Treating Under Eyes Problems
There was a joke going on Twitter some months back. A woman went to the hospital for some checkup, and the doctor attending to her happens to be her High school classmate. After she asked him if he attended the school and he said “Yes, Class’87,”
She goes, “That was my class.”
“What were you teaching?” he replies.
No one, absolutely No one wants to be in that kind of situation.
Yes, as we get old, the skin tends to lose its elasticity, and under-eye wrinkles, Under-Eye Dark Circles and eye bags (Festoon) are inevitable. But there are some percussions and care that can be taken to slow them down and make you look in your early 30s while in your late 50s.
The following information is meant to help you understand these aging process and the best treatments available for slowing them.
What is under-eye wrinkles?
Under-eye wrinkles are deep lines that appear under the eye due to aging but can be facilitated by other factors such as lack of care.
They can also appear earlier on that area due to tugging, rubbing and stretching when putting on/or removing makeup.
Does that mean I should stop applying makeup?
No. The area under the eye has thin skin, and where a lot of blood vessels are gathered, so even without tugging, rubbing, or stretching when applying or removing makeup, you will get them.
What are the causes of under-eye wrinkles?
The primary cause of under-eye wrinkles is aging. However, other factors like squinting, frowning, not getting enough sleep, dry skin and even laughing contribute to the formation of under-eye wrinkles.
How Soon Do They Appear?
Like every other part of the body, lack of care makes things break down. Those who do not take care of their skin might notice signs of under eye wrinkles as early as their early twenties, but those who take good care of their skin might experience under eye wrinkles much later.
What are Under-Eye Dark Circles?
Periorbital area (tear trough and under the eye) is fragile and sensitive. Once we start losing fat in the area, the skin tends to be uneven. The uneven surface will reflect the light is a wrong angle casting a dark show under the eye. Dark eyes circles also occur when the thin layer of skin below your eyes starts showing the blood vessels and the blood they contain more clearly than anywhere else on your body, leaving you looking pale, ill and old. The problem advances to a full circle then to eye bags. It seems like that we have to remove fats from the area, but in fact, we need to inject filler to support the gas in the skin to resort its flatness and evenness.
What Causes Dark Circles Under the Eye?
Stress; lack of sleep, hormonal changes, allergies, a disturbed lifestyle, extra melanin (periorbital hyperpigmentation) in the skin around the eyes, aging, and it can be hereditary, among many other factors that cause dark circles under the eyes
Should be worried when I notice dark circles under my eyes?
No, you shouldn’t be worried. There are many treatments available for lightening under dark eye circles.
What are eye Bags?
As we age, tissues structures surrounding the eyes, including some of the muscles supporting the eyelids, weaken. Applying Fat helps support the eyes to move into the lower eyelids, causing the lids to appear puffy. The fat may be targeted by fluid which then accumulates in the space below the eyes, adding to the swelling.
Note that aging tends to make the skin more translucent, therefore, under eye bags tend to be more visible than they would have otherwise been.
What are the causes of under eye bags (Festoon)?
The number cause of under-eye bags is Aging, but other factors such as Fluid retention, especially upon waking or after a salty meal, Lack of sleep, Allergies, Smoking, Heredity – under-eye bags can run in families – are viable causes.
Should I be worried about Eyebags?
No, you shouldn’t. Eyebags are more a cosmetic issue than a health concern. However, it is advisable to visit a doctor if the swelling is severe, persistent, painful, itchy or red.
What are differences between Under Eye dark circles and under eye bags and eye wrinkles?
From the definition, under eye wrinkles are deep lines under the eyes, under dark eye circles are the darkening of the skin under the eyes while Eye bags, on the other hand, refer to the swelling that occurs around the eyes, usually looking like bags.
The problems are independent but often come together.
What are the best available treatments?
The best available treatment for this cosmetic condition so far includes Fillers, Plasma injection and Radiofrequency.
What is Fillers?
They are tiny facial injections applied to specific places on the face to help slow down facial issues such as wrinkles. They provide the facial skin with the needed hyaluronic acid, collagen, and calcium hydroxylapatite to help it rejuvenate by raising scar depressions, reducing or eliminating wrinkles, enhancing lips and replacing soft-tissue volume loss.
Is there any side effect?
Not every wrinkle-filler is right for every type of wrinkle – just as there are some foods some people are allergic too. So it is essential you only have fillers injected by a highly trained medical staff.
They know what is best for you and your skin.
What is Plasma injection?
Plasma injection has been successfully used to heal sports injuries for years and has only recently started to replace harmful synthetic treatments when it comes to treating facial issues like wrinkles, scars, sun damage and dark circles under their eyes.
It is an organic treatment that makes use of plasma taken from the patient’s blood instead of chemicals injected into the body. The plasma stimulates the skin stem cells to produce more collagen, grow new cells and rejuvenate the skin.
Are there any side effects?
There are no side effects since the body can’t reject its blood, but it is essential to get the procedures done by experts in the field.
What is Radiofrequency?
This treatment is used by people who don’t know who don’t consider themselves old enough to go for surgical procedures (yet). It is an energy treatment – a non-surgical tightening of the early signs of loose or sagging skin.
Are there any side effects?
It is a nonsurgical process, so there is no devastating side effect to it, by as always, it is advisable to get it done by experts in the field.
It is important to note that these cosmetic conditions will reappear with age, but if you are appearance conscious, getting one of these treatments will ensure you appear in your best state always.