How to Get Rid of Under Eye Wrinkles

How To Get Rid Of Under Eye Wrinkles

The wrinkles that develop under our eyes are mainly down to the slowing down of collagen and elastin production as we age. There are ways to reduce the appearance of under eye wrinkles – Fotona SmoothEye, tear trough filler, Plenhyage XL, exosomes and Morpheus8 microneedling are all highly effective treatments.

This blog will explore how to get rid of under eye wrinkles as well as some of the key questions patients have about eye wrinkle treatment and how they can smooth out the skin under their eyes and give their face a more youthful look.

The CREO Clinic’s experienced, doctor-led team of aesthetic practitioners are skilled in the different techniques used to improve the fullness and texture of under eye skin, and can significantly reduce fine lines and the appearance of under eye wrinkles.

Book a consultation at the CREO Clinic today and discover how we can help you get rid of your under eye wrinkles.

How To Get Rid Of Under Eye Wrinkles Medically reviewed by Dr. Gina Schoeman MB.ChB, MBA, Dip. Derm, MRCGP, MBCAM

What Causes Under Eye Wrinkles?

The main cause of under eye wrinkles is the natural process of ageing – as we age, production of collagen and elastin in the skin decreases. When this process combines with external variables, such as sun exposure, repeated facial expressions, and smoking, small lines begin to appear in the increasingly lax skin of the under eye area.

7 Methods for Getting Rid of Under Eye Wrinkles

1. Dermal Fillers

Injections of dermal fillers can plump up the skin in the tear trough area and smooth out any wrinkles that may have appeared. The hyaluronic acid filler used by the CREO Clinic smooths out the skin under your eyes for anywhere between 6-12 months, after which it is broken down by the body.

2. SmoothEye Laser Under Eye Treatment

The highly effective, non-invasive SmoothEye treatment by Fotona uses non-ablative Er:YAG laser to target the periocular area and improve skin firmness around the eyes by stimulating fresh production of collagen. SmoothEye® treats all around the eye, producing a symmetrical improvement to under eye wrinkles, crow’s feet and bags under the eyes. It can also form part of a full non-surgical facelift, which reduces wrinkles in multiple key areas.

3. Plenhyage XL 

As we age and our production of collagen and elastin gradually diminishes, our skin loses structure – this is an important factor in the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin. The targeted injection of polynucleotides such Plenhyage XL can treat fine lines and reduce wrinkles and laxity in facial skin by stimulating fibroblasts that produce fresh collagen and elastin.

4. Microneedling

Morpheus8 microneedling uses fine needles that deliver radiofrequency energy into the under-eye skin to stimulate collagen production. This helps improve the fullness of the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As the needle depth can be adjusted, the treatment can be altered to suit the delicate skin around the eyes 

5. Chemical Peels

The effectiveness of chemical peels for reducing under eye wrinkles is limited, but the treatment is sometimes used to exfoliate the top layer of skin and remove skin cells that may contribute to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Gentle laser peels are typically more effective, which is why the CREO Clinic tends to only perform chemical peels for under eye wrinkles in patients with photosensitive skin who cannot undergo a laser treatment. 

6. Topical Skin Care Treatments

Another common treatment with limited proven effectiveness is the application of topical skincare treatments. When applied alone, topical creams will tend to have limited effects, but can be useful when combined with some of the other treatments described in this list.

7. Exosomes

Another effective procedure to treat under eye wrinkles are exosomes. These extracellular vesicles work to improve cellular processes and penetrate the skin to ramp up collagen production and improve the rate of turnover for yourselves, thereby smoothing out the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Exosomes are introduced to the skin via fractional laser treatment, allowing it to be extremely precise when targeting particular fine lines and wrinkles.

How To Prevent Under Eye Wrinkles

The best way to prevent under eye wrinkles as we age is to make lifestyle choices that protect our skin. For example:

  • Wearing high SPF sun cream (50+) daily 
  • Regularly applying moisturiser  
  • Avoiding smoking 
  • Eating a healthy diet 

However, it should be noted that even these preventative measures cannot fully stop under eye wrinkles from developing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Under Eye Wrinkles Go Away?

Under eye wrinkles will not go away on their own. Cosmetic treatments such as SmoothEye, dermal filler and Morpheus8 can significantly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles under the eyes, but these treatments will reduce the appearance of wrinkles, rather than rid you of under eye wrinkles completely.

Can You Get Rid of Under Eye Wrinkles Naturally?

No, there is no natural way to get rid of under eye wrinkles once they have developed. You can help to prevent under eye wrinkles by wearing sunscreen regularly, moisturising with eye creams, and avoiding nicotine.

Will Cosmetic Procedures Also Target Dark Circles Under The Eyes?

Some cosmetic procedures are able to target dark circles under the eyes. For example, targeted dermal fillers can be used to plump up the skin under the eyes and reduce the shadowing effect caused by thinning periorbital skin. Exosomes and polynucleotides such as Plenhyage XL can also be effective at improving the appearance of under eye wrinkles and enhancing under eye skin.

What Age Should I Get Under Eye Wrinkle Treatments?

As soon as you are bothered by the appearance of under eye wrinkles, you should consider under eye wrinkle treatments as a way to reinvigorate the under eye skin. There is no specific age when the treatment is most appropriate, as this can differ widely from person-to-person. All patients must be over the age of 18.

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