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Undereye Wrinkles

Recommended Treatments For Undereye Wrinkles
Name Description Cost
Botox In certain situations, Botox can be used for treating undereye wrinkles if the wrinkles are caused by overactive muscles. (Overactive undereye wrinkles are more common in people under 40.) ...more Botox ranges from $350 to $500 per syringe.
Prevelle Silk Prevelle Silk is specifically designed for very fine lines, such as the lines under the eyes. Prevelle is based on hyaluronic acid – a substance found naturally in the skin. It is...more Prevelle Silk costs around $200-$600 per syringe, depending on the amount injected and...more
Glycolic acid chemical peel A chemical peel, which improves the skin and appearance of wrinkles, may be helpful for mild to moderate undereye wrinkles. Keep in mind that the skin under the eye is very thin and...more A series of four peels, which is recommended for best results, will cost between $200 and $500.
Thermage If undereye wrinkles are static (that is, always present and not caused by muscle motion) , Thermage may be helpful. Thermage is a radiofrequency (RF) treatment – it uses RF energy to heat...more Use of Thermage to treat undereye wrinkles and crepe-like texture is generally include as...more
Pelleve Pelleve is a radiofrequency (RF) treatment similar to Thermage. It works by using RF energy to heat inner layers of skin and stimulate collagen production, which plumps and tightens the...more The treatment costs between $1,000 and $1,500 per session.

Treatments Not Recommended
Name Description
Collagen injections Collagen fillers like Zyderm, Zyplast, Cosmoderm and Cosmoplast are too cloudy for the tear trough area – the whitist color is likely to show through. In addition, most collagen fillers will be withdrawn from the market by the end of 2010.
Juvederm Juvederm attracts water, so it may bulk up and make the tear trough area puffy after injection.
Sculptra Sculptra is the powdered form of Vicryl, a suture used in surgery. It should only be used under the eye with extraordinary caution. Quiz your doctor about her experience with Sculptra in the undereye area.
Radiesse This calcium-based filler is too thick for the tear trough area. It is prone to form lumps (granulomas.)