There comes an age when you look in the mirror, examining the face of the person staring back at you. There may be lines and wrinkles that were never there before. Your eyelids may seem to droop, causing you to look tired. You realize it may be time for some changes.
Causes for Your Drooping Eyelids
As you get older, your skin begins to lose its elasticity. For some people, this process can start before they get out of their 20s, but for most, it begins in the 30s or 40s. The older you get, the more likely skin around your eyes will begin to develop wrinkles and start to sag. In extreme cases, the sagging skin of the upper eyelid can have an impact on your vision.
For some individuals, the excess skin becomes filled with fat that cushions the eyes. This gives the appearance of puffiness. It can also make you look as though you have bags underneath your eyes. Even if you wore sunglasses and sunscreen religiously, you may now notice the deepening of crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes.
Restoring That Youthful Appearance
Granted, there is only so much one can do to minimize the effects of aging; still, you have options to restore a more youthful look. There are a variety of procedures that do not involve surgery that can firm up and smooth the skin around your eyes.
Muscle-relaxing injections may be an option for eliminating or minimizing the wrinkles below the eyes. Injectable fillers can be used to fill in deep crevices and minimize the hollow look under the eyes.
Surgical options are available for eliminating those droopy eyelids and may be your best choice if they are interfering with your vision. Recovery from these outpatient procedures lasts a few weeks, but the results are well worth the wait.
If you have aging eyelids and desire to do something about them, contact the office of Dr. Kami Parsa and schedule an appointment for consultation. Dr. Parsa can restore a beautiful, rejuvenated look to your eyes.