What Causes Fine Lines and Wrinkles?
- Exposure to the sun, free radicals through pollution or smoke
- Repetitive facial movements and expressions
- Age. As we age, production of natural oils, collagen and elastic decreases, leaving skin drier, thinner and less resilient. Fat stored beneath the skin’s surface starts to diminish, causing skin to lose firmness.
How to prevent fine lines:
You can gently exfoliate dry skin that forms under your eyes and other sensitive areas on your face to promote new cell growth. Only use products that are specifically made to exfoliate and massage into the area underneath your eyes.
Lack of moisture can increase the appearance of fine lines around your eyes. Look for moisturizers that are rich in ingredients shown to promote circulation and new cell growth. Retinol (a derivative of vitamin A), peptides, and hyaluronic acid are all backed by research and aestheticians.
Avoid sun exposure
You can help prevent fine lines from forming by protecting your skin from UV rays. Always wear an SPF of at least 30 when you’re venturing outside, even if it’s not particularly sunny.
Eat a healthy diet
Vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E are all frequently used in skin care products. By incorporating foods rich in these vitamins into your diet, you’ll be helping your skin (and the rest of your body) to form healthy new cells. Some researchersTrusted Source believe that there’s a strong link between a healthy diet and firm, younger looking skin. Consider colorful citrus fruits, carrots, and pumpkin to beef up the amount of these vitamins in your diet.
How to remove fine lines:
There are also ways to treat fine lines under your eyes using cosmetic procedures and facial treatments. These should be performed by a dermatologist or trained aesthetician.
Chemical peels can be applied to the face to remove dead skin cells and promote new cell growth. Chemical peels can’t treat deep wrinkles or tighten sagging skin, but they may be able to reduce the appearance of fine lines around your eyes.
Dermal fillers are injected into the skin underneath or around the eyes to “plump up” the appearance of the face. Fillers are temporary, and most products give you results that last six months to two years. Two well-known treatments in this category are Restylane and Juvéderm.
Microdermabrasion is a popular and minimally invasive procedure used to exfoliate your skin. A diamond-tip handpiece is the tool often used on sensitive areas of skin, like your eyes, for this treatment. Microdermabrasion gets rids of dull, dead skin cells and promotes circulation to the area of skin where pressure is being applied.
Lasers are becoming increasingly popular as a treatment of under-eye lines and wrinkles. Several types of laser treatments are available for this purpose. Fractional lasers are one option that works by poking mic
roscopic holes into the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Microneedling is an increasingly popular treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to poke holes in the skin, which can be followed by the application of a skin cream or serum. As the skin heals, collagen is stimulated, improving fine lines, and the texture of the skin.
A small amount of Botox is injected into targeted muscles under the eyes, decreasing the appearance of wrinkles by causing the area to relax. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), most people see results in just three to seven days and experience a significant reduction in the appearance of wrinkles for three to four months.
Board certified dermatologist Dr. Tri H. Nguyen receives patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas for safe and proven skin care procedures.
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