Wrinkles and Crow’s Feet Can Make You Look Old – How to Rejuvenate Skin Around Your Eyes

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Do you ever worry that Crow’s Feet and wrinkles are making you look old?  Do you want to look better on Zoom?  Millions of people do.  Webcams and video conferencing can make wrinkles and Crow’s Feet really stand out.  We’ve all been trained to look people in eye. Because of that, wrinkles around your eyes are sure to be noticed.  They can make you appear ready to retire when you’re still at the top of your game.  How can you rejuvenate the skin around your eyes?

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Treating Crow’s Feet and wrinkles can make a big difference.

Is Botox the Answer to Wrinkles and Crow’s Feet?

Many people turn to Botox to help them get rid of wrinkles.  And if you’re young, your skin is healthy and your wrinkles and Crow’s Feet primarily occur when your smile or squint, Botox may be a great solution.  You’ll see results in 3-4 days after injections.

Botox injections work by preventing signals from your brain from reaching the muscles that cause your wrinkles.  While Botox is generally safe, injecting too much could be life-threatening.  This is one reason why you should only get Botox shots at a properly trained physician’s office.

It’s also important to bear in mind that Botox results last about 4 months.  To keep that younger look, you’ll need to receive injections three times a year.  That can get expensive.

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Before & After Botox, biorevitilization and spot removal

What About Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels can also reduce or eliminate Crow’s Feet.  They’re primarily recommended for fair-skinned people.  Chemical peels work by resurfacing the treated areas of your face.  Essentially, the chemical will remove the top, wrinkled layer of skin.  That will leave smoother, younger-looking skin on the surface.

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery recommends that before having a chemical peel:

  • Discuss your treatment goals to help your doctor determine the depth of chemical peel.
  • Reveal any history of scarring, persistent cold sores, or facial X-rays.
  • Avoid any medications or supplements that can affect blood clotting – such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or vitamin E – for 10 days before surgery.
  • Avoid using medications such as Retin-A, Renova or glycolic acid.

Your physician will determine how long to leave the chemical on, depending on the depth of your Crow’s Feet and wrinkles.  A chemical peel will cause a reaction much like a sunburn in the treated area.  Depending on the chemical peel’s strength and how long your doctor leaves it on, you may experience redness and scaling, swelling, and blisters that crust over and peel off.  Any of these should resolve in 7 to 14 days.  You’ll need to stay out of the sun for several months.

Once any aftereffects subside, you’ll have fresher, younger-looking skin.  With a light peel, this will only last 1-2 months after full healing.  A medium peel lasts up to 6 months.  A deep peel can last much longer, but you can only have this treatment once.  Wrinkles will inevitably come back.

Fractional CO2 Laser – Longer Lasting Treatment for Crow’s Feet and Wrinkles 

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Woman, 70, Before and After facelift and blepharoplasty by Dr. Brian Machida

Fractional CO2 laser could be your best treatment option if you:

  • Have deeper Crow’s Feet and wrinkles
  • Want longer-lasting results with a reasonably short recovery time

CO2 laser is the gold standard for skin resurfacing.  This is another treatment meant for fairer-skinned people.  It works by ablating, or vaporizing, your wrinkled and creased top skin layers.  By heating the lower layers of your skin, CO2 lasers stimulate your production of collagen and elastin.  These key proteins help your skin look younger and smoother.  Standard CO2 laser resurfacing gets dramatic results but can cause significant discomfort.  Most patients benefit from fractional CO2 laser treatment.

Fractional CO2 lasers treat fractions of your skin, leaving other parts intact.  The approach produces excellent results with much less discomfort.  Like most resurfacing treatments, it’s not for dark-skinned people since they may experience dark spots (hyperpigmentation) or light spots (hypopigmentation).  Even for people without dark skin, I often recommend Bleaching Cream (hydroquinone) to avoid hyperpigmentation 2-4 weeks before your fractional CO2 laser treatment.

Fractional CO2 laser can significantly reduce or eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, and Crow’s Feet for up to 2 years.  Some find that by wearing sunscreen every day, eating the right diet, and using the right skincare products they can extend their good results even longer.

Recovery from fractional CO2 laser is reasonably quick for resurfacing therapies.  Your skin will be crusty for 2-3 days after treatment.  It will be moist for the next 5-6 days.  You’ll experience redness for 1-3 weeks, but you can effectively cover it with makeup.  The need for makeup is one reason why women, rather than men, often choose fractional CO2 laser.

You’ll start seeing smoother, less wrinkled skin immediately after your recovery period.  And since this treatment stimulates collagen and elastin, your results will continue to get better for the next 6 months.

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Before and After facelift and laser resurfacing by Dr. Brian Machida

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Zoom meetings will be with us for some time.  They may never go away.  And since video conferencing apps like Zoom are notorious for making you look your worst, you’ll want to take action now.  People really do judge you by your appearance.

Looking younger and more refreshed will make people pay more attention to you.  Extensive research proves that people who look more youthful and attractive are more likely to get raises, advance in their careers, and – most importantly – keep their jobs.

If you want outstanding results, contact an experienced board-certified specialist, such as a facial plastic surgeon.   If you want to reduce or eliminate Crow’s Feet and wrinkles in Inland Empire, California, you can find me at STC Plastic Surgery in Ontario.

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