What are Crow’s Feet?
‘Crow’s feet’ is a common term used to describe fine lines and wrinkles found at the outer corners of your eyes. They may also be referred to as laughter lines. Due to a decline in collagen and elastin production as you age, your skin begins to lose elasticity. Because of this, the delicate skin around your eyes becomes more susceptible to creasing and deeper-set wrinkles.
There are two specific types of crow’s feet: dynamic and static. Dynamic crow’s feet are wrinkles that appear only during muscle contraction. If your crow’s feet are primarily visible when you are smiling, they are most likely dynamic. Static crow’s feet, on the other hand, are always visible, even on a resting face.
No matter what type of crow’s feet you have, treatment options are available to help improve and diminish their appearance. Our team of highly trained specialists can talk you through your available options and find the one best suited to you.
What Treatments are Available for Crow’s Feet?
At Eden Skin Clinic, we offer a range of skin treatments at both our Wimbledon and Kensington Clinics to help improve the appearance of crow’s feet.
Micro-needling can also be used to improve the appearance of crow’s feet. It uses a revolutionary 16-needle cartridge, creating micro-channels as it glides over the skin. These punctures encourage wound healing, helping to promote the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin. This results in a brighter, smoother, and youthful-looking complexion.
Venus Freeze is an anti-ageing and skin tightening treatment. It is a non-invasive procedure and requires minimal downtime, with results that develop for up to 4 months post-treatment. Venus Freeze uses pulsed magnetic fields combined with a radio frequency to gently heat the skin under its surface.
This encourages the body to produce more collagen and elastin fibres to help tighten crow’s feet and laughter lines. With Venus Freeze, the result is firmer skin, softer wrinkles and a more youthful appearance.
ACCOR (Aesthetic Cosmetic Corrector) is a highly effective skin treatment for minimising the appearance of crow’s feet. Widely known as the plasma pen treatment, ACCOR is a non-surgical and minimally invasive alternative for skin tightening.
The treatment involves using a plasma pen that projects a small electrical arc from its tip onto the skin’s surface. This heats the skin, encouraging collagen fibres to contract and tighten the skin for a smoother and more youthful appearance.
To find out more about our range of crow’s feet treatments, why not book a consultation with one of our specialists at our Wimbledon or Kensington clinic? Our expert team will examine your skin’s condition and answer any of your questions, helping to recommend the right course of crow’s feet treatment for you.
What Causes Crow’s Feet?
Genetically you will inherit the facial patterns that determine the severity of your wrinkles. Deep laugh lines are likely to be caused by genetics, especially if they are present when you are young. However, as you age, these lines can become increasingly apparent with a loss of collagen.
While genetics play a key role in the development of crow’s feet, environmental factors can also contribute to their occurrence. Everyday behaviours such as repeated squinting and laughing are often all it takes to develop the early stages of crow’s feet. As well as this, smoking, UV rays, pollution, and other environmental stressors can strain and age the skin’s structure.
Over time, your skin’s ability to produce collagen decreases and its elasticity is reduced, making it less likely to contract to its original shape when repeatedly stretched and relaxed. Therefore, the everyday facial expressions made when you smile, laugh, squint, or frown, mean the skin is frequently pulled tight and loosened, contributing to wrinkles over time.
Crow’s feet are a natural and extremely common part of ageing. However, if the appearance of deep laughter lines is affecting your confidence and self-esteem, our skincare specialists in our Wimbledon and Kensington clinics are here to help.
Crow’s Feet Treatment Costs
Eden Skin Clinic offers a choice of non-invasive treatments for laughter lines and crow’s feet. If you are interested in our Micro-Needling, Venus Freeze, or ACCOR treatments, please get in touch with us today. We would be happy to assess your skin concerns and provide you with a bespoke treatment plan.
Please fill out our online consultation form if you are ready to get booked in for one of our treatments. We will get back to you shortly to schedule an appointment.
You may also call us at either our Wimbledon or Kensington London clinics. Our expert team would be happy to answer your questions and help you find a treatment that suits your needs.