Many people, men and women, say they are embarrassed or even have a complex about droopy eyelids.
The upper and lower eyelids have a protective role for our eyes, help us control the quantity of light that reaches them, and their movement keeps our eyes continuously hydrated.
Various factors can lead to droopy eyelids, a phenomenon known as ptosis. Generally speaking, a droopy eyelid is due to skin aging but some people can be born with droopy eyelids.
Several factors contribute to the heavy, droopy appearance of the upper and lower eyelids:
- Excess skin that makes the upper and/or lower eyelids heavy
- Fat tissue deposits can cause the upper and lower eyelids to swell (eye bags)
- Ptosis, which is a weakening of the muscle that lifts the eyelid and opens the eye.
As we get older, our skin gradually thins and loses its elasticity and tone. We thus witness the gradual loosening of the skin, over the whole body and face, particularly in areas where the skin is very delicate, fine, and under a lot of strain due to movement. This is particularly the case around the eyes, and therefore the eyelids, whether it is the upper eyelid that seems heavier or the lower eyelid that sags and wrinkles.
These conditions affect the eye area and the expression can seem sad, tired, and darker, changing our entire face and its harmony.