Treating Crow’s Feet
Crow’s feet, also known as ‘laughter lines’, are characterised by wrinkles that appear around the eye area. They are typically caused by the aging process; however, they can be made worse by poor skin care and environmental damage. The skin around the eyes is much thinner and more delicate compared to the rest of the face, making it susceptible to accelerated aging.
Once these lines appear, they will gradually worsen over time unless intervened with treatment. Not only can crow’s feet create an aged look, but they can also make it hard to apply make-up as concealers and foundation can gather in the creases and enhance the appearance of wrinkles
Factors to Consider
Poor Skincare Routine
The eyes need separate moisturising products from the rest of the face due to the skin being much more delicate and not producing oil. Products that are too harsh could damage the skin rather than improve them.
Smoking stops oxygen and essential nutrients from reaching the skin, leaving it dehydrated. This in turn will make the appearance of Crow’s Feet much more apparent.
Sun exposure is the major cause of environmental damage to our skin. Investing in a good SPF is the most beneficial thing you can do to slow signs of ageing, especially on vulnerable areas such as the eyes.
Where we develop wrinkles can be determined by our genes to some extent, but we can learn from looking at our parents and treat accordingly to halt the signs before they develop into a big problem.
Treatments for Crow’s Feet
HIFU treatments, also known as a non-surgical facelift; use High-Intensity Focussed Ultrasound to target areas of skin where there has been a structural loss. In most cases only one treatment is required with results lasting up to 24 months.
Electroporation is delivered using a device that creates tiny little micro-channels in the skin. This kick starts the healing process and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, helping to plump the skin and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A course of 3 – 6 is required for optimum results.
Skin Peels can help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eye area. By gently removing the outer layer of old skin with a chemical solution, the peel reveals fresh new healthy skin, giving a smoother and less wrinkled appearance. A course of 3 – 6 skin peels is required for optimum results.