Leaving Beauty on the Table


When you think about enhancing your appearance, what comes to mind? Buying new makeup; adding synthetic lashes; having an aesthetic procedure done, like fillers or neurotoxin injections? Every day, people visit medical spas and aestheticians to find ways to feel more confident about the way they look. But so often, people forget to address their low-lying lids caused by acquired ptosis.

Eyes are not only one of the first features someone sees when they approach you, studies show they are a central factor of human attraction. This is why so much of the beauty industry is centered around enhancing the eyes to look wide and youthful. There have even been studies that show the Limbal ring, or the darkened ring that surrounds the iris, has an impact on how attractive someone is viewed. So, what happens if your iris itself is being diminished or covered by your upper lid?

When someone has acquired ptosis, or low-lying lids, their eyes can appear smaller or tired-looking. This can leave them feeling self-conscious or unsatisfied with their appearance - and they wouldn't be alone. According to a recent survey of patients who visited a practice for a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedure, 75% say that their eyes show the earliest signs of aging and 79% were interested in improving the appearance of their eyes.

If you're worried about the way low-lying lids make you look, don't wait! Addressing your acquired ptosis with your healthcare provider can help prevent you from leaving beauty on the table.