What Is A Hooded Eyelid?
Hooded eyelids are the result of a small flap of excess skin that folds down from below the brow bone. Just like your eye and hair color, your eyelids are a genetic trait. However, your hooded eyelid can progressively become more noticeable as you age. Hooded eyelids are generally harmless, but they can cause discomfort and even make it harder to see. Some people simply don’t like the appearance of their hooded eyelids and would like more of an arched and lifted look.
Are Hooded Eyes The Same As Droopy Eyes?
Although some hooded eyes may appear to be droopy, it does not mean that they are actually droopy. Hooded eyes are a genetic trait, whereas droopy eyes are something that occurs as we age as a result of lost elasticity in the upper part of the skin above the eye.
What Treatments Are There For Hooded Eyelids?
At Essential Aesthetics, we offer a variety of long-lasting, non-surgical options to give your hooded eyes a lift.
Botox For Hooded Eyes
A Botox brow lift allows us to achieve that Bella Hadid cat-eye look with no downtime. Our expert aesthetic injector, Dr. Ellie Zarnegar, DMSc, PA, will strategically inject neurotoxins such as Botox or Dysport to the muscles that drag the eyebrows down. This causes a physical lift of the brows that can last for up to 5 months.
How Does Botox
For Hooded Eyes Work?
The corrugator muscles, also known as your “11s”, are depressor muscles of the inner part of the eyebrows. When these muscles are relaxed with neuromodulators, the front half of the brows becomes lifted. The orbicularis muscles (crow’s feet) are lateral depressor muscles around the eyes. Injecting Botox or Dysport in the crow’s feet allows your eyebrows to arch upwards, creating a foxy eyelift. This overall “chemical lift” by Botox in the eye region also helps to reduce the appearance of your hooded eyelids.
Dermal Fillers For Hooded Eyes
Volume loss in the eyebrows can result in the appearance of saggy skin in the upper and lateral eyelids. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm can be injected into the area right above the upper eyelid and below the brow bone to add volume and help restore the fullness that gets lost due to genetics or age. When injected into the outer brow, dermal fillers can also give the brows more projection and improve their height.
Fractional Laser Eye Lift
Non-ablative resurfacing lasers stimulate deep collagen regeneration to tighten the skin with little skin damage, making the healing process quick. This laser helps reduce the appearance of dark circles, crow’s feet, and wrinkles around the eyes while helping tighten the upper and lower eyelids.
RF Microneedling For Lifted Eyelid
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling allows tightening of the skin around the eyes by creating controlled micro-wounds to encourage the generation of new and healthy skin. These tiny wounds trigger the production of new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid which helps create a lifted look in the eyebrows.
PDO Thread Lift For Hooded Eyes
PDO threads are synthetic absorbable, sutures made of a complex sugar called polydioxanone. These sutures are strategically placed to suspend the skin above the eye, creating a tightened, lifted appearance. Since PDO threads trigger collagen production, your skin will maintain this look even after the sutures have dissolved.
Am I A Candidate for Non-Surgical Hooded Eyelid Treatment?
If you are looking for an overall lift in your eye region, you are a candidate for a non-surgical eyelift. Patients who suffer from severe upper lid sagging caused by a buildup of fatty tissue beneath the skin, those whose peripheral vision is impaired, and if their lower eyelid is completely pulled down and shows sclera, are not a candidate for non-surgical eyelid treatment.
At the time of your consultation, our certified medical provider, Dr. Ellie, DMSc, PA, will discuss the different treatments we offer and determine which is best for you.