Crows Feet
Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Crow’s feet are fine lines and wrinkles that develop at the outer corners of the eyes, resembling the shape of a crow’s foot. These wrinkles typically stem from repetitive muscle contractions triggered by facial expressions like smiling, squinting, or frowning. Additionally, factors such as sun exposure, smoking, genetics, and the age-related decline in collagen and elastin production contribute to their formation. Dr Bravis offers advanced skin treatments and medical-grade skincare designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Can crow’s feet be prevented?

While completely preventing crow’s feet is challenging, certain lifestyle choices and skincare practices can help minimise their development. These include:

  • Using sunscreen to shield against UV radiation.
  • Wearing sunglasses to reduce squinting.
  • Managing stress levels.
  • Maintaining a healthy diet rich in antioxidants.
  • Adopting a consistent skincare routine with products that promote collagen production and skin hydration.

How we treat crow's feet in Thames Ditton

Treatment options depend on area and severity:

  • Anti-wrinkle injections: Smooths fine lines around the eyes by relaxing muscles, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
  • HarmonyCA Hybrid Regenerative treatment: Restores skin elasticity, reducing the appearance of crow’s feet and rejuvenating the eye area.
  • Medical Grade Skin Peels: Utilising naturally occurring acids, skin peels stimulate cell renewal and collagen production, enhancing skin texture and reducing the appearance of crow’s feet.
  • Dermal Fillers: Injectable fillers plump up wrinkles and fine lines, restoring lost volume and providing immediate results lasting several months.
  • Medical-grade skincare products: Hydrates delicate skin, diminishes fine lines, and brightens the eye area for a youthful look.

When to seek treatment?

At Thames, we offer personalised anti-wrinkle treatments, including scientifically formulated skincare. With over 20 years experience, Dr Bravis provides tailored treatment plans to address your ageing concerns effectively.
Founder and Principal Dentist, Dr Theodora Bravis, smiling in her clinic room at Thames Dental & Skin, in Thames Ditton, Surrey

Frequently Asked Questions

Are There Any Side Effects Associated With Crow’s Feet Treatments?

While crow’s feet treatments are generally safe, they may carry potential side effects depending on the specific procedure or product used. Common side effects may include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, or discomfort at the treatment site. More severe complications are rare but can occur, particularly with invasive procedures or improper administration. It’s essential to discuss potential risks and side effects with a qualified healthcare provider before undergoing any treatment.

How Long Do the Results of Crow’s Feet Treatments Last?

The duration of results varies depending on the type of treatment and individual factors such as skin condition and lifestyle. For example, anti-wrinkle injections typically last three to four months before requiring retreatment, while dermal fillers may provide results lasting six months to two years. Chemical peels may offer longer-lasting results, with improvements gradually appearing over time as collagen regeneration occurs. Maintenance treatments may be necessary to sustain optimal outcomes.

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Whether you're seeking to reverse the signs of ageing, enhance your appearance, or maintain your skin's health, Thames is your local partner in achieving your goals.

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