Loose or droopy eyelids can be moderate to the degree that they are hardly noticeable to so severe that they restrict vision. The condition may gradually worsen over time.
Why treat droopy eyelids
If left untreated, severe cases can lead to astigmatism and other vision problems as well as headaches. It is especially important to diagnose and treat the condition in children before vision can deteriorate. Loose, droopy eyelids also can create emotional, social and economic complications.
Thermage for Eyes is an FDA approved procedure for tightening skin around the eye and the only FDA approved procedure to do so.
There are three different conditions that cause loose or droopy eyelids. Some patients may exhibit two or even all three of the conditions.
Excess upper eyelid skin: Also known as dermatochalasis, it can result in a tired, sad appearance in its mild form or block part of a patient’s peripheral vision in more severe cases.
Abnormal position of eyelid margin: Also known as ptosis, this condition can be congenital, but more often appears in adulthood. While ptosis sometimes can be related to neuromuscular disorders, it most often is caused by weak attachments between the eyelid muscles and underlying eyelid structures.
Abnormal brow: Also known as brow ptosis, this condition manifests itself in men and women.
What the Thermage eye procedure treats:
- Tired looking eyes
- Excess skin on the upper eyelid (also known as “hooding”;)
- Crepey texture of eyelids, which can make it hard to apply eye shadow or eye liner
- Wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes (“crow’s feet”;)
Natural looking results:
- Brighter looking eyes that appear more lifted and less tired
- Smoother, tighter skin around the eyes
- Reduced under eye sagging and tauter contours around the eyes
- Reduced hooding to reveal more of the eyelid
- Softening of wrinkles and fine lines
- Smoother skin on the eyelids, enabling easier application of make-up