Crow’s feet can often make you feel and look older than you truly are or feel comfortable with. Fortunately, you can reduce the appearance of crow’s feet with facial injectables, a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment.
Here’s more about what causes crow’s feet and how to contact The Vein Institute of Hunterdon when you’re ready to rejuvenate your appearance and learn more about your treatment options.
What Are Crow’s Feet?
Crow’s feet are the small lines and wrinkles that form around the outer corners of your eyes. Also known as laugh lines, crow’s feet earned their name because they resemble the footprints of crows.
When you’re younger, crow’s feet are “dynamic”—meaning they may only appear when you smile, squint or make certain facial expressions. However, as you grow older, your body produces less collagen and loses some of its elasticity. When this happens, your crow’s feet become static and remain on your face, and become far more noticeable.
Causes Of Crow’s Feet
Crow’s feet usually form around the eyes after years of repetitive laughing and squinting. Some people develop them earlier than others on behalf of less elasticity and collagen.
Your skin loses its elasticity and produces less collagen as you age, but other factors can also affect elasticity and collagen and accelerate the rate at which crow’s feet appear. Smoking, excess sun exposure, air pollution, and poor nutrition are common factors that can lead to the early development of crow’s feet.
Treatment Options For Crow’s Feet
The appearance of crow’s feet can often be reduced with facial injectables like Botox and Xeomin. These cosmetic treatments are highly convenient, minimally invasive, and produce no downtime—meaning you can resume your usual activities immediately following appointments.
Facial injectables work by preventing certain muscles in your face from moving to cause fine lines and wrinkles. Botox and Xeomin can often be injected directly into your crow’s feet to make them less pronounced and noticeable. Results usually last for about four months.
Contact The Vein Institute of Hunterdon today at (908) 788-0066 if you want to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. We can discuss your available treatment options—including the benefits of facial injectables—and help you get back to feeling happy and confident about your appearance.