It's essential to admit the obvious: invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures have been popular for a long time for treating the eyes because of how it impacts your overall look.
The beginning of COVID-19 led to the introduction of face masks which covered every part of the face except the eyes, making them the most pronounced feature on the face and as such, bringing all the attention to the eyes. So much so that people even began noticing problems they might not have before.
The eye area, in addition to being one of the most visible areas of the face, is also one of the first to exhibit signs of aging. Since the skin around eyes is comparably thinner, it tends to show eye-wrinkles, dark circles, under eye bags and under-eye hollows quite easily.
In their quest to further beautify their eyes, people have turned to cosmetic under eye wrinkle treatments. Below we have rounded up some of the top non-surgical procedures for getting rid of under eye wrinkles.
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Top Cosmetic Procedures And Treatments To Reduce Under-Eye Wrinkles
Lines under the eyes, eye-wrinkles, or even fine lines under the eyes are caused by the weakening of collagen fibers and flexibility. This is often due to sun exposure, blinking, squinting, smiling, and other facial motions, as well as the passage of time, which all contribute to the appearance of under-eye wrinkles. Here are some ways to reduce these defects and their benefits;
1. Topical Skincare
A. Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is one of the substances produced naturally by the body. It is gooey in nature and is found in large quantities in the skin, eyes, and connective tissue. It can be taken as a supplement, injections, serums, and eye drops and its major benefits are to prevent dryness of the skin, making it moist and well lubricated. Hyaluronic acid serums help the skin retain moisture and by hydrating the skin around the eyes, it gives off a brighter, more alert appearance. However, It is often debated whether the topical application of hyaluronic acid for the face is beneficial, considering that the HA molecules in skincare can be too large to penetrate the dermis.
In fact, hyaluronic acid used in serums or creams cannot penetrate beneath the skin and add volume in the way that under-eye wrinkles filler would. They are known to make your skin look brighter and smoother on the surface but don’t actually fill in lines or folds. Not to mention, definite results are only visible after consistent and prolonged use of these topical HA products while fillers ensure immediate improvements.
One of the most prominent anti-aging ingredients is retinol, a vitamin A derivative. It works by boosting collagen formation, which we all need for plump-looking skin, to decrease fine lines and wrinkles. Using a retinol-based eye cream might help keep the skin under your eyes appearing smoother and younger.
C. Vitamin C
Another skincare ingredient that encourages collagen development and protects against dangerous environmental factors that might damage the biological structures that prevent wrinkles from forming is vitamin C.
2. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are more effective for deeper lines under the eyes and are also one of the best treatments for under eye wrinkles. These fillers reduce fine lines under the eyes, soften under-eye wrinkles and creases, give fullness to the face, and reduce dark circles, especially under the lower lids.
Such under eye wrinkles fillers work well for lines under the eyes as well as to combat under eye hollowness but are the best treatment for under eye wrinkles in people with early signs of aging, stress, or even a process for the rejuvenation of the face. These are usually injected with hyaluronic acid under the eyes, in the skin between the lower lashes and the lower lids and the results are usually immediate. Side effects can include allergic reaction to the filler, bruising, and in rare cases infection.
3. Lasers And Microneedling
Lasers and microneedling produce the same effect. As the name suggests, lasers make use of microscopic lights to puncture very tiny holes on the skin or in this case, around the eye where there are wrinkles and lines under the eyes. Microneedling, on the other hand, is a device that makes use of thousands of needles which are placed on the surface of the skin to create microscopic holes.
Microneedling is also known as derma rolling. The holes created are to increase the activity of the production of collagen and elastin helping reduce the fine lines under eyes. These procedures produce an effect that is permanent and recovery time is very fast.
4. Chemical Peels And Microdermabrasion
Chemical peels are the use of acids, trichloroacetic acid, or glycolic acid to peel the top layers of the skin. Under-eye wrinkles and lines under the eyes usually affect the top layers of the skin and as such, this treatment brings out the smoother inner skin. The use of trichloroacetic acid is the best treatment for dark circles and is very effective in reducing fine lines under the eyes. This is in comparison to other treatments that use the same method; however, it also has the longest recovery period.
Microdermabrasion utilizes microcrystals by spraying them on the skin to peel off the outer layers of the skin. The removal of these layers aids the production of collagen.
If you think that synthetic cosmetics and non-surgical procedures are not your thing, then you might want to look into some simple home remedies for eye-wrinkles, hollowness and dark circles. Although they have not been proven scientifically to work, these are some home remedies that might work, or that is seen to work.
The use of banana face masks, application of cucumber slices on the eye, and the use of egg whites for masks have been said to work. Also, the application of watermelon, rice flour masks are said to have worked. It is however shown in research that a chemical compound, polyphenols which can be found in green tea and pomegranates can effectively prevent fine lines under eyes.
There is no overall best treatment for under eye wrinkles or lines under the eyes as every treatment above varies from one person to the next. However, at least one of these under eye wrinkle treatments is worth giving a try.
Consulting with a licensed practitioner can further help you decide the best treatment for under eye wrinkles. Contact us to help you find a trained practitioner for an under-eye wrinkle treatment near you.