Droopy Eyes

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Droopy Eyes

Loose eyelid skin can lead to droopy eyelids. Some patients have variable amounts of excess upper eyelid skin plus droopy brows that contribute to this condition. Excess and loose lower eyelid skin is seen in almost all patients who have excess eyelid upper eyelid skin. Treating both the upper and lower eyelids will give the best results. Depending on the amount of excess skin and laxity, together with factors such as the state of your surrounding skin, laser resurfacing can make a difference.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Droopy eyelids can range from mild to severe. In severe cases vision can be blocked
  • Excess skin on upper lids can be due to excess upper eyelid skin, an abnormal position of the margin or brown ptosis
  • Addressing the cause of the problem will give the best results
  • Excess skin and laxity can be due to a combination of genes, age, sun and smoking
  • Most people with excess upper eyelid skin will also exhibit excess or loose lower lid skin
  • Treating both upper and lower lids will give the best results
  • Treatment can either be surgical or via laser resurfacing. We can refer you to reputable surgeons if you require surgical consultation
  • The best method will depend on factors such as the degree of skin laxity, your health, and most importantly the state of the surrounding skin

Droopy eyelids are inevitable, however some people age prematurely. This can be due to genetics, however lifestyle factors such as UV exposure, especially if you live in a high index city coupled with smoking can accelerate skin laxity.

Genetics play a significant role in the formation of eyelid skin laxity, as we regularity perform procedures in males and females in their 30s.

There are 3 different conditions that can cause loose, lax and droopy eyelids. Some patients may only have one factor, some all 3 contributing to this condition.

  1. Excess laxity – this is termed dermatochalasis, and can present as upper or lower lid laxity. Most people who exhibit upper lid laxity over the age of 40 will also have lower lid laxity. This can result in patients looking tired, and wrinkled, especially under the eyes.
  1. Eyelid margin repositioning – this is known as ptosis. Ptosis most commonly presents in adult life, but can be present at birth. Abnormal eyelid margins can give a heavy and tired look.
  1. Brow positioning. Eyebrows that move downwards with time an gravity can also contribute to droopy eyelids, and a ‘tired’ look. This is called brow ptosis.

Patients in the 40s upwards will have varying degrees of all 3. Balancing laxity, eyelid margins and the position of the brow will give optimal results.

We believe that the ‘eyes are the window to the soul.’ Eyes are the very first thing people look at when they meet and greet you. Saggy and droopy lids can convey tiredness and sadness as well as age.

Ideal treatments are aimed at opening up the eyes include tightening the skin and offering skin resurfacing to not only the eye area but the surrounding skin to provide a natural balanced look. Eye rejuvenation goes beyond tightening loose eyelid skin, ideally blending in the surrounding skin will yield optimal results. We can lessen crows feet (without the need for Botox) with fractional skin resurfacing, and can also address lost volume around the orbital area with fillers will highlight the eyes.

Last but not the least, shaping your eyebrows will be the icing on the cake. Having your brows waxed and shaped professionally can give lifting and complete the process of eye rejuvenation. Microblading would be an option to help open your eyes and frame your eyes and face with natural pigment options.

Yes. If you exhibit altered skin texture and poor skin tone, not only around the eye area, we highly recommend laser resurfacing of your face combined with resurfacing of your eyelids. Most clients will also have associated facial skin laxity and textural irregularities that can be treated at the same time.

 

What is a Madonna lift?

The Madonna lift or “fractional eye lift” is a non-surgical laser procedure performed on the skin around the eye. It has been designed to soften fine lines and wrinkles and lift the eyebrow to achieve a rejuvenated, younger appearance. This procedure is non-invasive, which makes the downtime and recovery much less time-consuming than it is with a surgical eye lift.

 

The Madonna lift can improve:

  • Wrinkles around the eyes
  • Crow’s feet
  • Loose skin on the eyelids
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Drooping eyebrows

 

How the Madonna lift works

The Madonna lift uses a fractional laser beam that is broken into microscopic columns of light. When these beams strike the surface of the skin, they remove old, damaged elastic fibers and collagen, allowing healthy new tissue to grow into these channels. Since only a “fraction” of your skin is affected, healing is quick and virtually painless. On average, most patients require between 3 to 5 sessions scheduled at 3-4 week intervals to achieve optimal results.

We can incorporate 3 modalities to best yield optimal outcomes including, RF Skin Tightening around the eyes, fractional skin resurfacing, and some Botox to slightly ‘lift’ the eyebrows.

 

Methods we use to treat

If you are looking to smooth and tighten the skin on your neck, lower jaw, upper arms, chest or knees, EndyMed Skin Tightening could be the perfect treatment for you. Whether performed on the face or other parts of the body, EndyMed skin tightening relies on 3DEEP technology that deeply heats collagen fibers. The thermal energy targets the sub-dermal layer of the skin in order to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and stimulate the collagen to rebuild, hence giving a firmer, tighter appearance in the area.
Moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as a result of muscle activity. To address this problem, Botox® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles between your brows and works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces the activity of the muscles that caused those persistent lines to form. If you are looking to rejuvenate your appearance, tackle the signs of aging, bring back volume to your face, or even treat excessive sweating, Botox® is definitely the right treatment for you. Book an appointment at LSG to receive a detailed understanding of the treatment and how it can help you.
Skin Tyte works by depositing infrared heat deep into the dermis, which is where our collagen and elastin fibers are found.  The immediate response to the infrared heat exposure is a contraction of the collagen and elastin fibers.  Longer-term, fibroblasts (cells that make collagen) are activated which stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin in response to wound-healing which continues to take place for up to 6 months after the initial heating.  This tissue remodelling results in a thickening of the dermis and shrinking of elastin fibers plus the contraction of collagen, resulting in the improvement of the skin’s firmness.
The Madonna Lift, also called fractional Eye Lift, is a non-surgical alternative to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and lift the eyebrow for a younger look to the eye. The Madonna Lift improves drooping skin, wrinkles and those telltale signs of aging around the eyes. This fractional laser technology has been used to perform a host of functions, including skin resurfacing and the treatment of acne scars. Now it can give men and women a younger look by rejuvenating the skin around your eyes including the eyelids
Fraxel laser is one of the best lasers in the World. This laser can be used to treat skin pigmentation, wrinkles, acne scars and sun damage. It will give your skin a whole new texture and brilliance to it. Fraxel laser is gentle on your skin, with a recovery rate of 4-6 days. We recommend 1-5 treatments depending on your skin condition. Fraxel is considered a ‘fractional treatment’, meaning that it creates hundreds of deep columns through the skin called microscopic treatment zones. This means only a percentage of the skin is affected during each laser pass, reducing healing time, promoting natural regeneration of collagen, and rejuvenating skin cells. Due to the fact that Fraxel laser works through non-ablative resurfacing, the epidermis, or top layer of skin, is not directly impacted. As a result, patients can expect faster healing after treatment.
A celeb-fave, PicoWay Resolve has quickly become a go-to treatment for correcting fine lines and wrinkles, and improving skin’s texture and tone. The precise heat of the laser stimulates collagen production without damaging surrounding tissues. With virtually no downtime, it’s also more comfortable than more ablative lasers. If you struggle with hard-to-treat melasma, you know this pesky condition cannot be prevented. PicoWay Resolve is one of the fastest and most effective melasma treatments available, often boasting results in just a few treatments.
INTENSIF combines the deep skin tightening benefits of radio frequency and the collagen-producing technique of microneedling. This patented technology delivers thermal energy deep within the dermis to stimulate collagen without damaging the surrounding tissue. The radio-frequency thermal energy is delivered in multiple passes through tiny needles at varying depths to provide a 3-dimensional coverage to lift and tighten the skin from within. INTENSIF is the latest advancement in tightening skin and reducing wrinkles on the face and sensitive neck area. If you’re looking for serious results, without the downtime and risk of surgery or aggressive CO2 lasers that leave you embarrassed to leave the house, INTENSIF is the treatment for you. After INTENSIF radio-frequency treatment, there is no need to hide in the house for weeks. Over time, your skin will begin to look more youthful as wrinkles diminish.

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