Crow’s feet, also known as ‘laughter lines’, are characterised by wrinkles that appear around the eye area. They are typically caused by the aging process, however, they can be made worse from poor skin care and environmental damage. The skin around the eyes is much thinner and more delicate compared to the rest of the face, making it susceptible to accelerated aging.
Once these lines appear they will gradually worsen over time unless intervened with treatment. Not only can crow’s feet create an aged look, but they can also make it hard to apply make-up as concealers and foundation can gather in the creases and enhance the appearance of wrinkles.
Factors to consider
Poor skin care routine – The eyes need seperate moisturising products from the rest of the face due to the skin being much more delicate and not producing oil. Products that are too harsh could damage the skin rather than improve them.
Smoking – Smoking stops oxygen and essential nutrients from reaching the skin, leaving it dehydrated. This in turn will make the appearance of Crow’s Feet much more apparent.
Sun exposure – Sun exposure is the major cause of environmental damage to our skin. Investing in a good SPF is the most beneficial things you can do to slow signs of ageing, especially on vulnerable areas such as the eyes.
Genes – Where we develop wrinkles can be determined by our genes to some extent, but we can learn from looking at our parents and treat accordingly to halt the signs before they develop into a big problem.
Treatments Available for Crow's Feet
We offer two different aesthetic treatments to tackle the appearance of Crow’s Feet.
Plasma BT is a highly effective treatment for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles by using Plasma energy. It works by zapping the skin with plasma energy. This sublimates excess tissue, helping to relieve the wrinkle. Plasma also remodels the collagen and regenerates the skin.
Microneedling is delivered using a pen-like device that creates tiny little micro-channels in the skin. This kick starts the healing process and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, helping to plump the skin and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin Peels can help relieve lines and wrinkles around the eye area. By gently removing the outer layer of old skin with a chemical solution, the peel reveals fresh new healthy skin, giving a smoother and less wrinkled appearance. A course of 6 – 8 skin peels is required for optimum results.
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