Crows Feet Treatment

Crow's feet are fine lines that form around the eyes due to repeated facial expressions and aging. Learn about natural remedies and cosmetic treatments to reduce the appearance of crow's feet and restore a youthful look.

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Crows Feet Treatment - Adelaide

Crow's feet wrinkles, also known as laughter lines or smile lines, are fine lines and wrinkles that develop around the outer corners of the eyes. They typically appear as small, shallow lines that radiate outward from the eyes, resembling the feet of a crow, hence the name.

These wrinkles are a common sign of aging and are primarily caused by repeated facial expressions, particularly smiling, squinting, and laughing, which contract the muscles around the eyes. Over time, the constant folding and creasing of the skin in these areas lead to the formation of crow's feet wrinkles.


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If you are experiencing concerns with Crows Feet wrinkles or any other wrinkles for that matter, book an appointment with the doctor today to discuss your concerns and possible treatment methods.


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What Predisposes us to Crow’s Feet?

  1. Your gender – According to Dr Targett, males tend to have a thicker muscle around the eye, which means the pulling effect on the skin in this area is greater, causing crow’s feet.  Sorry, boys!
  2. Sun exposure – The more time you spend outside, the more likely you are to develop crows feet. Dr Targett explains this is because the sun “weakens skin” and “reduces skin elasticity”, which means it won’t bounce back as easily after it bunches up. Similarly, working outdoors can also be a contributing factor. As Dr Targett explains, “If you’re a lifesaver, for example, you’re squinting into the sun more,” resulting in a more-frequent pulling effect on the skin.
  3.  Weight loss – If you tend to lose weight easily from your face, you could be more prone to crow’s-feet. This is because “your skin loses fat,” says the expert, which in turn “makes your skin look less smooth and your lines look more obvious”.
  4. Your general mood – It doesn’t seem fair, but smiling a lot can be a contributing factor. In the same way, as when you squint, your eye muscles pull on the skin around your eyes.

How do I prevent Crow’s Feet from forming (or at least slow down their development a little)

  1. Sun protection – We’re talking a high-SPF sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and avoiding sun exposure in the middle of the day. If you’re worried about using sunscreen around your eyes, try an eye cream that contains SPF instead.
  2. Don’t smoke – We all know the catastrophic effect smoking can have on our overall health, let alone on our skin, so this one probably goes without saying.
  3. Use a moisturiser – According to Dr Targett, “just using a moisturiser” can make a world of difference. Try an eye cream which is formulated to strengthen and smooth the skin surrounding the delicate eye area, so it is less prone to crow’s feet.
  4. Retinol and fruit acids – Already got crow’s feet? Don’t panic. Dr Targett says certain anti-ageing skin care ingredients can help reduce their appearance. Retinol and fruit acids are her top picks. Alternatively, the expert recommends trying “superficial peels, to help strengthen the skin structure”.

The Doctor

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Dr Rahma Targett

Dr Rahma Targett is a General Practitioner(FRACGP), with a specialty in Cosmetic Medicine. She founded Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in 2016 and has since become well known as a trusted and in demand Cosmetic Physician in Adelaide.  She has a Diploma in Dermoscopy and  a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Targett is a leader in her field and regularly attends Cosmetic conferences to keep up to date with modern aesthetic techniques.  At advanced Cosmetic Medicine you can always be reassured that you will be welcomed and treated personally by Dr Rahma Targett.