Signs of aging can appear in many different places, but one of the most well-known is the fine lines and wrinkles that appear around the eyes. These have been given the name crow’s feet as they often mimic the shape of a crow’s foot.
So, what causes crow’s feet and how can they be treated? Let’s explore!
Causes of Crow’s Feet
The explanation for crow’s feet is quite simple and is a commonly a combination of two things. First is the loss of skin elasticity and collagen through the process of ageing. As elasticity and collagen decrease in the skin, it becomes more vulnerable to a lack of stretchiness and plumpness.
The second cause is the movement of the skin. We are constantly blinking and using the facial muscles, which in turn cause the skin to constantly move. This movement crinkles the skin which causes lines and wrinkles around the eyes over time.
Can Crow’s Feet be Prevented?
One of the best ways to prevent crow’s feet is to protect the area from things like UV rays and pollution. These environmental factors contribute to the damaging of the skin as well as the aging process. Always use a strong SPF around the eyes, along with products that work to strengthen the area.
Crow’s Feet Treatments
No matter how hard you try to prevent crow’s feet, sometimes it just isn’t achievable. Here are some of the best treatments for crow’s feet you might consider:
Botox and Fillers
Botox helps to stunt the movement of the muscles around the eyes that contribute to crow’s feet. Fillers can also be used to smooth and fill out the area.
Microneedling can help to counteract lines and wrinkles in the face as it helps to stimulate fibroblasts and collagen producing cells. This helps to increase the skin’s elasticity and collagen levels.
Skin tightening can be great for the area around the eyes as it uses radio frequency waves to increase circulation and reduce the appearance of lines.
Lasers are incredibly effective for rejuvenating the skin around the eyes and helping it to appear both fresh and new.
Call us today to discuss your options!