Many people know that squinting, smiling and the harsh effects of the sun are responsible for fine lines and wrinkles on the face. But did you know the inevitable factors of aging also cause the delicate skin around your eyes to wrinkle and develop crow’s feet? While many practices rely solely on traditional methods such as Botox, board-certified cosmetic expert Dr. Daniel Behroozan and his leading team of Los Angeles dermatologists and skin care specialists offer several viable solutions.
The Dermatology Institute of Southern California cosmetic team has a unique approach at correcting crow’s feet. With extensive experience and skill in cosmetic procedures, our specialists can smooth away years of damage while maintaining your natural facial expression. The skin under the eye is delicate and requires a high level of care. There is no team better to trust with your health and beauty than the Los Angeles dermatologists and skin specialists at The Dermatology Institute of Southern California.
What Causes Crow’s Feet?
Are you noticing wrinkles around your eyes? The sensitive area beneath the eyes shows dehydration, sun damage and fine lines earlier than any other region of the body. Some men and women show signs of crow’s feet as early as 20 years old!
Since skin under the eyes lacks oil glands, fat and muscle, it’s is extremely delicate and ten times thinner than the surrounding skin on the face. There are several factors that contribute to crow’s feet and they accelerate the breakdown of elasticity when combined with the body’s natural aging process. These factors include:
- Sun Damage – By melting away collagen, sun damage is responsible for up to 90% of skin aging
- Free Radicals – Your skin is thirsty; a lack of hydration can cause wrinkles around the eyes
- Nighttime Routine – Sleeping on your side causes fine lines and wrinkles
- Habitual Expressions – Squinting and smiling make crow’s feet more pronounce
Additional contributors of tiny wrinkles around the eyes are smoking, drug/alcohol use and a poor diet. Though physical aging may be inevitable, our team of Los Angeles dermatologists successfully treats crow’s feet lines and other facial wrinkles.
Are Crow’s Feet Preventable?
Though many of us wish they weren’t, the signs of aging are inevitable. Crow’s feet form as we age, but there are certain factors that accelerate their progression. You can slow the development of wrinkles along the corners of the eyes by wearing sunscreen, staying hydrated, wearing sunglasses to reduce squinting and reducing your exposure to cigarettes and alcohol. In addition to maintaining a proper skin care regimen, there are quite a few options for treating crow’s feet and lines.
Treating Crow’s Feet at The Dermatology Institute of Southern California
Our dedicated team of Los Angeles dermatologists specializes in a non-surgical approach at treating crow’s feet. Depending on your type of facial lines and aesthetic goals, our experts may recommend Botox, Dysport or Fraxel to eliminate crow’s feet. All treatments have immediately visible results, a low risk of side effects and require little to no healing time. Contact us today for your complimentary consultation.