Q. What are the deep wrinkles under my eyes?

Answered by
Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 22, 2017 and last reviewed on: Nov 07, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have got pretty bad eczema. I have been using Doublebase gel that my GP gave me, but does not seem to be working. What is annoying is that I have noticed very deep wrinkles under my eyes where my skin is mostly dry. Could I get rid of these? I am only 18 and I cannot even look in the mirror or smile because of these lines. I also have allergies and my eyes water and itch a lot usually during the night. I have now tried many creams and oils including coconut oil, cocoa butter, Hydrocortisone, Doublebase gel, E45, baby oil and many more, but none seem to work. I just want answers for these. Hope you can help. Thank you.

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query in detail and do understand your concern (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

The Probable causes:

1. You seem to be suffering from atopic dermatitis.
2. The wrinkles you are referring to could be actually Dennie-Morgan folds (folds below the lower eyelid as a result of edema) seen in atopic dermatitis. They will get better with the treatment of your eczema.

Treatment plan:

1. Along with moisturizing lotions, you should take antihistamines like tablet Hydroxyzine 10 mg twice daily.
2. If it still does not respond, I recommend mid potent steroids like Mometasone instead of Hydrocortisone to my patients.
3. For your watery eyes, artificial tear drops, like ones containing Carboxymethyl cellulose will be beneficial.

Preventive measures:

1. Use a gentle soapless cleansing lotion for bathing like Cetaphil cleansing lotion.
2. Wear only cotton clothes.

Regarding follow up:

Revert back after two weeks to a dermatologist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

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