Ongoing or Seasonal Allergies – Avoiding Ocular Allergy Wrinkles

November 16, 2017 4:11 pm Leave your thoughts

Struggling with allergies? Sadly, in addition to the “annoyance factor,” ocular allergies can cause long-term cosmetic effects including fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. In the recent article, “Can Ocular Allergies Cause Under Eye Wrinkles?” Drs. Cohen and Swartz covered the options for correcting ocular allergy wrinkles with Dermal Fillers and Blepharoplasty.

Ocular allergies occur when your body reacts to indoor or outdoor allergens. Allergens vary from person to person and can include adverse reactions to pollen and ragweed, dander from your pet, and carpeting and fabrics.

Drs. Cohen and Swartz are both oculoplastic surgeons. Oculoplastic surgeons, sometimes called oculoplastic cosmetic surgeons, are board certified ophthalmologists (eye doctors) who have undergone additional training in cosmetic surgery. Because oculoplastic surgeons are trained as eye doctors and cosmetic surgeons, they are specially suited to care for eye issues. Drs. Cohen and Swartz are here to help get your ocular allergies under control, recommend preventative care, and treat eye wrinkles or bags caused by untreated ocular allergies of the past.



  1. Find an eye doctor knowledgeable in ocular allergies.
  2. Identify the source(s) causing the inflammation.
  3. Use ocular allergy drops (antihistamine/mast cell stabilizer) that are recommended by your doctor.
  4. Use sunscreen. Our Swan Sunblock, a light, aloe-based sunblock with SPF 30, delivers high UV protection with wrinkle-fighting peptides and antioxidants.
  5. Wear sunglasses (blinking your eyes quickly and frequently to avoid bright sun can potentially cause damage and wrinkles).
  6. Limit salt intake.
  7. Eat foods rich in protein and fatty acids.
  8. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
  9. Inform your cosmetic surgeon about your ocular allergies before having any eye filler treatment or surgery.


  1. Rub eyes (eye tissue is very delicate and damages easily).
  2. Smoke or be in close proximity to secondhand smoke.
  3. Roughly remove eye makeup.
  4. Use abrasive face cleansing agents around eyes.
  5. Squint (get those eyes checked!).
  6. Skimp on a good night’s sleep.
  7. Use makeup with harsh chemicals.
  8. Sleep in your makeup.


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