Combating Crows Feet
There are many different signs of ageing that can bother both men and women. Wrinkles, hair loss and fine lines are just a few of the common issues, but one of the biggest complaints that we hear about is ‘crow’s feet’. Your eyes play a huge part in your life, so its only natural to feel insecure when they start to show signs of ageing. Unlike other areas of your body, your eyes cannot be simply concealed if you are unhappy with their appearance as eye contact is an important part of your everyday life. As eyes are often seen as being one of the most attractive features for both sexes, ‘crow’s feet’ can really affect your confidence and many people look for enhancements that can help to reduce the lines.
One of the brilliant things about the treatments for crow’s feet is that they can often be used to tackle wrinkles on other areas of the face and body as well to create an overall more youthful look.
So, read on to learn more about crow’s feet, how they are formed and what treatments you can use to turn back the hands of time. If you are feeling insecure about your eyes and looking for a solution, understanding the benefits of each treatment will help you to decide which one is best suited for you.
What are Crow’s Feet?
Crow’s feet are a type of wrinkle and fine line that appear around the corners of your eyes as you age. They are a common sign of ageing that is often accompanied by further wrinkles on your forehead and around your mouth. However, it is the visible wrinkles around the eyes that signifies crow’s feet, and make men and women conscious of their appearance.
Why are Crow’s Feet formed?
Crow’s feet form as a result of facial expressions such as laughing and frowning as the facial muscles repeatedly contract. The contraction is what causes the fine lines or deep wrinkles to appear in the corner of our eyes. When we are younger, our body produces vast amounts of elastin and collagen which can help to keep the skin tight and healthy, allowing it to ‘bounce’ back into place after facial contractions.
But as we laugh, smile and frown almost every day of our lives, over time the corners of our eyes are often the first place that we see the signs of ageing. As we grow older, our skin starts to decrease the amount of collagen and elastin produced in our bodies. So, when we laugh and frown our skin doesn’t bounce back as it used to and it starts to retain the lines and wrinkles.
Can you tackle them?
Many men and women are opposed to the signs of ageing. Not everyone wants to look like a twenty-year-old forever, but most people say that they would like to reduce their lines and wrinkles to keep them looking their best.
When it comes to crow’s feet, there are many different treatments available that can do just that. Read the following to learn more about specific procedures to decide which one you think would suit you and your needs.
Wrinkle relaxing, commonly known as Botox, is one of the world’s most popular non-surgical treatments. The treatment first rose to popularity in the late 1980s and has been used on millions of people worldwide.
Botox is short for botulinum toxin which is a purified protein that when applied to fine lines and wrinkles causes the muscles to relax and the skin to tighten and appear smooth. This treatment provides fast results that aren’t permanent, but only need to be reapplied every 3-4 months (which will eventually become every 6-12 months).
With continuous treatment the muscles become ‘re-educated’, reducing the development of future wrinkles and increasing the time needed between treatments. It has minimal downtime, very few risks and fantastic results that make it the most sought after non-surgical procedure in the world.
For those afraid of surgery or needles, Skin Peels can provide a non-invasive alternative that really rejuvenates the skin. There are different types of Skin Peels available at Aesthetics of Liverpool, but all involve the removal of dead skin cells from the face to encourage cellular renewal and collagen production. Going to a consultation will help your practitioner decide which peel is best for your skin type and condition.
Skin peels deliver visible results after just one session with clients feeling softer skin that is smoother and glowing. However, if you want to tackle the deep wrinkles of your crow’s feet, it is recommended to take a course of three to six treatments to help stimulate collagen production that will help to tighten the skin and remove any lines. Many people may think that they can achieve these results from drugstore brands, masks and peels, but in fact, over-the-counter products only reach the very top layer of skin and smoothen it temporarily. Skin peels essentially remove this top layer of skin to reveal a new fresh layer beneath.
Dermal fillers are known for delivering outstanding results that are visible after the first treatment and usually last for an amazing six to nine months. At Aesthetics of Liverpool, our fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which is a naturally occurring chemical in the body found in the skin, joints, bones and eyes. So, when injected into the skin it is readily absorbed meaning the results appear more natural.
As we age the production of HA, as well as collagen and elastin, begins to decrease, and due to this, ageing starts to show more clearly on our face. Our skin begins to sag, with fine lines and wrinkles starting to appear as underlying collagen and fat breaks down. So, when the dermal filler is injected into the skin, with a local anaesthetic, it pushes out the lines, plumping the skin making it appear smoother, firmer and fuller.
As well as improving the appearance of wrinkles, dermal fillers can also add volume to the lips and contour the face. The versatility of this treatment makes it perfect for people wanting to tackle not only their crow’s feet but also reverse signs of ageing across their whole face. Dermal fillers come in different levels of thickness, so depending on the deepness of the crow’s feet the deeper the filler will be injected to plump out the lines.
Plasma Soft Surgery
Plasma Soft Surgery, also known as Plexr, is designed to improve the skin condition, creating a contoured and tight appearance. It reverses time by tackling many ageing issues at once such as sagging skin, crow’s feet, laughter lines around the mouth and fine lines on the forehead.
Plexr uses the fourth state of matter: Plasma. The treatment works by ionising gases in the air to create a small electrical arc like a tiny lightning bolt. This can then be used on dermal and epidermal areas of the face and body to tackle aesthetic problems. Tissue treated by the plasma ‘sublimate’ meaning unwanted heat created from the treatment isn’t spread to the surrounding areas, so there is no unwanted damage.
The reason why this treatment is so popular for those wanting to reverse their crow’s feet is that it creates results remarkably similar to surgery. Yet, it avoids the risks and complications and the long post-operation recovery. Results can be seen instantly with a visible reduction in over-eye hooding and crow’s feet after just one treatment. Even better, these results are extremely long-lasting and can also be permanent in some cases. You will still age naturally, but the results of this treatment will not be reversed.
Crow’s feet can alter anybody’s confidence, leaving them embarrassed by their potentially premature ageing and unhappy with their appearance. If your self-confidence is being affected, you should definitely consider a cosmetic treatment. Many can offer the same high-quality results that surgery boasts but gives you a chance to avoid the risks, bank-breaking price tag and the long recovery time. Non-surgical treatments like the ones above make turning back the hands of time achievable for men and women. If you are interested in learning more about any of the treatments mentioned or want to hear about the many other procedures we offer, then contact one of our experienced team today for more information.
At Aesthetics of Liverpool, we are proud to offer an extensive range of innovative treatments that produce outstanding cosmetic results. We help our clients to understand the different procedures and decide which one will help them to reach their goals.