Drooping eyelids

Drooping eyelids

The gaze is very important; it is the mirror of the soul and reflects all our emotions. But sometimes, certain degradations can alter the look and give the person a sad appearance.

Drooping eyelids : what is it ?

It is when the upper eyelids droop, forming a fold over the eye.

Since the skin around the eyes is very thin and supple, it ages first. In addition, the muscle that allows the blink is under great strain which further affects the elasticity of the skin around the eyes.

Over the years, the skin around the eyelids sags creating a palpebral ptosis. This ptosis severely alters the quality of life as it makes the eyes look heavier, older, and tired, it even affects the sight.

Drooping eyelids : the causes ?

Aging is the main cause of sagging eyelids as it deteriorates the elasticity of the skin especially the lift muscle. Another cause can be noted when the eyelid muscle is less developed, this is followed by a detachment of the tendon which can no longer support the eyelid.

Eyelid drooping is a problem that also affects people who follow a poor lifestyle.

Having a bad lifestyle means :

  • Long sleepless nights.
  • Alcohol and smoking.
  • The exposure to the sun without protection.
  • Stress.

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How to correct drooping eyelids ?

The problems that affect the eyelids can be corrected either by medicine or by cosmetic surgery.

To treat drooping eyelids, the doctor must observe the palpebral skin sagging in order to choose the right method. So, to deal with the effects of aging that make the eyes look heavier, one has to choose between doing a blepharoplasty surgery or a laser blepharoplasty.

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