Droopy eyelids, or ptosis, refers to the sagging of the eyelid. In the majority of cases, ptosis is mild, yet in some cases the eyelid can cover a large part of the eye, impairing vision. Although ptosis is associated with old age, it can affect people of any age, and occur in one or both eyelids. Droopy eyelids are sometimes accompanied by watery or dry eyes.
There are several causes of ptosis, the most common being ageing. As we grow older, the muscle responsible for lifting the eyelid stretches. The more it stretches, the less effective it is at keeping the eyelid open. If ptosis occurs at a young age, it may be a sign that the muscle is not developing properly.
Non-surgical aesthetic treatments as well as surgical options can be effective in treating droopy eyelids. We offer only non-surgical treatments here at Harpenden Skin Clinic.
If you relate to this condition but still feel unsure, at Harpenden Skin Clinic we are always here to help and advise patients on the best possible treatment journey performed by experienced clinicians.