Crow's Feet Treatment

Crow’s Feet Treatment

Having wrinkles like crow’s feet can be a real nuisance, especially as you age.  But don’t worry, there are many treatment options to reduce the severity of crow’s feet, and even remove them altogether.  In this article we’ll explore a range of different treatment options for crow’s feet, and we’ll take a quick look at how acupuncture can help too.  To find out more about how acupuncture can help treat cosmetic issues click here.

Crow’s Feet Treatment Options:

The best treatment for your crow’s feet will depend on the type and severity of your wrinkles.  Static wrinkles are wrinkles that are always present, even when your expression is neutral.  Dynamic wrinkles are only visible when your facial muscles contract, for example when you make an expression.  If your crow’s feet only appear when you smile, they are dynamic wrinkles, and if they are always there, they are static wrinkles.  Some treatments are more effective for static crow’s feet, while others work better for dynamic crow’s feet.  Similarly, some treatments work well for fine lines and wrinkles, while other treatments are designed for deeper wrinkles.  Crow’s feet treatment options include moisturisers and creams, Botox, dermal fillers, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, acupuncture and more.

Moisturisers and Creams:

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An easy way to treat crow’s feet is by using special creams or moisturisers.  There are many anti-ageing moisturisers available, and you can also get topical anti-wrinkle creams from your local pharmacy.  These are available over the counter or by prescription.  A commonly used cream is Tretinoin (Retin-A), which encourages new skin growth, and helps to reduce wrinkles.  However, moisturisers and creams are usually only effective for treating fine lines, not deeper wrinkles.


Botox (botulinum toxin) is very effective at treating dynamic wrinkles.  It works well for people aged 30-50 years old, whose wrinkles are just starting to form.  However, Botox does not usually work so well for older people who may have deeper wrinkles.  If you opt for Botox treatment for your crow’s feet, you’ll receive an injection into the affected area of your face.  This injection relaxes your facial muscles, preventing them from contracting and causing wrinkles.  However, Botox is not a permanent fix, as the effects typically only last for about three months.

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Dermal Fillers:

Dermal fillers are particularly effective at treating static crow’s feet.  Dermal fillers (also called soft-tissue fillers) are made up of different components, so you can choose which one will best suit your skin type.  This treatment works by injecting the filler directly into your wrinkles, and the results may last for up to 12 months or longer.

Laser Resurfacing:

In contrast to Botox, the effects of laser resurfacing can last a lot longer, up to 10 years.  However, laser resurfacing is quite an invasive and painful treatment.  During your treatment, a laser will be used to remove the outer layers of your facial skin, and to heat the deeper layers.  With the outer skin layers removed, younger looking skin will be revealed. The heating effects of the laser can also help promote collagen production, further enhancing your skin.  Laser resurfacing may not completely remove your crow’s feet though.

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Chemical Peels:

Chemical peels also treat crow’s feet by removing the outer layers of your skin.  The difference is, chemical peels remove your skin using chemical solutions, while laser resurfacing uses lasers.  If you’d like to try chemical peels, there are three different options: superficial peels, medium-depth peels, and deep peels.  While superficial peels may be relatively painless, deeper peels may be very painful, and may require a longer recovery period.  Superficial peels can be repeated every two to four weeks, while deeper peels can be repeated every six to twelve months.  Once you achieve your desired results, you won’t need to repeat the chemical peels anymore.

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Crow’s Feet Treatment – Cosmetic Acupuncture:

Cosmetic acupuncture is a great way to treat crow’s feet with a more natural approach.  Acupuncture is a simple and effective treatment for many cosmetic issues including crow’s feet, and it doesn’t have the same risk of harmful side effects that may come with other treatments.  Combined with a healthy lifestyle of nutritious plant-based foods and exercise, acupuncture can be your ticket to successfully treating crow’s feet wrinkles. If you’d like to find out more about cosmetic acupuncture, click here.


Overall, there are many ways to treat crow’s feet.  The right treatment for you will depend on how deep your wrinkles are, and whether they are static or dynamic.  Acupuncture is a great way to treat crow’s feet naturally.

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