As we age, Crow’s Feet, or Laugh Lines, are a common problem. These little lines appear at the corner of your eyes, often resulting from a lifetime of laughing and squinting. It’s been said that these lines give your face character, but to many, laugh lines are not a laughing matter.
Generally, Crow’s Feet start in your late twenties or early thirties and become more noticeable as you age. However, some people may find that they don’t begin to notice them until much later in life. The appearance of laugh lines depends on various factors, including your genetics, lifestyle and how much time you spend in the sun.
As you start to age, your skin loses its elasticity and, as a result, produces less collagen and elastin. Laugh Lines are hard to avoid as they result from repeated motions, such as how the skin at the corner of your eyes crinkles when you laugh or squint.
Some people may be more predisposed to them than others, but they’re considered a natural part of aging. However, if you find Crow’s Feet an annoying sign of aging you’d rather do without, plenty of treatments at SpaMedica can help you get rid of them.
Wrinkle Relaxers (Botox): Injectable wrinkle relaxers like Botox can work wonders on Crow’s Feet. It works by temporarily relaxing your facial muscles and can be injected directly into the areas where Laugh Lines are most noticeable, such as the areas around your eyes. Botox treatments take only 15-30 minutes, with no downtime and instant results. Crow’s Feet usually requires about 20-30 units of Botox, and at SpaMedica, we charge between $11 to $18 per unit. The results should last 3 to 6 months.
Injectable Fillers: Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally produced by the body and works wonders on Laugh Lines as they plump and fill in the areas where Crow’s Feet appear. The treatment takes less than an hour with few to no side effects, and the results last a long time. The prices for this treatment vary depending on the filler selected. This will be discussed with you during your initial SpaMedica consultation.
Laser resurfacing: Laser skin resurfacing uses a combination of laser and radio frequency technology to rejuvenate your skin by minimizing the appearance of facial lines, such as Crow’s Feet, by stimulating collagen production. The treatment only lasts 30-60 minutes, and you should see excellent results in about a week. The treatment costs around $799, but the effects last many years.
Chemical Peels: Chemical Peels can reduce the appearance of Laugh Lines in two ways. First, they remove dead skin cells, revealing a healthy skin layer with less prominent lines. It can also promote collagen production, significantly improving your skin’s overall appearance. Chemical Peels only take around 30 minutes, with no downtime needed for recovery. The average cost of a chemical peel at SpaMedica is $650.
Retinol Eye Cream: If you’d rather try something you can get at pretty much any store with skin care products, try dabbing your Crow’s Feet with Retinol Eye Cream. This product only costs about $15 and is designed to be part of your daily skin care regimen. It can enhance your skin’s appearance and minimize the appearance of those frustrating wrinkles.
If you want to prevent Crow’s Feet, you can do a few simple things. One thing to do is protect yourself from direct sunlight and not go out in the sun without sunblock. You should also moisturize your skin every day to keep it healthy and avoid smoking as it wreaks havoc on your skin. Also, use mild products as part of your skin care regimen. Use gentle cleansers to remove makeup. If you’re developing Crow’s Feet, you can also try some different (gentle) facial exercises to tone and tighten the skin around your eyes.
SpaMedica provides a range of options, both surgical and non-surgical, for treating Laugh Lines. To identify the most suitable treatment for your needs and to understand the potential risks and considerations involved in each procedure, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us today!
Typically, you’d need a minimum of 20 units and a maximum of 30 units of Botox to treat Canthal Lines effectively.
You can start using Botox as a preventative treatment before you develop Laugh Lines. People in their late twenties often start using Botox for this reason, although it’s effective even when the lines have begun to appear.
A good skin care regimen can be a powerful, healthy way to avoid getting Crow’s Feet early in life. While they’re a natural part of aging, moisturizing your skin and avoiding direct sunlight can help prevent their appearance for a long time. A healthy lifestyle that includes enough sleep and doesn’t include tobacco use can also prevent the appearance of Laugh Lines. While they’re an unavoidable part of getting older, there are many ways to prevent them from being noticeable. If the natural ways have stopped working, SpaMedica has plenty of non-invasive, long-lasting ways to eliminate them for a long time.
Juvederm, one of the most popular dermal fillers available, used to soften lines, wrinkles & add volume lost through the aging process.
A soft tissue dermal filler for facial contour augmentation, for lip enhancement, and improve the appearance of wrinkles.
A chemical peel is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to improve the overall texture and appearance of new, healthy skin.
Works to relax the facial muscles that are responsible for facial movement, reducing and softening signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.