What Are Hooded Eyes And How To Treat Them?
Are you self-conscious of your hooded eyes? You may be surprised to know that hooded eyes are extremely prevalent, affecting many people across the UK. It comes down to genetics; hooded eyes are a hereditary trait in their DNA for most people. However, regardless of how common hooded eyes are, we understand that there are people who struggle with the reality of this eye shape.
Here at Aesthetics of Liverpool, we love to keep our clients informed and up-to-date with all the latest procedures we currently offer. So if you have a skin condition that interferes with your confidence levels, our specialist clinicians and doctors are on hand to help. And this is inclusive of insecurities with hooded eyes. In order to help you understand your options, we’ve put together an all-you-need-to-know guide on hooded eyes and how our Plexr treatment can help.
Have I got hooded eyes?
First, you need to be able to identify whether or not you have hooded eyes. This eye shape is created when a person has excess skin from the brow bone that hangs over the eyelid. Hooded eyes are not to be confused with drooping eyes, known as ptosis. Pathologic droopy eyelid is a different eye condition that can be caused by trauma, age, or as an effect of additional health conditions.
If you look at yourself in the mirror and the skin from your brown bone is concealing your eyelid up to your lash line, you most likely have hooded eyes. Hooded eyes can be found in men and women of all ages and ethnicities. It is simply a genetic trait such as having freckles.
For most people, their hooded eyes are inherited from a parent or past ancestor. However, hooded eyes can also result from the body’s natural ageing process. As we age, the amount of collagen protein in the skin dramatically reduces; a person produces about 1% less collagen each year from the age of 20. As this protein provides the skin with its elasticity and integrity, it will weaken until it begins to sag as the collagen levels reduce. This process over time can cause the skin along the brow bone to drop, concealing the eyelid and creating a hooded eye.
Regardless of how their hooded eye has formed, for some, their confidence is entirely unaffected. With hooded eyes, it is still possible to look beautiful and experiment with eye make-up; there are plenty of tutorials on how to work with your hooded eyes. But, for others, their hooded eyes cause issues with self-assurance and insecurity. These feelings can manifest into declining self-esteem and mental health problems in extreme cases.
Let us reiterate; there is nothing wrong with hooded eyes! But, if your hooded eyes are bothering you, we can help.
How can I get rid of my hooded eyes?
If you still feel self-conscious about your hooded eyes, then there are procedures you can undergo to reverse their appearance. You may well have already tried temporary solutions such as specifically designed tape and glue to lift the skin but are now looking for a more permanent solution. However, there’s no need to worry; you don’t have to go under the knife to reverse the appearance of hooded eyes!
Here at Aesthetics of Liverpool, we specialise in non-surgical procedures designed to eliminate insecurities, allowing our clients across Liverpool and the North West, and even further afield, can look and feel their best. For hooded eyes, our specialist clinicians can recommend the latest technology from PLEXR instead of surgical procedures.
What is PLEXR?
PLEXR, also known as plasma soft surgery, uses plasma to transform the skin. The PLEXR device sublimates the skin cells on the upper layer of the skin on the hood of the eye area, changing them from a solid to a gas. By lining up multiple dots across your eye’s hooded lid, the device heats these points to generate energy. The energy causes controlled damage to target a very specific area of the dermis.
The PLEXR device can cause minor trauma to the dermis below your hooded eyes in generating controlled plasma energy. These traumas kickstart your body’s natural healing process, encouraging the increased production of collagen protein that enables the skin in this area to strengthen and regain its structural integrity. Moreover, providing a lifted look to the skin on your brow bone.
Don’t let the thought of a small trauma deter you; the procedure is virtually painless, non-invasive and causes no bleeding. Meaning that the results are immediate, and you will notice a reduction in excess skin. If you are worried about the sensation, please open up to our professional clinicians. They may be able to administer some numbing cream to make you feel more comfortable.
An added benefit of PLEXR is that as excess skin is reduced, the skin surrounding the eye tightens, eliminating laugh lines and fine lines in the area! The eyes really are the window to the soul, and this treatment can help you open up your eyes whilst rejuvenating your skin with collagen.
Thanks to PLEXR’s immediate proven results, the procedure is incredibly popular at our clinic.
The Benefits of PLEXR:
- There is no need to undergo general anaesthetic, reducing the chance of complications and additional risks!
- No risk of blindness, unlike previous surgical approaches.
- No incisions and no stitches, PLEXR is a minimally-invasive option.
- Minimal side effects and zero downtime. You can return to your day-to-day life instantly.
- Much cheaper than surgical options.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many sessions will I need?
Of course, as with many of our procedures, this depends on the individual. However, depending on the severity of your hooded eyes, we typically recommend 1-3 sessions. But, our specialist clinicians will assess your case in your personal consultation.
How long do results last?
Again, results will vary depending on the individual, but this non-surgical procedure produces results that can last for years and even permanently. As PLEXR stimulates the body’s natural healing process, it is important to give it time to continue improving your results after the procedure.
How to prepare?
Please ensure that you are not tanned prior to treatment. In addition, you will be asked to provide information about your medical history and current skincare routine, as topical products such as retinol will have to be avoided for a week before your PLEXR appointment.
Is there any post-procedure care?
There’s a reason this treatment has been dubbed the ‘lunchtime eyelift,’ PLEXR offers a quick procedure where you can resume your daily activities immediately. However, it is possible to experience some minor swelling the day after treatment, with the height of swelling occurring two days later, as this signals your body is in full healing mode.
As the swelling reduces, you’ll notice the appearance of some small scabs – this is normal and a necessary part of the recovery process. But, do NOT pick the scabs; keep them clean and touch them up with some under-eye concealer if needs be. They should naturally flake off within a week, leaving behind rejuvenated skin.
For more information on how PLEXR can help remove your hooded eyes, please head over to our website today. Then, to book your consultation, ring us on 0151 203 1393, or fill in a contact form here. We look forward to hearing from you.