Wrinkles around the eyes are a very common cosmetic concern since the skin in this area is much thinner and more delicate than on other parts of your face. These wrinkles can start to develop in your 20s and deepen over time. External stressors such as UV radiation, dry air, pollution and smoking damage skin and cause thinning. Repetitive movements and facial expressions cause the skin to crease and eventually form lines and wrinkles. With aging, skin is more susceptible to damage because it produces less collagen and elastin, which form the main structure of skin, and can no longer repair itself as easily as it once did.

There are different types of wrinkles that form around the eyes. Dynamic wrinkles, such as crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes, are caused by contractions of the muscles with smiling or squinting. Static wrinkles that are seen even while the face is at rest are caused by years of repetitive movements, as well as environmental damage.

Are you noticing fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness around your eyes? Microneedling from our Toronto-based Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa office may be able to promote healing and improve the skin around the eyes.

Microneedling around the eyes uses a medical device that slides across the skin. Tiny pinpricks in the top layer of skin create microchannels and stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. Puffiness and pinkness may last a day after the treatment and pinpoint bruising may last a few days. The result is thicker, firmer, tighter, rejuvenated skin and all skin types can be treated.

While the microchannels are open, active ingredients can be applied to enhance the treatment. One of our favourite additives is PRP (platelet-rich plasma) which can be microneedled into the skin. Your own blood is drawn, spun and then the plasma, which contains growth factors, is applied. It improves texture and gives the skin a brighter, creamier appearance.

Interested in more advice about microneedling? Contact our Toronto-based Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa practice for more details. Call us at 416-483-4541 or submit a contact form online to schedule a consultation.