Is there any way to thicken the skin under the eyes and facial skin in general? What about skin on the rest of the body?

Are the products or treatments? Are there any habits I can adopt for this purpose?

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Is there any way to thicken the skin under the eyes and facial skin in general? What about skin on the rest of the body?

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Thanks for your query. Stimulating collagen will cause thickening of the skin. There are various ways to increase the thickness like co2 fractional laser, thermage, chemical peels. Successive sittings of these treatments lead to stimulation of collagen and thickening of the skin gradually. Hope it helps.

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India Plastic Surgeon
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Increasing Intrinsic Collagen...

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Thanks Moonjava for the terrific question.

Eyelid skin is very thin in general and can be one of the first places that begins aging. This can lead to fine lines and crepiness, in addition to the appearance of dark circles (either from pigment or underlying vasculature).

A great way to "thicken" the skin is to use a combination of one or more lasers  (fractional, non ablative) or radiofrquency devices which can help the body rebuild its own intrinsic collagen. This takes time, over a period of months. These devices can be used on the body as well.

Adding filler under the eye as well as neurotoxin (BOTOX) to relax muscle causing dynamic wrinkles will synergistically rejuvenate periorbital tissue.

Be sure to consult a Board Certified physician in any of the core aesthetic specialties (Ophthalmologist/Oculoplastic Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon, or Derm) who has had a lot of experience in the field to assure you will get a great result.

I wish you All the Best,

Dr. K

Shalini Kapoor, MD
Los Angeles Ophthalmologist

Collagen Building Treatment

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Skin can be in essence "thickened" by building collagen. Collagen is the scaffolding of the skin that gives it strength and structure. There are many different ways you can work on building collagen in the skin, but one of the best ways is a procedure we do in our office called 3D Laser. 3D is the combination of two lasers, Collagenesis & Vbeam, which work together to build collagen, one on a deeper and the other on a more superficial level. The result is an overall three-dimensional skin tightening effect with minimal discomfort and zero downtime. 3D is best done in a series of three, each spaced 4 weeks apart and can be performed on both the face & neck and over time will provide tighter, stronger, "thicker" skin.

Dennis Gross, MD
New York Dermatologist
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