Crow’s feet are the fine lines that appear around the far-side of our eyes, branching out towards our temple regions in the shape of a bird’s foot. As we age, our skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin slows down, causing our skin to lose its firmness and elasticity. These fine lines are particularly noticeable around the eyes where the skin is roughly 40 percent thinner than anywhere else on the face and is invariably caused by facial movements such as laughing, blinking and squinting.
The onset of crow’s feet may also be sped up by factors such as sun damage, genetics and lifestyle choices (e.g. smoking and alcohol). Owing to the thinness of the skin around the eyes, this is typically the area in which we notice the first signs of ageing. It can be improved with general anti-ageing treatments such as thread lifts, which improve the overall contours of the face, and medical chemical peels, or targeted more specifically with treatments such as PlexR.