Our Best Tips for Fighting Crow’s Feet

Woman with Crow's Feet under her eyes Our Best Tips for Fighting Crow’s Feet

When you want to reduce eye wrinkles, more commonly known as crow's feet, it's important to understand the treatment options available to you. Here are a few of the best wrinkle reducing treatments for crow's feet.

How to Treat Crow's Feet

Invest in Chemical Peels

It might seem like overkill to invest in a chemical peel to reduce eye wrinkles, but the truth is that chemical peels are a safe and effective treatment for all kinds of facial wrinkles. One of the biggest benefits of chemical peels is that they're customized to your skin's needs. Several factors, including your age, skin sensitivity, and lifestyle will be taken into account when your dermatologist selects the intensity of your chemical peel treatment. During this procedure, your dermatologist will apply the selected chemical solution to your skin to remove the topmost layers, revealing new, softer skin underneath. The skin that grows back after your chemical peel will also be smoother and firmer, which will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Make sure you remember that it may take multiple sessions for this wrinkle reducing treatment to show ideal results. It's also recommended to wait a few weeks between treatment sessions to give your skin time to recover.

Make Use of Retinoids

Retinoids are derived from vitamin A and are some of the most effective wrinkle reducing treatments you can get at your local pharmacy. One of the biggest benefits of retinoids is their convenience. These products typically come in the form of a topical cream or gel. However, if your skin is particularly sensitive, retinoids may not be the best wrinkle reducing treatment for you. Regardless, it's a good idea to ask your dermatologist before trying any over-the-counter wrinkle treatment. In most cases, it's actually better to get a prescription-level product from your dermatologist. Not only do they offer a higher concentration of active ingredients, but you're also using them with the knowledge that your dermatologist believes they'll work for your skin needs.

Don't Rule Out Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers, also known as soft-tissue fillers, are another popular treatment for facial wrinkles and crow's feet. Dermal fillers are injected into the skin to replace lost volume and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. If you have eye wrinkles that remain present even when your face is at rest, dermal fillers may actually be the most effective treatment to try. And if you're looking for a longer-term wrinkle solution, dermal fillers last anywhere from three months to one year. There are also plenty of options to choose from. Fillers like Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane are among the most popular for treating facial wrinkles. Each of these fillers uses slightly different ingredients, so make sure you speak with your dermatologist to determine which filler is the safest, most effective option for your wrinkle reducing needs.

When you want to reduce eye wrinkles, knowing your treatment options can help you make the most informed decision. If you're ready to start treating your crow's feet, don't hesitate to make an appointment with our staff at North Pacific Dermatology today.

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