Wrinkles Under Eyes

What's the best treatment for winkles under the eyes and crow's feet?

Doctor Answers 15

Sunglasses and Botox for eye wrinkles

Botox is best for your crow's feet. A very small dose (2 units) of Botox injected just below the lower lash line helps with lower lid wrinkles.

A great new technology is Fraxel re:pair, an ablative fractionated CO2 laser that has shown very impressive results for both lower and upper lids. A light glycolic peel also works well for lower lid wrinkles. Surgically, a skin pinch is excellent.

Save the sunglasses for after your treatment.

Good luck.
Dr. P


Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Wrinkle treatments for EYES

With aging, it becomes more obvious  that the  fat in cheeks begin to disappear, causing skin to sag and the face to look hollow. This can also make the eyes appear darker and more sullen.

Restylane Silk is a simple solution to  gently fill the inner eye troughs and create  a natural, relaxed look.  . Results will last 12- 18 months or more!

Botox can help relax the dynamic wrinkles on the outside of your eyes and give you a more wide-eyed appearance! The combination of both fillers and Botox is an excellent solution for the treatment of eye wrinkling!


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Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Botox, lasers or fillers are all great treatments for wrinkles under the eyes

There are 3 main treatments for this problem.  The first is Botox or Dysport to reduce the muscle movement that makes the crow's feet.  The second is a laser to tighten the skin under the eye like a fractionated C02 laser, and the third is using a filler like Restylane or Juvederm to fill in the tear troughs that cause shadows and dark circles.

Kimberly Butterwick, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Eye rejuvenation

The eyes are surrounded by a frame that helps shape our face. A loss of volume to the temples and tear trough areas, combined with fine lines around the eyes leads many to seek out treatment options. Volume and support are easily restored with cosmetic dermal fillers. Using Botox around the eyes is an excellent option in softening, if not resolving, the lines that devlope. We have good outcomes using a combination of fillers, Botox, and the Erbium MicroLaserPeel. Find a practitioner that is able and willing to provide you with a tailored treatment plan to help you meet your goals.

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Wrinkles of the Lower Eyelid. A Common Complaint, A Individualized Treatment Plan

You must first determine how aggressive you want to be with the treatment and the amount of downtime you will accept:

  • BOTOX properly placed is the current standard
  • Limited to no downtime: Peleve' Radiofrequency Treatments(3 times per year)+  Twice Dailey Tri-Peptide topical Application
  • Downtime 2-3 Days: Profractional Laser +Peleve' and maintenance with Tripeptide Topical
  • Downtime 7-10 days (but more permanent result): Erbium Laser + Skin Care maintenance

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Crow's feet and wrinkles around the eyes

BOTOX Cosmetic may be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. Mild chemical peels or laser resurfacing may be used to help reduce the prominence of these wrinkles as well.

A physician will be able to provide you with the most appropriate treatment options after examining you in person.

Treating Wrinkles with Fillers and Botox

As we age , it becomes more evident that the natural fat in cheeks begin to disappear, causing skin to sag and the face to look hollow. This can also make the eyes appear darker and more sullen. Dermal fillers such asRestylane Lyft orJuvaderm Voluma are specifically designed to add fullness to the cheeks and mid-face area, giving a more natural-looking, youthful appearance. Restylane Silk more gently fills the inner eye troughs to make a more natural look to compliment . Results will last 12- 18 months or more !

Botox can help relax the dynamic wrinkles on the outside of your eyes and give you a more wide-eyed appearance! The combination of both fillers and Botox is an excellent solution for the treatment of eye wrinkling!

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Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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What skin care product can I use for my eye wrinkles?

I would recommend that you try my Organoderm skin care products, specifically the eye gel to help with the wrinkles in that area. You do have to be realistic for it should help, but not eliminate them!

Edward J. Domanskis, MD
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Best treatment for undereye wrinkles and crow's feet

The best treatment depends on why the wrinkles are there. Most wrinkles around the eye are caused by muscle movement, so everyone will get improvement with neuromuscular toxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin), which prevent and treat wrinkling due to facial expressions. 

Patients with significant skin damage due to sun exposure or smoking may also benefit from laser or peel resurfacing.

Fillers or fat grafting can be useful for hallowing in the temples or under the eyes, and will contribute to smoothing both deep folds and superficial wrinkles.

Some patients have wrinkling due to excess skin, which is treated with blepharoplasty, often in combination with the treatments above.

In order to prevent and treat wrinkles, everyone should also use SPF 30 or higher (and re-apply frequently), wear sunglasses regularly, and wear a wide brim hat when out in the sun for prolonged periods.

Dana Goldberg, MD
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Injectables and Lasers Are Viable Treatment Options

One of the most popular treatments for wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, Botox or Dysport injectables both work to relax facial muscles and eliminate the appearance of unwanted lines. FDA-approved for wrinkle reduction, these injectables are made from a purified protein that, when administered by a trained physician, can smooth wrinkles around the eyes.

Another option would be Fraxel or DOT Laser Skin Resurfacing to help eliminate under-eye wrinkles. These technologies both help to eliminate the dead and damaged surface layers of skin, leaving behind dewy, younger-looking skin. By inducing your body’s natural healing responses, these laser skin treatments encourage the production of new skin cells and collagen.

A combination of these two treatments may be the perfect solution to your cosmetic issues.

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