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Reverse the Signs of Aging With Eye Surgery

Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | November 9th, 2021

Under eye wrinkles surgery helps you get rid of signs of aging.

As humans age, their faces age with them. Signs of aging are among the most disturbing changes old people experience. Fortunately, under eye wrinkles surgery can help.

But what does it exactly do? How can it help you?

In this article, I will talk about under eye wrinkles surgery and the issues it solves. I will also show you before and after photos of crow’s feet and under eye wrinkles surgery photos.

Before and After Crow’s Feet and Under Eye Wrinkles Surgery Photos

Here are eyelid surgery before and after photos:

Patient 1: This 42-year old woman suffered from a sad and tired appearance. After the eyelid surgery, her eyes became more alive. Her crow’s feet and under eye wrinkles became less visible as well.

Patient 2: This 50-year old woman suffered from heavy upper eyelids, crow’s feet, and under eye wrinkles. After the eyelid surgery, her upper eyelids became lightweight. Her crow’s feet and under eye wrinkles became less visible as well.

Patient 3: This 61-year old man suffered from eye bags and crow’s feet. After the eye lid surgery UK, his crow’s feet are gone. His eye bags became less visible as well.

What Are Crow’s Feet?

When not treated through surgery, crow’s feet become permanent.

Crow’s feet describe the fine lines and wrinkles around one’s eyes. Coming in the form of fine lines or wrinkles, they usually appear only when someone smiles.

This common sign of aging appears over time due to the small muscle contractions that occur every time someone makes facial expressions.

When not treated properly, crow’s feet become permanent. Hence, if you have crow’s feet, you must treat them as soon as possible.

In addition, crow’s feet are a common concern for aging people. It’s because as we age, our skin gradually loses its ability to renew itself. As a result, aging people develop many signs of aging including crow’s feet.

What Are Under Eye Wrinkles?

Under eye wrinkles are either dynamic or static.

Just like crow’s feet, under eye wrinkles are also a common sign of aging. As its name implies, under eye wrinkles describe the wrinkles you see under your eyes.

Under eye wrinkles can go deeper than crow’s feet. It’s because crow’s feet are either composed of shallow fine lines, deep wrinkles, or both.

Furthermore, under eye wrinkles can either be static or dynamic.

Dynamic under eye wrinkles only show up when someone makes facial expressions (e.g. smile, squint).

On the other hand, static under eye wrinkles still show up even when someone does not make facial expressions. Eventually, dynamic wrinkles develop into static wrinkles.

Hence, if you have static under eye wrinkles, you must treat them as soon as possible.

Causes of Under Eye Wrinkles and Crow’s Feet

There are several causes of under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.

Crow’s feet and under eye wrinkles are a common sign of aging. However, other factors can cause them.

Here are the top causes of under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet:

1. Aging

Humans have extremely thin skin around the eyes. As you become older, your skin’s collagen levels go down.

Collagen is a substance that supports your skin. It allows your skin to keep its youthful appearance. Since aging decreases your collagen levels, signs of aging appear.

Aside from collagen, aging also decreases your elastin levels.

Elastin is a substance that makes your skin elastic. It gives your skin the ability to bounce back. Since aging decreases your collagen levels, signs of aging appear.

However, the processes described above are natural. They prominently affect the skin around your eyes. As a result, under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet develop.

2. Sun Exposure

As I mentioned, the skin around your eyes is extremely thin. This makes your eyes vulnerable to sun damage.

Extreme sun exposure can cause fine lines and wrinkles, especially on the side and under your eyes. If you often go out during peak sun hours without proper protection from UV rays, your skin will eventually get damaged.

While aging is the main cause of under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet, frequent sun exposure can accumulate and cause under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.

3. Facial Expressions

We all make facial expressions. From smiling to frowning, facial expressions can result in under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.

In particular, repetitive facial expressions lead to under eye wrinkles and fine lines over time. Each time you make a facial expression, grooves develop under your skin.

Since aging decreases your collagen and elastin levels, the said grooves become visible. As you continue to age, these grooves become permanent.

4. Smoking

Smoking raises the production of free radicals in your body.

Free radicals are substances that harm your skin. In particular, free radicals have negative effects on healthy tissue. They can also mess up with collagen, causing the notorious smoker wrinkles.

Given these, smoking can lead to under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet. In addition, people who have been smoking since they were young tend to show signs of aging earlier than those who do not.

5.Genetics

Your genes can also determine the start and severity of signs of aging. For instance, Caucasians tend to show signs of aging earlier than Asians.

Certain medical conditions such as progeria also make people age faster than they’re supposed to.

However, you must take note that in many cases, skin that is more exposed (e.g. face and arms) becomes more affected by environmental factors (e.g. sun exposure, smoking) than your DNA.

6. Rubbing Your Eyes

Vigorously rubbing your eyes can lead to or aggravate under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.

If you tend to rub your eyes when you get stressed or tired, stop. Remember, the skin around your eyes is delicate and thin. Constantly rubbing your eyes can lead to under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.

In addition, rubbing your eyes after fine lines form on the side causes them to develop wrinkles faster.

7.Dehydrated Skin

While a minor cause, dehydrated skin can lead to under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.
Along with flakiness, dehydrated skin emphasizes the lines around your eyes.

However, dehydrated skin is often a temp[orary condition that can be remedied by having enough moisture via drinking more water and over-the-counter products.

8. Sleeping on the Stomach

According to a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, sleeping on the face against a pillow can lead to skin issues including crow’s feet.

Hence, people who sleep on their stomachs likely show lines on their faces earlier than those who do not.

Remedies for Under Eye Wrinkles and Crow’s Feet

There are many remedies for under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.

Please take note that remedies are not the same as treatments. Treatments are medical ways to get rid of your under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.

Remedies do not involve tools, as you can apply them yourself. In addition, remedies for under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet can be purchased over the counter.

Here are some remedies for under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet:

1. Retinol

As Vitamin A’s derivative, retinol is among the most recommended substances for aging. It can speed up the turnover of dead skin cells. As a result, you get smoother skin.

In addition, retinol suits all skin types including sensitive skin.

If you use a skincare product with retinol in it, use sunscreen regularly. This is because retinol can make your skin more sensitive to light.

2. Seaweed

Another remedy for under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet, seaweed is rich with bioactive compounds. These compounds promote great skin.

In fact, a study conducted in 2018 stated that marine algae like seaweed have positive effects on the skin. The study also revealed that seaweed contains enough anti-aging and antioxidant properties to promote healthy skin.

3. Alpha-Hydroxy Acids

Natural alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are derived from fruit. These acids can remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. As a result, they give rise to younger-looking, healthier skin.

Thus, AHAs can reduce the appearance of under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet. Stronger kinds of AHAs can also help increase collagen production.

Excellent AHAs include glycolic acid from sugar cane, mandelic acid from bitter almonds, and kojic acid from fermented rice.

Treatments for Under Eye Wrinkles and Crow’s Feet<>/h2

You can choose from many options to treat under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.

Treatments improve certain conditions. In this case, treatments reduce the appearance of under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet. They can also slow down the onset of under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.

In addition, treatments work on a deeper level than remedies. If you are looking to get rid of under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet faster and more effectively, you must consider getting a treatment.

Here are the treatments for under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet:

1. Botox

If you have been looking for ways to enhance your look, you likely heard of Botox.

Botox is derived from Botulinum toxin, a substance that Clostridium botulinum produces.

Cosmetic doctors have been using Botox for decades to treat several skin issues including fine lines and wrinkles.

In particular, Botox can reduce the appearance of under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet by temporarily paralyzing your muscles.

2. Chemical Peels

A non-invasive treatment for under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet, chemical peels can improve your skin.

Just like Botox, cosmetic practitioners have been using chemical peels to help patients improve their skin.

During this treatment, a professional applies a chemical solution to the patient’s skin. The chemical solution then causes the skin to exfoliate. Gradually, the skin peels off. As a result, the patient gets smoother, younger-looking skin.

This process helps reduce the appearance of under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.

3. Dermal Fillers

A non-surgical treatment for under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet, dermal fillers have helped thousands of people have smoother skin.

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances. Cosmetic practitioners inject them into the skin so they can fill it.

By filling the skin, dermal fillers add volume, enhance contours, and smooth the skin out. Hence, dermal fillers can reduce the appearance of under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.

Often made of hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers also hydrate the skin.

4. Laser Resurfacing

Another non-invasive treatment for under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet, laser skin resurfacing must be done by a licensed doctor.

As its name suggests, this treatment involves lasers. The lasers strike your skin cells. This process triggers your skin to heal itself. As a result, you get renewed skin.

Laser skin resurfacing can treat under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet because it targets many layers of the skin. This also increases the body’s collagen production, making the skin around the eyes heal evenly.

5. Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery performed on the eyelids. It’s done to remove excess skin from the upper eyelids and/or lower eyelids.

Also known as eyelid surgery or eye lift, blepharoplasty can improve the skin around your eyes. It effectively gets rid of dark circles, under eye wrinkles, crow’s feet, and droopy eyelids.

Cosmetic doctors perform blepharoplasty on the upper lids, lower lids, or both. The kind of surgery necessary depends on your issues and goals.

Why Eye Surgery is the Best Treatment for Under Eye Wrinkles and Crow’s Feet

From giving permanent results to being effective, eyelid surgery is the best treatment for under eye wrinkles.

Here are the reasons why eyelid surgery is the best treatment for under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet:

1. Blepharoplasty effectively gets rid of under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.

Due to its surgical nature, blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery effectively eliminates under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.

Unlike non-surgical options, blepharoplasty can get rid of the most severe cases of under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.

2. Eye cosmetic surgery produces permanent results.

Eye lifting surgery is the only permanent way to get rid of under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet. The effects of blepharoplasty can last for up to a lifetime.

In fact, many of my patients only had to get blepharoplasty once.

3. Blepharoplasty under eye is cost-effective in the long run.

Blepharoplasty requires a large investment. However, you only have to pay for the eye lift cost once, as opposed to non-surgical options.

Since the cost of non-surgical treatments accumulates over time, blepharoplasty is more cost-effective in the long run.

4. Blepharoplasty is safe.

While eyelid surgery comes with risks, the procedure is safe. I spent many years honing my skills in cosmetic surgery, so you are in safe hands.

Issues Blepharoplasty Solve

Blepharoplasty solves issues like under eye wrinkles, crow’s feet, and eye bags.

Aside from under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet, an eye lift can solve other issues. Here are the issues blepharoplasty can solve:

1. Under Eye Wrinkles

As its name suggests, under eye wrinkles describe the wrinkles found under your eyes.

They are either static or dynamic. Dynamic wrinkles only appear when you make facial expressions. On the contrary, static wrinkles remain visible whether you make facial expressions or not.

2. Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet describe the fine lines and wrinkles at the outer corners of one’s eyes.

Usually, crow’s feet appear over time due to the small muscle contractions that take place every time you make facial expressions.

3. Eye Bags

As its name suggests, eye bags are bags found under the eyes. As you age, your eye bags become heavy and prominent. Your weakened skin also sags, creating a pouch. In addition, eye bags are caused by fat protruding into the front of your under eye.

Eye bag removal surgery can help.

4. Drooping Eyelids

Drooping eyelids, also known as droopy eyes, affect your ability to fully open your eyes.

There are two kinds of droopy eyelids: ptosis and dermatochalasis. The edge of the upper eyelid may either be lower (ptosis) or have excess skin (dermatochalasis).

Drooping eyelids can occur in the form of ptosis, dermatochalasis, or both.

5. Blepharitis

A condition characterised by inflammation of the eyelid margin, blepharitis causes eye discomfort. The condition can also lead to permanent changes in one’s eyelid margin.

In addition, blepharitis can cause vision problems.

Conclusion

Are you looking to enhance your appearance through crow’s feet and under eye wrinkles surgery? Seek help from an expert eyelid surgeon by booking a consultation now!

About the Author: Dr. De Silva

About the Author

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr. De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specializes in three main procedures: Face and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

Come witness a custom-built surgical centre that is not your average hospital. You are guaranteed to experience natural-looking results and fast healing thanks to regenerative technology, growth factors, regenerative cells, stem cell, oxygen therapy, and state of the art technology.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr. De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest regenerative technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr. De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr. Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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