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 ?

Droopy eyelids occur 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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Bags under the eyes : causes and symptoms


The bags under the eyes affect many people and for many reasons which make them feel uncomfortable by losing self confidence.

These bags under the eyes are a slight swelling or puffiness under the eyes. They are common with aging, this is because as we age, the tissues around the eyes, including some of the muscles that support the eyelids, weaken and become loose.

The subcutaneous fat that helps support the eyes can then shift to the lower lids, giving them a puffy appearance. Fluid can also accumulate in the space under the eyes which accentuates the swelling.

Bags under the eyes are usually a cosmetic problem and rarely a sign of a serious underlying disease. Several factors also cause this effect, including :

  • Fluid retention, particularly on waking or after a salty meal.
  • Lack of sleep.
  • Allergies.
  • Genetic history.

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How to correct drooping eyelids?


The problems that affect the eyelids can be corrected either through medicine or 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 or a laser blepharoplasty, so, during the consultation, the doctor will indicate you the suitable technique depending on your case.

  • Blepharoplasty which is also known as eyelid surgery:
  • It is a plastic intervention that creates an immediate and lasting rejuvenation of the eyelids.

    This operation consists of erasing some effects of aging on the eyes such as drooping eyelids, bags under the eyes, etc.

    It can concern only the two upper eyelids, or the two lower ones, but in other cases also all four eyelids at the same time.

    A blepharoplasty can be performed alone or in combination with another facial cosmetic surgery procedure.

  • Laser blepharoplasty:
  • It is a minimally invasive medical cosmetic procedure. It uses plasma lasers to eliminate imperfections of the upper and/or lower eyelids and minimize the effect of dark circles and aging for a fresh, luminous and youthful look.

    These procedures allow the patient to have a beautiful look without imperfections and thus regain self confidence.




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