The leading causes of these small lines that appear around the corners of the eye are the movement of the skin while squinting and smiling, resulting in a loss of skin fibers and the loss of fullness below the skin. There are two types of Crow’s feet, dynamic, the small wrinkles that appear beside our eyes only when we smile or squint, and the static resting lines which do not disappear. The most common treatment for Crow’s Feet is Botox or Xeomin injected into the areas around the eyes, to relax the tension in the muscles that cause the skin to wrinkle.
One of the main contributors to crow’s feet is the movement seen when squinting and smiling. Squinting and smiling ultimately causes the skin to fold and bend repetitively, which speeds up the breakdown of our skin’s elasticity. This breakdown of our skin’s elasticity results in deep lines around the corners of the eyes.
Other common causes of crow’s feet include smoking, excessive alcohol/drug use, and poor diet.
How Do Dynamic Crow’s Feet Differ From Static Crow’s Feet?
Dynamic crow’s feet are the small wrinkles that appear beside our eyes whenever we smile or squint. When we stop smiling or squinting, our skin reverts back to its initial state, causing these these dynamic lines to disappear.
Static crow’s feet, on the other hand, do not disappear. These lines form as a result of years of folding and bending the skin, which ultimately leads to the deeper, more permanent wrinkles which we refer to as static wrinkles.
How Can Verve Treat My Crow’s Feet?
At Verve, we use Botox Cosmetic to treat dynamic crow’s feet lines as well as other facial wrinkles. By injecting Botox Cosmetic into the areas around the eyes, we are relaxing the tension in the muscles that causes the skin to wrinkle, and ultimately smoothing out these wrinkles.
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