If you’re starting to see the tiny lines around your eyes that signal the start of crow’s feet, don’t worry. Or, if you’re trying to prevent those lines from ever occurring – you’re in the right place. There are treatments available to help reduce the appearance of these lines and keep you looking young and fresh.
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul – whether or not that’s true, they are the first to signal aging. The skin around your eyes is the most delicate skin on your face and about 40 percent thinner than the rest. This makes the eye area more susceptible to wrinkles and fine lines, otherwise known as ‘crow’s feet.’ These lines are often the first you see when you start getting older. As much as these skin changes are perfectly normal, it doesn’t reduce the concern it breeds in the minds of many.
Though crow’s feet are harmless, they can be quite a bummer when they decide to stay on your face permanently. Plenty can be done to reduce or eliminate them, and the best way to address them will vary based on the look you want and your lifestyle.
Anyone seeking to know how to prevent, reduce and cope with crow’s feet needs to understand how much of their situation can be remedied by science and how much is just plain genetics.
Below are some of the best ways to address crow’s feet and how you can partner with Pinch to feel your best about the results.
Causes Of Crow’s Feet
The causes of crow’s feet aren’t a mystery; they’re the natural result of our normal aging process. The delicate eye region takes the brunt of the changes your face experiences when it ages. Activities such as skin pulling during makeup application or washing, rubbing your eyes, smoking, not wearing sunscreen, and even losing weight can alter the skin’s elasticity as time goes on. Because the skin area around the eyes is so thin, it doesn’t take much to see unsightly changes.
And, what about smiling – didn’t Mark Twain say that’s how we get wrinkles? Yes, smiling might cause wrinkles around the eye region, but almost every facial expression contributes to this skin change. So, in other words, you can take avoiding smiling off of your list of action items and smile all the time! By itself, none of the stressors mentioned are going to be the only cause.
There are, however, a couple of preventive measures to avoid crow’s feet, and medical treatments also exist to address these fine lines.
Natural Prevention Of Crow’s Feet
- Have a solid anti-aging skincare routine in place
- Cleanse, tone, and moisturize your skin properly
- Having and using high-quality eye cream also goes a long way
Other ways include:
- Incorporate other anti-aging precautions into your lifestyle
- Make use of sunscreen
- Rest well and get enough sleep
- Drink lots of water
- Try to limit your alcohol intake
Suppose all of these fail to get you the results you want. Different treatments are now commonly available to physically alter the skin around your eyes so that your crow’s feet become less prominent or nearly invisible.
Medical Treatment Of Crow’s Feet
Your Pinch Provider can recommend the best treatment for your crow’s feet if you decide to turn to injectables. One of the products known for this treatment is the naturally occurring bacteria called clostridium botulinum. In its raw form, this bacteria can block the transmission of nerve impulses and the signal where the nerve connects to the muscle when put into the body.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t say up front that using a botulinum treatment should always be done by a trained professional with FDA-approved products. It’s a medical procedure, and when you decide to have it done, it should be by someone you trust.
You’ve often heard it called “Botox®” as an adjective. Botox is a brand name, and several kinds of clostridium botulinum treatment are available aside from Botox – each with its risks and rewards. The product Pinch uses is called Xeomin®. Often called “naked botox,” Xeomin is safe, FDA-approved, and is known to cause fewer side effects. One of the many benefits to Xeomin is its synthetic nature. There are no bulky additives or proteins attached to the botulinum molecule.
After purification and effective control, tiny doses of Xeomin can be injected into the areas around your eyes to diminish the look of crows feet. It is meant to temporarily relax the treated muscle groups around the eye. In the end, natural and beautiful results appear with fewer deep lines. It’s important to remember this is a temporary treatment, but with time and consistency you can look forward to a radiant youthful appearance.
Every face and treatment goal is unique so your Pinch Provider might also recommend using a filler to soften the look of your crows feet. Pinch uses Belotero®, which was chosen because of its reputation for safety, satisfaction and low side effect profile. Belotero is a hyaluronic acid compound that restores some of the natural skin structure we all lose during the course of ageing.
Crow’s feet are insidious – they make you look older and can be tough to get rid of but Pinch is here for you! Our Xeomin and Belotero treatments will address your crow’s feet and give you the smooth skin you deserve. So what are you waiting for? Book an appointment for this week and let us help you erase them from your face.