Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | November 3rd, 2022
Many people have wrinkles. They are a normal component of the ageing process and are completely safe.
Your skin’s natural ability to repair itself decreases as you become older. Due to this, the skin around your eyes becomes thinner and more susceptible to signs of ageing. Because of these, wrinkles around your eyes become more noticeable.
In this article, I’ll talk about how to eliminate the lines and wrinkles under the eyes.
Dynamic wrinkles appear between the brows and on the forehead. They include crow’s feet, which are wrinkles in the outer corners of the eyes and eyelid skin. Since your muscles contract when you make facial expressions like grinning, smiling, or frowning, your muscles tend to form dynamic wrinkles.
As its name suggests, static wrinkles are visible even if you don’t make any facial expressions. They’re static and remain noticeable no matter how relaxed your face is. In addition, dynamic wrinkles can become static wrinkles the more your muscles contract. Other factors can also contribute to static wrinkles including smoking, an unbalanced diet, and constant UV exposure.
Sagging tissues eventually become wrinkle folds that usually form in the folds between your mouth and nose. In some cases, wrinkle folds can form behind your eyes.
Although deeper lines and wrinkles are considered normal in ageing, there are also some external factors or environmental factors that cause them to appear early.
Here are some lifestyle options to prevent wrinkles and fight fine lines:
Facial sunblock acts as a skin barrier against harsh UV rays.
Eye cream acts as a moisturiser. An eye cream also rejuvenates your skin.
For some people a skin retinol can be helpful, this improves skin quality and reduces fine lines particularly in patients with thin skin.
Remember, hydrated skin means healthy skin.
What you feed yourself reflects on your skin.
To remove fine lines and wrinkles, a number of techniques are employed. According to research, a combination of therapies may produce the most pleasing outcomes. Discuss with your doctor what is essential to you and which technique will best fulfill your requirements and expectations in terms of recovery time and results.
There are a lot of reasons for having under-eye wrinkles and fine lines, which include external factors, natural, and environmental factors. Here are the most common reasons:
The skin’s outermost layer is mostly made up of dead cells held together by lipids that behave like glue. The thicker layer of dead, dry skin cells highlights wrinkles and creases.
Assume you have a layer of frost on your windshield, and you use your fingertip to make a line across it. Next, write your name on it. From across the street, you can see it, but if the ice is removed, the lines vanish.
The idea is comparable. That’s not to claim you can merely exfoliate the surface layers of dead skin to get rid of wrinkles. However, eliminating the layers to show fresh young cells beneath reduces the appearance of lines by decreasing their depth.
Your skin goes thinner, drier, and loses elasticity. Collagen loss causes wrinkles to develop. After the age of 30, your body begins to lose collagen. Intrinsic ageing refers to the natural ageing process that occurs over time regardless of external stimuli.
After the age of 20, collagen production decreases by 1% each year. As a result, as we become older, our skin thins and becomes more delicate.
There is also decreased perspiration, oil gland activity, skin elasticity, and decreased GAG development. Under-eye wrinkles due to natural ageing are unavoidable, but they will always be minimal.
The amount of hyaluronic acid in their skin rapidly decreases as individuals age, which can cause static wrinkles and dry skin. It may enhance skin hydration to treat fine lines and lessen when used topically or in cosmetic products.
It has been found to have anti-ageing properties due to its ability to help the skin and connective tissues retain moisture and stay hydrated.
Helps stimulate collagen production, which tends to decrease as we age, protecting our tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissues.
Gives skin a youthful appearance by tightening the complexion and smoothing out the facial features to reduce fine lines.
Certain facial expressions can also result in fine lines and wrinkles. A groove impresses beneath your skin every time you make expressions – for instance, when you frown or squint.
Because collagen and elastin production decreases with age, the skin underneath and around the eyes loses its capacity to bounce back into place. When we are feeling happy, upset, confused, or excited, we all have the predisposition to make specific facial expressions. As a result, wrinkles emerge.
For starters, when you smoke, you automatically squint your eyes. And, as previously said, repeated facial movement over time can certainly contribute to ageing especially under your eyes.
Furthermore, nicotine limits the quantity of oxygen in the blood that circulates throughout the skin. With reduced oxygenation to the skin, it is less able to repair itself and eliminate toxins, making it more difficult to recover.
It’s even plausible that smoking contributes to faster collagen breakdown while simultaneously affecting the skin’s capacity to repair it.
If you are often outside during peak hours without sufficient sunscreen, sun damage will start to accumulate on your skin in the form of fine lines and wrinkles.
Despite the fact that we all know how vital it is to constantly use sunscreen, the most likely response to the question, “why do I have lines under my eyes?” ” is that you’ve had more sun than you realise.
Sun exposure is responsible for up to 80% of indicators of ageing on the face. This is especially true around the eyes, where the skin is thinner than the rest of the face. What this implies for you is that lines around your eyes will be more prominent. Hence, avoiding too much sun damage is a must.
The body is mainly water, and it needs water to accomplish all of its processes smoothly. Although we don’t typically consider it, our skin is the biggest organ of all.
When it lacks enough water to work properly, the effect might be noticeable lines and wrinkles. Additionally, your skin may feel tighter than usual, itch, or peel. Dehydration can also cause sunken eyes, which can accentuate both lines and circles beneath your eyes.
Hence, drinking enough water every single day is a must.
Injectable treatments such as Botox are most commonly used to address crow’s feet around the eyes, penetrate skin’s surface, filling in deeper creases between the brows or on the forehead. Botox relaxes muscles to smooth wrinkles alongside and above the eyes, as opposed to fillers, which fill up under-eye creases.
Lower eyelid surgery, often known as lower blepharoplasty, removes extra fat and sagging skin to tighten and smooth the area underneath your eyes. As a consequence, the eyes appear substantially younger and brighter.
Laser treatments or resurfacing, like chemical peels, are widely used for small under-eye wrinkles on the top layer of the skin. The laser beam damages the epidermis of the top layer of skin and encourages the growth of new collagen in the next layer.
Chemical peels are quite successful in removing superficial wrinkles by resurfacing your skin. The peels are intended to remove the top layer of skin around the eye, revealing a smoother, fresh layer of skin with fewer wrinkles.
If you want to plump up wrinkles on your under-eye area, smooth fine lines, or conceal blackness, hyaluronate-based fillers like Juvéderm, Restylane, and Belotero are worth a try. Fillers are manufactured from the hyaluronic acid gel, which is nearly comparable to the hyaluronic acid found naturally in the human body. Plus, they come in various consistencies.
This is a new wave of treatments that focuses on using your own body’s growth factors and healing molecules to heal itself. This is pioneering treatment that includes the use of PRP, fat transfer and amniotic membrane constituents.
However, collagen and elastin synthesis depletes with time owing to the ageing process and other causes.
Because under-eye skin is so thin, it can quickly lose elasticity and structure, resulting in the production of lines and wrinkles.
Beyond the age of 20, collagen production begins to drop. The skin’s capacity to slough away dead skin cells begins to deteriorate as well. However, the existence of fine lines or eye wrinkles at this age is unusual and is most likely attributable to environmental causes or hereditary predisposition.
During the 30s, the skin begins to lose its capacity to transmit moisture between layers. As fat cells begin to decrease, the skin may seem thinner or duller. Age-related creases or wrinkles will appear.
After the age of 40, collagen synthesis begins to decline and eventually ceases. The skin loses suppleness, and under-eye wrinkles get deeper and more apparent.
Later in life, menopause affects women’s skin sensitivity and elasticity.
Certain skin care products may help prevent fine lines, under-eye wrinkles, and dark circles. These treatments include:
Discuss with your doctor the best treatment for the thin skin under your eyes. You must also follow a proper skin care routine to maintain the results of these procedures.
Here are before and after photos of my patients who had eyelid surgery at my clinic:
Tired of being asked if she was tired, this 46-year-old patient wanted to make her eye look more alive.
Upper eyelid surgery cleared away the skin, which made her eyes look tired and older. Lower eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty addressed the wrinkles and puffiness below her eyes. She also wen through eyelid support with canthopexy and TCA (TriChloroAcetic) skin resurfacing peel. As a result, she got refreshed eyes and a more youthful look.
This 60-year-old patient had a lot of deep wrinkles and loose skin under her eyes. She had upper eyelid and lower eyelid surgery. Then, she went under skin resurfacing to help smoothen her delicate skin.
This patient had fine lines, wrinkles, and bags under his eyes. he tried to put on eye creams, but none of them worked. To fix these issues, I performed lower blepharoplasty with canthopexy on him.
His post-operation photo shows how the cosmetic treatments helped him, reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and bags.
Do you want to get rid of wrinkles under your eyes? Are you tired of people saying you look restless and grumpy? Lower eyelid surgery is the answer.
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