As we age, our skin undergoes gradual changes due to its diminishing ability to produce the proteins our skin needs to remain firm.  Crow’s feet are one such common complaint that people have that can give skin an aged appearance.

Crow’s feet can be a serious source of anxiety for many people, making them feel older and less attractive. Fortunately, there are a number of effective cosmetic treatments that can tackle crow’s feet and bring back that youthful glow. Here’s what you need to know about crow’s feet and treating them.

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What are Crow’s Feet?

Crow’s feet are small, concentrated clusters of lines that form in the corners of our eyes. They become more prominent as we age. When we smile, laugh, talk, and eat, our facial muscles contract, and these lines around the eyes start to develop over time and become more visible, eventually remaining static even when our faces are at rest.

What Causes Crow’s Feet?

Our skin produces collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for ensuring our skin is elastic and firm, giving people that youthful appearance. Over time as we age, our ability to produce this protein diminishes, so the skin becomes lax. This is when lines and wrinkles start to form as our muscles continue to contract, but there is not enough collagen and elastin to prevent our skin from retaining lines and wrinkles.

UV exposure can also be a contributing factor to the cause of crow’s feet, meaning that you could develop them when you’re still young.

Crow’s Feet Treatment

If you don’t like the look of your crow’s feet, there are a number of non-surgical treatments that can tackle them, including:

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections from ASC deliver a safe and effective dose of purified protein in small amounts to relax wrinkles caused by muscle contractions. The treatment blocks the nerve impulses from reaching the problem area, causing muscle relaxation and helping the skin to remain smooth and unwrinkled.

We can treat crow’s feet directly with anti-wrinkle injections, and the results will last from three to six months. The treatment is safe with minimal side effects, and our team of medical professionals can advise you on further treatments if necessary. For anti-wrinkle treatments in Jersey, Guernsey or Belfast, contact us today.

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Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can smooth the appearance of grooves and facial wrinkles to restore volume and give your skin a hydrated look. At ASC, we only use Restylane and the Juvéderm range from Allergan to provide the most natural-looking and advanced fillers available.

These fillers are made up of a different molecular structure of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring in the body and responsible for water retention in the skin. When used to treat crow’s feet, it draws water into the area and locks in moisture, giving your skin a rejuvenated appearance.

Thermage CPT Face

Thermage CPT Face is a radiofrequency skin tightening treatment that will boost collagen in the skin to rejuvenate the face’s appearance, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. It works on the lower dermis of the skin to avoid damaging the integrity of the skin’s surface, and over time a remodelled skin is produced.

It is a simple treatment that will give you tighter and firmer skin straight away, but with additional tightening six months following the treatment. It can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, tackling problems like crow’s feet.

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If you suffer from crow’s feet and would like to reduce their appearance, ASC has a range of effective treatments available. Contact us today to book a consultation to speak to one of our medical professionals; they would be more than happy to discuss treatment options and make suggestions.