Can Botox Fix Hooded Eyes?

Hooded eyes have a bit of a bad reputation.

When the upper eyelids of brows hide the eyelid’s crease, it is called a hooded eye. While this facial feature is widespread, many women dislike their hooded eyes. Not only can they make it challenging to apply makeup, but they also can cause your eyeshadow to smudge easily.

Female board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Meredith Vandegrift often meets patients who want to correct their hooded eyes through surgical or non-surgical treatment options.

Hooded eyes can appear droopy, but they can also be sultry and dramatic. Some of the biggest celebrities to walk the red carpet have hooded eyes, including Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Anne Hathaway, and Amber Heard. While some women hate their hooded eyes, others choose to embrace them.

If you love your hooded eyes, keep them. If not, explore your options for correcting them with a plastic surgeon like Dr. Vandegrift. The goal of plastic surgery is to create a body you feel confident and beautiful in, hooded eyes or not.

Cosmetic Treatments for Hooded Eyes

Hooded eyes can be addressed through various surgical and non-surgical treatments. As the extent of hooding varies from minor to severe, not every treatment option will work for every patient. Dr. Vandegrift can explain your treatment options during your consultation.

  • Botox – Botox is a neuromodulator that relaxes muscles to treat expression lines and wrinkles. It may also be able to slightly lift the outer edge of the eyebrow, offering some improvement in hooding. Botox’s effect on hooded eyes is minor, and while most patients who want to address this condition will choose surgery, Botox may be a good fit if you want a slight lift to the upper eyelid.
  • Dermal Fillers – If your hooded eyes are inherited, dermal fillers probably aren’t the best treatment choice, but they can be effective for age-related hooding. Dermal fillers can restore facial volume on the brows and forehead, potentially addressing minor sagging in the eyelids that can cause hooding. Dermal fillers are temporary and require retreatment every few months to maintain results.
  • Brow Lift – If sagging brows cause your hooded eyes, a brow lift may help to address the condition.
  • Eyelid Surgery – The most effective solution for hooded eyes is usually an eyelid lift. Also called blepharoplasty, this procedure tightens and rejuvenates the upper or lower eyelids. By removing extra skin on the upper eyelid, blepharoplasty can remove hooding and reveal more of the eyelid crease. Eyelid surgery is a permanent solution to hooded eyes and is effective for minor, moderate, and extensive hooding.

With both surgical and non-surgical treatment options, Dr. Vandegrift will help you find the best solution to your hooded eyes.

Address Hooded Eyes with Dr. Vandegrift on Long Island, NY

If you have hooded eyes, eyelid surgery is probably the most effective treatment option, although some less invasive procedures like Botox or dermal fillers can improve minor eyelid sagging. To explore your treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Vandegrift at Vandegrift Plastic Surgery in Long Island, NY. Call (631) 935-0303 today or request a consultation online.