Strong under eye lines and bags that mostly appear when smiling. Recommendations? (photo)
Doctor Answers 3
Very subtle eye bags
These are subtle "eye bags". likely only from orbicularis hypertrophy and some skin laxity and not orbital fat prolapse. That being said, this can be confirmed with a physical exam and facial analysis.
A skin pinch lower lid blepharoplasty is a good option for you with possible periocular laser vs. chemical peel.
Hope this helps.
Best of luck,
Under eye wrinkling with smiling
When you smile, the ring muscle around the eyes bunches up and that bunching gets transmitted to the overlying skin. This is what causes the strong lines under your eyes with smiling. You can try a small dose of Botox to the central lower eyelid to prevent the muscle from bunching as much. A longer lasting solution would be to have a lower eyelid blepharoplasty and have a conservative amount of skin and muscle resected so the area is less redundant. Good luck!
Dark Circles, Eyelid Wrinkles/Bags Treatment -- Restylane or Belotero with Cannulas, Clear+Brilliant, Eclipse Micropen, Viva
Laser, fillers, microneedling/PRP will give improvement without surgery. Lower blepharoplasty could be a permanent solution. Please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer