How do I get rid of these fine lines and wrinkles under my eyes naturally? Im only 18 yrs old. (photos)
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Under eye wrinkles
Under eye lines
Well......If you want natural....that is what you've got! And trust me - I am a quarter centruy older than you and I can say that if you go the natural route it is only going to get worse....Under eye wrinkles are a very common concern. They are also one of the more difficult areas of the face to treat noninvasively. The reason for this is simple: Generally speaking, there are 3 things which cause the aging process of the upper face.
(1) muscle contraction, primarily in the upper face, can cause expression lines to be come etched into the skin.
(2) volume loss along the cheek bones can lead to hollowing under the eyes, and lines of the lower face.
(3) The skin itself becomes weak and stretchy with time due to loss of collagen.
Underneath the eye all 3 of these things come together to create the perfect storm. Therefore, non invasive treatment for under eye wrinkles can be complicated. You are young and healthy. I do not see volume loss under your eyes yet - so I would not do fillers yet. Botox can be used directly under the eye. It will help some, approximately 10-15%, but do not expect a miraculous change from it as the muscular contribution to these lines is a relatively small. The best answer for you is to do a series of treatments to stimulate the skin to grow more collagen, so that has the ability to stand up to gravity better, which will reduce those lines. Skin can regrow collagen, but only when it thinks that it has been wounded. Therefore, all collagen increasing treatments are based on the concept of the controlled wound. You do something to the skin, create some small amount of damage, and the skin responds by growing more collagen. Lasers use heat to create this controlled wound, peels use acids, and microneedling uses physical puncture, however, they are all "getting at" the same healing response. For under eye line such as yours, I generally recommend a series of collagen building treatments such as microneedling, which can go all the way to the lash line, followed by a small amount of Botox if you have not reached your goals. You are young - and I predict that you will have a wonderful results!
Removing fine eye lines naturally
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