Undereye wrinkles form so easily as we age, due to the skin in this area being so delicate, and can have an astounding effect on the appearance of the face. Repetitive facial expressions, squinting and laughing, coupled with the fact that this skin doesn’t replenish its own moisture as effectively as other areas of skin, leads to very obvious signs of ageing beneath the eyes even from a young age.
Undereye Wrinkles Treatment - Botox And Fillers
Wrinkles around and underneath the eyes can be separated into a few categories, the most obvious being crow’s feet, which are named for their appearance, as wrinkles spread away from the outer corner of the eye in the shape of a bird’s foot. Undereye wrinkles can often appear like a crosshatch in the tear trough, and, depending on the severity of the individual case, may need a combination of treatments to reduce the lined effect they produce.
Both Botox and dermal fillers can be used to reduce the appearance of these lines, and can have a complimentary rejuvenating effect when used in conjunction with one another. Botox is a brand name for Botulinum toxin type A, and relaxes a targeted muscle when introduced via injection. This relaxing has the outcome of smoothing the overlying skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles that aren’t set in, called dynamic lines. Dermal fillers can then be used to affect the deeper static lines by reintroducing volume into the area for an all over treatment, though this will depend on individual needs.
Alternative Treatments For Undereye Wrinkles
We understand that some of our patients are less than keen to try injectable treatments, so we have other options that we can recommend, though this will always require consultation to assess suitability.
One of the only lasers cleared for use right up to the lashline, the Tixel uses thermal energy to create a ‘controlled wound’ that the body’s natural healing processes tend to, for a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
Both Obagi and Universkin have developed products that are capable of reducing the appearance of fine lines. These are prescription-only skincare products, and require a consultation with one of our nurses, who will assess your skin and recommend the most effective course of treatment for your needs.
We always require consultation prior to any treatment at PHI Clinic, so the most appropriate clinician can assess you and your indication in order to draw up a comprehensive treatment plan, encompassing individual needs and preferences, availability for downtime, and budget.
To speak to a member of our administrative team, who will recommend a practitioner suited to you, and book a consultation, you can phone us on 0207 034 5999, or enquire here.