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What Cause Crow's Feet?

Crow's feet are skin creases or wrinkles, around the orbicularis oculi muscle area, and it is often the first signs of aging noticed amongst most women. Crow's feet is a common concern caused by repeated muscle movement from smiling, laughing, and squinting. There are two different types of wrinkles: dynamic and the static wrinkles.

Dynamic Wrinkles occur with the formation of facial expressions. As for static wrinkles, they are the folds and lines that are present even without forming facial expressions. They gradually form whereby the skin loses its elasticity and decreases in collagen production as we age. If your crow's feet became visibly obvious when you are smiling, they are dynamic wrinkles.

Solutions for Crow's Feet

Whether it is a dynamic wrinkle or a static wrinkle, there are several treatment options you can consider. Depending on your severity of the crow's feet and your desired outcome, you may also consider a combination of treatments to achieve your desired results.

  • Topical creams can help reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eyes, but it will not improve much for deep creases.
  • Neurotoxin Injection helps tackle dynamic wrinkles as the drug can help to soften the muscle contraction with aesthetic injection.
  • Chemical Peels can improve the appearance of crow's feet and promote and over healthier looking skin. It uses chemical solutions on the face to remove the outer layer of old skin, leaving behind a new, smoother skin. There are 3 types of chemical peels, depending on the severity of your condition, your doctor can advise you accordingly.
  • Dermal Fillers are effective for static wrinkles. As there are many different types of dermal fillers, speak to your doctor to understand which dermal fillers is suitable for your skin type.
  • Laser Resurfacing is an ablative laser that removes the upper layers of skin and revealing a newer and smoother skin. The laser energy heats up several layers of skin to promote collagen production.