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Crow’s Feet and Eye Wrinkles

Crow’s feet are fine lines that spread out from the corners of your eyes. They develop gradually due to small muscular contractions of the orbicularis oculi muscle that encircles our eyes.

The wrinkles are categorized into dynamic and static lines. Dynamic lines appear during muscular contractions during facial expression. Dynamic crow’s feet are most obvious whilst smiling. Static lines are present at rest and are worsened by repetitive muscular contractions. Due to a loss of collagen and fat over time, static lines can become more apparent.

Laughing, smiling, eating, speaking, frowning and blinking over many years causes the skin to stretch. The natural ageing process means that skin loses elasticity and the natural collagen levels reduce, making it harder for the skin to bounce back. Lifestyle influences such as sun exposure, smoking, diet, and genetics can also affect the way we age and the severity of the lines.

Lines and wrinkles around the eyes can make people feel older than their youthful years, and they can affect people of all ages (especially happy people who spend much time smiling and laughing!)

Treatments are available depending on the severity of the condition and the expected results.  These are treatments such as injectables, dermal fillers, chemical peels, topical creams, laser treatments or sometimes surgery.

Injectables smooth out wrinkles that arise from muscular contractions and has been used safely in medical practice for decades.  It is effective for people whose wrinkles are just starting to form. It causes acts as a temporary blocker of nerve signals to muscles causing the muscules to relax and therefore reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Dermal filler can help to reduce eye wrinkle appearance by stimulating collagen production and thus compensating for the volume loss due to aging, by making the skin appear plumper.

Chemical peels and laser resurfacing can also be useful for this concern. They act by encouraging the skin to produce new collagen and give the appearance of smoother skin.

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