Crow’s feet are those fine lines that begin appearing at the corners of the eyes sometimes called ‘smile lines’ or ‘happy lines.’ Crow’s feet can appear as early as your mid-twenties and there are a couple of variables that help determine when you’ll start seeing them in your own reflection.
Genetics play a very large part in determining how you’ll be affected by the appearance of crow’s feet. Another factor is how much time you spend in the sun, especially without the protection of an effective sunscreen.
Despite their cute moniker of ‘smile lines’, crow’s feet are not actually caused by smiling, laughing or squinting, as is commonly thought. Instead, they develop over time, from millions and millions of repetitive facial movements you perform over the course of a lifetime.
The lines result as the skin ages and begins to lose elasticity, resulting in a natural sagging of the skin, which creates the tiny folds that are fondly referred to as “crow’s feet”.
How to Treat Crow’s Feet
There are a number of ways to treat and reduce crow’s feet, and Dr. Philpott is equipped to help you determine which treatment will best achieve your aesthetic goals.
One way to treat crow’s feet is with one of the many different dermal or facial fillers available. Botox® and Dysport are the most common Nuerotoxins and can help treat crow’s feet, frown lines, and various other unwelcome lines, creases, and wrinkles.
In addition to facial filler injections, there are other types of injectables to consider, such as dermal filler.
You may also want to consider other procedures designed to combat the appearance of crow’s feet, such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser resurfacing. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for whatever aesthetic goals you’re trying to accomplish.
Some Final Thoughts
If you have crow’s feet and they make you *feel* older than your years, you don’t have to just accept them and try to find a way to live with them. There are too many solutions out there to help you look as young as you feel.
Dr. Philpott can help guide you to the solution that will best serve your goals. This may include more than one cosmetic procedure. Many times the combination of two or more treatments delivers even more dramatic, transformative results.
If you’re considering treatments to treat your crow’s feet in Scottsdale, The Body Sculpting Center is here to help. Contact our office today and we’ll schedule a consultation. You’ll be able to have all your questions answered and all your concerns addressed, with a clear picture of which procedure is best for you and what sort of outcome you can expect.