What Causes Crow’s Feet?

Crow’s feet are a sign of ageing and, much like the rest of the ageing process, they’re an inevitable part of getting older. Often referred to as “laugh lines” or “character lines”, most people begin to develop these tiny wrinkles at the corner of their eyes when they reach their mid-30s.

While the presence of crow’s feet may not bother some, their appearance can be extremely stressful for others.


What Causes Crow’s Feet?

The skin has elastic properties allowing it to stretch and then return to its original state. The production level of the proteins that help retain elasticity, collagen and elastin reduces as we age and this is what lessens the skin’s ability to remain soft and supple.

This is the physiological cause of crow’s feet and, unfortunately, you can’t stop the natural stages of ageing. Without taking action, your wrinkles will become more apparent overtime as you smile, frown and change your facial expression.

Fortunately, if you’ve got crow’s feet that you want to get rid of, there’s a wide range of options available when it comes to reducing their appearance for a more youthful look.


How to Get Rid of Crow’s Feet


Apply a Papaya Face Pack

For a quick fix with short-term results, head to the shop and buy a ripe papaya, crush it and mix with a small amount of olive oil. This mixture works well as an anti-wrinkle face pack. For better results, apply the face pack at least twice a week. 

Papaya fruits have an abundance of Vitamin C, which helps the body to produce collagen and the more collagen you have, the longer your skin will be able to retain its elasticity. Papaya also reduces damaging free-radicals as well as giving you enzymes to remove dead skin.

Combine all of these properties, and your skin is going to appear fresh and healthy in no time.

Although the papaya method is an effective natural preventative, you may not get fast and noticeable results. If this is the case then you may want to try something more fast-acting such as dermal fillers.


Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can be used almost anywhere on the face. As well as using them to help treat crow’s feet, they can be used on the lips, cheeks and forehead. Injecting dermal fillers into the lower layers of the dermis keeps skin looking fresh and wrinkle-free, in addition to preventing sagging and increasing the skin’s elasticity.

Most fillers use hyaluronic acid (which is a natural substance that’s found in the body) as it helps to retain skin moisture and suppleness. Procedures often take less than 15 minutes, and you’ll see results in just a few hours.

Your skin will look rejuvenated and free of crow’s feet within a day or two. Fillers typically work well for up to nine months which after this time you may need to book another session with your skin care specialist.

Dermal fillers are one of the fastest and most efficient methods to get rid of unwanted wrinkles around the eyes, and they’re becoming increasingly popular all over Ireland.


Keeping Your Skin Fresh and Free of Wrinkles

Crow’s feet are an unfortunate and unavoidable reality of ageing. And while you can’t stop them, there are different methods to help reduce and reverse their effects. Treatments can come in the form of both natural remedies (like papaya face packs) or cosmetic treatments.