A common question we hear is, “What can I do about my droopy upper eyelids?” Heavy, or droopy, upper eyelids can make you look older or more tired than you actually are. In some cases, heavy upper eyelids can also interfere with your vision, so it’s understandable to want to know what can be done about them.
Droopy eyelids are caused by two conditions, dermatochalasis and ptosis. Dermatochalasis is excess skin on the eyelid, which can make eyes appear puffy or swollen. Baggy, excess skin on the upper eyelid is typically the result of aging, but anyone can have excess skin on the eyelids at any age due to genetics, weak connective tissue, thyroid eye disease, or eye trauma. (more…)