The first signs of ageing usually start around the eyes, and small lines and wrinkles known as crow’s feet begin to develop. The skin around the eyes is roughly 40% thinner than the skin across the rest of the face, which means it is more vulnerable and prone to ageing. Many men and women get fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, which are referred to as crow’s feet due to their forked appearance.
Crow’s feet tend to be caused by a loss of elasticity and collagen in the skin, which naturally decreases as we age. Skin movement, sun damage and changes in hormones can also have a significant impact on the youthfulness of the skin around the eyes. Developing crow’s feet is often unavoidable, especially as we blink, on average 18 times a minute which causes the facial muscles to be almost constantly moving.
These fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes are one of the most common ageing concerns and are considered a completely normal thing to develop as we get older. For some people, crow’s feet impact their self-confidence and affect the way they feel about themselves. If this is the case, then there are some treatments that can help to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet.
Crow’s Feet Treatment At Hans Place Practice
At Hans Place Practice, we offer a selection of treatments that can reduce lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet. You can choose the treatment type that best suits you and the severity of your crow’s feet, and we advise you to book a skincare assessment and consultation before deciding on a treatment.
Botox has become a common option for those looking to treat wrinkles and create a more youthful look. It involves a prescription medicine being injected into the muscles around the eyes to relax the muscles and reduce the appearance of crow’s feet.
One of the leading causes of fine lines and wrinkles is a reduction in collagen and facial fat which results in sagging. Dermal fillers use a substance very similar to naturally occurring hyaluronic acid to plump up the eye area and restore a youthful finish. The final result of dermal fillers will depend on the type of filler chosen, as there is a wide range of choices available.
For those who are not keen on injections and surgical options, ULTRAcel is a non-surgical treatment that can tighten and smooth the area around the eyes. Ultrasound and radio frequency technology is used to target problem areas and encourage the body’s natural healing process.