What are crow’s feet?
Crow’s feet are sometimes called “laugh lines.” This slightly more flattering term refers to the onset of aging. Crow’s feet may appear in your late twenties or early thirties if a solid skin care regimen is not followed. Unfortunately, the arrival of crow’s feet around the exterior corners of your eyes is as inevitable as the passage of time.
What causes crow’s feet?
Our skin loses elasticity, as we age unfortunately. Our bodies’ natural production of collagen and elastin, the two proteins most prevalent in maintaining a youthful look to our skin, diminishes. The skin around your eyes is much thinner, so wrinkles or crow’s feet appear here first.
Sun damage, pollution and exposure to the elements are also known contributors. Cellular renewal or “skin turnover” slows down as we age which can affect the appearance of crow’s feet.
What can I do to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet?
Preventative care and physician guidance can assist in fixing the appearance of the wrinkles around your eyes. At Derm Skin Health the skilled board-certified dermatologists may recommend a variety of treatment options.
Botox, Dysport or Xeomin
Crow’s feet are more pronounced when you “flex” the muscles around your eyes. This happens every time you laugh, smile or squint at the sun. Neuromodulators like Botox or Dysport have been proven to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet by relaxing those muscles so they cannot flex.* This injection of the botulinum A toxin is FDA-approved.
Skin Care Regimen
Daily sun protection is very important for everyone. Along with daily sun protection, it is wise to consult your dermatologist and select a skin care regimen that is tailored to your skin type and lifestyle. The appearance of the fine lines around your eyes and sun damage can be minimized, leaving a smoother, brighter complexion.*
Another possible solution to treat crow’s feet and the area around your eyes with laser procedures. CO2RE Fractional CO2 Resurfacing System has been used with great success to stimulate new collagen and elastin, production addressing the skin surface (epidermis) and the middle skin (dermis).*
During a personal consult, you can explore all of the above options available to address crow’s feet, wrinkles and additional aesthetic goals.