The Cheat Sheet To Get Freedom From Crow’s Feet

Posted by Dr Theva in Anti ageing Melbourne.

Wrinkles or fine lines tracing your face are inevitable as you age with time. They are a sign of mirth and laughter in your life as you grow older.  Crow’s feet – the fine lines branching out from the extreme corners of your eyes are quite natural.

A burst of hearty laughter, squinting, smirking or exasperated in disgust, the fleeting twitch of muscles causes this phenomenon over time on your face that is embraced by some people as it is a natural outcome of emotional expression but many others look for professional treatments if the occurrence is more than just looking natural.

There is nothing wrong with aging but if those crinkles around eyes aren’t bringing joy to your life, it’s time to speak to a doctor 

Such treatments are discussed below:

  • Skin Creams 

The skin around your eyes is more sensitive than the rest of the face. Embrace a regime that suffuses your skin with desired vitamins (Vitamin A/B/C etc) or nutrition for youthfulness.

May sound ineffective but there are many prescription and over-the-counter topical creams that can provide a notable difference.   

For instance, 

  • Tretinoin (Retin-A) is one of the commonly used creams that fights off the acute signs of aging skin  
  • Eye creams having peptides to stimulate collagen production and other cellular processes
  • Regular moisturizers 
  • Shea butter for hydration, 
  • Galactoarabinan (GA) extracted from the larch tree gives you major cell turnover but is also an anti-inflammatory.

Always remember, your skin may or may not show visible improvement soon. You have to be patient as every natural treatment takes its due course of time to show its results. 

  1. Botulinum toxin (Botox)

This non-surgical treatment – Botox has been used to treat various muscular conditions and wrinkles.  This inhibits the frequent contractions of muscles that deepens the lines around your eyes – crow’s feet. 

Do You Know? 

  • It’s derived from bacterium – namely ‘Clostridium botulinum’ – that’s largely prevalent in your environment – forests, soil, mammals, and even deep waters. 

How Botox Is Administered? 

When injected into the affected neuromuscular tissue, it temporarily paralyzes the muscles thus inhibiting the tendency to wrinkle or even cause disappearance.  Generally, it will take 2-3 days for Botox to show its effect. 

Be assured it does not ruin your smile but only aim at those muscles responsible for causing crow’s feet.  Ideally, it’s recommended for people anywhere between the age of 25 to 50. You can see a visible difference for as long as 90 days. 

  1. Chemical Peels 

Get youthful skin with less or no wrinkled with non-invasive chemical peels.  In fact, they are highly effective to diminish the fine lines under the eyes, and even around the mouth, sun-damaged/aging skin, mild scars, acne, age spots, freckles, etc. 

All you need to do is apply a mild acidic solution on the face that removes the damaged later leaving behind the firm & youthful skin.

You can use superficial peels for light, medium-depth peels for average or deep peels for extreme cases.  Remember, the after-effects will vary depending on the peel applied, and of course your skin texture. 

Usually painless but for deeper peels, you may need anesthesia. For best results, consult our cosmetic doctor in Melbourne who can give you a fair assessment of your skin to enjoy the best results because taking expert’s advice is really important before doing anything with your skin.

  1. Dermal fillers

In this minimally-invasive treatment, dermal fillers (also known as soft-tissue filler therapy), are neatly injected into the crow’s feet.. 

Every dermal filler gives unique results so you better speak to your doctor to find the right for your skin type. Considered the best treatment for under eye wrinkles, you can see the visible effects lasting even a year or more.

  1. Laser resurfacing

As per MedicineNet, ‘the technique directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, precisely removing skin layer by layer’. 

This heat treatment stimulates the production of skin protein collagen leaving your skin supple and youthful with no aging line.  You may be given anesthesia before the procedure, especially if it’s in small areas.  

Typically, it takes 30-45 minutes but may consume 2 hours or so for the full face. This procedure requires post-op care to enjoy the results that last for even a decade or more. 


Crow’s feet are natural to come but regular skincare and nourishment can control its severity on your face.

schedule a consultation with our experienced cosmetic physician to get the most viable treatment!