Preventing Fine Lines Around the Eyes – Elle, October 2007
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Preventing Fine Lines Around the Eyes – Elle, October 2007

Ask a derm…Lines Around the Eyes

Q: I’m noticing fine lines around my eyes. How can I prevent them from getting worse?

A: “When you’re outside, always wear a hat and sunglasses to prevent squinting,” says Dr. Lisa Kellett of DLK on Avenue (www.dlkonavenue.com). “Wear a face cream that has an SPF of 30 or higher all year long, and use an eye cream that contains either vitamin A or C – both are antioxidants that fight sun damage.

Professionally, Botox injections can be used to relax the muscles that lead to crow’s feet; results last about four months.

For longer-lasting results, a derm can perform Thermage, a procedure that uses radio frequency to tighten the collagen around the eyes, or use an erbium laser to gently burn off the lined skin and firm the eye area.”

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