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Droopy Eyelid Repair NYC | Ptosis of Eyelid

Droopy Eyelid After BOTOX

Unfortunately, with the rise of cheap Groupon treatments, many patients go to practitioners for a low price and end up with the most common complication of BOTOX in the wrong hands – droopy eyelids! Since it takes 2 months or longer for the condition to improve by itself, many unhappy patients look for a solution.

Other Droopy Eyelid Causes

Ptosis of eyelid may occur due to various medical conditions such as Graves’ disease, myasthenia gravis, and stroke. Most commonly, however, it is caused by:

  • Aging
  • Congenital defect
  • Trauma due to injury or infection

Droopy Eyelid Treatment

Dr. Hellman recommends Refirme ST to counteract droopy eyelids caused by incorrect BOTOX application. This treatment gently heats the skin, tightening and lifting the forehead to help restore the original position of the eyebrow and improve eyelid ptosis.

Droopy Eyelid Refirme ST Treatment Benefits

  • Can be used to brighten the eye area before a party, event, wedding or another public appearance
  • Usually, 1-2 treatments just before the event will provide the right look
  • Treatment is painless and has no downtime

Why Choose Hellman Dermatology for Droopy Eyelid Repair?

As a specialist in BOTOX treatments, Dr. Hellman often consults with patients suffering the side effects of incorrect BOTOX application by other providers. Thus, to accommodate the needs of our patients, we take same-day appointments to help solve any emergencies resulting from undesired side effects, including droopy eyelid after BOTOX or other relaxant treatments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will my droopy eyelid fix itself?

Without treatment, many people experience difficulties completing activities due to their vision being blocked by their drooping lids or feeling self-conscious about how they look because of this condition. It is best to consult with your doctor or dermatologist.

How can droopy eyelid exercises help?

Droopy eyelid exercises may help strengthen the muscles of the eyebrow and eyelid, helping to reduce instances of drooping eyelids that are age-related. This can be done through simple exercises, such as lifting your eyebrows while keeping your eyes closed or pushing against the top of your eye with one finger while looking downward. Doing these exercises regularly can help improve the overall strength of the muscle in the eyelid area over time.

Can I use eye drops for droopy eyelid?

In certain cases, eye drops may be used for eyelid ptosis. If the issue is caused by an underlying medical condition such as dry eye syndrome or blepharitis, then using eyedrops can help to reduce symptoms and improve comfort. However, it is important to consult a medical professional before using any eye drop treatment.

What should I expect from droopy eyelid surgery?

The procedure involves making small incisions around the affected area and using sutures to shorten and reposition the muscle responsible for raising the lid. It typically takes about two hours to complete and requires a short recovery period afterward. Droopy eyelid surgery results vary but many people experience improved vision upon completion of this procedure as well as improved aesthetics with less droopiness in their lids. Your surgeon will provide you with more detailed information should this be the best option for you.

Written by Dr. Hellman on 2/5/2020

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Dr. Judith Hellman is a board-certified dermatologist and an associate professor at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Her passion for people shines through when consulting on a diverse range of medical skin conditions and how these may affect health, aesthetics, and self-esteem. Dr. Hellman has lectured globally and has authored many journal articles. Her fluency in English, Hungarian, and Hebrew helps enhance multilingual communication for many dermatology patients in NYC.

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