I Have Severe Under Eye Wrinkles when I Smile. How Can I Get Rid of Them, I'm Only 16? (photo)

Whenever I smile, these wrinkles appear out of nowhere right under my eyes. Some smile lines are ok, but I think this just looks plain hideous. I'm only 16 yo and if it gets worse with age, I don't know if I'll be able to handle it. I know I have hollow eyes, but I don't know if this has something to do with the wrinkles. I have read botox could be a solution, but isn't it too risky right under your eye? Aren't there any other solutions, like surgery? Thank you.

Doctor Answers 1

Eye lines at 16

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Thank you for your question about treatment of eye wrinkles,

  • the lines are forming because you smile with your eyes. This is good.
  • The orbicularis muscle is creating the wrinkles.
  • Botox is highly effective - do every 3 months x 2 years.
  • Botox is safe around the eyes, if done by an experience physician,
  • Uour skin looks red from the sun - large dark glasses, hats, sun block are important to preventing early aging around the eyes.
  • Hope this helps. Best wishes.

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