Non-Surgical Treatment for Hooded Eyelids and Droopy Eyelids in Edina, MN
You likely don’t think twice about your upper and lower eyelids until it begins to impact you. If you look in the mirror and all you see are heavy eyelids, it’s time to make a change. Hooded eyes, also called droopy eyelids or heavy eyelids, occur when excess skin folds down from the brow line and over the eye. Thankfully, there are droopy eye treatment options such as an eyebrow lift for hooded eyes to help you look and feel your best.
What Are Hooded Eyes?
Hooded eyelids occur when there’s a small flap of excess skin under each eyebrow, resulting in a hooded appearance. In our younger years, it’s natural for our bodies to produce enough collagen and elastin to keep the skin firm and smooth. Over time, this slowly begins to change, and you might not notice it until you see the visual effects of less collagen and elastin. Without elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid, the skin loses the resilience it once had which can result in hooded eyelids. This is especially the case for eyelids as the tissue is thin and more susceptible to degradation.
What Causes Hooded Eyes?
The causes of hooded eyelids depend on the person, but we’ve outlined some common causes below:
- A genetic predisposition: If one or both of your parents have hooded eyelids, you’re at an increased risk of it.
- Ptosis: This occurs when the upper lid droops over the eye. Rarely, medical conditions can give you ptosis in the upper eyelids.
- Natural aging process: It’s natural for the eyelid skin to become looser and more elastic with time due to the decrease in collagen production. Eyebrow position also decreases.
- Medical complications: Poorly executed injections in non-surgical eye lifts such as Botox.
Generally speaking, hooded eyelids are harmless, but some people find them to be uncomfortable and have difficulty seeing. Other people seek non-surgical hooded eyelid treatment because they don’t like the look of saggy eyelids and prefer a lifted look.
Your Treatment Options to Lift Hooded Eyelids
There are many droopy eyelid treatments that you can explore to fix hooded eyes. Although we briefly touched on fillers and Botox injections to lift hooded eyes, let’s explore the non-surgical treatment for hooded eyes in more detail below.
One option of how to fix hooded eyes is through a non-invasive treatment such as fillers. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers for hooded eyes can be strategically injected into the hollows in the upper lids, temples, and brows to restore lost volume. This helps to create a more youthful appearance and the results will last anywhere from 6-12 months depending on the product and how your body responds. Many patients like dermal fillers because the results are natural and long-lasting compared to Botox which has a shorter lifespan.
Non-surgical eyelid treatments like Botox are also popular to help you achieve a brow lift. When Botox is injected into the muscles that control how high the eyebrows are, it can help lift and elevate the brow line without the need for surgical procedures. A Botox brow lift can help alleviate eyelid heaviness by reducing muscle contractions, allowing the skin to lay more naturally. You can be more conservative or aggressive with Botox depending on how many units you receive, but in order to keep up the results, you’ll need more than one treatment. How many treatments you need per year depends on many factors; the results last anywhere from 3 to 6 months depending on how quickly your body metabolizes it. Botox requires minimal downtime and the actual treatment only takes a few minutes.
Skincare Eye Products for Droopy Eyelids
Make sure you have the right skincare products to help your skin stay fresh and youthful, helping to improve the appearance of droopy eyelids. We have a selection of medical-grade skincare products for you to add to your routine!
Am I a Candidate for an Eyelid Lift?
You might be wondering if you’re a candidate, and in reality, nearly any adult patient who is looking for an overall lift in the eye region can benefit from these treatment options in the upper eyelid. However, if you are suffering from severe upper lid sagging as a result of a buildup of fatty tissue underneath the skin or if your peripheral vision is impaired, you are not a candidate for an eyelid lift, including a non-surgical eyelid lift. Patients with their lower eyelids completely pulled down and exposing sclera are also not a candidate. Our team will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses your concerns so you can achieve your desired results in the eyelid area.
How Much Does Heavy Eyelid Treatment Cost?
Cost of Filler for Droopy Lids
The cost of filler for heavy eyelids ranges from $800-$850 per syringe and the results last 6-12 months. The healing process for this procedure is straightforward and your provider will talk you through the right aftercare advice.
Cost of Botox for Hooded Eyes
Botox costs $15 per unit or $12 per unit as our Loyalty Price. The results last anywhere from 3-6 months.
Why Our Clients Think We Provide the Best Droopy Eyelid Treatment without Surgery
Here are some reasons to consider treatment with our team at Metropolitan Skin Clinic:
- Our team consists of fully qualified medical practitioners who have undergone extensive education to be where they are today.
- There’s nothing more important to us than providing our patients with an excellent experience from the moment you call our office. We strive to make you comfortable, informed, and confident through our treatments.
- We have years of experience in this industry and have helped countless patients like you get the results they want
Our patient satisfaction is very high and we encourage you to look at some of our patient reviews.
Before and After of Hooded Eye Treatment
What Patients Are Saying about Our Droopy Eyelid Treatment in Metropolitan Skin Clinic
I very much enjoyed my visit with Shayna. I felt comfortable with her and she explained everything beautifully. I never felt pressure to do more than what I planned. She was fantastic!
Laura is the nicest and sweetest girl ever. Would recommend everyone to go to her. She is so careful and understanding ans really listen so well at you
Laura is really brilliant with filler. My jawline looks strong again!
Minneapolis Droopy Lid Treatment
If you have droopy eyelids or heavy eyelids in the Minneapolis or St. Paul area, we are happy to provide you with reliable treatment!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hooded Eye Treatment
How long will your hooded eye treatment last?
How long your results last depend on the specific treatment that you receive. Generally speaking, non-invasive options such as filler last up to 12 months while Botox lasts anywhere from 3-6 months depending on the patient.
Are there any side effects of the non-surgical treatment for hooded eyes?
The side effects of non-surgical hooded eye treatment are minimal. For Botox, you may experience minor redness or bruise at the injection site that will subside in a few days. Filler could cause some bruising and swelling as well.
Do any droopy eyelid exercises exist?
According to the National Stroke Association, it’s possible that forcing your eyelids to “work out” on an hourly basis could improve your eyelid droopiness. Do this by raising your eyebrows and placing a finder underneath to hold for several seconds while trying to close your eyes.
How many filler or Botox units are needed to treat droopy eyelids?
The number of Botox units or filler syringes that you’ll need depends on many different factors. During your consultation with our team, we’ll be able to provide you with a more pinpointed answer.