As you age, you lose collagen and elastin in your skin, which can cause the delicate skin around your eyes to form droopy lids. Omar Ozgur, MD, a talented ophthalmic plastic surgeon, offers treatments for droopy eyelids at his practice in Mission Viejo, California. Call or make an appointment online today if you’re unhappy about the appearance of your eyelids or if the droop is so severe it’s blocking your field of vision.
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but what happens when your eyelids act like curtains and hang over your eyes? Droopy eyelids are a common sign of aging because the thin, delicate skin around your eyes is particularly vulnerable to the age-related loss of collagen and elastin. Your upper eyelids can sag and create a puffy, baggy appearance, just like your lower lids and the skin under your eyes.
In most cases, eyelids droop due to aging. Your body’s production of new collagen and elastin cells slows as you age, and eventually, it can’t keep up with your skin’s needs to maintain a youthful, taut appearance.
The skin on your face is often the first place you’ll see this drooping and sagging because it’s not only more delicate, but it also receives a lot of sun exposure, even if you wear sunscreen. The UV rays in sunlight accelerate the aging process of your skin cells, which can make the effects of collagen loss apparent earlier.
You may also be genetically predisposed to droopy eyelids. For example, if your mother or grandmother had loose, saggy eyelids, the chances are that you will, too.
Dr. Ozgur offers consultations for droopy eyelids for functional and cosmetic reasons. You may feel like your saggy eyelids aren’t attractive or that they make you look older than you are, which can impact your self-confidence. Dr. Ozgur can help you look and feel like yourself again.
However, your eyelids may also droop so severely that they block your irises and pupils and interfere with your field of vision. If you can’t see clearly because your eyelids are in the way, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Ozgur right away for expert treatment.
Dr. Ozgur offers minimally invasive skin tightening treatments, cosmetic injectables, and blepharoplasty. After a consultation, Dr. Ozgur recommends the procedure that best reduces the appearance of your droopy lids and restores your appearance.
If you’re concerned about your droopy eyelids for how you see or how you look, call Dr. Ozgur or schedule a consultation online today.