The wrinkles in the outer corners of the eyes can flatteringly be called “laugh lines” or “character lines,” but it’s their other name – crow’s feet – that seems to better describe them. While their resemblance to the real thing is uncanny, those pesky wrinkles may have actually been named after an embroidery stitch in the form of a filled triangle.
Interestingly, a Crow’s Foot stitch is often used in tailoring to strengthen a garment at a point of strain. Unfortunately, crow’s feet wrinkles signal that the fragile, thin skin around our eyes has lost strength. They reflect hours, days and years of regular strain – the inevitable signs of aging.
So, what is there to do? Summer is a great time to look into reducing the appearance of crow’s feet and other fine lines, wrinkles, and facial creases caused by age, damaged skin and squinting into the sun. As part of our celebrated customer service, Claris Eye Care & Surgery offers several non-surgical cosmetic solutions for crow’s feet at our Minneapolis office: Each treatment helps diminish crow’s feet and other fine lines, wrinkles, and facial creases which are caused by age and sun damage. Some of the best options are SkinMedica® medical grade cosmetics and Botox® cosmetic.
SkinMedica® Skin Care
Don’t be fooled: Working long hours indoors or living in northern latitudes like Minneapolis doesn’t mean you’re not at risk for hazardous and damaging sun exposure. UV rays still penetrate through any cloud cover, and exposure to bad UV rays is one of the greatest contributors to our skin’s collagen and elastin loss, and ultimately, its ability to bounce back. In addition, when skin loses moisture, the resulting dryness can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Adding to environmental factors, our skin loses its elasticity as we get older. It can be a shock to look in the mirror and see the gradual effects of time. So, drink plenty of water every day, and ask Claris about building a SkinMedica® routine with TNS Eye Repair.
Prevention is your best medicine if you’re not quite ready for certain cosmetic treatments. Before crow’s feet appear, skin care products can help retain your youthful look without resorting to surgical procedures. Claris Eye Care & Surgery is pleased to offer the finest product for treating fine lines: SkinMedica® is an advanced skin care line formulated with scientifically proven ingredients to rejuvenate skin and renew a youthful appearance. TNS Eye Repair cream was developed to improve smoothness and hydration around the eyes – perfect for battling crow’s feet. With regular use of a customized SkinMedica® regimen, you’ll begin to see noticeable results.
Botox – Your Best Bet for Crow’s Feet
For some people, creams simply aren’t enough, so there’s another, nonsurgical option – Botox. Crow’s feet are most pronounced when you work the muscles around your eyes, so their appearance is unavoidable when you smile, laugh or squint. Botox works by preventing those active muscles around your eyes from tightening by temporarily paralyzing them, so they can’t contract. Because the muscles are relaxed, wrinkles are less visible.
Botox treatments are FDA approved and only take a few minutes to administer with no anesthesia or downtime, and results typically last about four to six months.
Visit Claris in Minneapolis for All Your Eye Care Needs
Since opening in 2009, Minneapolitans have chosen and trusted Claris Eye Care & Surgery for their vision and eye care needs – from laser eye surgery to non-surgical cosmetic treatments. We truly love being able to help our clients look and feel their best by offering the best and latest procedures and treatments. To discover how Botox® and SkinMedica® can help smooth away your crow’s feet and facial creases, contact Claris’s Minneapolis office at 612.775.8009 or email email@example.com.