Few things can make us look older and more tired than we really are, than the wrinkles under our eyes.
There’s a lot working against us when it comes to eye-area lines and wrinkles. For starters, the skin around your eyes is so much thinner and dryer than that on the rest of your body, making it more susceptible to damage. As eye-area skin doesn’t replace its moisture, it’s prone to becoming dehydrated, accentuating the appearance of any lines or wrinkles.
Of course, all of that laughing, squinting and scrunching we do throughout the day really doesn’t help. Then, as we start to age, our skin weakens and we lose more and more elasticity, making it all too easy for those fine lines to settle in until they become a full-blown case of Crow’s Feet.
We can’t make our skin thicker, and we can’t make our facial expressions stop, either. So what can we do to get rid of those ever-telling under eye wrinkles? Here are 3 solutions.
Top 3 Cosmetic Treatments For Under Eye Wrinkles
While skincare on its own can only do so much to repair lines and wrinkles, it plays a critical role in preventing more from forming. When paired with one of the preferred cosmetic treatments listed below, the right skincare can also help expedite and maintain your results.
As there are a million different products out there to choose from, each with marketing campaigns offering you the world, your best bet is to speak with a trained cosmetic or skincare consultant to help you find a tailored skincare routine.
If you are going at it alone, look for products developed by dermatologists with active ingredients. ZO Skin Health is a range that has been created specifically for physicians and their patients, to create ongoing healthy skin. You’ll need to purchase their products via a doctor or medical professional, such as the team at Inject Skin Clinic from Sunshine Coast.
3. Dermal Fillers Treatment for Under Eye Wrinkles
As dermal fillers are used to help restore volume, they can offer immediate results. In addition to instantly smoothing out lines and wrinkles, they also provide the added benefits of filling out your tear troughs and dark circles while looking incredibly natural.
Fillers work by injecting a substance, often hyaluronic acid, under the skin. The substance attracts water, adding volume to the area and filling out any hollows with water.
Unlike cosmetic injectables, fillers won’t help prevent more lines and wrinkles from forming. Therefore, for best results, a combination of Fillers and Injectables is advised.
Cosmetic injectables can greatly reduce the appearance of wrinkles that have resulted from repeated expressions, such as laugh lines, frown lines and smile lines – all of which present themselves around the eye area.
Injectables work by paralysing the muscles around your eyes so they are fully relaxed, immediately reducing eye wrinkles. Injectables also help train your muscles to cut down on certain facial expressions that contribute to lines and wrinkles, making them a great preventative measure as well.
1. Radio Frequency (RF) Treatments
If eye wrinkles are only the start of your concern, and you’re also experiencing sagging or loose eyelids, then Radio Frequency technology is your best bet for treating both wrinkles and looseness around the eyes.
Radio frequency treatments are used to effectively place heat energy into the upper dermis to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin; the cornerstones of firm, youthful skin.
Collagen is what makes our skin firm and supple, while elastin works with it to ensure the skin is able to make facial expressions and then bounce back to its normal resting state.
As our skin ages, our own supply of collagen and elastin breaks down, making it harder to maintain supple, firm skin, and easier for wrinkles to set in. This is where RF comes to the rescue. It delivers a precise amount of heat to the affected area, stimulating new production of collagen and elastin to dramatically repair the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Of course, as the eye area is so thin and delicate, only certain RF treatments are suitable for under-eye wrinkles. The Sublative RF treatment by Syneron Candela is renowned for treating under-eye wrinkles.
It works by using micro needles to penetrate the dermal layer of your skin, imparting a dose of radio frequency to heat the dermis to a very specific temperature for a very specific amount of time, offering exact precision without damaging your epidermal layer.
Now that you know you have choices when it comes to treating under-eye wrinkles, give us a call on 54 SKIN 01 to help you select the best treatment plan.