The development of crow’s feet is one of the most predictable aspects of facial aging. And since they are near the eyes, these wrinkles can be some of the most prominent ones that you can have. Fortunately, you have a number of crow’s feet treatment options when it comes to minimizing these unwelcome skin developments.
If your crow’s feet are light enough, you may be able to treat them with either a prescription or an over-the-counter product. Tretinoin is extensively used to combat signs of facial aging due to its ability to stimulate new skin formation.
There are also other topical serums, lotions, and ointments available for crow’s feet treatment, with varying degrees of effectiveness. While topical products can be effective in the case of light lines and wrinkles, most signs of facial aging are better dealt with under the care of a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon.
BOTOX® helps in minimizing lines and wrinkles that are due to repetitive contractions of muscles that occur when making facial expressions. The treatment is best for those with wrinkles that are just beginning to form. A BOTOX® crow’s feet treatment involves the injection of a purified protein solution into the treatment area. The treatment works by relaxing the facial muscles that produce dynamic wrinkles.
Crow’s feet can also be treated using a medical-grade chemical peel. These products are chemical solutions that contain various active ingredients to be applied to the skin for a certain amount of time. A chemical peel treatment promotes skin cell turnover and the production of new skin tissue.
Medium and deep chemical peels are most effective in treating crow’s feet. Many medium chemical peels do not even require sedation or significant downtime.
Dermal fillers often make effective crow’s feet treatment. They usually contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance whose production declines with age. A dermal filler is typically injected right into the crow’s feet and helps to lift the skin beneath the wrinkles to smooth them out. Most dermal fillers offer good results and last for several months to a year or more, at which point they will require replacement injections to maintain results.
Ablative lasers can effectively treat crow’s feet by removing upper skin layers to reveal fresher skin underneath. Cosmetic lasers are effective in the treatment of crow’s feet because they transmit thermal energy deep into the skin, promoting the production of collagen in a smooth, natural-appearing way.