Sagging Eyelids – How to Get Rid of Them without Plastic Surgery?
Sagging eyelids are the number one complaint of patients seeking to make their facial features more youthful and rested. The quality of the skin goes through different stages throughout our life span to unavoidably become thinner, with appearance of fine lines and wrinkles due to the loss of collagen and moisture.
Traditional blepharoplasty addresses the problem of sagging eyelids by removing loose skin and making us look more alert and rested. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty corrects and reshapes upper sagging eyelids that can sometimes partially obstruct a patient’s vision. Lower blepharoplasty removes bags under the eyes and improves the appearance of crow’s feet. Unfortunately, some blepharoplasty before and after photos make us seriously consider the necessity of such drastic surgical measures.
Sagging eyelids can be just as effectively amended using more natural and bloodless approaches. Strategical injection of fillers like restylane or juviderm will make the area surrounding eyes look more even and can even slightly lift up the corners of the eyes. Botox, a strong neuromodulator, injected into the brow area could become a very effective temporary fix for sagging eyelids by slightly lifting up the brow line. Laser resurfacing could also be considered by your doctor as a great alternative for upper and lower blepharoplasty for mild to medium case of sagging eyelids. Thermage is a non invasive technique for tightening sagging eyelids utilizing high frequency energy to heat skin collagen resulting in collagen contraction which will make your eye area look much tighter and younger. In addition, it promotes new collagen production as skin’s healing response.
While there are a lot of modern non-surgical approaches present as a solution for sagging eyelids, some patients will not benefit from them due to advances hooded eyelids and their only option will remain a traditional blepharoplasty procedure.