Under Eye Wrinkles at Age 31

Is 31 a Normal Age for Seeing Under Eye Wrinkles? What Can Be Done to Diminish Them?

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Eyelid wrinkles

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Depending on various situations some patients may have wrinkles in the eyelid area in their 30s. Genetics, smoking,... can acelerate this condition. It's a little bit difficult to do a correct aproach without a prior consultation. There are some treatments (botox, fillers, laser,...) that can achieve a good aesthetic result, but the most accurate result will be obtained with a surgical aproach.

Spain Plastic Surgeon

Treating Under Eye Wrinkles With Radiesse

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The skin under the eyes is a very delicate area. So signs of aging can appear as early as your teen years.

Laser resurfacing is good for fine lines under the eye. It causes the skin to contract and tighten. And the new collagen formation would contribute to the reduction of the lines. 

Dermal fillers can help replenish volume beneath your eyes and smooth out the appearance of wrinkles.

Older forms of hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are subject to the Tyndall effect. This is where a bluish discoloration appears due to the way light refracts through a clear colloid solution.


Radiesse is white and opaque. It will not be subject to the Tyndall effect.

Belotero which is another type of hyaluronic acid, is also formulated differently. It is not produced as a colloid. Therefore discoloration is less likely to occur due to using it.


Here is an example of a patient who received excellent results using Radiesse beneath her eyes. This was done at the same time as her cheek lift using this filler.



Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Young patient with Under Eye Wrinkles

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This is a great question. I have two thoughts initially. First, consider the possibility of blepharochalasis. This is a condition related to recurrent swelling. These patients don't tend to do as well with any treatments because the issues are inflammatory. My second thought is related to volume preservation. Any treatment plan should absolutely preserve as much of the periorbital fat, muscle and tissue as possible. You might be a great candidate for some very conservative filler. Also, botox or dysport can be used in young patients (off-label) to produce a nice response with very little down-time. Dr. Todd Hobgood

Todd Christopher Hobgood, MD
Phoenix Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Under Eye Wrinkles at 30?

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Hi Madison.  Especially in sunny Southern California, we often see patients with facial wrinkles at 30 years old.  Options include the following below.

  • Botox (outer corners of lower eye)
  • Restylane (dark circles or bags under eyes)
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Surgery

Go to a few consultations to find out more about these options.  Good luck.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Under eye wrinkles may appear as early as the mid twenties

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Under eye wrinkles may appear as early as the mid twenties. The best early treatment is daily use of Retin A or other prescription retinoids. The next step is Botox treatments. Those with deeper, etched-in wrinkles benefit from laser tightening procedures.

William P. Coleman III, MD
Metairie Dermatologic Surgeon

Under eye wrinkles at age 31.

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Each individual ages differently especially with the addition of tanning, lack of spf, smoking and diet.  Botox injections and injectable fillers may be a solution for you but it is hard to predict without a consultation.  Make sure you are also using a good skin care regimen to slow the aging process. 

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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