Also called Crow’s Feet, these crinkles that appear round the eyes can be one of the earliest and most obvious signs of ageing, appearing as patients approach their 30’s (although that can vary according to the individual and their lifestyle).
From the early appearances of lines in the late 20’s, the lines become more numerous and noticeable, lasting for longer after the “smile” has ended until in the 40’s they are visible all the time.
Preventing Laughter Lines
There are some lifestyle indicators that influence the appearance of laughter lines and crow’s feet:
Good lifestyle choices will have an influence on how your skin ages.
Cosmetic Treatments for Lines Around Eyes
Botox injections are one of the best known and most effective treatments available for laughter lines and crow’s feet.
A series of tiny injections around the eye area work to relax the fine dynamic muscles, smoothing out the crinkles and creases around the eye area.
Botox also opens up the eye area and gives the eyes an alert “wide-awake” look which is attractive.
Botox around the eye area is not only a treatment for when the lines have appeared, it can also be used as a preventative measure, as subtle use of botox will prevent the muscle action and delay the appearance of crow’s feet and laughter lines.
Other treatments which can be used to improve the appearance of crow’s feet include: