With age, the skin of the face slowly loses elasticity, causing wrinkles and a mildly drooping brow. The accompanying creases and lines can present a sad, old or tired appearance. Other factors can help intensify those negative effects, including sun exposure, weight fluctuations and heredity. With a forehead lift, these problems may be resolved by surgically altering the muscles and tissues that cause wrinkling and/or drooping in the area above the eyes. For patients over 40, an endoscopic forehead lift is most commonly used to minimize the appearance of aging. People of any age who have developed furrows or frown lines due to stress or muscle activity may also benefit. During the procedure, the surgeon elevates the skin and underlying tissues of the upper face, and may then remove part of the muscle between the brows that causes frown lines. The result of an endoscopic forehead lift is a more youthful, relaxed, and refreshed appearance.Request a Consultation
Dr. Elba Pacheco is a specialist in Oculoplastic and Reconstructive surgery and has been Board Certified since 1991.
Dr. Pacheco specializes in the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, brows, eye muscles and eye sockets, as well as in the non-surgical rejuvenation of the face. She uses the latest in laser and non-laser techniques available to achieve superior cosmetic and functional results. She has limited her practice to her subspecialties since the completion of her training in 1991.
Between 1991 and 1999, Dr. Pacheco served as a full-time faculty member in the Oculoplastic Service at The Wilmer Eye Institute. She still serves on the part-time faculty today, while directing the Center for Eye & Laser Surgery.
Training/Education 1991- Completed fellowship in Oculoplastic and Reconstructive surgery at The Wilmer Eye Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.
1990- Completed fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus also at The Wilmer Institute
1989- Completed residency in Ophthalmology at The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Fl.
1985- Graduated medical school at The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University in New York.
1981- BA Molecular Biology from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Ma.
Dr. Pacheco lived in her native island of Puerto Rico until 1977 when, following High School graduation from Sacred Heart School, she left to pursue her studies in the mainland. The school recently honored her with the "Distinguished Alumnus Award in Medicine".