The best ways to get rid of under-eye wrinkles
How to get rid of under-eye wrinkles effectively, West Malling, Kent
If you’ve tried every eye product on the planet, and your under-eye wrinkles still concern you, it may be time to explore the world of non-surgical aesthetic treatments. Under your eyes, your skin is very delicate and more susceptible to external factors that can increase signs of ageing. As collagen and elastin start to decline from our mid-20s, we start forming lines and wrinkles by our 30s. Read on to learn how to get rid of under-eye wrinkles with the most effective treatments and how to prevent them altogether.
What causes under-eye wrinkles?
Under-eye wrinkles are inevitable – and we will all get them eventually.
Eye wrinkles get a lot of attention because they tend to be some of the first to pop up. This is because our skin around the eyes is also incredibly thin; our skin already thins as we age (due to a loss of collagen), so the area under our eyes is usually the first to sag. In fact, our entire eye socket sinks in as we age: The bones thin, the fat shifts, and the blood vessels wither, providing less vibrant skin and more wrinkles.
There are over ten muscles around our eyes squinting, smiling, and expressing all day long, and constantly contracting those muscles can create wrinkles. It’s another reason the area tends to be one of the first places to show fine lines as we age.
Finally, because the epidermis is so thin, the skin under our eyes is a lot more sensitive to sun damage, pollution, and oxidative stress, all of which can accelerate skin ageing.
The best treatments for combatting under-eye wrinkles
Promote collagen production
Options can include microneedling underneath the eye to help boost collagen levels. This treatment involves moving a needle-embedded tool across the face, creating tiny skin wounds. As the wounds heal, they stimulate the production of new collagen in the skin, making it appear plump and smooth. Sofwave ultrasound is a non-invasive skin tightening device that can be used right up to the lash line to target lines and wrinkles and rejuvenate the whole area, plumping, tightening and brightening the eyes.
Find the right topical ingredients
Retinol is the only ingredient in skincare that both increases collagen production and stops collagen breakdown. It works by tricking your cells into thinking they’re younger than they are, so they work faster to create fresh, bright, non-wrinkled skin. In a dedicated eye cream, it can help thicken the skin under the eyes and smooth lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C is another excellent ingredient to use in this area. It shields your skin from damage and fades dark marks. Vitamin C is potent but effective: it helps prevent fine lines while smoothing the ones you’ve got by stimulating your collagen production.
For deeper lines or wrinkle folds, dermal fillers can lift and brighten the under eyes. When it comes to under-eye creases, we can put a little bit of Botox in this area, too. A small amount in a few targeted places can slightly open up the eye area and reduce the appearance of creases.
The best thing you can do to prevent under-eye wrinkles is this
Research shows that many of us aren’t sufficiently covering our eyelid region when applying sunscreen. This isn’t good news, especially since 90% of skin ageing occurs directly because of sun exposure. Make sure that you are applying your sunscreen right up to your lower lash line so that you aren’t getting collagen breakdown at an early age. Opt for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or 50.
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.