Can Injectables Solve Droopy Eyelids?

Droopy, sagging, hooded eyes can be problematic not just from an aesthetic point of view, but can be detrimental to your vision as well. When your eyelids are droopy, you may be asked if you are tired or under the weather – there is no hiding them. When it comes to treating droopy eyelids, could injectables be an option?

What causes droopy eyelids?

Droopy eyelids can make you appear much older. As your body ages, it loses its ability to produce collagen and elastin in the quantities it once did. These important compounds are the building blocks of your skin, giving it volume and elasticity. As the amount of collagen and elastin in your skin diminishes, lines and creases, loss of volume, and loose sagging skin all begin to make an appearance. The delicate skin around your eyes is particularly susceptible to these changes. 

The effects of aging on the eyelids

Aging leads to several physical changes affecting eye appearance:

  • Loss of volume in the eyelid leads to lax skin, which creates wrinkles and creases
  • Fatty pockets can form under the eye causing your eyes to look puffy
  • Loss of volume under the eyes causes the eye to appear sunken or hollowed

If your eyelids become too saggy, they can interfere with your field of vision which impairs your ability to drive safely, read, or enjoy life’s pleasures.

When can injectables help?

Men and women who are interested in improving the appearance of the eye area without invasive surgery may find hope in cosmetic injectables. Neuromodulators such as BOTOX and Dysport can be used to soften the appearance of a heavy brow or crow’s feet. These compounds work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles into which they are injected, relaxing the facial muscles for a refreshed, more youthful look. Dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid (HA) based, a molecule that is one of the chief components of connective tissue that attracts and retains moisture. HA fillers can be injected under the eyes to restore volume and structure for a more youthful appearance. 

Eyelid surgery in Houston: Will I need surgery?

Men and women who have a more significant quantity of excess skin on the eyelids cannot get the results they desire from injectable therapies alone. In these cases, it is necessary to turn to blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. Our Houston Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure in which a small incision is made in the eyelid crease, and excess skin is trimmed and removed to restore a youthful contour to the eyelid. Eyelid surgery is a long-term solution for droopy eyelids – and when performed with meticulous care, produces excellent results; natural, fresh, and rejuvenated.

Why should I choose Dr. Siegel to help my droopy eyelids?

Dr. Michel Siegel is a board-certified plastic surgeon, trusted by sophisticated, discerning men and women in the Houston area and beyond. He has a track record of producing natural-looking, lovely outcomes for surgeries of the face and body. He understands that each patient is an individual and wants to help bring your aesthetic vision to life while remaining true to the features that make you unique.

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