Crow’s feet is the name given to the lines and wrinkles that you get around the corners of your eyes when you smile. They’re called “crow’s feet” because the pattern that they create on the skin resembles a crow’s foot.
Crow’s feet develop after years of repeated muscular contractions from facial expressions. When the muscles underneath the skin contract it causes the overlying skin to become creased. In young skin the creases quickly disappear, however with time the creases start to become more pronounced and permanent causing the development of lines and wrinkles.
One of the most effective treatments for crow’s feet are anti-wrinkle injections. Botulinum toxin is a medication that temporarily relaxes muscles. Relaxing the muscles around the corners of the eyes prevents the overlying skin from becoming creased causing lines and wrinkles to smooth out. Click here to find out more.
Dermal fillers in can be used in combination with anti-wrinkle injections in some cases to eliminate very deep persistent lines. They work by plumping up lines and wrinkles, thereby reducing their appearance. Click here to find out more.
Looking after your skin with good skin care products can help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Creams containing retinol, vitamin-C, and peptides have been shown to help boost the skins natural collagen production. Click here to find out more.
Medical grade skin peels work by exfoliating the top layer of the skin and stimulating new fresh skin to form from underneath. This stimulating action also kicks starts the production of collagen which helps reverse the ageing process and improves the overall quality of the skin. Click here to find out more.
Dermaroller or microneedling therapy is a fantastic anti-anging treatment that can be used to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eyes. It involves rolling cylindrical device that has lots of tiny microneedles studded on its surface over the skin, which stimulates the body’s repair mechanisms to produce new collagen. A course of 3-6 treatments is recommended to see maximal benefits. Click here to find out more.