Eye wrinkles / crow's feet

Eye wrinkles / crow’s feet

Facts, causes, wrinkle treatment

For some, they are pleasant laugh lines, for others they are annoying crow’s feet. We are talking about the horizontal wrinkles on the sides of the eyes. With a conscientious skincare routine and the right treatment methods, we can effectively counteract unwelcome wrinkles.

Treatments for eye wrinkles

Injections with botulinum toxin and/or hyaluronic acid are certainly the most common method. However, other methods such as laser treatment or peeling are also ideal for treating wrinkles.

Injections with botulinum toxin
Prevention and treatment

Injections with hyaluronic acid
Prevention and treatment

Laser treatment
with Lumenis® ResurFX

Chemical peeling
Medium depth or phenol peeling

Causes & prevention

Cause of eye wrinkles

Wrinkles around the eyes are caused by the age-related breakdown of collagen and slowed cell renewal in the skin. While the collagen fibers are responsible for the firmness of the skin, the elastic fibers ensure that the skin can be stretched and contracted without wrinkles. If there is a loss of function of the elastic fibers, lines and loss of tension occur. Other factors that promote the formation of wrinkles are external influences such as UV radiation, environmental pollution, diet and lifestyle in general.

Preventing eye wrinkles

The eye area is much thinner than the rest of the facial skin and has fewer sebaceous glands to keep the skin supple. A conscientious skincare routine is therefore essential to prevent crow’s feet. Products with vitamin C and retinol – and last but not least a good sunscreen.

Eye wrinkle injections

Botulinum toxin injections are suitable for expression lines around the eye area. Particularly harmonious and long-lasting results can be achieved by combining them with supplementary wrinkle fillers such as hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid fills wrinkles and helps to moisturize the subcutaneous fatty tissue. Just one application can visibly reduce wrinkles.

More about hyaluronic acid injections

Eye wrinkle treatment