Eyes, often referred to as the 'windows to the soul', hold significance beyond their primary function of vision. Their aesthetic appeal is an integral part of our overall facial appearance, subtly communicating our emotions, health status, and even age. It is no surprise that any aesthetic concerns associated with the eyes – be it droopy eyelids, dark circles, or bags under the eyes – can significantly impact one's self-esteem and confidence. These common concerns can result from various factors, including skin laxity, muscle hypertrophy, volume loss, and venous congestion, among others. However, these issues can be addressed. With advancements in aesthetic medicine, a range of treatments such as Thermage, HIFU, fillers, and more, are available to help you rejuvenate your eyes and reclaim your youthful spark.
Droopy upper eyelids, medically known as ptosis, can significantly alter an individual's appearance, often creating a tired, weary look that does not reflect how the person feels. More than just an aesthetic concern, droopy eyelids can also reduce one's field of vision, creating practical difficulties in day-to-day activities.
Cause: The primary causes of a droopy upper eyelid include volume loss at the temples and forehead, skin laxity, and muscle hypertrophy, particularly in the muscle group known as the orbicularis oculi. As we age, it's natural for the skin to lose its elasticity and the muscles to increase in size. This, coupled with the loss of volume in the temples and forehead, can result in the skin sagging over the eyes, leading to the appearance of droopy eyelids.
Treatment: The most common treatment options for this concern include Thermage, laser treatments like Fotona Smootheye laser, HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound), Ultherapy, microneedling RF (Radio Frequency), as well as fillers and botox injections. These treatments aim to tighten the skin, reduce muscle hypertrophy, and restore lost volume to create a more youthful and refreshed appearance.