Botox® or botulinum toxin injection
Botox® injections aim to decrease wrinkles and fine lines at rest and not freeze the face. The facial expressions are retained after treatment carried out correctly, thus producing a natural result.
As the skin ages, folds and wrinkles can appear on the skin under the eyes as it weakens, loosens, and gradually stretches.
The appearance makes the eyes look older, resulting in a tired, sad appearance. In women, wearing make-up can, instead of camouflaging, sometimes even accentuate the effect.
The skin around the eyes is finer and more delicate than on the rest of your face as it is supplied with little collagen, of which the quantity naturally decreases over the years as less and less is produced, and there are also very few fat cells. Extremely thin, fragile, and rather dry, these conditions boost the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
The wrinkles and fine lines located under the eyes are also due to repetitive movements of our face, and particularly our eyes. This area is indeed surrounded by numerous muscles and is extremely mobile; we blink over 10 000 times a day. So, whether it is smiling, laughing, squinting, or frowning, all these expressions participate in lastingly marking our skin.
But skin aging and repeated facial expressions are not the sole causes of folded or crinkled skin under the eyes. Environmental factors such as sun exposure or lifestyle (smoking, alcohol consumption) are also major factors of premature aging.