At Augusta Plastic Surgery, crow’s feet are a common concern our patients come to us with. So what exactly are they? How do you prevent them? How do you fix them? We have the answers:
What Causes Crowsfeet?
Crow’s feet refer to the fine lines and wrinkles that develop around the outer corners of the eyes. There are two main types of wrinkles that develop: dynamic and static.
Dynamic wrinkles form as the result of facial expressions — smiles, frown, and eyebrow raise. Static wrinkles are caused by the natural occurrence of gravity and aging. As we age, we naturally lose the elastin (a protein) that keeps our skin firm. Essentially our skin loses its ability to return to form after being manipulated.
Dynamic and static wrinkles go hand-in-hand. So how do you prevent crow’s feet without smiling or eye-rolling (impossible in our opinion)?
How To Prevent Crowsfeet?
Crow’s feet are natural. Say it again. Truth be told, it’s impossible to prevent them completely, BUT you can help minimize them by taking care of your skin and overall health:
- Eat a well-balanced diet
- Wear sunscreen daily
- Wear sunglasses on sunny days (to prevent squinting)
- MOISTURIZE daily and again at night
How To Treat Crowsfeet
Smile a lot? We want you to! If you do have concerns about existing wrinkles around your eyes, we can help:
Botox is actually a preventative solution as well as an excellent way to treat crows’ feet. Botox actually freezes the mechanism that causes wrinkles from forming in the first place and minimizes the appearance of new ones without preventing you from smiling.
Juvederm is another injectable solution that uses Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance produced by your body. HA is extracted and reformulated to provide more volume in areas of the face that are aging.
Chemical Peels use an acidic solution applied to the skin to remove damaged top layers, speed cell turnover, and boost collagen growth for a brighter, more even-toned complexion. Peels are a highly effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles.
If crow’s feet are a concern for you, give us a call or schedule an appointment for one of our many procedures that can help and keep on smiling!