Hooded eyes can make the eyes appear small, resulting in an unbalanced facial appearance. But, for people who are coping with this issue, help is available.
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills is a dual board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He performs brow lift surgery and other cosmetic procedures to help patients address hooded eyes and other issues that hamper their facial appearance. In doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh helps patients correct visible signs of aging in the face and achieve a harmonious, youthful facial appearance.
When it comes to treating hooded eyes or other cosmetic issues, Dr. Azizzadeh recognizes that there is no single treatment that works well for all patients. Thus, Dr. Azizzadeh personalizes a cosmetic treatment to his patient. Dr. Azizzadeh also educates his patients about all aspects of treatment to ensure they know exactly what to expect from a cosmetic procedure.
For those who want to improve their facial appearance, Dr. Azizzadeh encourages them to schedule a consultation. That way, Dr. Azizzadeh can evaluate a patient’s facial appearance and determine if hooded eyes are hindering their facial appearance. If Dr. Azizzadeh determines a patient is dealing with hooded eyes, he can then teach his patient about this issue and prepare and execute a custom treatment plan.
What Are Hooded Eyes?
Hooded eyes occur when an extra layer of skin extends over the eyelid crease. When this happens, the additional skin layer makes the eyes look small.
If people experience hooded eyes, they may have trouble applying eye shadow. People dealing with hooded eyes have brow bones that protrude, which creates a hood over the eyelids. In this scenario, eye shadow may be hidden after it is applied to the eyelids.
Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, and Blake Lively are three celebrities who deal with hooded eyes. Meanwhile, hooded eyes can happen due to genetics, and they do not indicate that people are coping with an underlying eye condition.
Are Hooded Eyes the Same as Droopy Eyes?
Hooded eyes may sound similar to droopy eyes, but it is important to note that there are differences between these two cosmetic issues.
People with hooded eyes tend to have a strong brow. Additionally, if people are dealing with hooded eyes, most or all of their eyelid covers their brow bones when they open their eyes.
Comparatively, sagging eyelids are commonly associated with droopy eyes. If people are coping with droopy eyes, their eyelid covers the top portion of their iris or pupil when they open their eyes.
The cause of hooded and droopy eyes varies, too. Whereas hooded eyes are related to genetics, droopy eyelids may occur due to the natural aging process, an eye injury, or as a side effect from a prior eye surgery.
In terms of treating hooded or droopy eyes, many treatment options are available. To determine a safe, effective way to address hooded or droopy eyes, a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh is key. Because, during a consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh can assess a patient, review their medical history, and offer a treatment plan customized to their cosmetic issue.
How to Treat Hooded Eyes
Hooded eyes, droopy eyes, and other cosmetic issues that impact the facial appearance may be treated with surgery or Botox.
Brow lift surgery is used to reduce the appearance of a heavy, sagging brow. The procedure can help patients correct hooded eyes, as well as treat deep furrows.
An eyelid lift may be recommended to remove bags from beneath the lower eyelids and excess skin from the upper eyelids. The procedure may take up to two hours to complete, with an initial recovery period of 10 to 14 days.
In addition to brow lift and eyelid lift procedures, Botox may be used to enhance the facial appearance. During a Botox procedure, an injectable prescription is used to address frown lines, forehead creases, and other visible signs of aging in the face. A Botox procedure does not require a patient to go under the knife, and it can be completed in minutes.
What Is the Best Treatment for Hooded Eyes?
The best treatment for hooded eyes depends on a patient’s overall facial appearance. Therefore, it is crucial to meet with Dr. Azizzadeh to find out if a brow lift, eyelid lift, or Botox for hooded eyes can deliver the desired results.
Dr. Azizzadeh understands the challenges associated with treating cosmetic issues, particularly those that affect the eyes. He also recognizes that surgical and non-surgical treatment options are available to correct these issues, and every treatment must be tailored to his patient.
Thanks to a personalized treatment plan, a patient coping with hooded eyes or other cosmetic problems can undergo a procedure that helps improve facial symmetry and revitalize the facial appearance. Plus, with Dr. Azizzadeh at their side, a patient is assured of receiving comprehensive guidance and support throughout their treatment plan.
Explore Treatment Options for Hooded Eyes with Dr. Azizzadeh
Hooded eyes can be treated, and Dr. Azizzadeh is available to explore hooded eyes treatment options with patients. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.