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How Can I Get Rid of Crow’s Feet?

Sep 6, 2019 | Botox, Crow's Feet

crows-feetThe delicate eye area is one of the parts that are more susceptible to signs of aging. Crow’s feet are those fine lines and wrinkles that spread out from the corner of your eyes. And while they’re totally normal, these tiny wrinkles are also a common aging concern.

What Causes Crow’s Feet?

As we age, the skin loses collagen (its plumpness) and elastin (its stretch) and becomes more and more depleted of its natural oils and the layer of skin-smoothing fat below the surface. The skin around the eyes is very thin, so it’s prone to damage by UV rays and free radicals that leaves the skin dry and makes it less supple. And lots of normal facial movements from contractions like squinting, laughing and smiling cause facial muscles to crinkle and help creases to form over time.

Professional Treatments to Get Rid of Crow’s Feet

  • Botox

Botox is most commonly used for wrinkles. When using Botox for crow’s feet, this muscle-relaxing treatment stops nerve signals from reaching the muscles that surround the corner of your eyes, causing them to contract less often and smoothing out your skin. An added advantage of Botox is that it temporarily obstructs the aging process to prevent the formation of wrinkles.

  • Microneedling

Sitting between topical and injectable treatments that promise to get rid of wrinkles is microneedling, a procedure that uses small needles to puncture the skin and create controlled skin injury. When there’s a small bit of injury and bleeding on the skin, platelets leave the blood vessels and move to the surrounding tissue. The platelets excrete growth factors and hormones that cause the stimulation of collagen-producing cells. The generation of new collagen and skin tissue results in smoother, firmer, more elastic, and more toned skin.

  • RED Light Therapy

RED Light therapy (RLT) involves delivering low wavelength red light directly to your body. This natural red light stimulates the mitochondria in your cells to produce energy more efficiently. It allows the fibroblast cells to generate more collagen, which will smooth out your wrinkles and fine lines. RLT for crow’s feet heightens the forming of capillaries. This means that your skin gets a full blast supply of oxygen and nutrients, giving you an immediate healthy glow and a rejuvenating look. RED light therapy directly stimulates the skin surface without causing any damage.

If you’re bothered by crow’s, North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic can help. We welcome you to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about crow’s feet treatments and the best option that could dramatically improve your appearance. Call us at 480-513-2888 or book your appointment online.