The skin around our eyes is thinner than the rest of our face, and this means our eyes tend to be one of the first places we develop wrinkles, particularly in the outer corners. They naturally develop as we age from squinting, frowning and other facial expressions that cause the muscles contract.
As we age the collagen and elastin levels in our skin become depleted and this results in reduced elasticity. Meaning the older we get the less our skin is able to ‘bounce back’ and the lines that show when we make a facial expression become ingrained even when the muscles are relaxed.
Lifestyle factors can also affect the rate of development of these lines, such as smoking, excessive sun exposure, pollution and nutrition.
The best way to postpone the appearance of these lines is to wear daily sun protection (minimum factor 30) to prevent UV damage, drink plenty of water, avoid smoking, and practise good skin care at home using products containing active ingredients.
Advances in the aesthetic industry mean there is an extensive range of treatments available these days to combat laughter lines without the need for surgery.
Our fully trained staff will meet with you to discuss your options and develop a personalised treatment plan to help you age with confidence. This may include a combination of treatments and take home product.
Book your initial complimentary skin consultation here to find out more.