Upper Eyelid Drooping – What To Do?

By on May 14, 2012

By Dr. Brandith Irwin –

Upper eyelid drooping is a common problem. With age the upper eyelids begin to sag and can make your eyes look hooded and tired.

There are several nonsurgical options and, of course, the surgical option – an upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Treatment options are determine by the amount of hooding you have.

For mild eyelid sagging, either eyelid Thermage or eyelid Fraxel will provide great results. Special small tips are used to treat this problem. Thermage generally offers a little more tightening, while Fraxel is slightly better for treating those fine, crepey lines. These options are best for those aged 30-50 years old.

For moderate hooding, a fractionated CO2 (like the DEKA DOT) is best. Depending on how severe your hooding is, 1-3 laser treatments will be needed.

For severe hooding, the CO2 can be used, but best results are usually achieved with surgery. If you decide to go the CO2 laser route, you will most likely need at least 3 treatments to tighten and lift your sagging upper eyelids.

 

Dr. Brandith Irwin is a board-certified Dermatologist who has been a guest medical expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Weekend Today Show. She is the author of The Surgery-Free Makeover and Your Best Face: Looking Your Best Without Plastic Surgery! Dr. Irwin created http://www.skintour.com/ to provide expert, unbiased skincare information to the public. She has no financial ties to any cosmetic company and all of the content on SkinTour comes directly from her. 

About Dr. Brandith Irwin

Dr. Brandith Irwin is a board-certified Dermatologist who has been a guest medical expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Weekend Today Show. She is the author of The Surgery-Free Makeover and Your Best Face: Looking Your Best Without Plastic Surgery! Dr. Irwin created www.SkinTour.com to provide expert, unbiased skincare information to the public. She has no financial ties to any cosmetic company and all of the content on SkinTour comes directly from her.

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Upper Eyelid Drooping – What To Do?