Removing the Lines: Treatments for Crow's Feet

By dustinheringer on April 30, 2016

A woman smilingThe team at Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery believes in helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals. So many people from the greater Scottsdale area have visited the practice for anti-aging wrinkle reduction and skin treatments, and they leave looking much younger and more refreshed.

With this in mind, we'd like to consider the ideal treatments for crow's feet and how we can help you look your absolute best.

About Crow's Feet?

Crow's feet are the wrinkles that develop at the corners of the eyes, and they're a telltale sign of aging. The wrinkles may be minor or may be rather prominent and unsightly. In general, crow's feet can make a person look much older, and this can lead to self-consciousness about that person's appearance.

The Causes of Crow's Feet

Crow's feet are caused by the natural aging process as skin laxity and the underlying structures of the face change. Crow's feet are classified dynamic wrinkles since they appear and form as a result of muscle contractions and facial expressions, making them more noticeable. Crow's feet are most visible when a person squints or scrunches the eyes.

In addition to the natural aging process, the appearance of crow's feet may be accelerated or made worse by sun long-term damage, which often leads to more pronounced wrinkles. In addition, smoking is known to make facial wrinkles such as crow's feet more visible.

Thankfully there are different treatments for crow's feet avilable.

Skin Resurfacing Options for Crow's Feet

When you have minor crow's feet or lines around the face, it's not a bad idea to consider skin resurfacing procedures. Whether you undergo a facial, a chemical peel, or a laser resurfacing option, these can all improve the overall appearance and texture of your skin, eliminating fine lines and wrinkles in the process.

BOTOX® Injection for Crow's Feet

Another good option to consider for crow's feet is the use of BOTOX® injections. BOTOX® injections work by halting the muscle movements in the injection site. This means that the skin is not agitated by the contraction of muscles when someone makes facial expressions. Slowing or stopping muscle movements causes wrinkles to fade and not be present.

The results of BOTOX® injections last for several months, and patients can have lasting anti-aging results by undergoing subsequent BOTOX® cosmetic treatments.

Determining the Best Treatment Option for You

Both skin resurfacing procedures and BOTOX® injections can yield excellent results, but sometimes one wrinkle reduction approach is more effective for patients than others. During the consultation process, we'll help determine the ideal anti-aging therapies for you and your needs.

Tips for Preventing Crow's Feet

In order to prevent or slow the development of crow's feet, consider the following skin care ips:

  • Wear sunblock whenever you're outdoors
  • Wear sunglasses to protect the eyes and the eye area
  • Wear a hat with a brim to keep your face shaded outdoors
  • Use a good moisturizer on your skin
  • Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet
  • Stay hydrated by drinking water
  • Do not use tobacco products

Contact Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery

For information about crow's feet and how they treated and eliminated, be sure to contact our advanced facial plastic surgery center today. Dr. Dustin Heringer and Dr. William McLeish will help you look your absolute best.

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