Crows Feet – Causes and Treatments

Our eyes have super thin skin surrounding them. Add some UV rays, pollution, less collagen in our skin as we age and lots of facial expressions to the mix, and you have yourself a perfect wrinkle storm.  Eye cremes can help soften the lines and brighten your eyes, but eventually, we will all get wrinkles. It would be fantastic if the signs of a life fully lived was a little less obvious; but unfortunately, wrinkles are part of our aging journey. We can’t stop aging, but there are solutions to slowing down the signs.

Sun Exposure

The sun and the exposure to UVA and UVB is the number one cause of premature aging. Its crucial to protect your eyes like you would the rest of your face. Wear SPF every day and protect your eyes with UV protection sunglasses.

Treatments

Injections like Botox do work for crow’s feet and is a great option. The injection relaxes the muscles around the eyes and pulls out the wrinkles. If you are starting injections later in life and already have lines around your eyes, the treatment will only soften them; they may not totally disappear.

Because injections don’t address the lack of collagen, I would also recommend the Fotona Erbium Laser Treatment.  The laser treatment is quick, safe, and noticeably reduces the look of wrinkles. During the procedure, the laser heats the area; then during the healing process, the body creates new collagen which strengthens, tightens, and smooths the skin with no downtime. For best results, you may need 2-3 treatments.

My VIP List for Eye Creams

SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex. An eye cream that is applied 2x a day and helps fight the appearance of crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness

Zo Skin Health – Hyrdrafirm Eye Brightening Repair Crème – Created for the delicate skin around your eyes. Helps minimize puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines.