Do You Have Crow’s Feet? How We Can Help

Man with Crow's Feet under his eyes Do You Have Crow’s Feet? How We Can Help

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, and few wrinkles are more universal than crow’s feet. Most people will notice these creases at the corners of their eyes over time. While some might choose to keep them, you may decide that they aren’t for you. Fortunately, there are several cosmetic dermatology treatments to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet.

How to Identify and Treat Crow's Feet

What Causes Crow’s Feet?

Skin loses fullness and elasticity as we age. This occurs as the skin thins out and produces less oil, causing wrinkles. Crow’s feet can appear with age as well, as your skin is less able to bounce back after muscle contraction. But there may be other factors involved. Sun damage and habits like smoking can cause crow’s feet to develop prematurely.

Keep in mind that wrinkles around the eye are not necessarily crow’s feet. Crow’s feet are typically deeper than the fine lines that develop beside and under the eye, so they may require different eye wrinkle treatment.

How Can You Treat Crow’s Feet?

If you want to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, it’s important to see a dermatologist. A professional can confirm that the wrinkles you want to address are indeed crow’s feet, creating a treatment plan for you. Some of the most effective treatments for crow’s feet include:

  • Dermal Fillers: Injectable dermal fillers can be effective at smoothing out crow’s feet and other eye wrinkles. Your dermatologist will inject the filler right into the crow’s feet to improve fullness in the area. Keep in mind that you may need to return for treatments to sustain your results.
  • Chemical Peels: This wrinkle treatment can smooth out fine lines and help the skin look more youthful overall. During a chemical peel, your dermatologist will apply a chemical solution to the face to remove the outer layer of the skin. The depth of the peel will depend on the severity of your crow’s feet.
  • Laser Therapy: Laser resurfacing can reduce eye wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. However, this treatment is often not enough to remove crow’s feet completely. Your dermatologist may recommend laser resurfacing in combination with other treatments.
  • Topical Products: If you have shallow crow’s feet or are looking to supplement cosmetic treatments, topical creams like retinoids can be helpful. These products work by resurfacing the skin to improve overall texture.

Remember that a licensed dermatologist is your best resource for crow’s feet removal. The skin around the eyes is sensitive and delicate, and a professional will know how to safely perform treatments.

Are Crow’s Feet Preventable?

Since crow’s feet are often connected to aging and muscle contraction, they may not be completely preventable. However, you may be able to take steps to slow down the development of crow’s feet. Staying out of the sun and wearing SPF are essential, as avoiding sun damage can prevent premature aging. Smoking can also speed up the aging process, so be sure to quit if you haven’t already. As for skin care, use a gentle moisturizer or eye cream to keep the skin smooth. Your dermatologist can recommend products for your skin’s needs.

If you’re interested in eye wrinkle treatment for crow’s feet, contact the team at Pacific Dermatology Specialists. Our skin professionals offer cosmetic dermatology services to help you look and feel your best. With offices in Montebello, CA and other communities in the Greater Los Angeles area, we also offer medical and surgical services to address a wide range of skin concerns.

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