CROW'S FEET AND SAGGING BROWS
Crow’s feet — the fine lines that radiate from the corners of your eyes – are among the first wrinkles to form and can surface as early as your 30s. They are dynamic wrinkles, meaning they’re most noticeable when you contract the muscles in your face, such as when you squint or smile. As the tone and elasticity around the eyes continues to deteriorate with age, the crow’s feet deepen and the eyebrows begin to sag.
What Causes Crows Feet?
Thanks to active facial muscles and very delicate skin tissue around your eyes, this area is most prone to wrinkles. Also as the collagen found in the dermis decreases with age, and the elastin maintaining the structure of the epidermis starts to weaken, your skin will sag and eventually wrinkle. Smoking and excessive sun exposure exacerbate the issue in younger men and women.
What Causes Sagging Brows (a.k.a. Brow Ptosis)?
With age, the eyebrow starts to descend and become less prominent due to atrophy of the surrounding supporting tendons and deflation of the tissue through loss of fat of the scalp, forehead and temples. The eyebrow also starts to alter shape and become less stable. A commonly seen feature is descent of the outer tail of the eyebrow with loss of the gently flared shape of youth to become 'comma' shaped. This is commonly referred to as 'clipping' of the eyebrow.
How Can Crows Feet and Sagging Brows Be Treated?
• Botox Tampa. Fine eye wrinkles can be smoothed and sagging brows can be lifted with regular Botox® Tampa treatments, Using a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, Botox® dramatically reduces specific muscle activity around the eyes which keeps wrinkles from forming and smoothes the skin. Botox can keep facial lines relaxed for up to four months. Botox® injections into the tail of the eyebrow can alter brow shape/position and stimulate browlift.
• Juvederm. Deep folds and fine eye wrinkles will be smoothed and hydrated once this injectable gel filler, made of hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance in skin), is introduced under the skin. Smoother skin around the eye can last as long as a year. Dermal filler injections, like Juvederm, can also alter brow shape/position and stimulate browlift.
• Sculptra. To fill and contour areas around the eyes where underlying supportive collagen and fat tissue have diminished with age, Sculptra is used to smooth fine eye wrinkles, restore volume and improve facial structure. A youthful and natural-looking appearance can result and last as long as 2-3 years.
• Non Surgical Eyelift. Hollowness or bags around the eyes can be corrected or camouflaged through the placement of small amounts of dermal filler in the lower eyelids. Eye treatments only take a few minutes and the recovery time is minimal. One to three treatments are recommended and results can last up to two years.
• Fraxel Laser. Fine lines and eye wrinkles are commonly remedied using Fraxel Laser resurfacing treatment. Microscopic areas of the skin are pinpointed to clear away old, damaged skin cells. Collagen production increases and results in healthier, smoother skin.
• ViPeel and/or Chemical Peel. Eyes wrinkles resulting from sun damage can be now be treated with this unique brand of chemical peel skin treatment. Firmer, tighter, rejuvenated skin around the eyes will result after one week.