How to Prevent Crow’s Feet

Author: Dr. Bobby Buka

For as long as we can remember, people have worried about their appearance, even concerns as little as crow’s feet. Crow’s feet refer to the small lines or wrinkles at the corner of each eye that form and appear as natural signs of aging. There are various solutions to reducing or eliminating the appearance of pesky crow’s feet, and adopting a proper skin care routine can prevent new lines slowly forming in the future.

The Cause of Crow’s Feet
To defeat this cosmetic concern, you first have to understand the cause. Crow’s feet form due to constant facial expressions, such as smiling or squinting. Over time, your skin loses its elasticity, making lines and wrinkles deeper and more apparent. Additionally, the thin layer of skin around the eyes make the area more prone to wrinkling.

Protecting Your Skin and Eyes from the Sun
Although facial expressions are the core cause of crow’s feet, excessive sun exposure may also contribute to crow’s feet, premature wrinkling and diminishing skin elasticity. You should always wear sunscreen, SPF 30 or higher, to protect your delicate skin. Also, wearing sunglasses protect the thin skin around the eyes and help reduce unnecessary squinting.

Topical Treatments
If you’re looking to reduce signs of aging, moisturizing eye creams help when it contains the best active ingredients for your skin. Vitamin A helps your collagen production, restoring your youthful skin. Also, hyaluronic acid helps soften fine lines. You can also look for peptides in your skin care products to produce less visible wrinkles.

Injectables – Botox for Treatment
At The Dermatology Specialists, we offer Botox treatments as one of our most useful crow’s feet treatments. Botox is a neuromodulator that temporarily halts the orbital muscles from moving, leading to the lines around them to soften and improve. Many individuals use Botox as a preventative aging technique, relaxing any crow’s feet that are forming or already formed.

A discussion with one of our renowned dermatologists is necessary to determine what treatments would be best for you. If you want to eliminate or prevent unsightly crow’s feet, schedule your appointment at one of our New York City locations today.