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Can Derma Pen, Botox, or fix these little lines under one eye?

shutterstock_78831361 Dr. Dean Kane Q & A

Q.  I’m about to turn 26 in June. My skin is in really good condition as I’ve been vigilant about skincare since my teens (including staying out of the sun, SPF etc..) The past year however, I noticed a small patch of lines form under my left eye. I have spent quite a bit of money on under eye treatments & creams & they haven’t diminished at all, but they haven’t gotten worse either. Could these have been caused by sleeping on my left side? My right eye doesn’t have the same lines. Thank You 🙂 A. ​Congratulations on maintaining your youth!​ ​As we age, there is passive loss of elasticity and hydration of the skin. It no longer shrinks back but begins to crease. The inability of your skin to make more elastin, collagen, hyaluronic acid and other rejuvenating skin molecules leads to the skins aging. Weather, UV, tobacco all contribute too. ​ At 25, you have the beginning of a rounding lower eyelid. Botox will relax the muscles which add to crinkles in the eyelid but also to drooping of the lower lid and puffiness of the eyebags. I don’t believe this is for you. ​ ​Derma pen or micro-needling of the eyelid is an option to stimulate the repair and rebuilding mechanism to reverse loss of these molecules but is risky next to the eye. ​ ​Please consult with a well experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Ophthalmologist (one World Renown one in your town) or Dermatologist  (also World Renown an spouse of the latter on Vancouver) to review your options to REJVENATE such as: ​ 1. ​Retin-A, Retinol therapy, 2. ​Fillers, 3. ​Peels and Laser And ​others. ​ ​I hope this has been helpful! All the best. Dean Kane, MD

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