Drooping or sagging eyelids often occur as we age, and can affect both our appearance and vision.

The most common cause of droopy eyelids is aging.  The droopy skin appears on the eyelid, but often is caused by the laxity of skin on both the eyelid and the skin on the forehead above the eyebrow.

Symptoms of Droopy Eyelids

Droopy eyelid conditions can range from a mild laxity of the skin around the eyes, to severe drooping which can obstruct your vision. As the upper eyelids droop, they may begin to cover your eyes, giving a hooded appearance. Some people with droopy eyelids will also have bags under the lower eyelids. These conditions can make you look older or more tired.

Causes of Droopy Eyelids

The most common cause of droopy eyelids is aging and skin laxity in the eyelid and forehead areas. Exposure to the sun and the natural effects of aging can cause the skin around your eyes to sag more. As the skin becomes less elastic with age, and the face becomes less plump and firm, the result is often loose or excess skin around the eyes.


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