Aging is a beautiful thing. The more we age, the longer we get to enjoy our time on this planet. Having said that, just because we want to cherish all our precious moments doesn’t necessarily mean we want to look and feel old. Instead, we want to feel young, vibrant and full of life. To do so, sometimes a little help from medical procedures like Botox can make all the difference in our confidence.
With that being said, today we’re going to take some time to discuss a common aging concern: crow’s feet.
We’ll go over what crow’s feet are, how you can prevent them and how you can treat them. Because yes — even if you’re already experiencing crow’s feet, you absolutely can treat it to help achieve a more youthful look.
Are you ready for all the anti-aging tips to help you look and feel your best? Let’s discuss.
What is crow’s feet around the eyes?
Good question. While we often hear the term “crow’s feet” in relation to aging, some of us might not actually know what this is in reference to, so let us explain.
Crow’s feet is a term used to describe wrinkles around the eyes that are often deeply etched and quite pronounced on most people. In particular, you’ll often see crow’s feet appear on the outer corners of the eyes, protruding outwards in a fan-like direction. These lines can resemble the feet of a crow (hence the name).
Often, crow’s feet won’t start to appear until your mid-thirties; however, if you’re not taking proper care of your skin and exposing it to the sun without SPF protection, it’s very likely that crow’s feet will pop up in your twenties.
This brings us to our next point: prevention.
How to prevent crow’s feet
Like most skincare concerns, you can always take steps in order to prevent the concerns that plague you. Crow’s feet are no exception.
Our best tip for preventing crow’s feet is one that you’ve probably heard before, but we can’t stress the importance enough: wear SPF sunscreen!
Even in the winter or on the days where the sun appears to be hiding behind the clouds, those powerful UV rays still have the ability to cause permanent damage to your skin. More specifically, crow’s feet are highly susceptible to UV sun damage. Just this one simple change in your skincare routine can make all the difference in preventing crow’s feet.
In addition, we also recommend investing in sunglasses with strong UV protection to further protect the delicate skin around your eyes. You can also step up your skincare game by harnessing the powers of a hydrating moisturizer to keep the skin around your eyes plump. Even simply massaging around your eyes for five minutes each night can help to loosen your tight facial muscles.
Bottom line: The skin around your eyes is very sensitive and susceptible to wrinkles since we use our eyes to express our emotions. Because of this, it’s even more vital that you carve out the time for these preventative measures.
How to treat crow’s feet
While we would love to make the claim that you can simply follow the tips from above and you’ll never experience crow’s feet, this just isn’t true.
Preventative measures can certainly help slow the process and make the wrinkles less noticeable; however, without assistance, completely eliminating crow’s feet is very difficult to do.
Not to mention, you might already be past the point where prevention would help and you’re more so interested in discovering an effective treatment.
No worries, we’ve got your back.
How? With Botox, of course!
As one of the most effective treatments for crow’s feet, Botox can restore your eyes to their youth. While some people might test out high-end products to help banish those stubborn wrinkles, when it comes to crow’s feet, in-home treatments are not very effective. To truly remove the crow’s feet, something stronger like Botox is required.
To put it simply, Botox works by relaxing the muscle around the eyes. The result is smoothed out skin that looks more plump, youthful and vibrant. Our Pricing Chart
Crow’s feet: $200-350
Forehead horizontal lines: $50-100
Lip flip: $75
Get In Touch
To learn more about how you can use Botox to treat your crow’s feet, get in touch with Waterloo Medical Cosmetics today. We’d love to help guide you in your journey to a more youthful appearance. First time at Waterloo Medical Cosmetics? Email us now to receive a free $75 gift card towards your crows' feet service!
Until then, make sure you’re being preventative with your crow’s feet and don’t forget, always wear sunscreen! It could make all the difference in how aggressive you need to be with your crow’s feet treatment.