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Eyelids (Upper)

Age and genetics can lead to excess skin and fat on the upper lids, leading to sagging eyelids that can make you appear sad, angry, or aged.

Do you have excess, lax skin on your upper eyelids that make you appear older than you feel? Aging, genetics, and lifestyle choices can all lead to lax upper eyelid skin, which can even disrupt the line of vision for some. Reflections Center offers a selection of effective treatment options to help eliminate excess fat and skin on the eyelids for a more youthful and alert appearance. You will experience a boost in confidence and look closer to the age that you feel!

Top Asked Questions About Upper Eyelids

  • What is upper eyelid hooding?
    Upper eyelid hooding occurs when patients have too much skin on their upper lids, particularly the outer edge of the eyelids.
  • Why are my upper eyelids different?
    Faces are not naturally symmetrical, so your eyelids may not look exactly the same. Uneven eyelids are not rare.
  • How can I reduce my hooded eyelids?
    Hooded eyelids can be corrected with various treatment options, including Botox injections, dermal fillers, and eyelid surgery.
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Causes of Upper Eyelid Concerns

Excess fat and tissue on the upper eyelids cause an aged and tired look, which can take a toll on your self-confidence.  While drooping eyelids may be the result of an injury or disease, is it most commonly caused by the normal aging process. There are many different causes of excess and lax upper eyelid skin which can impact an individual’s self-esteem and quality of life.

Looseness of the skin of upper eyelids

As we age, the connective tissue in our eyelids weakens, and we also lose skin elasticity. In conjunction, these factors can lead to loose, excess skin on the upper eyelids. Heavy lids can impact a person’s appearance, and when severe, can even obscure the line of vision, negatively impacting everyday activities.

Weakness of muscle that raises the eyelid

Loosening of the upper eyelids’ muscle strength is also called ptosis. As we age, the muscle that holds up the eyelid, called the levator, can weaken. When this happens, the upper eyelid can droop and begin to obstruct your line of vision. Ptosis can also be caused by congenital conditions, eye diseases, or trauma to the eye.

Damage to the nerves that control that muscle

Damage to the nerve that controls the muscles of the eyelid can lead to drooping eyelids that can cause an individual to appear sleepy or aged.

Our Favorite Treatments For Upper Eyelids

At Reflections Center, we offer a number of treatment options for addressing aging or drooping upper eyelids. We understand that not every patient desires the same outcomes, which is why we offer surgical and non-surgical options.

  • Surgical
  • Upper Blepharoplasty

    An eyelid lift, also called blepharoplasty, is a procedure to correct sagging eyelids to create a more youthful look. The blepharoplasty procedure can address the upper eyelids or lower eyelids to help you achieve your desired appearance. An upper eyelid lift is ideal for addressing excess fat and tissue on the upper lids that can droop and even obscure vision.

  • Non Surgical
  • Non Surgical Eyelid Lift

    For those who wish to lift their upper eyelids without surgery, there are other treatment options including Botox, thread lifts, and dermal filler. These options create a more youthful appearance for the eyes, but the results are not as long-lasting as those of an eyelid lift.

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    Why Choose Reflections For Upper Eyelid Concern Treatment

    The eyes are the window to the soul, and we are here to help you achieve the beautiful, youthful eyes you desire. At Reflections, our skilled team of physicians and skincare specialists is dedicated to providing each of our patients with a personalized experience.

    Your first step on your upper eyelid treatment journey is to schedule a consultation with our team of cosmetic physicians. During this appointment, you will receive a Facial microVector Analysis, which helps us determine your natural aging patterns. We will also discuss your medical history to determine the best treatment option for you. Our physicians will create a unique treatment plan to meet your individual needs, as no two patients are the same.

    Once your treatment plan is created, our friendly patient care coordinators will schedule your procedure for you, as well as share with you any information that you may need regarding preparation. Some patients may be advised to visit their ophthalmologist or primary care doctor for an exam prior to surgery to ensure that they are in tip-top shape.

    If you are interested in learning more about upper eyelid treatment at Reflections Center, contact our office today! We can’t wait to hear from you and schedule your initial consultation appointment.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Upper Eyelids

    • How do you get rid of an upper eyelid droop?

      Eyelid lift surgery (blepharoplasty) is an effective solution to repair sagging or drooping upper eyelids.

    • What medical conditions cause droopy eyelids?

      Drooping eyelids may be present at birth, or caused by certain illnesses, including diabetes, Horner syndrome, Myasthenia gravis, stroke, or swelling due to a stye.

    • How can I tighten my eyelid skin?

      Eyelid skin can be tightened during eyelid lift surgery. Excess skin will be removed, and the remaining skin sutured in a position to tighten the skin for a more youthful appearance.

    • How can I fix my hooded eyes without surgery?

      Dermal filler and Botox can help to tighten excess skin and smooth wrinkles around the eyes and eyelids for a more youthful appearance.

    • How do you get rid of extra skin on upper eyelids?

      To eliminate excess skin on the upper eyelids for good, blepharoplasty surgery is the most effective option. Excess skin and fat are removed from the eyelid, creating a more open eye and rejuvenated appearance.

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    Dr. Michelle Ellern’s skillful hands, artful techniques, and warm and caring personality as a cosmetic physician make her a wonderful addition to Reflections. She is certified in Aesthetic Medicine by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.