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Eyelid Ptosis Treatmentin Rockford / South Barrington / Palm Beach Gardens

Sagging eyelids, also called eyelid ptosis, can give off a tired, aged impression.

In severe cases, it can even obstruct vision and cause the brows to be permanently furrowed. Pryor Health offers procedures that help reduce sagging skin and lift the upper eyelids, such as an eyelid lift. When performed by an experienced and caring plastic surgeon, an eyelid lift can result in a brighter, more youthful, alert appearance.

What Type of Ptosis Correction Is Available?

There are different approaches a licensed surgeon can take to address eyelid ptosis. Our facility in Rockford offers a range of solutions, from non-surgical to facial plastic surgery. The surgical address is generally the most effective approach, and it can permanently reduce or remove excess skin and lift or tighten the eyelids and skin around the eyes.

Patients who have mild to moderate concerns can bypass surgery and opt for non-surgical treatments, like Botox® injections. However, ptosis is often best corrected with traditional methods, such as:

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What Causes Eyelid Ptosis?

Ptosis and blepharoptosis are the medical terms for what occurs when the levator muscles, that raise the eyelid, cease to function properly. This causes drooping of the upper eyelid, which can affect the vision and become a cosmetic concern. Some people are born with this condition and it may be inherited through genetics, while others can develop drooping lids later in life. Ptosis that is present from birth is congenital ptosis, whereas other causes can be related to weight fluctuations issues and the effects of aging in the skin - known as acquired ptosis.

For those with congenital ptosis, the muscles that elevate the eyelids don’t develop properly and are not strong enough to keep the eyelids open all the way. For those with acquired ptosis, it can be due to loss of elastin and collagen, the proteins that keep the fibers and tissues in the skin-tight. Some may develop ptosis after long-term eye contact wear or eye surgery. If it appears suddenly in young patients, addressing it with your doctor should be the first step to rule out any underlying health issues.

What Does Eyelid Ptosis Surgery Achieve?

The goal of a ptosis surgery can vary depending on the cause and the desired outcome. There are different ways to approach the correction, with the most common and effective method being surgery.

At the Pryor Health center in Rockford, Dr. Pryor works with patients to understand their goals and whether an aesthetic correction is a high priority. Together, you can work to decide on the best approach. Typically, patients who undergo surgery report better vision, a more alert and rejuvenated appearance, and improved self-esteem and confidence.

You are invited to book a treatment at Pryor Health where we offer a full range of Surgical, Medspa and Wellness services to take years off of your appearance. We are known for our results and care of our patients.

Pryor Health Locations

Rockford, IL
5995 Spring Creek Rd Rockford, IL 61114

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South Barrington, IL
100 W Higgins Rd Suite F-50, South Barrington, IL 60010

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Roscoe, IL
5605 E Rockton Rd, Ste A Roscoe, IL 61073

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Beloit, WI
1905 E Huebbe Pkwy Beloit, WI 53511

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL
3502 Kyoto Gardens Dr, Ste A Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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