Do you find yourself staring at the mirror, noticing those pesky undereye wrinkles that seem to have appeared out of nowhere? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Under eye wrinkles are a common concern for many individuals as they age. These fine lines and creases around the eyes can be attributed to various factors, ranging from natural ageing processes to lifestyle choices.
In this blog, Artiste Plastic Surgery will delve into the causes of under eye wrinkles and explore effective treatments.
Causes of Under Eye Wrinkles
- Ageing: The natural ageing process leads to a gradual breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin, contributing to the formation of wrinkles.
- Sun Exposure: Prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can accelerate the ageing of the skin and contribute to the development of wrinkles.
- Smoking: Tobacco smoke contains harmful chemicals that can damage collagen and elastin, leading to premature ageing and wrinkles.
- Dehydration: Lack of proper hydration can make the skin lose its elasticity, making it more prone to wrinkles.
- Genetics: Genetic factors play a role in determining how quickly and prominently wrinkles may appear.
Treatments for Under Eye Wrinkles
- Topical Treatments
Anti-aging creams and serums often contain ingredients like retinol, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants to combat under eye wrinkles. Regular application directly to the affected area is a key component of daily skincare routines, promoting collagen production, hydration, and protection against environmental damage. While results are typically gradual and require consistency, these non-invasive solutions offer a convenient at-home option for managing fine lines.
- Anti Wrinkle Injections
Anti wrinkle injections works by temporarily paralysing muscles responsible for wrinkle formation. Administered through small injections in a quick outpatient procedure, neurotoxins smoothens the skin by preventing muscle contractions. Results are noticeable within days and can last several months, making it a popular choice for those seeking a temporary but impactful solution to under eye wrinkles.
- Dermal Fillers
Injectable fillers, often containing hyaluronic acid, are designed to add volume to the under eye area, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. These non-surgical treatments are administered through injections, with results that can last from several months to over a year. Dermal fillers provide a quick and effective solution for individuals looking to restore volume without undergoing surgery.
- Chemical Peels
Chemical peels utilise specially formulated solutions to exfoliate the outer layer of skin, stimulating cell turnover and improving texture. This procedure, performed by applying the chemical solution to the skin, can result in peeling and redness. While downtime varies, chemical peels offer a non-invasive option for those seeking to address under eye wrinkles and improve skin quality through controlled exfoliation.
- Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
For a more permanent solution, eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, addresses under eye wrinkles by removing excess skin and fat. Typically performed as an outpatient surgery, incisions are strategically placed within natural creases to minimise scarring.
While recovery involves swelling and bruising, the results are long-lasting, providing a smoother appearance to the under eye area. Consulting with a qualified healthcare professional is essential for individuals considering this surgical option to discuss personalised needs and expectations.
If you want to know if you’re a good candidate for a blepharoplasty surgery, reach out to Artiste Plastic Surgery. Our Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Jack Zoumaras, will assess your skin and recommend a tailored blepharoplasty procedure that will open and smooth your eyelids, restoring a freshness to your eye region. Book a consultation today.
Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.
Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:
Level V: How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.
The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.