Sagging eyelids is a common manifestation of skin aging. What are the reasons for such changes in the appearance of the eye area? There is a decrease in the synthesis of collagen fibers from the age of 25. There are also processes of subcutaneous muscles sagging as well as subcutaneous fat loss. The skin around the eyes is particularly susceptible to such undesirable changes and is thinner than the rest of the face, in addition, it is distinguished by a smaller amount of sebaceous glands. This fosters faster skin sagging, the formation of excess loose skin on the upper eyelid. The eyelid becomes heavy and begins to fall, giving the face a sad and tired expression.
Collapsed eyelids gradually limit the field of view, because they can reach the level of the pupil, covering it. Initially, the person affected by the problem of sagging eyelids tries to compensate for the reduction of vision by wrinkling his forehead and raising eyebrows, which promotes the formation of wrinkles on the forehead and accelerates the aging of the skin. With time, however, this is not enough and drooping eyelids require specialist adjustment.