Botox Alternative Treatments For Under Eye Bags & Wrinkles

Botox Alternative Treatments For Under Eye Bags & Wrinkles

While Botox is undoubtedly helpful in tackling wrinkles and bags under the eyes, many don’t want to turn to injectables to treat their skin. The good news: there are plenty of excellent Botox alternatives that can help you achieve more youthful skin around the eyes without having to turn to needles. 

What Causes Under-Eye Bags and Wrinkles?

Both wrinkles and under-eye bags are primarily caused by a decline in the body’s collagen and elastin levels. These proteins give our skin structure and strength, but many factors – including sun exposure, pollution, and the natural aging process – cause them to break down over time. When collagen and elastin levels are depleted, the skin is prone to a loss of elasticity and firmness. This leads to more prominent wrinkles and bags. 

Non-Botox Treatment Options:

Here are the best alternatives to Botox for addressing signs of aging around the eyes. 

Topical Treatments

Anti-aging skincare topicals are both effective and non-invasive treatments for targeting bags and wrinkles. The key is finding products made with ingredients proven to be effective and using those products consistently. As you’re searching for topical under-eye treatments, look out for ingredients like peptides, lactic acid, nutrient-dense plant oils and extracts, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin. 

An innovative topical eye treatment that targets both wrinkles and under-eye bags is DNA Complex. This advanced formula is designed to help visibly tighten and smooth the skin less than two minutes after application. With continued use, the formula also helps provide long-term anti-aging benefits for more youthful-looking eyes. 

Another powerhouse in the Seratopical Revolution line is the Adoring Advanced Eye Serum Formulation. Powered by our patented tri-peptide delivery system, the lightweight serum helps hydrate, firm, and brighten while softening lines and reducing bags. 

Laser Treatments

Laser treatments (also referred to as laser skin resurfacing) use laser energy to target fine lines and wrinkles, bags, a loss of firmness, and discoloration. While effective, keep in mind that there is a recovery time. The exact timing depends on the specific treatment, but it is typically around one to two weeks. 

This treatment can be broken up into two categories. The first is an ablative laser treatment, where a laser is used to remove the outer layer of skin under the eyes. It stimulates the skin’s healing process and supports collagen production, resulting in firmer, more youthful skin. 

The second is a non-ablative laser treatment. This is less invasive, as it doesn’t remove the outer layer of skin. That said, it still delivers heat below the skin to promote collagen production. 

Microneedling

Another one of the more popular non-surgical wrinkle treatments that can be incredibly effective in treating the eye area is microneedling. With this treatment, extra fine needles are used to puncture the skin. By causing micro-damage, the needles trigger the skin to heal itself by producing more collagen and elastin. This helps firm the skin and soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Compared to laser treatments, this procedure is less invasive – there isn’t any downtime required. However, keep in mind that the skin can look swollen and irritated for a few days post-treatment. 

Chemical Peels

With a professional chemical peel, a chemical exfoliant solution is applied to the skin. This potent mixture works to remove the top layer of the skin, helping to tighten and soften lines. This treatment is also suitable for pigmentation, making it a great option for anyone dealing with uneven skin tone around the eyes. 

There are different types of chemical peels, and a dermatologist will be able to recommend the best option for your needs. With the eye area, professionals generally use light or medium peels, as deep chemical peels can be too aggressive. Note that you may notice some redness, peeling, and dryness for a few days after these treatments. 

Natural Remedies

There are some natural remedies that may help hydrate, smooth, and strengthen the skin to promote more youthful eyes. This includes applying hydrating aloe vera to the skin, using a caffeine-packed coffee mask, and trying facial exercises. However, for the best results, you’ll want to use natural remedies alongside other treatments. 

Lifestyle Changes

It’s equally as important to implement lifestyle changes to help support the skin under your eyes (and your complexion overall). This includes drinking plenty of water on a daily basis and eating a nutrient-dense diet, as well as getting plenty of sleep and wearing sunscreen to maintain skin health and prevent damage. Additionally, limiting salt intake can help reduce bags, as excess salt can cause puffiness. 

Best Treatment for Under-Eye Bags and Wrinkles

All of these recommendations are great solutions for tackling both under-eye bags and wrinkles. That said, for an effective, affordable, and dependable option that you can safely use in the long-run, turn to our formulas at Sera Labs. With consistent use of these serums, you can easily give your under-eye area the support it needs to achieve and maintain smooth, firm, and youthful skin.  

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DNA Complex

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