It’s no secret that our eyes are one of the first areas to show the signs of ageing. The skin here is 40% thinner than the rest of our face, making it more delicate. Crow’s feet, AKA the fine lines, and wrinkles around the eye area, are one of the most common ageing concerns.
Luckily, there is crow’s feet treatment options to ward off and treat the fine lines that might be creeping up around your eyes with time. Ahead, we’ve got some definitive ways to do just that, so keep reading!
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A quick glance at the aging menace…
What Causes Crow’s Feet You May Ask?
It’s a combination of loss of skin elasticity and collagen, and skin movements are the main causes of crow’s feet,’ explains Dr. Vellari Soman (Skin City India Expert Dermatologist). As we age, our skin loses elastin (its stretch) and collagen (its plumpness), but sun damage, free radicals and hormone changes elevate this. On average we blink 15–20 times a minute, causing the facial muscles to crinkle and almost constantly move.
How Do You Identify Them?
There are two main types of crow’s feet:
- Dynamic lines: These are produced by the actions of underlying muscles. Frowning, smiling and squinting activate them.
- Static facial lines: These are present at all times, even during sleep. These lines are actual lines present on the skin resulting from a long history of squinting, frowning and sun damage.
What Treatments Help Gets Rid Of Crow’s Feet?
‘Traditionally, crow’s feet are treated with Botox. The idea was that if we don’t move, we don’t see the lines,’ says Dr. Vellari Soman. However, this doesn’t address the lack of collagen. As a result, we take a two-pronged approach: ‘I go easy on the muscle relaxation (Botox), so the area still has movement, and I add a bit of collagen into the skin using dermal filler injections.’ Other treatments that can help reduce crow’s feet include:
1. Wrinkle Relaxation Injections
Toxin injections pumped into the lines temporarily paralyses the orbital muscle and has the added bonus of preventing future wrinkles from forming.
2. Chemical Peels
Dermatologist-grade chemical peels, resurface the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, smooth and soften, while encouraging cellular renewal. The cosmetic treatments can further stimulate collagen production, keeping the skin firm and crow’s feet production down in the future.
3. Dermal Fillers
Injectable fillers fill up the lines and ‘iron’ out the skin around your eyes.
Blepheroplasty involves the removing of the excess skin and loose muscle which causes additional crow’s feet folds.
5. Crow’s Feet Treatment Creams
These eye creams are designed to help repair and rejuvenate the skin so that they will remain firm even as you age. This means that there are fewer skin cells broken so they won’t lose their elasticity too much.
Botox is a trusted way of getting rid of crow’s feet. This Procedure is helpful in preventing the formation and improving the look of facial wrinkles and creases in the forehead, crow’s feet and beyond.
Tricks to Disguise Crow’s Feet
If they’re a concern for you, follow these steps to help distract and reduce their appearance.
- Hydrate and smooth the area
- Cover up with a liquid makeup formula
- Wear SPF everyday
- Message the area
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Want To Look Skintastic?
Aside from not smiling, and we certainly don’t want you to do that, Skin City India can help you reverse the sign of aging. Over the years, we’re known to offer the best treatment for crow’s feet and make you look less tired and worn out. We offer this liquid facelift at our clinic in the beautiful neighborhoods of Pune to help you love the skin you’re in again!
If you would like to find out more crow’s feet treatments or are ready to start your treatment, contact us today to set up a consultation at our clinics. Our expert staff will be happy to discuss what we can do for you!