fbpx

Under Eye Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles under the eyes are common manifestations of skin aging. Aging is a natural process, but several factors can accelerate the appearance of signs of skin aging. Fortunately, effective and non-invasive skin treatments that target under eye fine lines and wrinkles are now available in Singapore.

Why do wrinkles appear under the eyes?

As we age, our skin loses volume and elasticity. The production of collagen and elastin, the two major proteins that maintain the integrity of the skin, gradually slows down over time. This results in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

The effects of decreased skin elasticity are much more apparent around the eyes, where the skin is almost 6 times thinner that the skin on the rest of the face. This is the reason why fine lines and wrinkles tend to appear earlier around the eyes compared to the other areas of the face.

Aside from aging, other factors that can accelerate the appearance of under eye fine lines and wrinkles include the following:

Frequent rubbing of the eyes

Frequent rubbing of the eyes, perhaps after a tiring day or due to allergic rhinitis, could contribute in the formation of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Rubbing the eyes could further damage the integrity of the thin skin that surrounds the eye area.

Prolonged sun exposure

Staying out under the sun for long periods of time can accelerate skin aging. UV rays from the sun damage the skin by breaking down collagen, causing the structure of the skin to weaken and become more prone to the formation of under eye fine lines and wrinkles.

Smoking

The harmful chemicals that constitute cigarette smoke causes oxidative stress to the cells of the body, including those in the skin. Oxidative stress damages the collagen and elastin reserves of the skin.

Smoking also causes constriction of the blood vessels, which could deprive the skin of essential vitamins, especially vitamin A. Vitamin A helps maintain skin health by speeding up wound healing, preventing acne breakouts, boosts the skin’s immunity, and promotes hydration. Depriving the skin of vitamin A puts the skin at a higher risk of developing skin damage, which could lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

Unhealthy food habits

A diet high in fats and sugar and low in vitamins can contribute to oxidative stress that can damage the skin. Low water intake can cause dehydration of the skin, which can also weaken skin integrity, resulting in the formation and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What are the non-surgical treatments for under eye fine lines and wrinkles?

Topical eye creams and skin care products that contain potent skin-nourishing ingredients such as retinoids, antioxidants, and peptides can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Avoiding sun exposure, quitting smoking, and eating a balanced diet can also delay the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

While these modalities can be effective in getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles, it might take some time – perhaps weeks to months to see the visible results. The good news is that non-surgical skin treatments are now available that will help get rid of those stubborn fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. These treatments are minimally invasive with zero downtime and are almost painless.

Ultraformer III HIFU

Ultraformer III is an advanced device that uses high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to delivery precise ultrasound pulses to the layers of the skin. The ultrasound beams target fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating the skin cells to produce higher amounts of collagen and activating natural healing processes. The ultimate result is lifting, tightening, and smoothening of the skin.

The Ultraformer III is a non-invasive treatment that can be safely applied onto the delicate skin that surrounds the eyes. You can already notice the effects of Ultraformer III even after just one treatment session.

BTX

BTX, or botulinum toxin, is a potent neurotoxin that relaxes the muscles and smoothens the skin by blocking the transmission of signals in the facial nerves. When injected into the facial muscles, BTX effectively reduces fine lines and wrinkles. BTX can be injected to target different skin and facial concerns, including under eye fine lines and wrinkles.

Profhilo®

Profhilo® is a unique skin treatment formulation that contains pure hyaluronic acid which boosts collagen production and activates tissue rejuvenation. These processes improve skin structure and cause distinct effects on the skin, such as reduction of under eye fine lines and wrinkles. Ultimately, Profhilo® is effective in restoring the skin’s youthful glow.

Radiofrequency Microneedling

Radiofrequency microneedling is a revolutionary skin treatment that combines fractional radiofrequency waves and microneedles to stimulate the production of new collagen, elastin, and capillaries. Radiofrequency microneedling effectively tightens and lifts the skin and reduces the appearance of under eye fine lines and wrinkles. Other effects of radiofrequency microneedling include minimized pores, treatment of acne scars, resolution of eyebags, and overall skin brightening and rejuvenation.