Eye wrinkles are the result of repetitive movements your face makes on a daily basis. Whether it is a smile, squint, or frown, these expressions contribute to wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes. To make matters worse, the skin around the eyes is extremely sensitive, which means it is prone to developing eye wrinkles easily. Having animated facial expressions are not the only reason for wrinkles. Other factors such as poor diet, regular exposure to the sun, smoking, and keeping late nights are also major factors.
For this reason, the eye area is often the first to show signs of aging. For some of us, fine lines and wrinkles can form around the delicate eye area as early as in your 20s.
Crow’s feet – the wrinkles at the sides of the eyes, form due to the contraction of the obicularis oris muscles when smiling. Over time, repeated contractions can cause the lines to be etched into your skin. Crow’s feet can be treated effectively with very small amounts of Botox injections.
Undereye wrinkles are an even bigger menace – often called “crepe wrinkles” because they make the skin look crinkly and aged. They will require a combination of treatments, such as lasers, skin tightening, and fillers to improve the apperance. They often do not occur alone, but come together with eye bags and dark eye circles.
While poor genetic makeup and exhibiting animated facial expressions cannot be easily changed, delaying the onset or reducing the appearance of eye wrinkles can be easily achieved. Talk to your aesthetic doctor today to find out what treatments are available to help lift, firm, and brighten the skin around your eyes.
Know Your Problems
- Wrinkles around the eyes are often one of the first signs of ageing. Hence it is important to take care of your eyes – wear sunglasses when going out, use a good eye cream, and avoid rubbing them.
- Crow’s feet respond very well to Botox injections.
- Wrinkles around the eyes can be improved significantly with lasers.
- Fillers help smoothen out the wrinkles