Eye Wrinkle Treatments

Your eyes will always be somehow involved in your facial expressions, whether you’re beaming, frowning, squinting or downcast!

These frequent movements, combined with the skin around the eyes being tissue-thin, leaves the eye area especially prone to wrinkle development. Therefore, the eyes are one of the first areas of your body to show your age. What’s more, the skin continues to get thinner and more translucent as we get older. As a result, it’s one of the first areas to show the signs of ageing such as wrinkles, crows feet and dark circles.

Skin-firming proteins collagen and elastin production also slow as we get older and as a result of exposure to the sun. This results in the development of fine lines and wrinkles both under and around the eyes (called “crows feet”).

Thankfully nowadays, there are many effective treatments to help diminish crows feet and other wrinkles around the eyes and fortunately, none of them involve surgery.




Anti-wrinkle eye creams tend to use either Retinol or Peptides as the active ingredient. Here is an explanation of how each one works.

  1. Retinol, also known as Vitamin A1 works to thicken the deeper layers of skin, where wrinkles form. It preserves skin-firming collagen, whilst increasing cell turnover, encouraging younger-looking skin and a smoother texture.
  2. Peptides work by stimulating the skin’s own production of a structural protein called collagen. Collagen is a vital component of plump, youthful-looking skin. Production of this protein gradually declines with age, which is a major cause of wrinkles.

Injectables help to immobilise the muscles that surround the eyes to prevent the skin from wrinkling.

Anti-wrinkle treatments are a very popular, safe & effective means of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the face. Another benefit is that the procedure can help prevent new lines from forming in the future.

Anti-wrinkle injectables have been used in several medical procedures. In cosmetic applications, it incorporates a series of injections which relax facial muscles and make lines less visible. The procedure uses very fine needles to help eliminate lines such as wrinkles, crows feet and frown lines. Injectables are thus a non-surgical treatment, very quick and straightforward. Furthermore, it helps to prevent the future development of wrinkles and fine lines.


Dermal fillers are injectable soft tissue fillers that help to fill in wrinkles at the site of injection, restoring a smooth appearance to the skin.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are used to add natural volume back to the sunken areas under the eyes. Dermal fillers can be used to fill in deep lines, creases and wrinkles in the face, and add volume to lips that are wrinkled or thin. Dermal fillers do not require any anaesthetic as the main brands (Juvederm Ultra and Restylane) already contain an anaesthetic.

The procedure is straightforward and simple with no surgical elements. The effects last for up to 9 months. Dermal fillers are injected into the tissue beneath the skin. They expand the neurofibres and tauten the skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

  • PRGF Therapy – Vampire Facials

The Vampire Facial (also known as a blood facial or PRGF facial) is a revolutionary treatment for many areas, including the upper and lower eye area. It was developed for people wanting healthy, smooth and rejuvenated skin quickly and without surgery.

The procedure works by harnessing ones own body’s healing and regenerative capabilities and thus it is completely safe.

A Vampire Facial involves taking blood from the patient’s arm and using a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from the red blood cells. From there, Dermapen microneedling infuses the skin with the platelet-rich plasma (PRGF) and this helps to promote cell turnover in the skin. The result is smoother, younger looking skin.

  • Laser Eye Treatments

Laser eye therapy can help stimulate collagen production deep within the skin by sending targeted beams of light where collagen and elastin form. Resurfacing lasers use heat energy to create trauma within your skin which leads to new collagen production.



So there you have it, 5 non-surgical methods to help combat eye wrinkles. Shields Dental Clinic, with practices at South Circular Road and Castletroy, Limerick can offer 3 of these; Anti-wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers and the PRGF Vampire Facial. You can read more about each treatment below and don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss these treatments further.


Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss these treatments further. Our number is 061 480 070 .