Treating Crow’s Feet at Dermatology Consultants
Crow’s feet are a common type of wrinkle – wrinkles, fine lines and folds that appear around the eyes, especially when laughing or smiling. For this reason they are also sometimes called laugh lines. Because they start at the eye and radiate outward, they have been given the common nickname of crow’s feet.
Crow’s feet can become very prominent even in people who are diligent about an anti-aging skin care regimen because the skin around the eyes is very thin and lacking in fatty tissue that naturally fills out or “plumps” the area. Therefore wrinkles become more visible. Another common cause of crow’s feet is sun damage, so be sure to wear a facial sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every day to avoid additional appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.
Treatments for crow’s feet at Dermatology Consultants include:
Botox and Dysport are both purified protein injections that effectively target muscles around the eyes and on the brow to relax the skin and lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Treatments typically take 10-15 minutes and require no down time. Unlike surgical counterparts, these non-invasive treatments do not limit the normal range of movement and expression of the face. Learn more about Botox and learn more about Dysport.
We have a number of laser treatments we use regularly at Dermatology Consultants to resurface the skin. Lasers like CO2RE target both surface and deep layers of the skin to refresh and smooth the skin in as little as one treatment. Learn more about laser treatments.
Microneedling, which our experienced estheticians perform, creates numerous “micro-injuries,” or very small holes in the skin with tiny sterile needles. These injuries stimulate the healing process which includes creation of collagen at the cellular level. Collagen naturally fills out skin, making this treatment especially useful for around the eyes where the skin is thin and prone to wrinkling. Learn more about microneedling.