As we age the production of skin proteins begins to slow. Collagen and elastin are responsible for the healthy volume and rubber band-like quality of the skin that allow it the stretch and snap back when we do things like smile or frown. With the loss of elasticity and volume wrinkles begin to form, and none more quickly than those at the outside corners of the eyes, known as crow’s feet. Crow’s feet usually begin to appear in the early 30s, but for some they can begin to form in the 20s and can age the face considerably.
A good skin care regimen can help ease the onslaught of wrinkles and lessen the appearance of crow’s feet. But for crow’s feet that are beyond the reach of daily skin care, injectables and laser skin resurfacing can offer amazing results.
Whether you are dealing with thin lines or deep wrinkles around the eyes, Leif Rogers, M.D., FACS Plastic Surgery has treatment options for help you look younger and more vibrant. Each of the treatments below offers and effective course of action for fighting the appearance of crow’s feet.
Purified toxins, such as Botox or Dysport, can be injected in the muscles around the eyes blocking nerve signals and significantly slowing the facial contractions that cause crow’s feet to form while smoothing out the skin.
Concentrated, pulsating beams of light, such as those with CO2, IPL or Ultherapy, are used to remove damaged skin layer by layer while simultaneously heating the underlying dermis. This action lessens the appearance of wrinkles and stimulates the growth of new collagen.
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eyes, please contact us to set up a consultation and discuss which option might be right for you.