How to treat crow’s feet?

By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM

Crow’s feet, also known as laughter lines, are fine lines that appear at the corners of your eyes and become more prominent with facial expressions such as laughing or smiling. These lines can make you look older than you are and often tired and rundown.  

The skin around the eyes is very delicate and thin which unfortunately makes it more vulnerable to developing fine lines and wrinkles.  It can make trying to avoid getting crow’s feet very difficult. 

What causes crow’s feet? 

Crow’s feet wrinkles are caused when the skin around the eyes has a reduction in collagen production and loses its elasticity.  This means it is unable to ‘bounce back’ as easily and fine lines and wrinkles will start to set as the supportive proteins of the skin are lost.  

Other factors that can contribute to crow’s feet includes: 

  • Frequent face movements – The act of making facial expressions such as smiling over time will eventually cause wrinkles to form. 
  • Sun exposure – Sun exposure is one of the biggest causes of ageing and wearing sun protection every day as part of your skin care routine is the best way to avoid this.  
  • Gravity – Unfortunately the natural downwards effects of gravity will take their toll on an ageing face.  
  • Genetics – Some people are a lot more pre-disposed to certain types of wrinkles such as crow’s feet. 

How to treat crow’s feet? 

Although it is not possible to ‘treat’ crow’s feet, we do offer a selection of treatments that can help to reduce the visibility of crow’s feet and restore smoother skin. 

Best eye wrinkle treatments 

Eye Botox for Crow’s Feet 

Botulinum toxin anti-wrinkle injections are a really effective treatment for reducing eye wrinkles. Treatment involves injecting Botox into the skin around the corner of the eye with the aim of reducing the muscle movement and therefore softening the wrinkles whilst also retaining the ability to make facial expressions. Botox eyes treatment is safe when performed by a qualified medical professional and results are usually best seen after 5-14 days. 

Dermal Filler for Crow’s Feet 

Dermal filler treatment for eye wrinkles is another great option to help reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. The filler works to increase collagen in the outer eye area whilst plumping out the crow’s feet lines.  

Crow’s Feet Treatment at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic 

Our expert practitioners can help you to determine which crow’s feet wrinkles treatment is best suited to your needs. After examining your face, lifestyle habits and overall skin condition during a personalised consultation, our practitioners will be fully equipped with the information they need to put forward an effective treatment plan. 

To find out more about any of our crows feet treatments, fill out our online enquiry form or contact our London and Buckinghamshire clinics directly by phone: 0203 319 3637 (London) or 01753 646 660 (Bucks). 

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