Crow’s feet are fine lines that form around the eyes. They were given this name because they look a lot like … crows’ feet. They are also called laugh lines and are largely caused by sun exposure, although smoking also plays a role, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).
There are two main types of crow’s feet:
Dynamic lines are the result of underlying muscle movement. (Think frowning, smiling and squinting.)
Static lines are always there and are caused by a long history of squinting, frowning and sun damage.
The real question, however, is what can you do about them?
Lots, says Norwalk, Connecticut plastic surgeon Rick Rosen, MD.
“Injections of neuromodulators such as Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin and Dysport are popular ways to address crow’s feet,” he says. “The results last about three to four months.”
Another option, Pelleve Wrinkle Reduction, also targets crow’s feet. Pellevé uses radiofrequency energy to heat inner layers of skin and stimulate collagen production. Collagen, the main protein that gives our skin the supple elastic qualities most associated with youth, will then plump and tighten the skin from within. Results appear gradually with improvement after just one treatment and last up to six months.
A dream cream such as Hydrafirm™ Eye Brightening Repair Crème will also help minimize the appearance of crow’s feet – among other benefits.
All three of these can be used alone – or together — for a combined rejuvenation effect that dramatically softens crow’s feet and improves skin’s overall texture. “Softening crow’s feet not only improves your appearance and can make you look younger, but it can also improve how you feel about yourself and boosts your self-confidence,” says Dr. Rosen.
If you are concerned about Crow’s feet, see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to learn about the best options out there.
To locate a ZO skincare specialist near you, visit https://zoskinhealth.com/zo-near-you