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Is the wrinkly eye contour a problem? Read the article to discover the most effective remedies for a smooth, fresh and youthful eye contour.

The saying ‘eyes are windows to the soul’ speaks volumes about their communicative importance.

Precisely for this reason, any imperfection involving this part of the face can damage a person’s aesthetics and, above all, their self-perception. In particular, an aged, tired and weighed-down eye contour could make us feel uncomfortable, because it does not correspond to what we would like to convey with our gaze.

So, a wrinkly eye contour can undermine our self-esteem and our relationship with the outside world.

The aim of this article is to provide 2 effective remedies for a smooth and plumped eye contour, depending on the patient’s age and extent of the problem. In particular, we will see the following:

How to eliminate a wrinkly eye contour

The term ‘wrinkly eye contour’ refers to a condition in which the skin around the eyes develops wrinkles, or fine lines, over time.

The eye contour is a particularly delicate and vulnerable area of the face, prone to premature ageing.

Compared to other types of wrinkles on the face, the periocular area is exposed to repetitive muscular activity (such as smiling or frowning) at the basis of the so-called ‘expression lines’.

If we add to this the physiological ageing of the skin, exposure to UV rays and other bad lifestyle habits (such as smoking or a poor diet), we can easily understand why wrinkly eye contours are an extremely widespread aesthetic problem.

There are several treatments that can be used to correct wrinkles under the eyes, but in this article we will focus on 2 remedies. In both cases, we will discover why hyaluronic acid is one of the most effective solutions.

How to moisturise the eye contour

Skin in the eye area is delicate and thin and particularly exposed to lack of moisture.

Moreover, it loses its structure over the years because its cells decrease their activity. In particular, with the natural ageing process, the share of hyaluronic acid (HA) in the body – which plays an important role in keeping the skin hydrated and firm – decreases.

It is no coincidence that many of the best products used in dermocosmetics exploit the properties of this molecule.

So, as a preventive measure or if the wrinkled eye contour is characterised by fine lines at an early stage, it is possible to resort to:

  • Hyaluronic acid facial creams: in these cases, a ‘high molecular weight’ HA is used (the molecule cannot penetrate the dermis and it only has a surface moisturising activity).
  • Cosmetic fillers with high concentrations of hyaluronic acid: products to be applied on the skin that, thanks to the presence of hyaluronic acid fragments small enough to reach the dermis, can give good results.

Keep in mind that these are products for topical use. What you may notice is an improvement in wrinkles under the eyes after a long period of application, not enough for deep facial wrinkles.

Eye contour: how to moisturise the skin

How to plump the skin around the eyes

When the eye contour appears marked by visible lines and wrinkles, simple moisturisation is not enough.

In such cases, you can resort to hyaluronic acid fillers, which can be injected into the eye contour area using very fine needles. It is a type of filler completely reabsorbable by the body.

Furthermore, keep in mind that the risk of contraindications and side effects of hyaluronic acid are very low indeed and, in most cases, they stem from the quality of the product used and the competence of the doctor performing the treatment.

Through fillers, hyaluronic acid crosses the epidermal intercellular spaces and reaches the underlying dermis, with the following benefits for a wrinkly eye contour:

  1. Immediate filling and plumping effect (even on the deepest wrinkles);
  2. Deep hydration;
  3. Deep skin regeneration;
  4. Increased collagen production.

So, the result will be immediately smoother and plumped skin, which will look younger, but without appearing artificial. The duration of treatment may vary between 6 and 12 months (depending on individual response and the type of HA used).

The best remedy for wrinkles under the eyes

We have seen how hyaluronic acid, due to its characteristics, is an extremely effective solution for treating wrinkly eye contours.

In particular, when used in the form of fillers, it is able to reach the deeper layers of the dermis. Thus filling and smoothing marks and wrinkles and repairing the skin from within.

Although this is an extremely safe molecule and a non-invasive outpatient procedure, it is essential that you only consult an experienced and competent aesthetic medicine doctor. A specialist will not only know how to apply the filler correctly, but will also be able to choose the best hyaluronic acid.

Two fundamental conditions to ensure that there are no unwanted effects and that the results on the wrinkly eye contour are as desired and last.

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