Prevention and treatment of eye wrinkles and crow’s feet

treat eye wrinkles

Smile lines around the eye area or so-called crow’s feet are natural phenomena and signs of skin ageing. This is due to the age-related breakdown of collagen and slower 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, this results in lines and loss of tension.

With a conscientious skincare routine and gentle treatment strategies, unwelcome wrinkles can be
can be effectively counteracted.

Prevention is the be-all and end-all!

The skin around our eyes is much thinner than the rest of our facial skin. It also has fewer firming collagen fibers and softening sebaceous glands. The best conditions for wrinkles and crow’s feet. There are a few tricks that you should definitely follow to prevent this:

1. sun protection

UV rays are responsible for most wrinkles on the face. When the sun is shining, sunglasses help to block UV rays around the eyes. A good sunscreen is just as important. For example from ZO® Skin Health.

2. the right eye care

Highly effective active ingredients and vitamins can slow down the signs of skin ageing and counteract the formation of wrinkles.

The active ingredient “retinol” is particularly important for improving skin functions. It stimulates the skin cells to produce more collagen and elastin. Retinol improves both the firmness and elasticity of the skin. The thickness of the skin actually increases under long-term retinol treatment. This can be demonstrated histologically. Products with vitamin C are also suitable. They stimulate collagen synthesis and encourage the skin to build up its own cushion.

3. the correct application of eye care

Rubbing and rubbing the eye area should be avoided as this can lead to redness and wrinkles. Instead, gently pat the cream into the skin in the morning and evening.

Treat eye wrinkles

If the wrinkles around the eyes have become more deeply ingrained over the years, targeted wrinkle treatment is called for. Minimally invasive methods continue to be the trend in anti-ageing treatments, particularly wrinkle treatment. According to a DGÄPC survey, wrinkle treatment with botulinum toxin and wrinkle injections with fillers were the most popular aesthetic treatments in 2017.

Using botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid to combat eye wrinkles

Treatment with botulinum toxin is particularly suitable for crow’s feet. 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 crow’s feet.

Fractional laser

Wrinkles around the eyes can also be treated very well with laser therapy. During laser treatment with the Fraxel laser, laser light is used to ablate the skin at specific points, which can stimulate skin renewal in a targeted manner. Pre-treatment of the facial skin with intensive skin cleansing and conditioning with vitamin A products supports the effect of laser treatment, as this stimulates the activity of the skin cells.

Chemical peelings

Chemical peels are particularly suitable for correcting wrinkles around the eyes. At Muggenthaler Ästhetik we use three differently concentrated phenol solutions from SKINTECH, which can be used to remove wrinkles of different depths around the eyes. It really works sensationally well. Depending on the solution, the downtime ranges from a few days to a week.

We are always available for a detailed consultation on all aspects of wrinkle treatment.