Hooded (or droopy) eyelids are where the skin above the eye sags downwards, from the brow to the lash line. This then, in turn, creates a hood-like effect. It is typically caused by genetics (i.e. it is simply the shape of our eyes), but it will likely become more noticeable over time as skin naturally loosens due to the ageing process.
In many cases, hooded eyelids are simply an aesthetic concern. It can make the eyes appear smaller, causing a person to be self-conscious. Make-up techniques can help counter the problem. However, treatments such as PlexR can offer a long- term solution, delivering consistently outstanding results.
What treatments are there for hooded eyes?
Most persons with hooded eyes do not require medical attention. Some people, though, could believe that their eyes make them appear older and more exhausted than normal, and they might want to change how they look.
The impression vanishes when makeup is removed, however cosmetic methods can open up the eyes and make someone look more awake.
Non-surgical treatments include:
- Botox injections: These injections raise the eyebrow just a little bit by going into the outer border of the brow. However, if improperly placed injections interfere with the nerves that govern the brow muscles, they may make the brows droop even more, according to the 2021 article.
- Dermal fillers: These are injections that plump the skin and reduce wrinkles. They can help tighten the skin around the eyes and raise the brow.
- Laser therapy: By removing the top layers of skin, this procedure minimises wrinkles.
- Radiofrequency treatments: These penetrate the skin and surrounding soft tissue with an electromagnetic current. They assist in lifting the brows and tightening the skin.
- Thread lifts: A technique wherein short-term stitches or sutures pull the eyebrows back into position. However, the ASPS advises that due to the sutures often only lifting the eyebrows by a few millimetres, this procedure is better suited for those with mild to moderate hooding.