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Wrinkled upper eyelids can be treated with skin removal to some degree since the wrinkles are often due to excess skin.
On the other hand, lower eyelid wrinkling, if it's the fine wrinkle type, usually responds better to resurfacing with either laser or chemical peel. Retin-A by itself will also yield some degree of improvement and it can be safely used on the lower eyelids.
Lids can be smoothed out
Best Treatment for Wrinkles on Eyelids, Non-Surgical
Fractionated carbon dioxide laser treatment is excellent for fines lines on eyelids. Make sure to choose your treating laser physician most carefully. Good luck and be well.
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Non Surgical wrinkle removal
Thank you for your questions. Without photos I can give some generalized information
on nonsurgical options (along with example companies) so you can look them up and begin your research.
1) surgery will not remove wrinkles (improve contour and remove excess skin)
2)Non surgical include lasers (CO2RE), RF (Candella Sublative, Thermi Smooth), peels
(TCA or phenol), topical tretinion (Retinae A)
3)minimall invasive RF (Thermi injectable)
Please make several appointments with experienced Plastic Surgeons who listens to your specific desires and who are not only Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery but in addition ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (denoting by membership as having met additional criteria and a focus on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery).
My best wishes,
Dr. R. A. Hardesty, MD, FACS
Diplomate and Certified by the Am. Bd. of Plastic Surgery
Botox injections followed by erbium laser skin resurfacing might be beneficial
Let's discuss the different types of wrinkles around the eyes
Static Wrinkles: are present even at rest and are often the crows feet and fine lines hay are present around the eyes at rest. These lines are related to the age and sun-damage that occur to the facial skin with aging. The eyes have the thinnest skin of the body and so often show aging before, say the cheeks or the forehead. Retinoids, and tretinoic acid (Retin-A) is one of the most effective non invasive treatments around the eyes when used carefully and is best done with customized advice regarding doseage and application. Hydration with appropriate eyelid skin products also helps to reduce the static wrinkles without more dramatic intervention. If you are comfortable with the idea of intervention then peels and lasers can be quite effective, especially when comb with volume such as fillers or fat transfer that can fill the deeper soft tissues to internally expand the subcutaneous tissues- this further helps the cause of natural peri orbital rejuvenation.
Hope this sheds light on understanding aging of the skin in the peri orbital region and treatment options. Good luck to you!
Many ways to reduce eyelid wrinkles
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Hi elsaundersx. I do not recommend Tretinoin to be used on eyelid skin because it can cause irritation and swelling. Since eyelid skin is thin and closely adherent to underlying muscle, smoothing out wrinkles is an ongoing effort as there is constant motion. Notwithstanding, resurfacing with chemical peels or lasers can create a tighter look. Conservative, specific injections of Botox can help diminish the muscle effect. Application of a good, professional physician grade eye cream is essential regardless of which approach you choose. Be sure to consult with an ABPS certified Plastic surgeon to review the options, expected outcomes, downtimes, products, etc. that accompany all of the services. Good luck!
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