Crow Feet Treatment
What is crow’s feet?
Crow’s feet are considered both dynamic and static. They are mostly caused by dynamic activity like squinting and smiling but they are also caused by loss of collagen and elastin.
Dynamic Wrinkles are caused by repetitive facial movement. Each time there is muscle activity , hollow is formed under the skin surface hence we see lines with each facial expression. Static Wrinkles are lines or folds that is visible even when face is relaxed. These are caused by gravity and loss of fat, collagen, and skin’s ability to stretch
Skin movement and loss of skin elasticity and collagen because of ageing are main reason of crow’s feet. The skin around your eyes is very thin and can be the first area of your face to show signs of ageing. As we get older, it is inevitable that the skin naturally loses it’s ability to stretch and also loses plumpness. Crow’s feet are fine lines which are situated around the eyes. These emerge over time as muscles contract and pulls the skin inward each time we make facial expression. Free radicals, hormonal changes, and sun exposure are also factors when having crow’s feet. Crow’s feet may not be as visible right away but, as time passes by and without the proper care, they can get worse.
What is the best treatment for crows feet?
There isn’t just one best treatment for crow’s feet. There are different accessible procedures to choose from depending on the gravity of the lines and wrinkles and the outcome that you want to have. It will help to get evaluated by a doctor to see what will be the most suitable treatments for you. For some, multiple treatments work for them.
How do you get rid of crow’s feet naturally?
- Egg White Face Mask
- Aloe Vera
- Coconut Oil
- Lemon Exfoliator
- Cucumber Eye Patches
- Honey and Yogurt Mask
Aside from the natural way of reducing crow’s feet, you can also try using cosmetics like make-up. Though it is difficult to conceal crow’s feet, you may try doing the following
- Apply moisturizing eye cream twice a day. Once before you put on make-up and another at night time
- Apply primer to fill deep wrinkles for smoother look
- Use light to medium concealer and foundation because heavy make-up makes the crow’s feet more distinct
- If you don’t have time to get a new foundation, try applying your current one with a damp sponge. Blend it well for flawless, light coverage.
- Avoid using loose powder because it settles in your wrinkles
- Use highlighter on your cheeks and use dramatic lipstick to keep the attention away from your eyes
How do you permanently get rid of crow’s feet?
- Refrain from getting sun damage. Always wear sunscreen when being exposed to the sun.
- Eat healthy food like fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. H;ealthy oils can protect skin from damage by free radicals.
- Exercise daily because it gets the blood moving, which brings oxygen to the skin.
- Wear polarized sunglasses
- Quit smoking
- Do not use tanning bed
- Use moisturizers and eye cream with collagen and antioxidants, such as Vitamin C
Can you reverse crow’s feet?
Though we cannot permanently get rid of crow’s feet, there are several treatments that can assist in the reduction of fine line and wrinkles
Topical Creams. Eye cream is used to battle signs of ageing by stimulating skin production. Topical eye cream may help lessen the appearance of fine lines around the eyes, but will not improve deep crow’s feet. Results of topical eye creams are usually seen within 24 weeks.
Chemical Peels. Chemical peels can enhance crow’s feet and nurture youthful and healthier skin. There are three types of chemical peels – superficial peels, medium-depth peels, and deep peels. The effects of the peel and the recovery time involved will depend on the type of peel you get.
Laser Resurfacing is a procedure that removes the upper layers of the skin resulting to newer younger looking skin. Laser resurfacing works well for crow’s feet because it heats up several layers of skin, which stimulates collagen production. Increased collagen production can help the skin around the eye heal in a smoother way
Anti Wrinkle Injections. Crows feet can effectively be treated by Anti Wrinkle Injections. Anti Wrinkle Injections on crows feet weakens the facial muscle in the eye area which reduces the facial wrinkles. Anti Wrinkle Injections on crow’s feet will not keep you from making facial expressions. It will only target those muscles in the eye area that are causing your crow’s feet. The muscles around your eyes will start to relax after few days and Anti Wrinkle Injections for crow’s feet result can last 4 to 12 months.
Collagen Injections. One purpose of collagen is to support the growth factor and is a huge part of tissues in the body including the skin. Purified collagen used for these can come from cows or human cells and may last up to 3 months. This type of fillers may not last as long as the others but produces more natural looking results
Calcium Hydroxylapatite Dermal Filler. This fillers is a type of mineral that can be found in the teeth and bones. The particles are put in a gel-like solution then injected into the wrinkles to fill it. The results of this fillers last about one year and a half.
Poly-L-lactic acid Injections. Known as PLLA, poly-L-lactic acid is biodegradable, biocompatible, and man made fillers for crow’s feet. This fillers can be used in different ways including in stitches and bone screw. The doctor gives a series of injections, usually over a few months. The effects become apparent over several weeks and they can last as long as two years.
Hyaluronic acid as dermal filler. This is a kind of sugar present in different body tissues, including the cartilage and skin. This fillers combines with water and swells which gives a natural smoothing and filling effect
Juvederm uses hyaluronic acid and other fillers to plump and smooth the skin around the eyes. Juvederm usually lasts from six to 9 month with follow-up appointments after to maintain and get the best result