Eyes are not only the first thing people look at while they’re talking to you. They are also typically the first part of your body to show signs of aging. Sure, wrinkles under your eyes can make you look wiser. But for most, they also make you look tired, sad and years older. We’ll pass on that.
It is extremely difficult to completely prevent under-eye wrinkles from developing. Though sun exposure, smoking and excess alcohol intake can propel wrinkles to develop earlier or appear to be more severe, you cannot stop aging. The slowing of collagen and elastin production is an unavoidable result of aging, and is also the main cause of wrinkles developing under your eyes.
But all hope is not lost! Cosmetic surgeons can help you prevent and erase a variety of under-eye wrinkles. Here are the best cosmetic treatments to help you get rid of the wrinkles under your eyes.
Peri-Orbital Chemical Peels for Superficial Wrinkles
Chemical peels can be used to get rid of superficial wrinkles by resurfacing your skin. When you go into the office for a chemical peel, your physician first applies a type of acid solution to your skin, which eventually peels off, revealing a smooth new layer of skin. The old, weathered layer of skin underneath your eye is removed and you should notice that your wrinkles are much less prominent. Along with being simple to perform, these treatments require no anesthesia and have minimal downtimes. There are also deeper peels that require general anesthesia in a surgical center. Having a consultation with your board-certified facial plastic surgeon will help you decide which peel is right for you.
Eclipse Micropen for Fine Lines and Wrinkles
The Eclipse Micropen is one of the easiest and safest ways to improve the wrinkles around your eyes – especially crows feet and forehead areas. During the treatment, one of our expert aestheticians uses a device that makes microscopic wounds around your eyes. This might sound like a strange way to get rid of your wrinkles, but it actually works! After your skin is minimally injured, it heals itself by producing more collagen and elastin. New, healthy skin appears in place of your old, wrinkled skin, making it look smoother than ever.
Juvederm and Restylane Fillers to Plump Up Hollow, Wrinkled Eyes
While Botox and Dysport are usually the best non-surgical injectable option for dynamic crow’s lines around the corner of your eyes, dermal fillers are better options for wrinkles underneath the eyes. Botox relaxes your muscles rather than filling in wrinkles, so using both in conjunction with one another may be the best treatment plan.
Fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero, fill out your tear troughs, dark circles and under-eye wrinkles with hyaluronic acid gel. This gel is almost identical to the hyaluronic acid substance found naturally in humans. Rather than filling your skin with unnatural substances, hyaluronic acid attracts water to bind to it. This adds incredibly natural-looking volume to your eyes, smoothing out your wrinkles and filling out hollows with water. You should see a dramatic improvement in the appearance of your eyes for six to nine months, since the injections improve the appearance of your eyes in a variety of ways.
Lower Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery for Severe Under-Eye Wrinkles
If you have severe bags or puffiness under your eyes, surgery might be the way to go. The “tired” look may be caused by loose and excess skin and fat. Blepharoplasty is the best way to fix this. During a lower blepharoplasty, your surgeon removes excess fat and muscle, along with sagging skin, for a smoother and more tightened appearance. Best of all, lower blepharoplasty can make your eyes look significantly brighter, and more youthful.
It is time to have your eyes reflect the youthful spirit inside of you again. If you have any more questions about the wrinkles, bags or puffiness under your eyes, please reach out to us on our Facebook page. Whether you just want to chat about beauty in general or want our help choosing the best under-eye treatment for your specific eyes, we are here for you!