How Botox Can Lift Hooded Eyelids
As we age, our skin loses elasticity, and gravity takes its toll, causing the once-perky skin on our upper eyelids to sag. Hooded eyelids can make us look tired, angry, or even sad. But there is hope! Botox injections can help to temporarily lift hooded eyelids, giving your face a more youthful appearance.
What Are Hooded Eyelids?
Hooded eyelids are a condition or common sign of aging that occurs when the skin on your upper eyelid droops and hangs over your lash line. The condition is known as ptosis. It can be caused by the natural aging process, sun damage, or other medical conditions such as Horner’s syndrome, myasthenia gravis, or stroke. In some cases, hooded eyelids can run in families. Hooded eyelids can be fixed by plastic surgery or Botox.
What is Botox Treatment?
Botox is a neuromodulator that consists of botulinum toxin, which works by relaxing the depressor muscles into which it is injected. When injected into the muscles that cause hooding of the eyelids, Botox can help to lift and smooth the skin for a more refreshed look. To specifically lift your hooded eyes, you might consider an Upper lid Blepharoplasty (often combined with an endoscopic brow lift) to brighten your eyes.
The Benefits of Botox
There are several benefits to Botox including:
- It prevents further sagging by relaxing the facial muscles that cause the eyelid skin to sag
- It gives the skin a chance to recover stronger by reducing wrinkles, excess skin, frown lines, and fine lines around the eyes
- It provides a long-lasting youthful appearance to the eyelid area
The Treatment Process
Botox injections are quick and easy, and there is no downtime. The entire process takes only minutes! You will see the full effect of Botox in about a week, and it will last for three to four months. As far as skincare, Botox is a relatively low-maintenance treatment; all you need to do is keep your skin clean and moisturized.
Side Effects of Botox
Botox is a safe and effective treatment for hooded eyelids, but there are some potential side effects. These include bruising, swelling, redness, and pain at the injection site. These side effects are usually mild and temporary.
How to Know if Botox is Right for You
Botox is appropriate for both men and women who are looking for a temporary solution to hooded eyelids. If you have fine lines and wrinkles that you would like to improve, Botox is for you! If you are considering your first Botox treatment, schedule a consultation with a member of Skin Savvy’s team to confirm your eligibility.
Don’t Let Droopy Eyelids Bring You Down
Don’t let the heaviness of your hooded eyelids bring you down. If you are interested in learning more about Botox or other aesthetic treatments. Contact Skin Savvy for a free consultation to see if you are a good candidate for a hooded or droopy eyelids neuromudulator treatment.