Crow’s Feet are an unavoidable part of growing older; everyone will develop them at one point or another. Crow’s feet normally occur around the sides of the eyes and are more politely referred to as laughter lines.
Over time crow’ feet will just naturally form as the muscles round the eyes make repetitive motions. However it is also important to understand other factors that will advance their development. As with many skin conditions exposure to sunlight is a common cause. The skin around the eyes is more delicate than other areas of our body and squinting to protect the eyes from the sun combined with the damaging effects of UV rays can make crow’s feet much worse. It is advisable to always try and wear sunglasses as well as using an eye cream with a SPF in it.
Another cause is smoking, as smokers have a tendency to squint in order to protect their eyes from the smoke. The smoke also has a drying effect on the skin which can dehydrate it. Given that smokers can have multiple cigarettes a day the damaging effects can make crow’s feet appear much deeper than they should be.
It is important to keep the skin well hydrated in general and drinking plenty of water will help reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. It is also a good idea to get into the habit of using a good moisturizer twice a day, in the morning and at bed time which will also help both reduce and delay the signs of crow’s feet.
If your crow’s feet are quite deep and you want to see fast results, the 111 Harley Street skilled practitioners are able to offer a treatment to help.
This is still one of the most effective and popular methods for treating lines around the eyes. The careful injection of Botulinum Toxin into the specific area by a skilled plastic surgeon or aesthetic nurse will see the lines and wrinkles soften. Results will be visible after three days and a top up will be required every three months.
Read more about the procedure here.