The Skin Around the Eyes

Table of Contents

1. Wrinkles under the eyes – where do they come from?

2. What about wrinkles under the eyes? Homemade ways

3. Wrinkles under the eyes – treatments

4. Treatments based on hyaluronic acid

4.1. Needle mesotherapy

4.2. Botox

4.3. HIFU

4.4. PDO threads

4.5. Laser treatments

The Skin is formed of 3 main layers, the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous layer. Each layer has its own function and nutrient activity. The skin around the eyes is the thinnest skin we have on our entire bodies. The skin around the eyes is also the most delicate skin and can be difficult to treat. As the ageing process develops signs of ageing can become prominent around the eyes.

Wrinkles around the eyes are one of the first signs of ageing that appear on our faces. These small ones, often called crow’s feet, can already appear in women at a very young age. Can wrinkles be minimised? Yes, and with minimally invasive methods. Check.

Did you know that people with wrinkles around the eyes are perceived as… 5 years older than they really are? This is one of the reasons why you should be interested in the topic. The more so because with wrinkles you can actually win. And you don’t need plastic surgery or other very invasive procedures for that. All you have to do is reach for some of the aesthetic medicine techniques. Check out the details of how to get rid of wrinkles under the eyes.


Wrinkles under the eyes – where do they come from?

Why are wrinkles formed around the eyes? As it is not difficult to guess, it is primarily about the started ageing processes. No one can avoid this, although there is no denying that in some wrinkles will be smaller, and in some, they will be larger. With age, the skin, not only the one around the eyes, loses the ability to produce collagen. What is collagen? It is a protein responsible for the elasticity and elasticity of the skin. In healthy, young skin, collagen takes the form of “springs”. Over time, however, it is damaged. It ceases to curl and thus – no longer fulfils the same function as before. Skin that is becoming less and less elastic cannot quickly return to a safe state. As a result, wrinkles are formed.

It is also worth adding that the skin around the eyes tends to dry out. It is very thin and delicate. It does not contain sebaceous glands and a fatty layer. You also need to pay attention to mast cells – cells responsible for allergic reactions. You already know why it is the skin around the eyes that first lets you know about the reaction not only to new cosmetic products but also to strong fragrances or impurities.

The skin around the eyes is very sensitive – susceptible not only to the appearance of wrinkles but also to bruising or excess water.

The facial expressions of our faces are also responsible for the formation of wrinkles. More than once you have probably heard not to squint because it will end up with the formation of wrinkles. Indeed, there is something in it – often ruffled skin will “repay” with wrinkles. We can’t stop our facial expressions. And even if – it would certainly be very difficult and burdensome.

What about wrinkles under the eyes? Homemade ways

Is it possible to win with wrinkles at home? It will certainly be very difficult. However, it is definitely worth using the following methods, which will prove to be a great support for professional treatments, the details of which you will find later in the article. For now, let’s check out home remedies for wrinkles:

  •  massage – circular movements after applying the cream (morning and evening) performed regularly (this regularity is the key to success here) can really help in the fight against wrinkles. First of all, it is a very good way to counteract the formation of mimic wrinkles. Good quality creams will work perfectly here. An alternative here may be… coconut oil,
  • cucumber masks – cucumber slices eliminate dark circles under the eyes. This is a simple and quick to implement way that does not cost much,
  • parsley masks – do you care about a homemade way that has an anti-wrinkle effect and at the same time eliminates swelling? Chop the parsley, add 2 teaspoons of cream and mix well. Apply the mush to the closed eyelids and hold at least a quarter of an hour. Then wash off with lukewarm water,
  • herbs – calendula, firefly, chamomile – these herbs have brightening and soothing properties.

Wrinkles under the eyes – treatments

Treatments for wrinkles under the eyes will definitely help you get rid of the problem. Nowadays, we have a number of effective and safe methods at our disposal. Also when it comes to wrinkles under the eyes at a young age.

Below you will find a list of the most, in our opinion, effective treatments. Here are the results these innovative methods can provide you with:

  • draining excess water and toxins from tissues,
  • strengthening of thin skin under the eyes,
  • skin firming,
  • elasticity of the skin,
  • less signs of fatigue,
  • stimulation of lymph in the skin, better blood supply,
  • reduction of swelling under the eyes.

As you can see the effects are a whole bunch. Some of them contribute to the reduction of bothersome wrinkles.

Treatments for wrinkles around the eyes

Here is a list of safe and proven treatments that are worth considering in the fight against wrinkles.

Treatments based on hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in our body. Its most important task is to bind water molecules. This preparation is valued in aesthetic medicine for maintaining an appropriate level of hydration. No wonder that it is often used to revitalize the skin or reduce wrinkles. The effects of using this method last up to half a year.

Needle mesotherapy

Why is it worth considering needle mesotherapy? This is a great method aimed at regeneration, nourishment or hydration of the skin around the eyes. A specialist in aesthetic medicine selects the appropriate substances individually for the patient. It administers them intradermally to a specific place on the skin, e.g. around the eyes. Often used in the method of needle mesotherapy, the preparation is platelet-rich plasma.


Botox is a great way to reduce mimic wrinkles. Already a very small (and thus safe dose) paralyzes the mimic muscles, which are responsible for the formation of wrinkles.


How about an ultrasonic facelift? This method is recommended primarily for people with lowered eyebrows or excess upper eyelid (or drooping eyelid). It is also perfect for kinks and small wrinkles of the lower eyelids or the famous crow’s feet.

PDO threads

Another very effective therapy, which is not only effective or safe, but also long-lasting. The task of the threads administered under the skin is the process of neocollagenesis, i.e. the production of new collagen, which helps the skin regain tension and firmness.

Laser treatments

Laser treatments for wrinkles? Absolutely! Laser treatments have a great rejuvenating or smoothing effect. Specialists use laser light pulses here, which provide excellent results after just one treatment. The laser light reaches deep and induces strong regenerative processes. Thus, collagen production is stimulated.

There are many great treatments to help reduce the signs of ageing. It is always best to have a reputable clinic and to have a thorough consultation. This way the treating practitioner can find out about your daily habits and lifestyle before  implanting a treatment plan. Botox and hyaluronic acid fillers need to be carried out in the most safest way possible therefore we recommend that you seek advice from a nurse or doctor who is specialised in these fillers and botox.