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Under Eye Wrinkle Treatments

As we age, it’s normal for our skin to sag and lose elasticity, including under the eyes. This is a common source of insecurity, but there are many means to reduce the appearance of under eye wrinkle and prevent it from getting worse.

A good skincare routine that includes use of sunscreen is important, but you can also buy over-the-counter products specifically designed to treat signs of aging. However, in severe cases, such products may not have the desired effect. Luckily, there are many forms of aesthetic medicine that can treat under eye wrinkle and other skin issues. Many of these procedures are completely non-invasive and come with minimal downtime.

Under Eye Wrinkle Treatments

Over-The-Counter Creams

Many people do find some success using over-the-counter eye creams designed to prevent or reduce wrinkles and signs of aging. With a seemingly overwhelming number of options on the market, it can be difficult to identify the best option for your specific needs – especially as some products are overhyped.

The best way to find a quality eye cream is to consult a professional dermatologist, who can give you recommendations based on your skin type, age, and other factors. If seeing a dermatologist is not within your budget, look for dermatologist-recommended products.

Ingredients such as collagen and hyaluronic acid are always a plus as these are the building blocks of healthy skin and can help you restore or maintain a youthful appearance. Other ingredients to look for include retinoids, vitamin C, and hydroxy acids.

While eye creams can certainly help, they do have limitations, especially in the case of severe under eye sagging or wrinkling. If you’re not getting the results you want from over-the-counter products, aesthetic medicine may be able to help you reach your goals.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are used to both plump the skin and stimulate the production of proteins like collagen to boost skin health and create a more youthful appearance. Used to do everything from reshape lips to smooth out fine lines, dermal fillers can help treat under eye wrinkle.

There are a variety of fillers on the market, popular options including Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra. Before getting fillers, you will have a meeting with a practitioner to discuss the best options to meet your aesthetic needs.

Getting dermal fillers is a quick, pain-free procedure that usually takes less than 15 minutes. Your practitioner will apply a numbing cream before injecting the fillers with a needle or syringe. Before you leave, you’ll receive aftercare instructions, but – in most cases – you can resume the majority of your daily activities right away.

With the majority of fillers on the current market, you should see some results right away and then continue to see improvements for a few months following your appointment. Depending on the type of filler and how your body reacts, fillers last for different lengths of time. On average, dermal fillers last between six months to a year.

Botox

One of the oldest facial injection treatments, Botox can treat wrinkles, including wrinkles and sagging underneath the eyes. As Botox has been on the market for so long, it is a very reliable treatment method and it is easy to find a practitioner with experience administering Botox.

Botox works by paralyzing the underlying facial muscles responsible for facial contractions. This both prevents new wrinkles and fine lines from forming and smooths out your skin.

Getting Botox is very similar to getting dermal fillers. It takes no more than 10 to 15 minutes and comes with minimal downtime post-treatment. You can resume most regular activities right away, but ask your practitioner for specific aftercare instructions and make sure to follow them closely.

Botox typically lasts between three to four months, after which point you’ll need follow up treatment to maintain results.

Radiofrequency

In recent years, the popularity of non-invasive radiofrequency facials has grown considerably. These can firm skin throughout the face, including under the eyes, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

During radiofrequency treatment, a practitioner uses a handheld device to emit radio frequency energy beneath the skin’s surface. This stimulates the production of collagen, which reduces wrinkles and improves the appearance of the skin overall. Commonly used radiofrequency therapies include NuEra by Lumenis, Forma by inMode, and Venus by Venus Concept. As with dermal fillers and Botox, there is little downtime after treatment.

Most patients need more than one treatment session to see results. In fact, patients often require up to six sessions. However, results do tend to last longer than other options. Many patients will not need follow-up treatment for 18 months or more.

Radiofrequency with Microneedling

Similar to non-invasive radiofrequency facials, RF microneedling treats the dermis with radiofrequency energy, heating it causing the skin to contract. The main difference is that the energy is delivered by rows of tiny needles that pierce the skin.

The results of RF microneedling can be more dramatic than non-invasive RF facials. However, this also comes with significantly longer downtime, ranging from days to weeks. A few devices that fall into this category include Morpheus 8 and Fractora by inMode and Profound RF by Candela.

Laser Therapy

Sometimes called laser skin resurfacing, laser therapy uses concentrated laser energy to remove the upper layer of skin so smoother skin grows back in its place. In comparison to other options, it does come with a longer recovery time, but may be worth it in the case of severe wrinkles.

Your practitioner will use a device that transmits laser energy beneath the skin’s surface. Treatment typically takes between 10 to 45 minutes depending on the laser used. After treatment, you will experience redness and peeling skin for up to 10 days. Discuss with your practitioner about your precise timeline for recovery and follow their aftercare instructions carefully. Typically lasers with more recovery also come with more results.

While laser therapy is more intensive than other methods, results last significantly longer, often up to five years.

Chemical Peels

There are number of difference acids that we use to cause peeling and resurfacing of the skin. The most powerful of these commonly used is trichloroacetic acid  (TCA). TCA peels will leave your skin slightly pink, but feeling new and smoother diminishing fine lines and pores. Recovery can take about a week and pinkness can last several weeks.

Plasma Resurfacing

Many people have heard of plasma pens and they can be quite effective for smoothing fine lines around the eyes. However, the treatment is very slow and will need multiple sessions to achieve significant results. Opus by Alma Lasers is a new fractionated plasma resurfacing device. This can deliver much more energy more efficiently around the eyes and to the entire face. The results are similar to laser, but can be used on many more skin types.

Under Eye Wrinkle Treatments: The Bottom Line

Over the counter creams can help with mild wrinkles, but more severe cases sometimes require aesthetic medicine. There are many non-surgical options available that can leave your skin looking significantly younger with very little downtime. It is important to have a discussion with your practitioner to determine which of these procedures is right for your skin type and skin concerns.

At BLUSH Beverly Hills, we have a talented team of medical professionals with decades worth of experience. If you’re interested in talking over one of the above procedures, reach out here and someone will be in touch shortly.

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