Crow’s Feet Treatment Options

What is the Best Crow’s Feet Treatment?

Crow’s feet, the fine lines that extend from the outer corners of the eyes toward the temples, are one of the first signs of facial aging. Often caused by squinting, crow’s feet begin to appear in our 30s. Thankfully, there are fast acting, long lasting treatments available for crow’s feet, like Botox, and preventative measures like retinol that patients in their late 20s and early 30s can try. Learn about the best crow’s feet treatment options available at the LASSI in Indianapolis.

Top 3 Crow’s Feet Treatment Options

You can slow facial aging with the right skin care products and professional treatments. But not any product or treatment will do. Learn about our top 3 crow’s feet treatment options in our Indianapolis dermatology practice.

Retinol: An anti-aging eye serum containing high-quality retinol is important to use as early as your late 20s to help prevent the onset of crow’s feet. We also recommend continuing its use as a lifelong preventative measure and crow’s feet treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eyes. We recommend medical-grade skin care products we have available for purchase in our practice.

Microneedling: Using a treatment process known as Collagen Induction Therapy, a skin pen with very fine needles creates micro-injuries in the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Collagen rebuilds the supportive scaffolding that holds the skin firm and smooth, while elastin makes the skin supple and more elastic. Coupled with high-quality topicals, microneedling treats and prevents crow’s feet. Patients begin to see long-term results after 3-6 treatments.

Botox: Botox is the gold-standard of cosmetic anti-aging, making it a top choice to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. Botox works by relaxing the muscles that cause crow’s feet. This temporarily smoothes out the appearance of crow’s feet while also helping to prevent lines from getting deeper and more pronounced over time. Results last for 3-4 months.

Which Crow’s Feet Treatment is Right For Me?

If you’re in your 20s or early 30s and/or aren’t noticing crow’s feet lines that remain after you’ve stopped squinting, we recommend using a daily retinol eye serum. If you want to reduce your chances of developing crow’s feet in your mid- to late-30s, you can begin microneedling treatments in our Indianapolis dermatology practice.

If you choose to apply retinol, make sure you’re using a high-quality sunscreen and wear UV protective eyewear. Some patients are sensitive to retinol. If you have a reaction to retinol around your eyes, discontinue use and discuss alternative skin care products and treatments that can provide crow’s feet treatment and prevention.

If you’ve started seeing crow’s feet lines that remain after you’ve stopped squinting, it’s time to also consider Botox for crow’s feet. If you’re in good health and aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox, you’re likely a good candidate for treatment. In addition to Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are great Botox alternatives that may be a better fit for some patients. Discuss your options with our board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke during your consultation.

Reduce the Appearance of Crow’s Feet at the LASSI in Indianapolis

Whether it’s time for the works or you just need a good recommendation for a high-quality retinol or retinol-free eye cream, schedule a consultation at one of the top Indianapolis dermatology practices with renowned dermatologist Dr. C. William Hanke and our team of skin care experts. Our team will work with you to determine the best cosmetic treatments and products for your needs while keeping your health and safety at the forefront.

In addition to offering cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic services, our dermatology practice is also home to a clinical trials facility that participated in Botox research prior to its FDA-approval for cosmetic use. Our board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. Hanke is also a highly respected expert in liposuction, medical dermatology, and skin cancer. You won’t find a more qualified expert in facial skin care and anti-aging than Dr. Hanke and our team of experts at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your anti-aging goals. Contact us today for your personalized consultation for crow’s feet treatment and prevention.