The 411 On Dermatochalasis
- Posted on: Apr 15 2018
You don’t want any part of your life or body to droop or sag— especially when it involves the skin around your eyes. Dermatochalasis is a medical condition that is characterized by the droopy skin on either the upper eyelid (which is more common) or the lower eyelid. Even though dermatochalasis is often mistaken for blepharitis, they are not the same. Let’s take a closer look at dermatochalasis and how we at Physicians Eye Clinic can help treat it.
What Are the Symptoms?
Just like with any medical condition, symptoms of dermatochalasis vary from patient to patient. Some patients experience a change in eye function because the skin droops so low that it obstructs their ability to see properly. Other patients dry or irritated eyes, eyes that droop inward, eyes that droop outward, puffiness, and bags under their eyes.
How Is it Treated?
During your initial appointment with our doctors at Physicians Eye Clinic, we will perform an eye examination to properly diagnose you. If you are diagnosed with dermatochalasis, we will go over all of your treatment options. For many patients, we may recommend a blepharoplasty which is an eyelid surgery that is done to remove excess skin around the eyelids and improve the overall appearance and functionality of the eys.
One of the greatest parts of blepharoplasty is that not only will you get great results, but they will be long-lasting as well.
If you or a loved one have dermatochalasis and want to learn more about treatment options, schedule a consultation at our Everett office today. During your initial consultation, we will help you find a treatment plan that’s ideal for you. Call us today at (425) 259-2020.