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Hooded Eyelids in Manchester and Cheshire

Hooded Eyelids

Hooded Eyelids, or dermatochalasis, are characterised by excess skin folding down from the brow bone to the lash line. They can be a cosmetic concern for many. If you're looking to address Hooded Eyelids, there are both surgical and non-surgical options available.

Hooded Eyelids occur due to the ageing process where there is excess skin laxity with time. The hooded appearance of the eyelids can often make people look tired. With Hooded Eyelids Manchester & Cheshire patients noticed that it becomes increasingly difficult to apply makeup such as mascara. Some patients may also have visual impairment if the hooding is significant and blocks the field of vision. Below are some of the options for the management of Hooded Eyelids.

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Non-Surgical Treatments

  1. Topical Treatments: Certain creams and serums can help improve the skin's elasticity and firmness. Look for products containing retinoids, peptides, and antioxidants like Vitamin C. These can help tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of Hooded Eyelids over time. These may be helpful as a preventative measure.
  2. Makeup Techniques: Specific makeup techniques can also help camouflage the appearance of Hooded Eyelids. Using eyeshadow and eyeliner applied in particular styles can create the illusion of less hooded eyes by emphasizing the crease and lifting the appearance of the eye.
  3. Botox: This is a temporary solution that can lift the brow area, reducing the hooded appearance. Botox injections can relax muscles around the eye, leading to an elevated brow and less overhang of the eyelid. This is also commonly used around the eyes to help with crows feet.
  4. Morpheus8: This is a radiofrequency skin tightening device that has a specific head for the area around the eyes. This can be helpful in some patients who have mild skin laxity.
  5. Plasma Pen: The plasma pen is a device that causes small burns to the surface of the skin which then cause contraction of the tissues. This can help tighten the skin and improve the appearance of the Hooded Eyelids. This may be helpful for the short term but is usually not effective long-term.

Surgical Treatments

Surgical intervention is often seen as the most definitive approach to correcting Hooded Eyelids. The most common procedure is called blepharoplasty.

  • 1. Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery): This is a surgical procedure aimed at removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the eyelids. The surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

Upper eyelid surgery is often used to treat Hooded Eyelids. During this procedure, a surgeon makes incisions in the natural crease of the eyelid, removes excess skin, and possibly fat and muscle, then closes the incision. This is a very common procedure and probably one of the most popular surgical procedures at CLNQ. The procedure is performed under a local anaesthetic and as an outpatient procedure which means you simply come in and walk out after having it done. The recovery is usually very quick.

Recovery: Recovery time varies, but generally, patients can return to normal activities within a few days to a week. Complete healing and final results may take several months. You will have some stitches following the procedure, which are usually removed after a week.

Risks: As with any surgery, there are risks, such as infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in vision.

  • 2. Laser Treatments: Some less invasive laser treatments can tighten skin and reduce the appearance of Hooded Eyelids. These treatments work by stimulating collagen production in the skin around the eyes. This may be combined with the blepharoplasty procedure to get the best results.

Choosing the Right Treatment

When considering at CLNQ in Cheshire & Mancester Hooded Eyelids treatment, it's essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon. We can provide guidance based on the severity of the hooding and your overall facial structure. During your consultation, we will discuss your concerns and desired outcome. We will then formulate a plan to help you achieve your goals.

Lifestyle and Prevention

In addition to treatments for Hooded Eyelids Cheshire & Manchester patients can make certain lifestyle choices that can help maintain skin elasticity and overall eye health:

  • Sun Protection: Wearing sunglasses and applying sunscreen around the eyes can protect the skin from damaging UV rays.
  • Healthy Diet: A diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals can promote skin health and help preserve elasticity.
  • Adequate Sleep: Regular, restful sleep helps prevent skin aging and keeps your eyes looking fresh.

Ultimately, the choice between non-surgical and surgical treatments will depend on the specific characteristics of your eyelids, your aesthetic goals, and your willingness to undergo surgery. Each option has its benefits and considerations, and a consultation will help ensure you choose the best approach for your needs.

Hooded Eyelids Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a blepharoplasty?

The price for an upper blepharoplasty under local anaesthetic is £4250. The price for general anesthetic or lower lid blepharoplasty would be higher.

Will I have stitches after the blepharoplasty?

Yes, you will have sutures that will need to be removed about 7 to 10 days following your procedure.

What is the best long term treatment for Hooded Eyelids?

The surgical blepharoplasty provides the best long-term results for Hooded Eyelids.

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