropriate if the hooding is extensive.

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