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Sagging Eyelid Skin (Age 26)

Hi, I'm Only 26 but Have Sagging Eyelid Skin. How Would I Restore It to Its Original Form? Through college, I developed this bad habit of squeezing/pulling my pores and now the skin around my eyes is wrinkly and my eyelid skin is saggier. How would I go about restoring its original elasticity and firmness?

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Sagging eyelid skin


There is no way to restore elasticity and firmness to the skin around the eyes. Retin-A cream has been scientifically proven and FDA approved for helping fine lines.

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Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Sagging Eyelid Skin (Age 26)


This does occur in your age group. Possible causes are genetics, or other anatomic issues than heavy upper eyelids, like a brow ptosis. You did not post photos so my recommendation is to see in person 3 boarded surgeons in your area. This will allow you to better understand the cause and possible treatments/surgery for your issues. Best of luck. 

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Blepharoplsty solution for 26 year old


My wife also had saggy eyelid skin when she was young. I used to have a photo of her on my piano when she was a teen with very full upper eyelids. The appearance of the upper eyelids at your age is probably due to genetics, not aging. The solution is the same and is usually a surgical solution. Take a look at my wife's surgical steps: minutes, 2 days, 5 days and 3 weeks after eyelid surgery on my website by searching 'surgical steps'.

This can be done under local anesthesia and with minimal bruising.

Dr. Weiss
Newport Beach, CA

Weiss Cosmetic and Laser Procedures

Newport Beach Oculoplastic Surgeon
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