Wrinkles and First Impressions
Wrinkles under the eye
are a common complaint from people all over the world. These types of wrinkles are also a leading cause of premature aging and the loss of a youthful appearance. Women traditionally feel the most pressure to maintain smooth and youthful looking skin, but men are now using more wrinkle reduction products and techniques than ever before.
Developing wrinkles under the eye often make people look much older than they actually are. The eyes are often the first thing people notice about each other when they meet. Wrinkles under the eye can prevent people from making their best first impression in both their work environment and their personal lives. Projecting a youthful appearance can help people feel more confident and assertive in everything they do.
Wrinkles under the Eye
The location of these wrinkles naturally makes them harder to target and treat. Wrinkles are usually caused by:
Natural thinning of the skin
Loss of natural elasticity
Drying of the skin and reduced moisture retention.
These factors all contribute to the skin beginning to sag and wrinkles forming as a result. The skin under the eyes is thinner than the rest of the skin on the face and this leads to wrinkles usually developing in this area first. This particular area of skin is also involved in many of our facial expressions and can get a lot of sun exposure further increasing the likelihood of wrinkles developing. It is also susceptible to puffiness and swelling caused by poor sleep or allergies.
Under-eye Wrinkle Treatments
Many types of cream are approved for safe use in this area, but they are only temporary and superficial treatments. A bonding agent such as collagen is added to the skin to help fill in the wrinkles and give the illusion of smoother skin.
Small Botox injections can be used in this area to promote a fuller look in the skin while paralyzing the surrounding muscles. These injections are expensive and the benefits are temporary. It should also be noted that Botox is a neurotoxin (a form of poison) and injecting it into the body may produce results that are unnatural looking.
Laser and surgical treatments produce longer term benefits but there are risks associated with these procedures. Both laser treatments and surgical procedures (such as eyelifts) allow patients to target specific areas for wrinkle removal. They are expensive, however, and involve lengthy recovery times.
have been performed for a long time with quality results. These procedures have previously only been possible using large specialized machines in a salon, but they can now be executed with handheld devices for consumer use. A low amperage electric current stimulates the skin and triggers a natural tightening of the area. The results are often felt and seen immediately after the first treatment with no recovery time. Specific areas can be targeted with ease. These micro-current devices are also very affordable allowing more wrinkle sufferers to benefit from their usage.