How to Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles Around Your Eyes
Crow's feet are the little lines that surface at the outer corners of your eyes as a result of laughter, sun exposure and natural aging. Luckily, they are fairly easy to remove with the advent of a variety of methods of home remedies, and a few more intensive, permanent treatments.
What Causes Crow's Feet
A combination of long-term sun exposure and natural aging causes your collagen production to slow down. This reduction of collagen production is what causes fine lines and wrinkles. Crow's feet are so named because the lines we develop at the outer corner of our eyes resemble that of a crow's foot. That dreaded bird! Crow's feet are natural occurrences of the aging process, and can be prevented for a little while, before more intensive action must be taken. Below, you'll find a few options to help you fight off these unsightly little wrinkles.
Preventing Crow's Feet
The best way to prevent facial wrinkles of any kind would be to avoid direct sunlight. But there is no need to hide from Vitamin D! Get in the habit of wearing sunblock with at least an SPF 30 every day and reapply throughout the day if you are spending any part of your day outside. You can also consume foods that are rich in antioxidants, such as avocados and papaya and take multivitamins. The hard truth is that even if you do all these things, the natural aging process will take over at some point and you will need to up your wrinkle-fighting game.
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Chemical Peels for Crow's Feet
A slightly more intensive way to treat crow's feet is through the use of chemical peels, which are treatments that essentially peel off the top layer of skin from your face. After the treatment, the damaged skin turns red and peels off, revealing fresh new skin underneath. This will leave your skin baby-smooth and help reduce wrinkles and blemishes. After chemical peels, it is possible to resume one's normal activities almost immediately, although you should definitely wear sunscreen to protect your freshly peeled skin. Using chemical peels to reduce crow's feet is a good option for those who may be skeptical of home remedies, and are not quite ready for laser treatments.
Laser Treatment for Crow's Feet
For those who want the best remedy, laser technology is a clinically proven and dermatologist recommended option to diminish those pesky fine lines and wrinkles. The most common laser treatment for fine lines and wrinkles is non-ablative, fractional laser. Dermatologists use this technology in-office through series of 3-4 treatments spread over the course of a few months. The laser works by treating below the surface of the skin (in the dermis) to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
At-home Anti-Aging Laser Treatment
While in-office laser treatments are an investment of both time and money, the results are great. But if you prefer an at-home remedy, Tria Beauty's Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser offers the same technology at a fraction of the price. While in-office treatments can cost up to a few thousand dollars per treatment, the Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser is just $249 and treats in only two minutes a day.