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Droopy Eyelids in Texas and Louisiana

Droopy eyelids, or ptosis, is a condition where the upper eyelids sag, sometimes obstructing vision or leading to a tired appearance. At Sanova Dermatology across Texas and Louisiana, we understand the cosmetic and functional concerns associated with droopy eyelids. We provide non-surgical treatments such as laser rejuvenation and skin tightening to effectively address this issue, helping patients achieve a more alert and youthful eye appearance without the need for surgery.

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What Causes Droopy Eyelids?

Droopy eyelids can occur due to various factors including aging, heredity, and certain medical conditions. The skin loses its elasticity, and the muscles supporting the eyelids weaken over time, leading to a drooping effect. In some cases, this can also impair peripheral vision, making everyday activities like driving more challenging.

What are the Treatment Options for Droopy Eyelids?

Surgical Treatments for Droopy Eyelids

While Sanova Dermatology does not offer surgical treatment for drooping eyelids, the most common treatment option is blepharoplasty. Also known as eyelid surgery, this procedure involves the removal or repositioning of skin, muscle, and sometimes fat from the eyelids. The procedure aims to improve the appearance of the eyelids, reduce vision obstruction, and provide a more youthful and rested appearance. Incisions are typically made in the natural creases of the eyelids, eliminating any visible scarring. Patients undergoing blepharoplasty might experience bruising and swelling for 1-2 weeks post-surgery. Recovery times can vary, but most normal activities can usually be resumed after about 10-14 days. The results are generally long-lasting, offering a more alert and rejuvenated appearance.

Non-Surgical Treatments for Droopy Eyelids

At Sanova Dermatology, we focus on non-surgical methods to treat droopy eyelids, using laser rejuvenation and skin tightening techniques.

Laser treatments use focused light to gently resurface the skin around the eyes, promoting collagen production and tightening the skin. Laser rejuvenation can reduce the sagging of the eyelids and improve skin texture and firmness.

Dedicated skin tightening treatments use other technologies, such as radiofrequency or ultrasound, to increase collagen production deep within the skin layers. Over time, the increased collagen production naturally lifts and firms the eyelid area.

Benefits of Non-Surgical Treatments

Non-surgical treatments are excellent alternatives for patients who prefer not to undergo surgery or are not suitable candidates for surgical procedures. They offer noticeable improvement with minimal downtime and less risk compared to traditional surgery. Additional benefits include:

  • Minimally Invasive: These treatments do not require incisions or stitches, reducing the risk of complications and scarring.
  • Quick Recovery: Patients typically experience minimal to no downtime, allowing them to return to their daily routines almost immediately.
  • Gradual, Natural-Looking Results: The improvements appear gradually as the skin produces more collagen, resulting in a more natural rejuvenation over time.

What to Expect During Drooping Eyelid Treatment

Treatments for droopy eyelids at Sanova Dermatology begin with a thorough consultation to assess the specific needs and goals of each patient. Procedures are performed in a comfortable setting and typically take between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the chosen treatment. While some patients might experience slight redness or swelling after the procedure, these symptoms are usually temporary.

How Much Does Drooping Eyelid Treatment Cost?

The cost of treatment for droopy eyelids will vary based on several factors, including the techniques used and the number of treatment sessions needed to produce the desired results. Sanova Dermatology customizes each treatment plan to the patient’s specific condition, which will be outlined and discussed during a personal consultation. At this time, we will be able to provide you with a transparent explanation of all costs associated with your treatment. We accept most major insurance plans and also offer financing options to ensure that our treatments are as affordable as possible.

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