Crows Feet Treatment

        Crows Feet Treatment

        Crow's feet, those little lines that form around the corners of our eyes, are a common sign of aging that many of us would prefer to avoid. They are commonly referred to as "laugh lines" because they become more visible when you smile, squint or laugh.

        Though crow's feet are a natural part of the aging process, their appearance can be accelerated. This page will explain how sun exposure, smoking, squinting, and facial expressions play a role.

        If you are concerned about crow's feet, treatments are available to reduce their appearance. We will cover what crow's feet are, what causes them, and treatment options for crow's feet removal. Read on to learn prevention strategies, concealing tips, and why DLK Avenue is a trusted provider of crow's feet treatment in Yorkville.

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        How the Crows Feet Treatment Works:

        Every patient is unique, so DLK offers customized options that will target each patient’s needs with the following steps:

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        Step 1: Comprehensive Medical Assessment

        A personal assessment each patient’s skin condition through a detailed skin and health history, review of previous treatments and skin examination.

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        Step 2: Individualized Treatment Program

        Based on her expert assessment, Dr. Lisa Kellett will design an individualized DLK Crows Feet Program for each patient.

        What Are Crow's Feet?

        Crow's feet are also known as "smile lines" or "character lines." They are the small wrinkles that radiate out from the outer corners of your eyes. As you can imagine, the name comes from the fact that they resemble the foot of a crow. Short perpendicular lines fan outward from the corners of the eyes.

        Crow's feet are classified as dynamic wrinkles. That means repeated facial movements cause them over time. Each time you make an expression, your skin creases in the same place. As you age and your skin loses elasticity, these creases can become more pronounced and permanent.

        The thin skin around the eyes is very delicate with few oil glands. It is prone to sun damage and early wrinkling. Crow's feet are prevalent, with most people developing some degree of crow's feet by middle age. However, they can also begin as early as your mid-20s if you have expressive eyes or fail to follow the prevention tips below.

        The good news is that there are many ways to minimize the appearance of crow's feet. More on these later. With the right combination of prevention and treatment, you can keep your eyes looking bright, fresh, and youthful for years to come!

        Causes of Crow's Feet

        Before we get to prevention and crow's feet removal, let's identify some causes. There are several factors behind the development of crow's feet, including:

        • Aging: As we get older, our skin loses elasticity and collagen. It becomes less able to bounce back after smiling, squinting, or making other facial expressions. In turn, that leads to permanent creases around the eyes.
        • Sun exposure: UV radiation from the sun breaks down collagen and elastin in the skin. This causes the skin around the eyes to wrinkle and sag earlier. Squinting in the sun also contributes to crow's feet.
        • Genetics: Your genes affect how early crow's feet develop and how prominent they appear. If your parents had pronounced crow's feet at an early age, you are also more likely to.
        • Smoking: Chemicals in cigarette smoke degrade essential proteins like collagen and elastin. Remember, these help keep the skin firm and supple.
        • Sleeping positions: Sleeping on your side or stomach with half your face squished into the pillow can contribute to crow's feet over time. The best sleep position to prevent facial wrinkles is on your back.
        • Dehydration: When skin lacks moisture, it becomes tighter and more prone to folding and wrinkling with facial expressions. Staying hydrated helps crow's feet look less noticeable.

        Treatment Options

        If you're bothered by the look it gives you, professional crow's feet treatment at DLK on Avenue can help smooth and rejuvenate your eye area. They vary in terms of price, recovery, and complexity. Here are some of the most popular and effective options:

        Neuromodulators

        Neuromodulator injections work by temporarily paralyzing the underlying facial muscles that cause crow's feet. When the muscles can't contract, the overlying skin remains smooth and wrinkle-free. Results typically last 3-4 months.

        Soft Tissue Fillers

        Injectable fillers add volume under wrinkles to lift them up. They fill in creases and lines around the crow's feet, making them less noticeable. The procedure can be done very quickly(10-20 minutes), and the effects last four months on average.

        These soft tissue fillers are made of injectable poly-L-lactic acid. They stimulate collagen production for a more natural-looking, gradual improvement of facial wrinkles. Multiple treatments are needed, but the results are impressive.

        Skin Tightening

        Next, we have skin tightening treatments. These also work by stimulating new collagen production in the skin around the eyes. The result makes the skin firmer and more resilient to wrinkling.

        • Radio Frequency Microneedling: This radiofrequency treatment heats the deeper layers of skin. It delivers heat energy deep into your skin, stimulating collagen production and providing a visible lift. Thermage can be used to treat crow's feet, as well as other areas of the face and body. Results appear gradually over 2-6 months and can last for several years.
        • Skin Tightening laser: Another option for reducing crow's feet and other signs of aging. Fractional lasers create tiny wounds in the skin to trigger collagen and elastin production. This firms up the skin and reduces wrinkles in a more permanent way with upkeep.
        • Collagen Treatments: Collagen is a protein that gives your skin its structure, strength, and elasticity. As you age, your natural collagen production declines. Crow's feet injections of purified collagen provide an immediate plumping effect that lifts wrinkles. However, these results only last a few months as the collagen eventually breaks down.
        • Eye Wrinkle Treatment: Finally, we have our comprehensive fine lines and wrinkles treatment. For the delicate eye area, it can improve crow's feet. Your dermatologist can recommend the best eye wrinkle treatment plan for your individual needs and goals.

        Thread Lift

        Thread lifts involve placing dissolvable sutures under the skin to pull up lax tissues and smooth wrinkles. The sutures have tiny cones that anchor them in place and help reposition your skin for a softer, more youthful appearance.

        Prevention Strategies

        It must be noted that crow's feet cannot always be prevented completely. After all, we cannot reverse the hand of time. Still, the following strategies can help slow their development:

        Protect your skin from the sun: Use SPF 30 sunscreen daily and reapply often. Choose a lightweight, non-greasy formula that won't irritate your eyes. Hats and UV-blocking sunglasses also limit sun damage around the eyes. Look for sunglasses with 100% UV protection and wear a wide-brimmed hat when spending prolonged time in the sun.

        Use moisturizing eye creams: Dry skin is more prone to wrinkling, so keeping your eye area well-hydrated is essential. Hydrating eye creams and serums boost moisture levels, keeping skin more supple and resilient. They often contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and niacinamide.

        Drink plenty of water: Staying hydrated can also keep skin moisturized. Aim for at least eight glasses of water daily, and more if you exercise or spend time in hot, dry environments.

        Kick the habit: Smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your skin. The toxins found in smoke accelerate the aging of the skin. They degrade collagen and elastin, which keep skin firm and flexible. Plus, the repetitive motion of squinting to avoid getting smoke in your eyes doesn't help. Of course, quitting smoking is not a small ask, but quitting is one of the best things you can do for your skin (and overall health.) Talk to your doctor about resources and support to help you kick the habit for good.

        Eat well: A diet full of colourful fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and fish provides antioxidants. These protect skin cells against damage from UV rays and pollution.

        Prioritize exercise: Getting your blood pumping through exercise is excellent for your skin, as it boosts circulation. Thus, it helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells, helping them function. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate activity (like walking, swimming, or cycling) on most days of the week.

        Note that everyone's skin ages differently based on factors like genetics and environment. But by making healthy choices, you can help keep your complexion looking its best at any age.

        Concealing Crow's Feet

        The best long-term solution for crow's feet is prevention and treatment. But there may be times when you want to conceal them for a special occasion or photo. If you have crow's feet that bother you, here are some cosmetic hacks you can use.

        First, quench thirsty skin around the eyes with a rich, hydrating eye cream morning and night. Dry or crepey skin only spotlights wrinkles. Plump, moisturized skin helps smooth over crevices. Let the cream absorb for a few minutes before applying makeup.

        After moisturizing, apply a silicone-based primer around your eyes. It will settle into crevices and blur the look of lines and wrinkles. The primer creates the perfect blank canvas for flawless coverage.

        When it comes time for concealer and foundation, take a "less is more" approach. Heavy, thick formulas exaggerate every crack and fold. Blend lightweight liquid formulas using gentle patting motions for a perfect yet natural look.

        Skip loose powder, as it can settle into wrinkles and make them more noticeable. If you must set your concealer, use a light dusting of translucent powder applied with a small, fluffy brush.

        Finally, draw the eye upwards and outwards by playing up your best features. Skip heavy shadow around the eyes. Instead, highlight your lovely smile with a gorgeous glossy lip colour applied outside your natural lip line. Pair it with minimal eye makeup - just a swipe of mascara and a neutral shadow will do.

        Choosing DLK On Avenue

        If you're looking for expert guidance and cutting-edge crow's feet treatment in Yorkville, look no further than DLK On Avenue in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood. This premier dermatology clinic is led by one of Canada's most respected and experienced skin doctor.

        Dr. Lisa Kellett: Artist and Innovator

        Dr. Kellett blends the art of cosmetic enhancement with scientific dermatological advances. She custom-tailors treatment plans using cutting-edge lasers, injectables, and skin care regimens suited to each patient. Her calming bedside manner puts even the most anxious patients at ease.

        With an aesthetic eye and technical skill, Dr. Kellett creates natural yet improved looks. Dr. Kellett is a true expert in her field, as a

        • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada
        • Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology
        • Member of several prestigious dermatological societies
        Dr. Lisa Kellett

        Conquer Crow's Feet Today

        At DLK On Avenue, you'll receive world-class care in a welcoming, state-of-the-art facility. Your treatment plan is tailored just for you after an in-depth assessment. We look at your facial anatomy, skin type, ethnicity, goals, and lifestyle.

        Doctors and nurses educate patients every step of the way about what to expect for optimal results and safety.

        A personalized DLK Crows Feet Program might include treatments consisting of a combination of some or all of the following:

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