Ageing and Wrinkles are only an option Now!

Lots of people have under eye wrinkles. They are a natural part of the ageing process and are harmless.

When people get older, the skin loses its ability to renew itself. The skin in the area under the eyes is particularly susceptible to the ageing process because it is thin. As a result, it is common to develop wrinkles under the eyes over time.

In this article, we will know how wrinkles are formed, the causes of different types of under-eye wrinkles, several home remedies and medical treatments.

 

Types of under-eye wrinkles and their causes

Moisturizing products may help minimize fine lines around the eyes.

People may have more than one type of wrinkles under their eyes, each of which occurs due to a different cause.

 

Dynamic wrinkles

With time, the repeated contraction of muscles underneath the skin can cause dynamic wrinkles. These tend to show up when the muscles are in use — for example when someone smiles.

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

 

Static wrinkles

Skin damage causes static wrinkles, which are visible even when the facial muscles are at rest. Over time, dynamic wrinkles can become static wrinkles.

Exposure to the sun, smoking and poor nutrition can also contribute to static wrinkles.

 

Wrinkle folds

The age-related sagging of facial structure causes wrinkle folds.

They develop in the grooves between the nose and mouth and also occur underneath the eyes.

 

Home remedies

Many people opt for home remedies to improve the appearance of wrinkles underneath the eyes. Home remedies, such as placing slices of cucumber on the eyes or applying banana face masks, have been popular for many years, but there is little scientific evidence to confirm that these methods work.

Research suggests that polyphenols, a chemical compound in foods such as green tea and pomegranates, can help prevent wrinkles and using vitamin C cream might reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

 

Cosmetic products

Various anti-ageing products and eye creams are available in the market, but the evidence supporting their effectiveness varies.

  • Dermatologists and Cosmetic surgeons also warn people to be wary of buying any product that promises miraculous results.
  • Dermatologists advise people looking for anti-ageing skincare products to:
  • Use of moisturizers can help minimise fine lines around the eyes
  • Avoid using more than one anti-ageing product within a few days or weeks
  • Use products that suit their skin type
  • Look for products that are hypoallergenic and either non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic

 

Ingredients to look out for on the labels of anti-ageing products include:

  • Broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen
  • Retinol
  • Antioxidants
  • Alpha hydroxy acids
  • Argan oil

Dermatologists also advise people to have realistic expectations of anti-ageing skincare products.

 

Cosmetic and Medical Treatments

Many cosmetic and medical treatments for wrinkles are available. These tend to be more effective than home remedies and beauty products, but they also have a few possible side effects. In earlier days these cosmetic and medical treatments were extensively used in the beauty industry and movie industry due to the high cost and exclusivity. But now things have changed a lot, now all those procedures are available and affordable to even common public who are interested to look young and charming.

 

Common procedures include

Facial rejuvenation

During facial rejuvenation, a trained healthcare professional injects a substance called botulinum toxin, or Botox, into the skin. People use it to treat dynamic wrinkles, such as crow’s feet. It works by stopping the movement of the muscles underneath the wrinkles. Improvements last only for 3-4 months.

 

Fillers

Doctors refer to fillers such as soft tissue fillers or dermal fillers. People use them to restore fullness to hollow areas, such as those that sometimes develop under the eyes. In this procedure, a trained healthcare professional injects collagen or hyaluronic acid into the skin underneath the eye. The results are usually immediate.

 

Prevention

Wrinkles are an inevitable part of ageing, but people can take steps to prevent them. These include:

  • Wearing sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 every day
  • Avoiding getting a tan
  • Moisturising every day
  • Stop smoking, if relevant
  • Eating a healthful, balanced diet

 

Dr S.Kiran
MBBS, DDVL (Osm), DNB (Dermotology), MCSEPI, MIAS
Consultant – Dermatology & Cosmetology
OMNI Hospitals, Kukatpally

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