Is Fraxel Re:store or Re:pair the Best Treatment for my Under Eye Wrinkles?

I'm only 22 years old but I already have under eye wrinkles. What's the best treatment for these areas?

Doctor Answers 2

Fraxel repair or Fraxel restore Best for Treatment of Lower Eye Lid Wrinkles?

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Hi E,

At 22 years old, I would recommend eye cream as a first treatment for lower eyelid wrinkles.  SkinMedica's TNS Eye Repair is a great product for the eye lids. Looking at your photo I would also advise that you stay away from magnifying mirrors as you skin appears to be great.  I would advise against laser treatment.  When the time comes for that, say in 15 to 20 years, then Fraxel repair is much more effective than Fraxel restore at treating crepe lower eye lid skin.  Enjoy your youth, it is fleeting.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Lower eyelid creases

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

your photograph is very helpful to address your concern. It seems that you have a tiny amount of creases immediatley below your eyelid from underlying muscle bulging. Lasers may not help this. An off-label use of injecting Botox, only 1 unit to start in each lower eyelid near the eyelashes, may help make these bulges less noticable, but it should be done by an expert. It does not appear that you have swollen bags of fluid, but if you have a history of this then you should not have the botox injected. I can not state that this is your best treatment as you are not being examined by me, so you would still need to have a consultation with an expert to determine what is best for you.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.