Crow’s feet can happen for a variety of reasons, including age-related collagen loss, smoking, squinting and sun damage. These lines next to the eyes can appear when you’re in your 20s, or they may hold off until you hit your 40s. No matter when these fine lines start creeping from the corners of your eyes to your temples, they are sure signs of aging and skin damage. The good news? You can combat them a number of ways.
Injectables. Botox® and Dysport® offer a two-part solution for crow’s-feet. Not only do they smooth the wrinkles by halting the physical movement (like squinting), but this also helps prevent them from forming in the first place. (One reason why many women are opting to start injectables in their 30s.) Injectables can’t help sagging skin, like a droopy brow, but used in conjunction with browlifts or eyelid surgery they can help ensure an overall more youthful appearance.
Laser resurfacing. To fix the changing texture of the skin around the eyes, Dr. Langdon may recommend fractional resurfacing to the top layer of skin, where the damage exists. This prompts the body to develop new collagen, which supports the skin, creating a more youthful, plumped look. It takes several weeks to heal, but these types of lasers are ideal for significantly reducing the appearance of crow’s-feet.
Topical solutions. Finally, use moisturizers and sunscreen daily to protect from future damage. The Langdon Center has a full range of professional-grade skincare products. Our aestheticians will help you choose the products that are right for you.