The eyes are indeed the windows to the soul, but in facial plastics the eyes are also the windows to something else: your age. The area around the eye is the most delicate of the face, so in turn, aging shows up around our eyes earlier and often before we would like. One such eye problem is crows feet, those pesky wrinkles, that show up in corners of our eyes. Luckily, there are measures that can be taken to prevent, reduce, and eliminate crows feet.
First and foremost, start with steps to prevent crows feet from beginning or prevent the ones you have from getting worse. To do so:
- Wear Sunscreen- sunscreen is crucial in preventing photo damage that causes the aging of the skin.
- Start using an eye cream to keep the area moisturized. Consider using an eye cream enriched with growth factors, which will aid in collagen renewal.
- Wear sunglasses: There are two reason this step is crucial. Not only do sunglasses protect the skin from the damaging rays of the sun (look for glasses that have UVA/UVB protection), but they also prevent squinting of the eyes.
Crow’s feet, once present, do not have to be permanent. There are several options for the treatment and elimination of crows feet:
- An eye cream with growth factor is the first line of defense against crows feet. Growth Factors are the proteins responsible for the production of collagen and the maintaining of cell activity, which plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin. Growth factors directly stimulate the cells responsible for youth. SkinMedica’s Eye Repair and Tensage Eye Contour Cream are two such eye products.
- The most effective means of eliminating crow’s feet is Botox. Botox injected in key areas relaxes the areas causing wrinkles, lessening them considerable or eliminating them entirely with results lasting between 4-6 months. As with any facial filler or botox injection in is crucial to know your injector. Botox injectors should have an extensive knowledge and expertise of facial anatomy.
With the advancing facial rejuvenation and facial plastic surgery, it is possible to avoid the “call of the crow” and keep your eyes looking as young as the soul behind them.