Fine lines around the corners of your eyes are a hallmark sign of aging — but there are ways you can treat crow’s feet to make them less noticeable. Tackling signs of aging in the delicate eye area can be tricky, but with some know-how, you can reduce the appearance of crow’s feet with a few at-home, non-invasive treatments.
First, it’s essential to understand what’s causing them — a lot is going on below the surface of your skin that plays a part in how the surface of your skin looks.
What’s Causing Your Crow’s Feet?
As you age, your skin changes, causing the delicate areas around the eyes to crinkle and crease. Here’s what you need to know about aging skin around the eyes.
Changes in Proteins
Collagen and elastin are two proteins in the skin responsible for giving your skin firmness and elasticity. As you get older, the production of both collagen and elastin slows down considerably. You begin to lose about 1% of collagen production per year starting at age 30.
With less collagen and elastin, the skin naturally appears thinner, feels more slack, and develops wrinkles.
Your skin meets aggressive environmental hazards every day. In addition to pollution, UV rays from sun exposure can damage the skin through a process known as oxidative stress. When your skin is exposed to these stressors, it produces free radicals. Free radicals damage healthy skin cells, and that damage may show up as dark spots on the skin, skin sagging, and wrinkles.
Loss of Facial Muscle
You exercise to keep the muscles in your body toned and supported, but have you ever wondered about the muscles in your face? Facial muscles contract and relax to support every facial expression, but they lose volume as a natural part of aging.
Facial muscles also give the skin structure, so when these muscles lose volume, the skin will naturally begin to wrinkle and sag, forming creases and lines like the ones you see around the eyes.
Decreased Skin Cell Turnover
The skin is continually renewing itself, but this process slows with age. When dead skin cells stay on the skin's surface, they can clog pores, creating a dull and uneven skin texture and even contribute to lines and wrinkles.
Those laugh lines are hard-earned, but that doesn’t mean you want them to be the focal point of your face. There are plenty of treatment options for dealing with lines around the eyes' delicate skin.
What Can You Do for Crow’s Feet?
There’s no surefire way to prevent crow’s feet — even if you wear sunscreen, follow a healthy diet, and load up on antioxidants like vitamin A and vitamin C, fine lines are somewhat inevitable. Invasive treatments (like facial surgery or BOTOX®*) may help, but these are costly and bring considerable risks.
Making your crow’s feet appear less noticeable is possible, and you can do it in a few ways.
Facial injections usually come in two forms: dermal fillers and facial freezers. Fillers are generally injections of hyaluronic acid used to plump the skin, and facial freezers temporarily paralyze the muscle with botulinum toxin so that the facial muscles cannot make certain expressions that would form a wrinkle.
These injections have possible side effects like bruising, allergic reactions, and facial deformity.
Your dermatologist can perform a laser treatment on your skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These treatments usually require multiple visits, require downtime due to redness and irritation, and may cause scarring.
If you’re hoping to avoid costly and invasive procedures, there are effective, non-invasive options to treat crow’s feet. Microcurrent therapy uses low-level electrical currents to stimulate the skin and facial muscles, helping to lift and firm the face while smoothing and tightening the skin.
The NuFACE Solution for Crow’s Feet
NuFACE Microcurrent Devices and skincare make it easy to treat the delicate eye area and blur the look of fine lines and crow’s feet in minutes.
How It Works
The TRINITY+® and Effective Lip & Eye Attachment is an FDA-Cleared, award-winning device set that can help you to treat crow's feet. This kit includes the TRINITY+ Smart Advanced Facial Toning Device, plus the targeted attachment designed to treat the delicate lip and eye areas.
The clinically proven NuFACE TRINITY+ offers three-depth technology that targets the skin down to the facial MUSCLES. You can use the Microcurrent Facial Trainer attachment to tone and lift the face and neck, then switch to the Effective Lip & Eye Attachment to tighten and smooth the circular areas around the eyes and mouth.
For even more instant smoothing power, follow up with the NuFACE FIX® Starter Kit which features the instantly hydrating & illuminating NuFACE FIX® Serum. This combination is the best way to finish your microcurrent skin care treatment.
To use NuFACE FIX, follow these easy steps.
Prep the skin. Cleanse your skin with an oil-free cleanser or try NuFACE Prep-N-Glow® Towelettes. These dual-sided cleansing cloths take care of cleansing and exfoliation easily and quickly.
Activate & Lift. Apply a mask-like layer of FIX® Line Smoothing Serum to the area you want to treat (like the crow’s feet). Using the NuFACE FIX device, gently feather around the eyes, lips, or forehead to blur the look of fine lines. You can even use the device on the lip area to create the look of fuller lips.
If your Activator Serum becomes dry during your treatment, you can spritz Supercharged IonPlex® Mist to revitalize and hydrate your skin.
When your treatment is complete, gently massage any excess Activator into your skin. Finish by applying your favorite eye cream, moisturizer, and sunscreen.
Say Goodbye to Crow’s Feet
If crow’s feet are hindering your confidence, consider addressing the appearance of crow’s feet by adding microcurrent therapy to your daily skincare routine. NuFACE makes it easy to get actual results without injections or invasive procedures.
*BOTOX® is a registered trademark of Allergan Inc.