Crow’s feet form due to changes in collagen and elastic fibre caused by smiling. Smiling tightens the orbital muscle, which shortens the length of the muscle relative to the skin. With time, small wrinkles form, eventually growing to deep lines. In a young person, crow’s feet are visible only during smiling; however age and time causes them to become permanent wrinkles. You may begin to notice them as early as your late 20s, particularly if you use sunbeds or smoke.
Dependent on the severity of your crow’s feet, there are a number of cosmetic treatments Theresa can recommend, including:
This treatment works on the orbital muscle and has the added bonus of preventing future wrinkles from forming.
Dermatologist-grade chemical peels, including the favourite of the Hollywood stars – the IS Clinical Fire & Ice facial, resurface the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, smooth and soften, while encouraging cellular renewal. The cosmetic treatments can further stimulate collagen production, keeping the skin firm and crow’s feet production down in the future.
Injectable fillers, like Restylane and Juvederm Vycross, which is a new generation of dermal filler, fill up the lines and ‘iron’ out the skin around your eyes.
By using micro injections of carbon dioxide beneath the surface of the skin, increased blood flow to the area is encouraged thus prompting the production of natural collagen. Carboxytherapy is a safe, minimally invasive, clinically proven method to rejuvenate, restore and recondition the skin.
Juvederm™ SkinBoosters create luminous skin in a natural way by gently and naturally smoothing the skin from the inside. They are ideal for the early signs of crow’s feet.
Following a discreet consultation, Theresa will advise the best cosmetic treatment for your crow’s feet. Get in touch to arrange your consultation today.