Posted on March 4, 2022
As you age, your skin undergoes gradual changes. Some parts of your face are more vulnerable than others to the signs of ageing including the delicate eye area. Learn how to get rid of crow’s feet.
Crow’s feet are lines spreading out from the corners of your eyes. They eventually form due to the contractions that occur when you make a facial expression.
But how exactly do you get rid of them? Why would you want to get rid of crow’s feet in the first place? Is Botox really the best treatment?
In this article, I will talk about how to get rid of crow’s feet, why people want to get rid of crow’s feet, and why Botox is the best treatment to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet.
Crow’s feet is the term given to the fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area.
While these fine lines and wrinkles may not trouble you much at first, they become bothersome once they become permanent features of your face.
Most people seek treatment for crow’s feet once they become noticeable with their face at rest.
The aging process causes crow’s feet. Collagen and elastin, two proteins that support the skin, decrease in production as you age. These proteins are primarily responsible for giving your skin a plump and firm appearance.
Your skin also thins as you get older. Moreover, your collagen goes lower. This change is apparent in your eye area.
There are many reasons why crow’s feet form. For one, repeated squinting in bright sunlight causes crow’s feet.
As you age, your collagen decreases. This leaves your skin weaker and less elastic.
Crow’s feet are lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
The skin around the eyes is already thinner than the rest of the face, so rubbing your eyes or pulling on the skin when applying makeup can hurt your appearance in the long run. As the delicate skin around the eyes gets thinner, it becomes more susceptible to forming wrinkles and decreasing collagen.
Moreover, smiling doesn’t just cause wrinkles to form around the eyes. Almost every facial expression you make involves contracting the tiny muscles of the eye area.
When you’re young, collagen makes your skin as strong and flexible as possible. Over time, decreases in collagen make your skin more likely to wrinkle when stretched.
The bottom line is you probably can’t avoid crow’s feet because you have to smile, squint, and do other expressions. Your collagen levels naturally drop as well. However, you can do certain things to treat and prevent crow’s feet.
Here are the reasons why patients want to get rid of crow’s feet:
Crow’s feet make you look old.
Crow’s feet are a natural part of ageing.
Fortunately, there are many treatment options available to reduce their appearance. Depending on the severity of your crow’s feet, some of these treatments can be costly. Hence, focus on prevention while you still can.
Crow’s feet decrease your confidence.
Let’s face it: Crow’s feet look unsightly. However, they are a natural part of ageing. Given this, they decrease the confidence of people all over the world.
In fact, many of my patients come to me to get rid of crow’s feet so they can restore their confidence.
Crow’s feet may affect your work performance.
If you work in an industry where your looks matter (e.g. modeling, acting, or singing), crow’s feet may affect your career.
Remember, there’s no shame in getting treatment to look great. If you need to get rid of crow’s feet for work, don’t let anything stop you from doing so.
Here are the treatments for crow’s feet:
You can fight fine lines and wrinkles with over-the-counter topical eye creams.
Tretinoin (Retin-A) is widely used to fight the signs of ageing because it stimulates the production of new skin and protects you from free radicals, the sun, and UV rays. Using sunscreen with at least a sun protection factor of 30 also helps.
Moreover, many anti-ageing moisturisers have similar effects. They may help improve skin cells and protect you from free radicals and UV rays (both UVA and UVB), giving you sun protection. However, they will not improve deep crow’s feet.
An eye cream can also be used as a part of your skincare routine. A thorough skincare routine can help prevent crow’s feet. Even after you get treatment, a great skincare routine also helps you maintain the results of the treatment.
There are several treatments for crow’s feet including dermal fillers and Botox.
Dermal fillers are injected directly into the crow’s feet with a small needle. They have slightly different components and the amount each patient needs varies.
In addition, dermal fillers are particularly effective for crow’s feet. The effects of dermal fillers usually last anywhere from six to 12 months. However, dermal fillers can last longer.
Botox London works to smooth out wrinkles caused by repetitive muscles contractions that occur when you make facial expressions. This treatment is highly effective for crow’s feet.
Moreover, Botox is best suited for people aged 30 to 50. Botox also works well for people whose wrinkles start to develop.
Botox is injected directly into the affected area with a small needle. This causes the muscles to relax. Botox then prevents the muscles from contracting. This can reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Here are the reasons why Botox is the best treatment for crow’s feet:
1. Botox has a proven track record of safety and effectiveness.
As one of the oldest non-surgical cosmetic treatments, Botox has a track record for being a safe and effective anti-ageing treatment.
In 1989, Botox received its first FDA approval for therapeutic use. After a substantial amount of clinical trials, the FDA in approved Botox in 2002 as a cosmetic treatment.
Moreover, Botox was the first of its kind to be approved for cosmetic treatments and is still the only FDA-approved product that improves the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet.
2. Botox is non-surgical so there’s no downtime.
With just a few precisely placed injections, your Botox appointment can take place during your lunch hour. You can return to work or family obligations without any downtime.
Depending on which areas of your face are receiving the Botox injections take as little as 15 minutes in my clinic, The Harley Street Filler Specialists London. After that, you can resume your regularly scheduled activities without worrying about downtime or painful recovery.
3. Botox works quickly.
You’ll most likely notice a visibly smoother forehead and less prominent crow’s feet in the first 24 to 48 hours after your Botox treatment in London.
Results can last for three to six months with an average of four months. Thus, you don’t have to worry about multiple consecutive appointments to achieve your desired results.
4. Botox causes your muscles to relax, but you won’t look overdone.
Botox at Harley Street works below the surface of your skin to temporarily reduce muscle movement that causes wrinkles.
When you reduce the muscle’s ability to make these expressions, the lines appear smoother and less noticeable. Treatments of fine lines help prevent deep wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles and not letting them contract with repeated facial expressions.
My clinic, The Harley Street Filler Specialists London specialises in delivering Botox treatments that look subtle and natural. Your appearance will improve, but you won’t look like you had work done.
Yes. Botox and dermal fillers work well together.
Here’s how: Botox is an FDA-approved injection that works to target crow’s feet. Botox does this by blocking nerve signals safely.
This prevents muscles from actively engaging in the micro-movements that can exacerbate lines and create crow’s feet.
On the other hand, dermal fillers are FDA-approved injections that use hyaluronic acid (HA) to add volume to facial areas where folds and wrinkles have appeared.
The substance fills the dermal tissue to add volume, thereby minimising the appearance of crow’s feet.
Since each treatment uses a different formula to improve the appearance of crow’s feet, they can be safely used together.
As its name suggests laser resurfacing involves the use of laser. The laser heats up the skin, allowing new cells to surface. Through this, laser resurfacing rejuvenates your skin.
As its name suggests, chemical peels involve solutions made of chemicals. These peels can help enhance the results of Botox.
Here are crow’s feet before and after photos of my patients who went to my clinic to treat their crow’s feet:
This patient had distinct crow’s feet on her face. The wrinkles made her look old and tired. After receiving Botox, the patient’s eyes became more alert. Her appearance also became more pleasing and her ocean eyes got highlighted.
This patient suffered from distinct and deep crow’s feet. This made him look old and tired. After receiving treatment, the patient’s skin had a smoother appearance. This improved his overall look.
This patient also suffered from deep and distinct crow’s feet. This made him look old and tired. After receiving treatment, the patient’s eyes looked more alert. The appearance of his crow’s feet also got reduced significantly.