Eyelid corrections

What is an eyelid correction?

As you get older, your skin also ages. The elasticity and tightness of the skin around your eyes decreases. This can cause your eyelids to droop and lead to bags or wrinkles. This can give a sombre or tired impression and may also put pressure on your eyes, cause fatigue of the eyes or even a reduced field of vision and sometimes even headaches. People who smoke, drink or spend too long in the sun have a bigger chance of developing eyelid conditions. Eyelid corrections can remedy these problems.

Treatment of droopy eyelids

There are many different possible treatments, depending on the cause of the droopy eyelids.

  • Ectropion and entropion
Ectropion is an eyelid that turns outwards. This makes the red interior of the lid visible. This can be cosmetically unpleasant.

Entropion is the opposite, namely, when the eyelid turns inwards. This causes the eyelashes to rub against the cornea, causing pain, irritation, light sensitivity and a gritty feeling. The scratchy eyelashes can cause lasting damage and a deterioration of vision. Corrective surgery is required for both ectropion and entropion in order to treat the problem.

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  • Ptosis of the upper eyelid

This is a condition in which the eyelid droops, which can hamper your vision. It can occur in just one eye, resulting in a cosmetically displeasing asymmetry. A surgical procedure can easily correct this.

  • Upper eyelid correction

Excess, sagging skin above the eye is removed.

  • Lower eyelid correction

Your lower eyelids can also droop, as the fat tissue bulges out of the eye socket and makes for bags under your eyes. A lower eyelid correction can correct this.

The procedure

All eyelid corrections take place under local anaesthesia at our eye centre. The procedure is almost entirely painless. For procedures under local anaesthesia, a light meal beforehand is permitted.

Once the procedure is finished, you can leave our clinic. Your vision may be a bit blurry in the first hours after the procedure, and so we suggest that someone comes with you. Once the local anaesthetic has worn off, you may have a slightly unpleasant sensation, but this will soon disappear. You should rest on the first day after the procedure. After that, you are free to resume your daily activities.

Treatment of wrinkles

There are two ways to correct wrinkles: blurring them or even eliminating them entirely. Both are non-surgical treatments.

  • Injections with botulinum toxin: this relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles, without paralysing them completely. These injections are useful both for repair and prevention. You will see their effects within 8 days to 3 to 4 months after the treatment.
  • Injections with botulin hyaluronic acid: this acid is a filler that allows folds to correct that are not caused by facial expressions. You will see their effects within 8 days to 18 to 24 months.

How much does a treatment cost?

The costs can vary, depending on the type of procedure you need. During our consultation, we will explain the details of the cost to you.