It is not a matter of choice, everyone gets wrinkles around the eyes. They’re easy to get and tough to ditch. If you laugh, frown, squint, rub your eyes often or happen to be a very expressive person when you speak, they’ll start to appear. Additionally, other factors such as a loss of skin elasticity due to ageing and continued exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays—which actually speeds up the rate of collagen breaking down—can cause wrinkles around the eyes to be set in permanently.
There are different types of wrinkles around the eyes; under-eye wrinkles, crow’s feet and glabellar frown lines. Under-eye wrinkles form on the mid to outer corner of the lower eyelid, while crow’s feet appear at the outer corner of the eye. Glabellar frown lines are vertical wrinkles etched in between the eyebrows that form because of frowning, as its name suggests.
Before you head to the mirror to figure out which of these wrinkles you have, we have the solutions for you below. Whether you are in your late 40s and have visible wrinkles around the eyes, or you’re in your early 20s and are looking for preventive measures to keep the wrinkles at bay, there are non-surgical aesthetic treatments you can undergo that will help improve the appearance of these wrinkles around the eyes. What’s even better; these treatments have little to no downtime, are less painful and allow for subtle improvements to be made to the face while still looking natural. We discuss the treatments available for three common concerns below.
Prevention of Crow’s Feet and Frown Lines
Prevention is better than cure—you can delay wrinkle formation with a neurotoxin. Neurotoxin injections work by relaxing facial muscles. These muscles contract when you laugh, talk or make an expression, leading to dynamic wrinkles around the eyes which can become static or permanent over time. Neurotoxins can be injected near the outer corner of your eyes to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and between the brows to help correct glabellar frown lines. Pro-tip: Consider a neurotoxin that has zero complexing proteins to minimize your risk of developing botulinum toxin resistance, which may render future treatments less effective or have completely no effect at all.
Diminish Fine Lines Around the Eyes
Plump up fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes from within with injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Naturally found in our body, hyaluronic acid has the ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water. When injected under the skin, hyaluronic acid instantly fills up areas within the skin to smoothen and reduce the depth of fine lines around the eyes. Bonus, when dermal fillers are injected into the tear trough (the area between the lower eye area and the cheek) the under eyes will also look brighter with less obvious dark eye circles—immediately making you look younger and more well-rested.
Tighten and Lift the Skin Around Your Eyes
Refresh your eyes with a Micro-Focused Ultrasound with Visualisation (MFUV) treatment. Shots of micro-focused ultrasound energy are delivered deep into the skin without disrupting the surface to trigger the body’s natural reparative process—resulting in a boost of collagen production. This leads to a skin lifting and tightening effect over the brow and under-eye areas. Make sure you pick a MFUV treatment that’s FDA-cleared to ensure you’re getting a safe and effective treatment.
With so many aesthetic treatments on hand to improve the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, you can slow down the effects of ageing. Aesthetic doctors will usually prescribe a combination of treatments for the best effect. The best thing about it all? Most of these treatments are quick “lunchtime” procedures with minimal to no downtime, so you can get right back to your usual hustle.
Consult our trusted panel doctors today!