Sagging eyelids are a common sign of ageing. They can make you look tired, and add years onto your appearance. However, why do eyelids start to droop, and how can you help remedy the problem?

Why do sagging eyelids occur?

Sagging Eyelids, or ptosis, occurs when the layers of skin above and below the eye start to lose their elasticity. It can occur in the upper eyelid of one or both eyes. Severity can range from a slight drooping to sagging that can interfere with your vision.

If you’ve got strong frown muscles or are prone to frown lines, you might be vulnerable to sagging eyelids. If you’re unsure about the extent of eyelid sagging, comparing your eyelids with an old picture from 10 to 20 years ago can show the extent of it more clearly.

Ageing is often a cause of sagging eyelids, but there can be underlying conditions or environmental influences that are responsible. It can also be caused by problems with the muscles that lift the eyelid.

How can you treat them?

Getting plenty of sleep, drinking plenty of water and avoiding salty foods can help to prevent premature sagging. Eating healthily with plenty of fruit and veg will also give your skin all the nutrients it needs to stay in good condition.

You can also use cool gel packs on your eyes to reduce puffiness. If you’re a fan of natural solutions, cucumber or cooled tea bags on your eyes can also help – as well as being relaxing after a hard day.

However, if you’re looking for a more targeted solution, then here at Natura we offer long lasting and effective treatment for sagging eyelids.

There’s no need to resort to drastic surgical options with out tailored treatment plans. By using a combination of Botox, dermal fillers and laser skin resurfacing, we can give you a dramatic improvement.

If you don’t yet suffer from severe sagging but are looking to prevent worsening of the condition, then Natura’s can offer some valuable, non-invasive treatment options.