The wrinkles that develop in the corners of the eyes are one of the first, and most common, visible signs of the aging. Crow’s feet, wrinkles, dehydration and pigmentation can often age a person’s skin, making them look older than they are.
Everyday facial expressions are the main contributors to crow’s feet and, therefore, they are largely unavoidable. Tiny muscle contractions that occur as we smile and laugh cause crow’s feet to settle around the eyes. Extrinsic factors such as environmental pollutants, sun exposure and smoking all weaken collagen and elastin. When depleted, the skin loses its elasticity and tiny lines become more pronounced.
When it comes to crow’s feet prevention, sun protection is your first line of defense. A quality, physician-grade sunscreen won’t irritate the sensitive skin around the eyes, should contain ingredients like growth factors to enhance skin appearance, and offer antioxidants to guard against free radical damage. Second in treating and defending against crow’s feet would be a customized series of chemical peels, giving the skin increased clarity and an overall youthful appearance. Third, daily use of a moisturizing eye cream with Vitamin C and other antioxidants will help keep the fragile area around the eyes hydrated.
Now, you may be saying, “Well, what if I am past prevention and I already have crow’s feet? What now?” It’s never too late! The easiest fix for crow’s feet is a Neuromodulator injection, like Botox or Dysport, to help soften the look of wrinkles around the eyes. Once corrected, following the prevention steps is key to maintaining the look. Continue with sunscreen, wear sunglasses, and apply a physician-grade eye cream with anti-aging properties daily.
Talk to your TimeLess Master Esthetician about what products would be best for you. We carry a variety of eye creams which contain blends of growth factors and peptides that work to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.