Droopy eyelids: all the solutions

It is impossible to escape the effects that age has on our bodies, however, when it comes to drooping eyelids, it is possible to delay their appearance and minimize their appearance when they arrive. It is enough to have the solutions at hand and apply them to recover the characteristic look of each person.

Over the years, our skin is increasingly prone to weakening and showing the inevitable signs of aging, such as wrinkles and blemishes. However, when it comes to the eyes, drooping eyelids is probably one of the most common conditions. In addition, the droopy eyelid is usually quite noticeable, changing the expression of the face in people and, in severe cases, affecting their quality of life.

When it comes to a minor situation, fixing droopy eyelids may just require some creams or good makeup to hide them. However, when these prevent you from seeing correctly or make it impossible to put on makeup, then it is likely that you will require an operation for droopy eyelids, or complex treatments that will help you put an end to this problem.

The important thing is that, to determine what your case is, it is necessary to visit a specialist and address the problem with the appropriate method suggested by him.

How to lift droopy eyelids without surgery?

Fortunately, aesthetic medicine has several methods to lift the eyelids without surgery and to prevent them from sagging in the future, therefore, it is worth evaluating these options if you do not want very invasive treatments.

  1. Thread lifts (Cat Eyes Effect)

For the fall of the upper eyelid, an effective treatment for up to two years, approximately, is this, which is usually accompanied by the application of Botox to enhance the look.

One or two threads should be used in each eye to be able to tighten the skin correctly. These are reabsorbable, therefore, when the reabsorption process begins, they will begin to stimulate the generation of collagen in order to tighten the skin and moisturize it deeply.

This will make the skin smoother and, in addition, the look will obtain a cat eye effect that will make it stand out. 

  1. plasma laser

If the problem also includes a drooping lower eyelid, then the plasma laser can be a great alternative.

Carrying out this procedure takes approximately 30 or 40 minutes and, in addition to that, only one annual session is required to see the results.

To begin with, the doctor will anesthetize the area with a special cream and will proceed to expose the affected area to the laser, which, due to its heat, will achieve biostimulation of the skin.

Probably the most annoying thing is the 5 to 7 days in which you will have to cover your eyes from the sun so that the scabs fall off without inconvenience, since the procedure itself is quite simple. 

  1. Non-surgical eye lift

This treatment, in addition to being useful for lifting droopy eyelids, is also a preventive method to prevent drooping eyelids.

Thanks to the use of high-power Thermage radiofrequency , the subcutaneous tissue is stimulated with electromagnetic waves to help with the production of collagen and elastin, making the skin naturally firmer.

The best thing about this treatment is that, in addition to not requiring surgical intervention, only one annual session will be needed to obtain the desired results.

What if they are more complex cases?

If your case, when evaluated by aesthetic medicine professionals, cannot be treated with a droopy eyelid cream or with one of the previously mentioned methods, then it is necessary to start considering the alternatives that you will learn about below.

  • Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is a surgery that is performed to eliminate flaccidity in the eyelids , whether lower or upper, for up to 10 years. Therefore, it is considered a definitive operation.

Depending on which eyelid needs help, the procedures may vary. If it is an upper blepharoplasty, then it is performed transconjunctivally, that is, in the inner fold of the eyelid. For its part, the lower blepharoplasty can be done in this way or in a subciliary way, that is, under the eyelashes.

Regardless of the surgery performed, it will take approximately one hour and your recovery takes about 6 days. So, really, it is not a very invasive procedure

  • Direct external wedge resection

If the problem is not that serious, but it is still advanced enough that it cannot be solved with a facial serum or a non-surgical facelift, then this procedure could be the right one.

This technique is based on replacing the eyebrow by making a small incision on it in order to make a wedge of skin and muscle, making the eyebrow rise properly. 

  • Endoscopic brow lift

When the eyebrows are drooping and need to be raised in order to stretch the eyelid, it is possible to perform an endoscopic brow lift . This procedure is quick and can be done in conjunction with a blepharoplasty, if desired or required. In addition, you can opt for full sedation, in case you do not like local anesthesia.

 What causes droopy eyelids?

Although age is the main factor behind droopy eyelids, genetics, lifestyle and also hormonal problems can accelerate the appearance of this situation.

If you want to prevent this aesthetic problem, you can always combat the probability of having a droopy eyelid with facial exercises or constant hydration with special creams for this area. Especially, if you notice that this tends to be common in your family, it is recommended to act before it becomes a problem.

Remember that while droopy eyelids have a small chance of becoming a physical problem, sometimes they are simply an aesthetic issue. If you are comfortable with your eyelids, never feel compelled to change them in order to “fit” into society’s expectations of “conventional beauty”; however, if you want to make changes, one of the previously mentioned options might be right for you.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *