Drooping eyelids is an issue that arises with age or due to a poor lifestyle so you appear to have a sad, tired, and older looking face. Luckily, certain cosmetic surgery procedures will help you get rid of them.
In the situation where only cosmetic surgery can help, let's take a look at your drooping eyelids and its cause but also at the treatments that can help make your face younger-looking and more good looking.
Droopy eyelids: what is it?
The skin around the eye is thin and very supple. The area of the eye contour, particularly the eyelids, is the area most affected by aging. Similarly, the muscle that manages blinking (the levator muscle) is the most stressed in the human body so that, over time, ptosis or palpebral ptosis appears. The eyelids begin to droop and the eyes become dull and tired. Drooping eyelids are when the upper eyelids begin to sag and cause excess skin to develop in a fold.
In general, this condition affects both eyelids. Nonetheless, it sometimes happens that it only happens on one side, affecting only one of the eyelids.
Therefore, when you have a droopy eyelid, you can feel some discomfort in the eye or a decrease in your field of vision.
What are the causes of droopy eyelids?
There are many reasons for droopy eyelids. With respect to upper eyelid sagging, the primary cause is due to the natural ageing of the skin. There is a weakening in the levator muscle over time.
However, drooping eyelids can also be observed in people with less developed eyelids muscles. The tendon is detached and no longer maintains the eyelid. This anomaly may be inherited.
Drooping eyelids can also be caused by an injury or eye surgery such as cataract surgery. It may even be a neuromuscular disorder (such as myasthenia) or even an ocular nerve paralysis.
Droopy eyelids: how to deal with it
Nowadays, various methods exist to help you wave goodbye to droopy eyelids. They are more or less invasive and you will be informed on the process, depending on the laxity, but also on your desires.
Blepharoplasty is the most widely used treatment for the correction of droopy eyelids. This eyelid surgery corrects the aging effects that make your eyes look heavier and eliminates some defects that make your eyes look tired and puffy.
There are several procedures with lighter repercussions than surgery (Plexr®, Thermage®, Ulthera®) when the eyelids are slightly drooping.
These non-invasive devices are also ideal for the maintenance of long-term eyelid surgery.