Treating hooded eyes is one of the most common questions I get in my practice! A lot of people think that surgery is the only option, but I’m here to tell you there are many options to treat this! It all depends on the anatomy of each person and how ‘aggressive’ of a treatment they might need. So let's get right into the options:
Downtime for this procedure is about 4-6 days of minor swelling and some redness. Results will start to show about 1-2 months post-treatment and will continually get better from there!
You might see mixed reviews about thread lifts online, and this is often due to people seeing practitioners who aren’t very well versed in the use of threads so they don’t get optimal results. When done correctly, however, threads give beautiful outcomes!
Lastly, we have our most invasive treatment option: blepharoplasty. This is a treatment I perform very regularly in my office for patients who need more than the above non-invasive options. This surgery consists of removing a little bit of skin from the upper eyelid area to remove the hooded look from the eye. I do this procedure in my office with local anesthesia, and it’s a very comfortable process for my patients!
To find out what procedure I strongly DON’T recommend for hooded eyes, and to find out if you would be a candidate for a blepharoplasty or a brow lift check out my YouTube video below! Make sure to like and subscribe while you’re there to get the latest derm knowledge every Sunday!