C is for Crow’s Feet
Also called “laugh lines” or “character lines”, crow’s feet are lines and wrinkles that form on the sides of eyes and are caused by repetitive motions like smiling and squinting. These types of lines and wrinkles that occur when your face moves in expression are called dynamic wrinkles. Crow’s feet start to become visible as early as the mid-twenties and can make you look older than your age. Crow’s feet lines become deeper and more etched with the loss of skin elasticity and collagen as well as volume loss around the eyes that occurs with age. These deeper, static lines are visible when the face is at rest, but worsen during contraction of the eye muscles, as happens with smiling and squinting.
Crow’s feet lines and wrinkles cannot be prevented, but their development can be delayed by adopting a daily skin care regimen that delays the distortion and destruction of collagen and elastin in the skin and by reducing the extent to which the muscles of facial expression fold and crinkle the skin over time.
Office-based, minimally-invasive and non-invasive periorbital skin treatments and procedures can be performed strategically to stimulate new collagen formation within the skin, improve the skin’s elasticity and surface texture while maintaining a natural, youthful appearance of the eye area.
Dr. Balogun and the SkinMD team remind our patients to wear UVA/ UVB rated sunglasses often to prevent excessive squinting. We also recommend eating a healthy, antioxidant-rich diet, exercising regularly and if you smoke, it is best to quit. Additionally, do not tan or use tanning beds as UV exposure has been shown to accelerate skin aging including wrinkle formation, sagging, mottled pigmentation and loss of elasticity.
TNS Eye Repair
DermaLift 2.0 Serum
Retinoid or Retinol formulations
Broad-spectrum antioxidant sunscreens
Colorescience Sunforgettable mineral brush sunscreen
Neuromodulators- BOTOX or XEOMIN
Madonna Laser Eye Lift (Fractional CO2 Eye Lift)
PDO Thread Lift
Soft tissue or dermal fillers
Collagen Induction Therapy (DermaGold MicroInfusion CIT)
Vibraderm Eye Treatments
For more information on treatment options for your crow’s feet lines and other periorbital issues, call our office for a consultation to discuss what procedures and topical formulations are best for you.