There are many reasons why our eyelids can droop or sag. Most are natural and are to do with age, yet one reason why our eyelids can sag is actually a result of Botox itself.
This makes Botox for hooded eyelids an incredibly specialist procedure. And while there should be no unqualified individuals performing cosmetic treatments, this is especially true for this treatment.
Will Botox help hooded eyes?
To an extent, Botox can help reduce the appearance of hooded eyes. Hooded eyes are when the upper eyelid droops down and covers a portion of the eye. This can be as a result of any number of issues, including your genetic structure or age-related factors. The medical term for this condition is ptosis.
If there is very minimal drooping and it is a result of your skin sagging with age, muscle laxity or a result of a low brow, then Botox may be able to be used to address this and make you appear refreshed and more awake. This can be done through a hooded Botox Brow Lift.
However, if the cause of your hooded eyelids is excess skin, then unfortunately Botox will not be a successful method of treatment for you. If you want to remove excess skin from your eyelid so that it no longer hangs over the eye then you will need to have surgery.
Botox for hooded eyelids before and after
Before treatment for hooded eyelids, the hooding will be noticeable with folds in the upper eyelid that will result in a portion of the eyeball being covered. It will likely be more visible from the outside rather than an obstruction to vision.
After treatment, there will be a reduction to the droopiness of the eyebrow and as a result the patient will look more vibrant and awake. Because the treatment will involve raising the brow, there will also be a noticeable lift to the eyebrow – especially the tail end of the brow.
Nevertheless, to be eligible for Botox treatment for hooded eyes, there needs to be minimal droopiness. In this area of the face ever millimetre really is noticeable, so while results should be measured in their effectiveness, there does not need to be dramatic changes for successful treatment.
Where to inject Botox for hooded eyes
The Botox treatment for hooded eyes is a brow lift, so the injection sites will be located within the procerus and the orbicularis oculi muscles. This is because they are depressor muscles and pull the eyebrow down. They work in opposition to the frontalis muscle which raises the eyebrow. By weakening the strength of the depressor muscles surrounding the eyes, the muscle that raises the eyebrows will be more pronounced and able to lift the eyebrow into a higher position.
Learn more about Botox for Hooded Eyelids
If you want to learn more about how Botox for hooded eyelids could benefit you, please get in touch with us today. You can fill in our online contact form, or call us at 01772 707027. During your consultation we will be able to answer any questions or queries regarding this type of treatment.
Botox for hooded eyelids FAQS
Upper eyelids can sag as a result of age or there being a presence of excess skin. When we grow older, our muscles in our face can become weaker which means our eyelids may not be held as firmly in position as they once were. Eyelids can even sag more if we frequently rub our eyes.
Ptosis is when the upper eyelid droops over the eye, whereas dermatochalasis is when the skin above the eyelid droops over the eye.