Oil For Under Eye Wrinkles
what can i do to improve my puffy eyes andwrinkles? i'm only 22? i'm 22 and always look very tired and i getsevere lines when i smile. my eyebags are puffy and look like i didn't sleep well. adoctor suggested 10 units of botoxâ® under the eyes, but won't that make the bags evenmore prominent? thank you for your question!
Oil For Under Eye Wrinkles, youâ€™re 22 years old and you submitted twovery good photos. one with the eye at rest and one with activity where there are lineswhich you described as severe. by your question you have mentioned and suggested 10 unitsof botoxâ® and youâ€™re asking a very appropriate question will that relaxation involves increasein the prominence of the bags. so, before
we discuss therapeutic options, letâ€™s firstdefine the issues involved that youâ€™re dealing with and what they are. so letâ€™s begin with the puffy bags. puffybags as they appear in the photos are mostly due to something called lower eyelid fat prolapse.lower eyelid fat prolapse tends to be genetic trait and although in many cases increaseswith aging, certainly in a 22-year-old, itâ€™s not age related. itâ€™s usually genetics.weâ€™ve had patients in our practice as young as 14 years old who had tremendous bags andiâ€™ve done surgery to help them. in your situation, if your bags are somethingthat is constant and persistent, then most likely a definitive surgical procedure willbe the solution to your issue. i always tell
patients who come in who have puffiness intermittently,in other words they have good days and not so good days. i always tell them that if theyhave more not so good days and the puffiness and persisting and puffed forward enough thatyou are ready to have a procedure. unfortunately, a lot of people try to camouflage bags likethis beyond a certain threshold with fillers and they get themselves in all kinds of problems.understanding that what you have is lower eyelid fat prolapse and that you can observehow much they are prominent and how much they dominate the appearance of your face beforeyou are ready to move forward with what i suggest is more definitive solution of lowereyelid blepharoplasty. as far as the question about the wrinklesand the use of botoxâ®, i can completely understand
about your hesitation. in my practice, i amvery hesitant to start people in their early 20s with botoxâ®, dysport or any other neurotoxinsbecause we want to first look at what is causing the lines to be this significant. when youare younger, your skin is as thick as it will ever will be and the factors that i alwaysask about include that accelerate aging are two significant ones: one is sun exposure.if youâ€™re spending a lot of time in the sun or using tanning beds or things like that,it is highly likely that you are photoaging your skin and youâ€™re impacting on the qualityof the skin. quality means thickness. aging causes skin to become thinner. you lose collagen,you lose blood supply, itâ€™s just that the quality diminishes. thatâ€™s why refer tosun exposure as photoaging. the other factor
i always ask about is smoking. i think thereare few things that as damaging to the body, your health and to your skin as smoking. smokinggenerates carbon monoxide which literally chokes the oxygen away from your skin. itgenerates free radicals that damage the skin and so besides doing horrible things to yourlungs or to your blood vessels, it is often reflected in your skin. very often, beingin practice for 20 years and graduating in medical school in 1988, i can tell you thati can literally look at a person and know that they are smoker because of the qualityof their skin. thereâ€™s almost like a graying quality. so if you are smoking or spendinga lot of time in the sun, it is recommended that you diminish the amount of sun exposure.wear sun block and of course, stop smoking
altogether. that being said, 10 units of botoxâ® whichis going to be distributed to both eyes which is 5 units per eye is not likely to make thebags look worse because itâ€™s not a really high dose. but it is something that you mightwant to consider trying if you donâ€™t have any of the other risk factors as i describedearlier. but at the same time remember that with the botoxâ®, it reduces the activityof the muscle called the orbicularis oculi muscle. thatâ€™s the muscle that works whenyou are squinting. i always educate my patients to differentiate and to distinguish betweenthe activity of the muscle and the lines that are formed when you smile. when you smile,your cheek moves up and thereâ€™s an exordium
effect that is almost mistakenly thought ofthe activity of the muscle and people would mostly come back for botoxâ® enhancement.and when i show them the difference, then they understand that physical movement cannotbe changed with botoxâ®. you donâ€™t want to stop your cheek from moving up. so itâ€™sabout diminishing the activity. so i think that getting additional opinionsand certainly exploring the risk factors that might be accelerating the action of your skinare very important. so meeting with more than one doctor and getting some additional opinionswould probably be helpful with you in understanding the situation with your eyes. so i hope thatwas helpful, i wish you the best of luck and thank you for your question!