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Get Rid of Crow’s Feet

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A long life full of smiles and laughter can leave you with more than just happy memories. The impact of those emotions eventually start to show on your face in the form of fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the eyes. Crow’s feet, those noticeable lines flaring out from the corners of your eyes, are often the first noticeable wrinkles to appear, getting deeper and longer with age. Fortunately, there are several cosmetic treatments available to smooth them out for a more youthful appearance. 

Facial expressions are the natural result of emotional expression, and part of how we communicate feelings to one another non-verbally.

What are crow’s feet?

There are two main types of wrinkles: dynamic and static. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the muscles that contract while making facial expressions. Static wrinkles are caused by natural occurrences such as gravity and aging. Crow’s feet are unique in that they are both dynamic and static wrinkles. In the early stages of dynamic wrinkles, they’re only visible when you make the particular expression that causes the muscles to contract. And then, when you relax, the wrinkles disappear.  But after decades worth of facial expressions, dynamic wrinkles can actually become static wrinkles. The natural loss of collagen and elastin with age makes the skin looser and more vulnerable to creasing, causing static wrinkles. All together, the result is deep lines etched in the skin that can make you look older and more tired than you feel.

How to treat crow’s feet

The fountain of youth might be a myth, but dermal fillers certainly help fight the signs of aging on the face. Unlike specialized creams that claim to eliminate wrinkles, dermal fillers produce effective, almost immediate results. Several different fillers are available, many with lidocaine to minimize discomfort.  Dermal fillers are often used in combination with plastic surgery in order to achieve the most youthful, radiant appearance.  They can also provide a good temporary solution for those who are not yet willing to commit to surgery. Dermal filler results can last anywhere from six months to year or longer, depending on the filler you choose. Dr. Laverson can discuss all your dermal filler options and help you choose the best for your aesthetic goals, but in the meantime, here’s a brief overview of the most popular fillers on the market:

 

  • Juvederm

Juvederm is made primarily with hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body that helps to maintain moisture in the skin and joints by binding with water molecules to add volume. When Juvederm is injected into the treatment area, it fills in the wrinkles, plumping up the skin to produce an instantly smoother appearance. After nine months to a year, the hyaluronic acid is naturally absorbed back into the body, and additional treatments are required for maintaining results.  

  • Radiesse

Radiesse is a water-based gel filler that contains the active ingredient calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), a naturally occurring mineral that is found in our bones. The Radiesse formula does double duty by instantly plumping the skin and stimulating the natural production of collagen for long-lasting results. When the body absorbs the CaHA microspheres, it leaves the collagen behind, which is why Radiesse lasts a year or longer.

  • Restylane

Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based filler, although it is thicker than Juvederm, so the full results may not be visible until a few days after the injection. Restylane also promotes the body’s natural production of collagen, and the results can last anywhere between six and 18 months.

  • Sculptra

Sculptra is a synthetic filler made with poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates the body’s production of collagen. Sculptra typically takes a few separate treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart, for ideal results, but the smoother, fuller appearance can last up to two years after the first treatment.

  • Belotero

Belotero is a soft, gel-like hyaluronic acid-based filler that works well with severe lines and folds, making it ideal for crow’s feet. The effects are visible immediately after the injection, and the results can last anywhere from six to 18 months. 

How to prevent crow’s feet

 

Although nothing can stop the aging process or reverse it entirely, there are steps you can take to prevent deep creases from forming around the eyes, or prevent existing creases from deepening further. 

  • Wear sunscreen of a minimum 30 SPF whenever you’re outdoors, plus a hat and sunglasses for extra protection
  • Eat a healthy diet full of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy oils to boost vitamin intake and protect your skin from free radical damage
  • Keep hydrated throughout the day, as dehydration and dry skin lead to fine lines and wrinkles
  • Exercise daily to boost blood flow and oxygen to the skin
  • Quit smoking, as smoking is known to produce premature wrinkles
  • Moisturize your face daily with products made with collagen and antioxidants

These prevention tips will also help maximize the results of your dermal fillers. 

There’s no law that says you have to look your age. If you want to eliminate the crow’s feet around your eyes or other deep creases and wrinkles on your face, dermal fillers offer instant, long-lasting results that will make your skin smoother and more younger-looking. Dr. Laverson can help you choose the dermal filler right for you and your aesthetic goals, along with recommending any other cosmetic treatments and procedures that are closer to the fountain of youth than you might think. For more information or to book a consultation, fill out our contact form or call us at (858) 295-4001.

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