What Are Crow’s Feet?

Crow’s Feet is the common name given to wrinkles, which appear at the side of the eyes, stretching out towards the temples and even below the eyes and onto the cheeks.

What Causes Crow’s Feet?

The main cause of Crow’s Feet is a reduction in the amount of the proteins, collagen and elastin, in the skin.  These proteins are responsible for our skin’s elasticity, but production drops as we age.

When you move your face to laugh, squint, frown or concentrate your muscles contract.  After years of frequent contraction, combined with other factors – such as exposure to sunlight, smoking or alcohol – lines and wrinkles begin to form around your eyes.

Because the skin of the eyes is thinner and easily prone to creasing, the eyes are often the first place to reveal the signs of aging.

Treatments For Crow’s Feet

Wrinkle Smoothing Injections

For a relatively fast non-surgical treatment for Crow’s Feet, Wrinkle Smoothing Treatments are a great treatment.

When you contract your muscles, the wrinkles around your eyes are seen. Wrinkle Smoothing Injections interrupt the signal that makes your muscles contract. This causes the muscles to stay relaxed and so they are unable to crease the skin.

Plasma Pen

The Plasma Pen Skin Tightening Device is perfect to reduce the appearance of Crow’s Feet.

The procedure is effective for several skin concerns, and is the only treatment outside of plastic surgery that gives a real Eyelift.

This non-invasive skin lifting and tightening technique greatly improves Crow’s Feet as well as the sagging skin around the eyes without injections or surgery. Plus, it’s long-lasting with results typically lasting 3 years.

Skin Boosters

For deeper, more established crow’s feet,  Skin Boosting Therapy should be considered.

This treatment offers relatively quick results to improve the appearance of Crow’s Feet (they develop from 2-4 weeks following treatment) and lasts up to 12 months. It involves injecting products such as Sunekos or Jalupro, made of amino acids and Hyaluronic Acid, under the skin with a fine needle to plump out the lines.

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels work to reduce Crow’s Feet by harnessing the power of naturally occurring acids and active ingredients to deeply exfoliate the skin.

The treatment stimulates new cell growth and encourages collagen production, helping to reveal clearer, fresher and plumper skin with a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles.

What Treatment Is Best To Get Rid Of Crow’s Feet?

The most appropriate method of treating Crow’s Feet depends on the nature of the lines and wrinkles you have.

Lines caused by muscle movement – such as when you frown, squint or smile – are known as dynamic lines.  Lines which are present at all times, even when you’re not moving your facial muscles, are called static lines.

Dynamic lines are usually most effectively treated using  Wrinkle Smoothing Treatments, which work to relax the muscles in the face.

Static lines are usually most effectively treated using the Plasma Pen Skin TighteningChemical Peels or Skin Boosting Therapy.

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