The Lowdown on Crow’s Feet
The appearance of crow’s feet, those tiny wrinkles on the outermost corners of the eyes, is nature’s way of telling you that you’re getting older. Physical aging is truly inevitable. Fortunately, there are ways to lessen the appearance of crow’s feet.
How does crow’s feet happen?
Figuring out what truly works for reducing the appearance of crow’s feet begins by understanding how they form in the first place. The tiny lines on the outermost corners of the eyes are a result of the following causes:
- Constant squinting, which makes the eye muscles contract
- Dwindling levels of collagen in the eye area due to sun damage and exposure to harsh outdoor environments
- Loss of fat and supportive tissues due to the natural process of aging (gravitational pull)
What really works for crow’s feet.
In 2013, the FDA approved Botox for temporarily reducing the appearance of moderate to severe lateral canthal lines (the medical term for crow’s feet). The injectable works by blocking the neurotransmitters that stimulate the muscles to contract. The less frequent the contractions, the less obvious the appearance of crow’s feet.
Meanwhile, laser-resurfacing treatments have also been shown to be effective in softening crow’s feet by removing the upper layers of the skin. Once the dead skin cells are shed, newer and more youthful cells beneath are revealed.
Let us help you find the perfect solution to reducing the appearance of crow’s feet. Call us at 408.559.4700 to schedule an appointment.