Are Crow's feet reversible?
Are Crows feet reversible is a common question that we get asked in our Newcastle cosmetic clinic. Crow’s feet are fine lines or wrinkles that form around the outside corner of the eye. These are also known as “smile lines” that become more apparent when we smile. With age the amount of elastin and collagen in the skin decreases. This means lines and wrinkles start to become deeper as we age. Certain areas of our face are more affected than the others, including the area around our eyes that is particularly susceptible to age-related changes and a common complaint in our Newcastle Cosmetic clinic .
How crow’s feet are formed?
Normally, these crow’s feet are formed because of the contraction of a muscle called orbicularis oculi that completely surrounds our eyes. As we get older, the lines becomes more apparent as our skin loses subcutaneous fat as well as collagen and elastin protein that is responsible for holding our skin tight. This means that over time the lines and wrinkles get deeper and deeper.
Can Crows feet be treated?
Crow’s feet can be greatly improved and in some cases reversed completely. The most effective way of treating crows feet is catching them early before the skin has had time to form a deep wrinkles. Even if this has occurred however we still have options to improve the crows feet. At our Newcastle cosmetic clinic we often successfully treat crows feet with an array of treatment options.
Anti-wrinkle injections for Crows feet treatment
Anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox are the most effective ways of improving and stopping the worsening of existing crows feet. Anti wrinkle injections work by relaxing the muscle underneath the skin meaning that the wrinkles are not formed and the creases do not form and deepen. The results are very natural - You will still be able to make all your normal expressions including smiling and laughing however the lines will not appear as deep. The procedure is relatively quick, generally taking 45 minutes with the side effects very minimal. The treatment uses an extremely thin needle meaning that the it is largely a comfortable experience. It is a very popular treatment in our Newcastle cosmetic clinic
Micro-needling for crow’s feet treatment
Micro-needling is an advanced dermatological procedure that uses a microneed;ing device (at Newcastle cosmetic clinic we use the only fda approved device the skin pen). Tiny holes are created in the topmost layer of the skin. The holes created by tiny sterilized needles stimulate the production of collagen and elastin proteins that improves the skin quality. That is why this procedure is also termed collagen induction therapy. It is considered a safe and effective treatment for crow’s feet that gives a refreshed look to the skin. Microneedling is a great adjunct therapy to anit-wrinkle injections and tend to be needed when the wrinkles in the area are very deep.
Dermal fillers for crow’s feet treatment
Dermal fillers are a clear gel made up of the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid which is injected beneath the skin to improve volume. These fillers fill out wrinkles and lines and add volume to the thinned skin. With the minimal invasion, dermal fillers restore the lost volume and smooth out the skin. In some cases this can be beneficial to people with crow’s feet however that is very case dependent and it would be best to seek this advice at a consultation at Newcastle cosmetic clinic.
Skincare for crow’s feet treatment
Skincare is important in the ongoing treatment as well as prevention of crow’s feet. Firstly effective SPF helps to protect the skin from sun damage which over time greatly deepens lines and wrinkles. The ongoing application of serums such as vitamin C, peptides and retinols can help to stimulate the skin into improving over time which should see a decrease in the lines and wrinkles. To know more about these skincare options, it is best to book a consultation and visit us in our Newcastle based cosmetic clinic.