Drooping eyelids occur with age and the problem can be accentuated by a poor lifestyle. As a result of the natural ageing of the skin and the progressive deterioration of the eyelid muscle, the look becomes sad and tired and the face appears older. The eye contours, especially the eyelids, are usually one of the first areas marked by the effects of ageing.
This phenomenon can be treated in different ways. They are more or less invasive and will be advised according to the extent of the drooping, but also depending on your expectations.
The most commonly used treatment for the correction of drooping eyelids is usually blepharoplasty. This procedure corrects the effects of ageing that make your eyes look heavier. If the eyelids are only slightly drooping, there are other techniques with milder consequences than surgery.
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct sagging eyelids, which may be due to age or hereditary factors. The procedure can be performed on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids or all four eyelids simultaneously. Depending on expectations and specificities, blepharoplasty can be performed under local or general anaesthesia.
The CO2 laser has been used for many years to correct sagging skin, to correct the signs of ageing or to destroy certain benign skin lesions. The CO2 laser is the ideal treatment for signs of ageing such as pigmentation spots, fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and unsightly pigmentation. A single treatment significantly improves skin texture and complexion.
The Plexer® (for Plasma Exeresis) is a plasma-based technique, which is similar to skin ablation, but without surgery. Plasma is generated by a small device when the tip of the handpiece and the skin are less than a millimetre apart, without heat diffusion to the surrounding tissues, resulting in an immediate retraction of the sagging skin, without any bleeding.