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4 Minute ReadHow To by Jess Lacey
Under eye wrinkles, smile lines and crow’s feet are the first signs of ageing and often begin etching their way across your face in your late twenties. Although we should all celebrate a life of free expression, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to get a handle on smile wrinkles early in the game. Ask any millennial and they’ll tell you those long days of proving their worth scuttling up the career ladder and the subsequent long nights letting off steam, are sure-fire triggers for dark circles, eye bags and wrinkles.
Fine lines and wrinkles in your early twenties are down to lifestyle and managing The 4 S’s - smoking, sun, sugar and sleep; none of the first, protection against the second, little of the third, and lots of the fourth. Dehydration is also a contributor to under eye wrinkles as the skin is the last organ of the entire body to receive hydration. Keep on sipping water throughout the day and eat it in juicy fruits and water-rich vegetables like courgettes and peppers.
So, your collagen levels are tanking? Okay, perhaps a tad dramatic but even as young as our early twenties, our collagen production starts to dwindle by roughly 1% each year, causing a gradual loss of structure and volume to skin. Collagen and elastin make up part of the dermis; the lower layer of connective tissue that sits right in-between the higher epidermis and the lower level of fat and muscle. Because under eye skin is ten times thinner than that on our cheeks, smile lines and crow’s feet from making facial expressions, start to show there first.
The good news is that there’s plenty you can do to top up your own natural depleting collagen reserves and smooth out under eye wrinkles including clean eating, smart lifestyle choices, self-care and skincare through massages, eye creams or low light laser therapy.
Some of the in-clinic surgical laser under eye treatments such as the Pixel, Fraxel and CO2 can cause serious damage to delicate under eye skin and to the eye itself, so arguably they’re better left for much further down the timeline. Right now, it’s time to get acquainted with the next big thing in non-surgical under eye wrinkles treatment and that’s low-level light therapy. The best non-ablative under eye wrinkle treatment to date, is the LYMA Laser. Not only is it the most powerful handheld Laser ever to be engineered but it’s also the first created with zero heat or pain and completely safe to use yourself in the comfort of your own home.
The continuous lightsaber beam shines straight through the top layer of skin, transferring light energy into cells deep down to reverse the signs of ageing. No white-uniformed therapist required, just you and a magic wand in front of Netflix. With daily use over just a few months, results show dark circles are diminished, under eye wrinkles smoothed and skin tone transformed. Suddenly those late-night eye bags, premature eye wrinkles and panda dark circles have been wiped clean off your face.
What’s more, the LYMA Laser can be used to reverse skin concerns all over the body; acne, pigmentation, skin sagging, even scarring. Check out these before and after pictures to see the real-life results.