Wrinkles around the eyes: causes of appearance, how to get rid of wrinkles at a beautician

Whether we like it or not, over the years, no one is immune to the manifestation of age-related changes. However, they should not be considered as something irreversible. The reasons for the premature appearance of wrinkles are different, and aging is only a factor related to the fact that people live long and interesting lives.

Wrinkles around the eyes

Many have a completely logical question: “Why do I have wrinkles under my eyes?”. If you have mimic wrinkles under your eyes, we recommend that you read this article.

When wrinkles appear under the eyes

There are two types of wrinkles – static and dynamic (they are described in more detail below). Dynamic wrinkles under the eyes begin to appear between the ages of 20 and 30. People who spend a lot of time outdoors have a higher risk of early wrinkles. Static wrinkles usually begin to appear after the age of 30. The reasons for the early appearance of wrinkles around the eyes are different.

Why do wrinkles appear around the eyes

◼   Aging. Since the skin around the eyes is thinner than the skin on the rest of the face, the aging process will affect this area first. It should also be noted that the skin around the eyes is the driest. It contains little fat, which is responsible for maintaining skin moisture. Fine lines and wrinkles are visible here first of all.

◼   Smoking. Instinctive squinting of the eyes while smoking leads to the appearance of “crow’s feet”. In addition, your skin undergoes additional oxidative stress, which destroys collagen and elastin. Smoking restricts the access of nutrients to the face, as blood vessels narrow and blood circulation is disrupted, leading to the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.

◼   UV Rays. Without adequate eye protection, the sun’s UV rays begin to break down the collagen in your skin, causing lines and wrinkles to appear. It is even possible to develop a hard, rough texture on the skin around the eyes.

Causes of wrinkles

◼   Peculiarities of behavior and habits. If you tend to sleep on your stomach, your cheeks may press against the pillow, leading to wrinkles around the eyes. In addition, human emotions, such as a gloomy facial expression, smiling or frequent squinting, can also lead to premature appearance of wrinkles at the corners of the eyes.

◼   A diet high in sugar. If you are a lover of sweets and foods low in antioxidants, the aging process and the appearance of lines and wrinkles under the eyes can be accelerated.

Types of wrinkles

One or more types of wrinkles under the eyes can occur at the same time. They arise for various reasons, and there are different ways to eliminate wrinkles under the eyes.

Dynamic wrinkles

Over time, repeated muscle contractions under the skin can cause dynamic wrinkles to appear. Usually, wrinkles under the eyes and in the corners of the eyes appear when the muscles are involved frequently, for example, when someone constantly smiles or frowns. Mimic movements that are repeated often will inevitably sooner or later lead to the formation of wrinkles and folds on the forehead.

Dynamic wrinkles usually form between the eyebrows and on the forehead. Crow’s feet, which are wrinkles near the outer corners of the eyes, are also an example of dynamic wrinkles.

Static wrinkles

Damage to the skin causes the appearance of static wrinkles, which remain visible even when the facial muscles are at rest. Over time, dynamic wrinkles can turn into static ones.

Age-related sagging of facial structures causes the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. They usually develop in the furrows between the nose and mouth, but can also occur under the eyes.

In any case, there are a number of cosmetic methods that help eliminate wrinkles under the eyes.

How to get rid of wrinkles under the eyes: cosmetic procedures

Botulinum toxin injections

The use of botulinum toxins as injections for wrinkles around the eyes is probably the most popular procedure at the moment. They cause relaxation of the skin and muscles under the eyes, thereby reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Results are visible after a week or less and they are visible for 3-4 months.

Botulotoxin is the most effective and popular way to eliminate mimic wrinkles.

The FDA has officially approved botulinum toxin. This drug, after being injected into the subcutaneous muscles, is able to reduce the depth of wrinkles around the eyes. Now this is the most effective method of getting rid of facial wrinkles. The entire procedure is performed in just a few minutes with minimal discomfort.

It is especially pleasing that this procedure is not the most expensive of what modern cosmetology offers.

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Contour plastics

If we are talking about deep or static lines, then, unfortunately, the use of botulinum toxins may not be effective. However, such wrinkles are not a sentence. Successfully cope with the problem will help contour plastic, which allows you to remove wrinkles under the eyes with the help of special fillers – fillers. During the procedure, fillers are injected directly into deep wrinkles (the so-called blanch technique).

Fillers help to cope with deep wrinkles when botulinum toxin injections are already ineffective.

Most fillers improve the situation with deep wrinkles around the eyes for a period of 4 months to six months. Next, repeated contouring around the eyes is necessary.

In the case of bringing the situation with wrinkles to a state where blanching is necessary, you will have to be generous.

Additional methods of fighting wrinkles

In addition to injection methods of combating wrinkles around the eyes, other methods of cosmetology can be used.

Peelings. Chemical peeling is designed to remove dead skin cells and increase the growth of new cells. Peeling cannot eliminate wrinkles around the eyes, it only reduces their appearance.

Laser resurfacing. This method of treating wrinkles in the preorbital area has a wide range of possibilities for removal wrinkles under the eyes. Lasers make tiny holes in the skin, which promotes the production of elastin and collagen. In addition, laser resurfacing provides wrinkle reduction and skin flap reduction, which in turn reduces lines and wrinkles. Accordingly, this action has a restorative effect on the facial contour and overall youthfulness of the facial skin.

SMAS lifting. The technique tightens the subcutaneous structures, which makes them more elastic. In addition, it helps prevent wrinkles. In addition to the effect on wrinkles under the eyes, this technique provides the most powerful lifting.

Correct daily care of the skin around the eyes

You can prevent the appearance of wrinkles under the eyes if you start protecting your eyes from an early age. We have listed some tips that will help keep the skin under the eyes taut and prevent wrinkles for longer. Prevention of wrinkles consists of the following points:

◼   According to research, the vitamins in your diet can definitely help your skin look younger. Vitamins A, C, and E, which are also used in antiaging creams, can be included in your diet through food.

◼   Use sunscreen and apply it to the area under the eyes. To avoid the sun’s ultraviolet rays, wear a hat or scarf and dark sunglasses to protect your eyes and prevent you from squinting in the sun.

Wrinkles around the eyes

◼   For the area under the eyes, choose a light and non-greasy eye cream. At night, you can use eye gel or serum. However, if you wake up with puffy eyes or bags under your eyes, you need to use less product or switch brands.

◼   According to research, sleeping with your face on the pillow and on your stomach can lead to wrinkles under the eyes. So try sleeping on your back. Sleeping in one position can cause the appearance of wrinkles, and with age, the skin will not be able to return to its former state.

◼   Another significant cause of wrinkles around the eyes is both active and passive smoking. Reduce the number of cigarettes. This is the only thing that can prevent the premature appearance of wrinkles in the area under the eyes. Try not to be around people who smoke, as secondhand smoke can also destroy collagen in the skin.

◼   Make sure you drink enough water throughout the day, as lack of fluids can lead toabout the earlier appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

◼   Reduce your alcohol consumption. This is due to the fact that the diuretic properties of alcohol both dehydrate the skin and can lead to puffiness around the eyes.

◼   If your job involves sitting in front of a computer screen all day, watch your eye and face movements. You may squint, frown or squint while looking at the screen, all of which can cause premature wrinkles around the eyes.

Wrinkles around the eyes

To keep your youth longer and avoid the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles under your eyes, you need to make small changes in your lifestyle. Find out what causes wrinkles under your eyes personally, and the right precautions and professional cosmetology care will help you get rid of them

Esteva Clinís professionals will help you determine the type of wrinkles and choose the optimal technique for their correction. Make an appointment at our aesthetic medicine and cosmetology clinic. We are waiting for you!