Droopy eyelid is a common complaint among older people. It makes a person look sleepy and unattractive. In more severe cases, droopy eyelid is more than just a cosmetic concern. If your droopy eyelid is blocking your vision such that you are unable to see clearly, you may be suffering from ptosis. Ptosis is a medical condition that refers to the drooping of the upper eyelids. If left untreated, droopy eyelids can possibly lead to astigmatism and other vision-related issues. If you are unable to see clearly because of the droopy eyelids, it is important to see a doctor to assess and determine the cause.
For most people, the most common cause of droopy eyelids is due to aging. Your muscles weaken as you grow older and wrinkles appear because collagen and elastin production reduce. It gives the indication of age and if left untreated, makes a person looks older than they actually are.
In the past, the only solution for this common problem is to undergo surgery to remove part of the skin, so the eyes can look fresh again. Fortunately, with improved technology and techniques, you can significantly improve the problem by non-invasive methods such as lasers, and skin tightening treatments. Speak to our doctors to learn how you can breathe new life, into the windows to your soul.
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- Droopy eyelids affect almost everyone with age.
- Mild to moderate cases of hooding can be improved with non-surgical treatments such as lasers and skin-tightening procedures.