HOW TO COMBAT EYE WRINKLES
Published May 20, 2023
It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul. Unfortunately, it is also one of the first signs of the passing of time. As such, eye wrinkles are a common concern for many men and women, but it can be difficult to know how to start treating them.
In this article, we will explain how eye wrinkles develop and we will show you that there is not just one type of wrinkle around the eyes but several. At FILORGA, we don’t treat wrinkles as a whole, but precisely treat each type of wrinkle.
Because even if the differences from one wrinkle to another are sometimes subtle, they still require a unique course of treatment.
HOW DO WRINKLES FORM?
Skin aging is a natural process that affects the entire structure of our skin. The face is affected earlier because the skin is thinner there than on other parts of the body. The eye area in particular has extremely thin skin.
Over time, skin microcirculation decreases and blood vessels become fragile. Skin cell turnover slows down. The epidermis becomes thinner and the horny layer on the surface thickens, which can lead to the appearance of microcracks on the skin surface. The signs of aging around the eyes can also be accompanied by dark circles: less efficient blood and lymphatic microcirculation means that blood waste is not properly eliminated. As the skin of this area is very thin, this waste accumulates and becomes visible by transparency.
In the dermis, there is less production of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin. This decrease disorganizes the structure of the dermis: it sags and no longer fulfills its role as a support mattress for the skin.
Finally, in the hypodermis, the fat cells lose volume. The skin is less firm and less plump.
All these phenomena combined, often amplified by smoking, fatigue or UV exposure, lead to the appearance of wrinkles.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF EYE WRINKLES
In addition to this structural aging of the skin, there is also anatomical aging, i.e., specific changes in the different areas of the eye area. These phenomena have long been analyzed by dermatologists, so much so that when they observe the eye area of a patient, they quickly distinguish several types of wrinkles:
- CROW’S FEET WRINKLES
Located on the outer side of the eye, these wrinkles are part of the expression lines. They emphasize the repeated movements of the facial muscles.To correct these wrinkles, dermatologists typically use the peeling technique.
- UPPER EYELID FOLD
As with other wrinkles, it is the result of a decrease in the natural production of collagen and elastin, as well as the sagging of the eyelid. The treatment of the eyelid fold can be done with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) or PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) injections. If you do not wish to undergo this type of procedure, you can opt instead for an anti-wrinkle eye cream like TIME-FILLER EYES 5-XP.
- FROWN LINES
This wrinkle, also called the glabella wrinkle, is located between the eyebrows. It is the repeated frowning of the latter, associated with skin aging, that causes its appearance. In the dermatologist office, the preferred solution for reducing this wrinkle is the injection of botulinum toxin, which keeps the eyebrow muscles relaxed.
- UNDER-EYE WRINKLES
They are often a sign of dehydrated skin. These wrinkles can also be caused by a loss of volume in the cheeks due to age or like when we lose weight. This loss of volume leads to a sagging of the area under the eye which, coupled with less elastic skin, results in wrinkles. To fight against these wrinkles, revitalization injections will be performed.
- DARK CIRCLES
As we have seen above, dark circles are the result of an accumulation of pigment in the blood vessels located just under the skin of the eye. They can be alleviated by the carboxytherapy technique, which aims to reoxygenate the tissues to stimulate microcirculation and cell renewal.
Depending on what they have observed, dermatologists will then choose the technique or techniques best suited to their patients' wrinkles.
FILORGA IS INSPIRED BY COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY TO TREATS WRINKLES
Founded in 1978, FILORGA is the 1st French Laboratory in Aesthetic Medicine. Its founder, Dr. Michel Tordjman, developed at the time an injectable solution acting on all the key factors of skin aging. The current FILORGA products are the result of this research. We provide all women and men with anti-aging cosmetic products developed from the ingredients used in injections.
To treat wrinkles and signs of aging around the eyes, FILORGA uses these ingredients:
- For crow's feet wrinkles, a standardized extract of sea fennel that helps to get rid of dead cells, reduce the thickness of the stratum corneum, and accelerate epidermal renewal.
- For the eyelid fold, orchid stem cells that increase collagen and elastin production. This helps firm the skin and has a lifting effect on the eyelid fold, thus opening the eyes.
- For frown lines, a relaxing peptide that mimics the action of botulinum toxin.
- For wrinkles under the eye, a potassium-rich Imperata cylindrica root extract that helps create a water reservoir in the skin.
- For dark circles, a silk tree extract inspired by carboxytherapy that improves microcirculation and helps reduce pigment build-up.
NCEF (New Cellular Encapsulated Factors) technology, created by FILORGA, which integrates high molecular weight hyaluronic acid and revitalizing ingredients used in injections (amino acids, vitamins, minerals, coenzymes). NCEF acts as a real booster that triggers the skin's natural cellular mechanisms to fight against skin aging.
To effectively treat your eye wrinkles, we have combined all these ingredients in our TIME-FILLER collection. Try it today!