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Crow’s Feet occurs when you have fine wrinkles around the corners of your eyes. When you smile or close your eyes tightly, you may be able to see wrinkles form, which are also known as crow’s feet. There are several ways to avoid them and postpone their appearance, and several ways to actually eliminate them.

Sun exposure increases your chances of developing crow’s feet, so avoid the sun or use sunscreen or both. Helpful hints regarding sunscreen include using fresh, non-expired sunscreen, applying it frequently, and applying enough of it to your face.

A healthy lifestyle is key to avoiding skin laxity and wrinkles in general. Avoiding excessive drinking, eat healthy foods that can support collagen and skin health, and hydrate frequently to help keep your wrinkles at bay.

Don’t smoke– smoking causes more wrinkles, period. The blood vessels to your skin become smaller, and your skin’s ability to repair itself may become impaired with time.

Excellent skin care, especially prescription skin care, will help with regeneration of your collagen and enhance your skin’s ability to have fewer wrinkles. Exfoliating agents, such as Retin-A or chemical peel, will also help to reduce crow’s feet.

Botox is one of the best procedures for elimination of crow’s feet. Botox is an injectable that temporarily paralyzes muscle. If Botox is injected into the muscles that cause the wrinkles around your eyes, then your crow’s feet should disappear.

Skin resurfacing, such as with a laser resurfacing procedure, will be stronger and more effective than just daily skin care. You will probably have to take some time off of work, but a facial resurfacing will help tremendously with your overall facial skin tone and reducing the fine wrinkles you may see.

Surgery is a last resort, but a facelift modification is possible to reduce the crow’s feet. Using either a facelift approach or an eyebrow lift approach, the skin can be separated from the underlying muscles that cause crow’s feet.

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