Eye Laugh Line (Crow’s Feet) Correction
The term “crow’s feet” refers to those fine lines fanning out from the corner of the eyes. These become more prominent with age and are more evident with the frequent squinting and contracting of the eyelid or orbicular muscle. This muscle surrounds the eye socket and controls the opening and closing of the eyelids.
This muscle is in constant use. It is active when we laugh or squint, as well as when we are frightened or surprised. With frequent contractions of the muscle, the skin over the orbital muscle is drawn into folds, radiating out from the corner of the eye – the crow’s feet.
Chasing Away the Crow’s Feet
Over the years, the lines created by this dramatic eye movement seem to make an imprint, linger, and become permanent. Thus, the “eye laugh lines” or “crow’s feet” are formed. Dr. Hernandez advises her patients to consider softening the “crow’s feet” with injections of Botox or in some cases a hyaluronan-based injectable like Belotero.
Contact us to learn more about eye laugh line or smile line (crow’s feet) correction with Dr. Hernandez.