Why Aging is More Obvious Around the Eye Area
Let’s face it, aging is one of those things in life that we do not completely look forward to. While you can say that you can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with your partner, have you ever heard of someone say that they can’t wait to have crow’s feet and puffy eye bags?
Fortunately, you can choose to make the aforementioned signs of aging appear at a later time or perhaps make them less noticeable once they make their presence known. We specialize in cosmetic dermatology to help our patients achieve and maintain a youthful and rejuvenated look. But before we get into the specifics of eye care, the following reasons explain why aging is more obvious around the so-called windows to your soul:
The skin around your eye area is actually 10 times thinner than the rest of your skin and it even gets thinner as you age. This characteristic makes it very vulnerable to constant dragging, squinting, and pulling.
There are fewer oil glands in the skin surrounding the eyes, making them prone to dryness and dullness.
Loss of collagen and fat as one ages is another factor which contributes to the skin’s vulnerability to the appearance of wrinkles. When collagen is diminished in the skin around the eye area, the skin becomes thinner making the appearance of reddish-blue blood vessels under the skin more obvious.
In addition, the skin around the eyes is constantly moving. In fact, the average person blinks 15 to 20 times per minute! Add in other expressions such as squinting and incessant smiling! You can only imagine the huge beating that the skin around the eye area takes each day!
Now that you know why crow’s feet seems to be more noticeable than other signs of aging in the face, an initial consultation with Dr. Crowell is your first step to figuring out which treatment approach suits you best. To schedule an appointment, please call (305) 274-0221 ext. 100 or 125 or visit Miami Cosmetic Derm to learn more!
Created on February 1, 2014