Crow's Feet

Crow’s Feet

What are Crow’s Feet?

Crow’s feet are small wrinkles of the skin around the outer corners of your eyes.  As you grow older, the delicate skin of your face may develop wrinkles in areas such as the forehead, eyes, and mouth.  Some wrinkles are visible all the time (static wrinkles), while others (dynamic wrinkles) are only visible when you move your facial muscles.  Crow’s feet may either be static or dynamic wrinkles.  In this article we’ll discuss the prevention and treatment for crow’s feet wrinkles, including how cosmetic acupuncture can help.

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How Can I Prevent Crow’s Feet?

If you don’t have crow’s feet wrinkles, you may be wondering how you can prevent them from occurring.  Some effective measures include wearing a good sunscreen every day, limiting sun exposure, and wearing polarised sunglasses when you’re in the sun.  It’s also important to eat many nutritious fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains and healthy oils (like nuts, avocado, and olive oil). This helps your skin get the nourishment it needs.  Another way to help prevent wrinkles like crow’s feet is to exercise every day. This helps to get your blood moving so that oxygen can flow to your skin.

Crow’s Feet Treatment Options:

There are many treatment options to help reduce crow’s feet.  These range from creams and moisturisers to chemical peels, Botox, dermal fillers and laser resurfacing.  While moisturisers and prescription or over-the-counter creams can be quite effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles, they may not work for deeper wrinkles.  Chemical peels and laser resurfacing may be used to treat deeper crow’s feet.  However, both these treatments can be painful, as they remove the outer layers of your facial skin.

A combination of treatment options could work for you, depending on your outcome goals and the severity of your crow’s feet.

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Cosmetic Acupuncture for Crow’s Feet: 

If you’re looking for an effective, natural treatment option for reducing crow’s feet, cosmetic acupuncture may be right for you.  Acupuncture can help to heal many health problems including cosmetic issues like crow’s feet.  And the great thing about acupuncture is that it’s not as harsh as other skin treatments like chemical peels and laser resurfacing.

Acupuncture is one of the main components of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  In this treatment, your acupuncturist will place thin needles into specific acupoints on your body.  These acupoints link to the complex network of energy meridians throughout your body.  

While needles can be applied directly to the affected facial area to treat crow’s feet, there is another important method acupuncturists use to heal your body.  This involves balancing the energy of the vital organs in your body.  Since all the organs of the body are connected, if one organ is weak or out of balance, this can create health issues in other parts of the body.  Therefore, to fully treat problems like crow’s feet, your practitioner can strengthen any weaker organs through acupuncture.

Conclusion:

Overall, crow’s feet are the wrinkles that appear on the outer corners of your eyes as you age.  You can help prevent crow’s feet from occurring by reducing sun exposure, wearing sunscreen, eating a healthy, nutritious diet and exercising regularly.  Treatments for crow’s feet depend on the severity of your wrinkles.  Small wrinkles can usually be treated with creams or moisturisers, while other treatments like laser resurfacing and chemical peels may be prescribed for deeper wrinkles.  However, acupuncture can treat any type of wrinkles, by healing your body in a natural, holistic way.

To find out more about cosmetic acupuncture, see our webpage at https://balancetcm.co.nz/category/cosmetic-acupuncture/.

If you’d like to know more about how Chinese Medicine can help, please see our website at https://balancetcm.co.nz/traditional-chinese-medicine-hamilton/.

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References:

Centre of Balance Hamilton: Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine (n.d.). Archive for category: Cosmetic Acupuncture. https://balancetcm.co.nz/category/cosmetic-acupuncture/

Osborn, C. (2019, March 8). Treating, Concealing, and Preventing Crow’s Feet. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/crows-feet

Phua, S. (n.d.). What Is Traditional Chinese Medicine? Centre of Balance Hamilton: Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine. https://balancetcm.co.nz/traditional-chinese-medicine-hamilton/