Treatment Options for Drooping Eyelids

Close up,Beauty,Portrait,Of,Young,African,American,Woman,Who,Lifts Although there are many things about aging to embrace and get excited about, drooping eyelids aren’t typically among them for most people. All skin naturally loses some of its spring and elasticity as people age, but the skin around the eyes is especially delicate and prone to deterioration.

For this reason, a person’s eyes can age drastically even while the rest of their face still looks fairly youthful. However, you don’t have to simply accept drooping, sagging, or baggy eyelids if you’d rather do something about them. Here’s a closer look at some of the possible treatment options for drooping eyelids.

Topical Treatments

If the aging process has only just begun and drooping is minimal, some people can improve the appearance of drooping eyelids and fine lines with topical skin care designed to plump and firm the skin. Just be sure any options you try are specifically formulated for the unique skin around your eyes.


Hyaluronic acid fillers are a step or two up from creams and topical treatments. However, they’re still considered non-invasive and non-surgical. This treatment option involves filling in wrinkles, hollows, and depleted areas in and around the eyelids to reduce the appearance of drooping and restore a youthful appearance.


BOTOX is another popular non-surgical solution for drooping eyelids, as it can dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin folds, and other features that can make aging eyelids look droopy. However, while effective, BOTOX does not deliver permanent results. Most people who go this route return for additional treatments every 3-6 months, depending on their needs.


If you’re dealing with severe age-related drooping, baggy, or sagging eyelids and want a permanent solution, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is a great option to consider. Eyelid surgery is also an effective way to address vision issues (like peripheral vision loss) related to drooping eyelids.

Which Treatment Is Best for Drooping Eyelids?

Which of the above options makes the most sense for you depends on what your needs are, how severe your eyelid issues are, and whether you’re looking for a permanent solution. However, most people eventually wind up considering blepharoplasty at some point, especially as aging continues to accelerate.

If you’d like to know more about whether you’re a good candidate for blepharoplasty or other available treatment options for drooping eyelids and you’re located in or near South Florida, call Hollywood Dermatology & Cosmetic Specialists today at (954) 961-1200 to schedule a consultation.

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