Everything You Need to Know About Treating—And Preventing—Under-Eye Wrinkles
There are a lot of things that are really fun about getting older: no bedtime, being able to eat ice cream whenever you want, spicy margaritas. But on the other side of this naughty and nice list—right below “paying bills” and “going to work”—you’ll find under-eye wrinkles.
I noticed my own “crow’s feet” for the first time earlier this year, at the ripe old age of 28, when a dermatologist pointed them out to me… before offering to inject them with Botox. And while I’ve always known that these fine lines were a natural part of getting older, I couldn’t help but wonder where the heck they came from, and why they suddenly decided to show up.
What causes under-eye wrinkles?
“The skin around the eye is one of the thinnest areas of skin in the body and is very fragile,” says board-certified dermatologist Nava Greenfield, MD, of Schweiger Dermatology Group in Brooklyn. And over time, “the collagen in the dermis of the skin under the eyes breaks down and loses its volume and elasticity. This occurs because of age, sun exposure, genetic factors, and environmental damage.”
Source: Well+Good – Everything You Need to Know About Treating—And Preventing—Under-Eye Wrinkles By, Zoe Weiner