How to Smooth “Hooded” Eyes

Eyelid “hooding” occurs when the skin and tissue of the upper eyelids start to sag, often accumulating on the lash line or drooping into your vision. This can not only interfere with your eyesight, but may also produce a puffy, aged, or exhausted look regardless of how you’re actually feeling. “Hooding” is frequently observed in the delicate outer edges of the upper eyelids, which can make the eyes appear asymmetrical when the eyelid skin starts to droop.

Age-related changes in the anatomy of the eyelids are the primary cause of “hooding.” While skin care products and eye creams can only provide a marginal improvement in the appearance of the eyes, Westchester plastic surgeon Neal Goldberg, MD offers a more long-term solution for patients affected by mild to severe “hooding.” An eyelid lift is designed to trim excess skin and reposition weakened muscles in the upper lids causing a “hooded” look. This can smooth the contour above the eyes and restore internal support for the upper lids, allowing you to reclaim the full scope of your sight. Plus, correcting eyelid “hooding” can rejuvenate the eyes and help you attain a more youthful and rested appearance. The procedure is performed through a tiny incision made along the crease of the upper eyelids, giving patients the benefit of virtually undetectable scarring once incisions are fully healed.

Dr. Goldberg can develop a treatment plan customized to resolve your concerns and achieve your unique goals. If your vision is being affected by eyelid “hooding,” your insurance may even be able to provide coverage for part or all of the costs associated with eyelid surgery. Please don’t hesitate to contact our practice for more information on the eyelid lift procedure, or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Goldberg.