Crow’s Feet Treatment: How to Reduce and Prevent Lines around the Eye Area?
Crow’s feet are those tiny lines around the corner of your eyes. You might have noticed that they become more visible when you are smiling. They are the marks of the joy life has given you, since all facial movements, including those we make as a result of happiness or sadness, affect our skin.
In the beginning, these fine lines may even add character and charm to your face. Over the ages, the fine and delicate eye area undergoes aggressive changes. The crow’s feet are no longer signs of joy, but signs of aging. If that starts bothering you, luckily for you, there are some effective treatments for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and prevent the creation of new ones.
But first of all, let’s what crow’s feet wrinkles are, what types exist, what causes them, and how to prevent them.
What are Crow’s Feet Wrinkles?
As we have already said, crow’s feet are wrinkles spreading out from the corner of your eyes, and there’s nothing wrong with these signs of life experience. In case you are not a very big fan of them, some non-invasive skin treatments are fine too.
Bear in mind that we can make the difference between the two types of wrinkles – static and dynamic. If crow’s feet are more visible when you’re laughing or smiling, then they are dynamic. On the other hand, if your crow’s feet are perceptible when your facial muscles are at rest, then these wrinkles are static.
Regardless of the type of crow’s feet you have, you can easily smooth your skin thanks to various crow’s feet treatments (sometimes, even completely, depending on the general condition of your skin). There’s also a myriad of tips you can try at home to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles or prevent them.
What Causes Crow’s Feet Wrinkles?
Anyway, before we move to ways of reducing and preventing wrinkles, let’s see, first of all, let’s see what is the reason for crow’s feet to show up?
The truth is that this type of wrinkles create every time your facial muscles move. We blink 15-20 times per minute, we roll our eyes, we wink, we squint, we smile, we cry. With time, our skin loses collagen and elastin. Some types of environmental damage, like UV rays and pollution, also negatively affect the skin of our face.
What’s more, around the eye area is more sensible compared to other parts of the face, which makes it more prone to lines. So, the question we must ask ourselves now is: What helps against crow’s feet?
How to Prevent Crow’s Feet?
YES, facial muscle contractions contribute to the creation of crow’s feet wrinkles. But NO, we won’t stop blinking, winking and smiling for fear of aging and to prevent crow’s feet wrinkles.
However, we should pay extra attention to skincare around the eyes. Therefore, specific eye creams providing quality antioxidant care are a must. It’s even better to use an eye cream with SPF to maximize the protection of your around the eyes area.
You can also use different types of topical creams or moisturizers stimulating the production of collagen. The biggest advantage of this type of skincare products is that they also affect positively under the eye area, dark circles, wrinkles, and fine lines.
When will I get crow’s feet is one of the questions that a lot of young people asks. It all depends on many factors, including genetics. It won’t be strange to get crow’s feet in your 20s. Anyway, general skincare postpones their appearance. We can’t totally prevent crow’s feet, but we can decrease damage.
The Best Ways to Handle Crow’s Feet
Dermal fillers are one of the most popular and effective ways of reducing the severity of crow’s feet. They are injected directly on the spot. A very small needle is used for the procedure. The procedure itself doesn’t last long, usually around 10 minutes.
There are different types of fillers you can use depending on the condition of your skin and desired effects. The best thing is to consult with a true professional who will decide which dermal filler is right for your skin type.
Different dermal fillers contain different ingredients. Some of them are more permanent than others, yet the duration of effects is something purely individual. Dermal fillers usually last anywhere from 6 to 12 months. However, sometimes they can last for a shorter or a longer period.
FAQ Crow’s Feet Treatment
In the end, let’s go through some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the crow’s feet and treatment helping to minimize them.
Why do crow’s feet only appear in the eye area?
Around the eye area is very sensitive and a way thinner than the rest of the face. That’s what makes it very delicate and therefore prone to changes.
Can I prevent crow’s feet?
The true answer is that you can’t prevent crow’s feet. Muscle contractions contribute to their creation, so eventually, we’ll see a few wrinkles around the eyes. However, proper skin care can keep skin smoother for longer.
What can I do against crow’s feet?
There’s plenty of options. Right moisturizers, creams, and sunscreens will be helpful. Of course, thanks to their beneficial effects, dermal filler treatments are widely used for treating crow’s feet.
Are there any Home tips for crow’s feet?
Vitamin A and vitamin C can boost the production of collagen, which will give a firmer and more youthful look to your skin. Shea butter is also good for around the eye area since it provides a lasting moisturizing effect.
Does the crow’s feet treatment hurt?
You will probably feel a slight discomfort while the dermal filler is being injected. Topical anesthetics can also be applied before the procedure and if you believe that it will make you feel more comfortable.
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