Crow’s feet refer to the wrinkles that appear at the corner of the eyes. They can look more pronounced and deeper than other wrinkles, as the skin around the eye is 40% thinner than the rest of the face. The facial muscles around the eyes are constantly moving as we blink 15 to 20 times each minute. This means that creases around the eyes are more likely to develop into fine lines.
Factors causing crow’s feet include age and sun exposure. As we age, our collagen and elastin levels deplete, which leads to a loss in the skin’s firmness and an increase in wrinkles. Exposure to the sun’s UV radiation damages the elastin fibres in the skin.
Wearing sun-cream can help to slow down the ageing process yet developing crow’s feet at some point is inevitable. Laser treatments and anti-wrinkle injections are popular cosmetic treatments which reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and wrinkles in general. These treatments are available at Harpenden Skin Clinic.
If you relate to this condition but still feel unsure, at Harpenden Skin Clinic we are always here to help and advise patients on the best possible treatment journey performed by experienced clinicians.