How to Treat Wrinkles Around the Eyes
They say that wrinkles only go where the smiles have been. That is a sweet sentiment but if we’re being honest, it’s not always easy to love new wrinkles no matter how beautiful the stories behind their appearance. If you find yourself wishing to treat eye wrinkles and preserve smoother, more youthful skin you are both in luck and in good company. Eye treatments are among some of the most popular products and services in the medical spa world and there are so many ways to both prevent and treat under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet. At Coco Med Spa, it’s our pleasure to offer solutions for everyone so rest assured, we have one for you.
How do wrinkles occur?
Wrinkles can occur due to a number of factors. One of the most common factors is simply aging. As we age our bodies produce less collagen and elastin which keeps things firm and smooth. Collagen and elastin also help the skin to bounce back into shape when making movements and expressions. Our skin also produces less natural oil as we age, causing our skin to become prone to dryness which further emphasizes fine lines and wrinkles.
These changes combined with repeated facial expressions or sleeping positions increase the chances of fine lines and wrinkles later in life. The delicate skin of the eye area is no exception. Undereye wrinkles can be the first to emerge due to these risk factors. Other factors include UV light, smoking, and pollution. Exposure to the elements causes the skin to break down over time and increases free radical production which is a known cause of aging.
How can they be treated?
Skincare: Skincare is the first line of defense for everyone, regardless of other treatments that you may also choose. This is the best way to carefully and consistently treat eye wrinkles on a day to day basis as well as in between other treatments. At Coco Med Spa we love to recommend the Skinceuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex. It addresses multiple causes of aging at once and is cost effective without sacrificing results. It also targets both crows feet and under eye wrinkles.
Users will find that it immediately provides moisture and hydration to the easily dehydrated eye area. Additionally, it has ingredients like blueberry extract and flavonoids which provide powerful antioxidant benefits and reduce free radicals in the skin. Consistency is key when it comes to prevention and repair and this incredible product makes it all easy.
Filler: Injectable Filler is a great option for filling and smoothing the undereye area. This semi permanent treatment will restore fullness and firmness to the under eye area. In addition to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, it will also remove the appearance of a sunken under eye area, which tends to also occur with age as the skin loses its subcutaneous fat.
PDO Threads: A Thread Lift is both an immediate and a cumulative way to treat eye wrinkles as it gives results right away but also stimulates the production of new collagen over time after the treatment. This is a slightly more invasive treatment but it can be performed safely and with minimal discomfort by your medical skincare professional.
Botox: This injectable neurotoxin cannot be used undereye wrinkles but it can be used as a treatment for crow’s feet! It is a highly effective treatment with no downtime. It works by paralyzing the muscles in the area where it is injected for an extended period of time which prevents repeated facial expressions like squinting, smiling, and laughing from moving the skin in ways that form expression related wrinkles. This method can be used for both active treatment and prevention and is one of the most popular ways to combat the common concern of crow’s feet.
What method is best for me?
Skincare is the best way to begin no matter who you are or how advanced your concerns are. If you are at the beginning stages of fine lines and wrinkles, great skincare is a perfect first step.
As the aging process continues, you may find that undereye filler, Botox, or a combination may work best for you. These treatments are not permanent and will need regular touch ups to maintain the results.
For results that do physically improve the structure of the skin over time, PDO threads might be a great option for someone in the more advanced stages of aging that really needs the support of new collagen forming within the skin.
Depending where you are at in the process of preventing or treating eye wrinkles, it is best to consult with your medical skincare professional for a plan that will best address your individual needs. Please feel free to contact us at Coco Med Spa to set up a consultation to receive your recommended treatment plan. We look forward to helping you smooth without stopping your smile!