What are crow’s feet?
Crow’s feet, also known as laugh or smile lines, are the given name for the lines around the outer corner of your eye. As flattering as laugh lines sound, these unsightly lines appear in our early 30s, or earlier if you do not use an effective skin care regimen. Either way, these inevitable lines will appear as we age.
What causes crow’s feet?
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity due to lost collagen and elastin–the two most important proteins for maintaining a youthful look to our skin. The skin around the eyes is much thinner and often the first place on our body to show signs of wrinkles. As our facial muscles repeatedly expand and contract over time, fine lines and wrinkles eventually become permanently etched into the face.
Crow’s feet will appear on the face when the muscles around the eyes are unable to rest completely. Other contributing factors of crow’s feet include sun damage and a slower renewal of cells (skin turnover) in the body.
How are these facial lines treated?
The best way to combat crow’s feet is with neuromodulators. Neuromodulators, like BOTOX Cosmetic, block nerve impulses to the muscles. This action softens fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes. Learn more about BOTOX Cosmetic here.
Request a consultation in Meridian, Idaho
If you are interested in BOTOX Cosmetic treatments, schedule a consultation with Dr. Brooks. She will create a custom treatment plan specifically for you, which will help you stay ahead of the aging process. Call (208) 888-0660 to schedule an appointment over the phone or request your consultation through our website.