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Banishing Crow’s Feet: At-Home and In-Office Treatments
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Jun 2, 2018

Crow’s feet — more affectionately known as ‘laughter lines’ — can be effectively addressed through a number of at-home and professional treatments. Here are some of your options.

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What causes crow’s feet?

Collagen is an essential protein that holds your skin together and gives it a smooth, vibrant appearance. As the years pass your body produces less collagen than it did before, and as such your skin loses some of its elasticity.

There are a range of factors that can affect the way your skin looks and feels; damage from the sun is one major threat that harms your skin and speeds up the aging process.

At-home solutions

Before paying a visit to your aesthetician or plastic surgeon to treat your crow’s feet, give some of these popular at-home solutions a try and see if they help.

Rather than working instantly, these treatments tend to gradually heal your skin, so a few weeks could pass before you notice any considerable improvements. The essential thing is to start and maintain a regular skin care regimen.

Hyaluronic acid

Studies have shown that hyaluronic acid can improve your skin’s elasticity in just a few short weeks. You can enjoy a range of benefits by using it every morning as you step out of bed and get ready for the day.

Hyaluronic acid helps retain moisture to give your skin a plump look and healthy glow. Studies even suggest that it promotes collagen production.

You get the most from this serum when you apply a very fine layer around your eyes after washing your face. Use it while your skin is still damp, and follow up with a moisturizer.


When fighting crow’s feet, dryness is your skin’s worst enemy, depriving it of its elasticity and smoothness.

There are literally hundreds of moisturizers on the market, so be sure to read the labels carefully before deciding if the product you have in mind will meet your needs.

Our medical spa carries a vast majority of the skin care products and cosmeceuticals from each of the following brands — ask the Breslow Center’s medical aestheticians to help you choose the right moisturizer for your specific skin type:


When you’re outside enjoying a sunny day, your face is exposed to the harmful ultraviolet rays. Always remember to use sunblock to protect your skin.

Safeguarding yourself from harmful UV rays will help preserve your skin’s healthy appearance by preventing wrinkles, age spots, and cancerous lesions.

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In-office procedures

If your at-home solutions aren’t producing the desired results, don’t hesitate to turn to a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist.

You can choose from several non-invasive treatments that will get rid of your crow’s feet in no time at all.


Botox injections are an excellent choice for anyone who wants instant results. The procedure works by forcing the muscles in your face to relax. If all you want to do is treat crow’s feet, Botox might be your best option.

In most cases, results last for at least four months.

Laser resurfacing

With laser resurfacing, doctors use a laser to make precision cuts on the surface layer of the skin, causing damaged skin cells to fall off. This process exposes the healthy layer of skin that lies just below the surface.

If you’re looking for long lasting results, laser resurfacing might be the right choice for you.

At the Breslow Center we use Sciton’s erbium laser resurfacing technology. This cutting-edge device provides high ablation efficiency, shorter healing times, and outstanding results.

Not only can it be used for moderate to deep wrinkles, but it is also beneficial for the treatment of acne scars, hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and rosacea.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels are an effective way to restore your skin’s youthful appearance. The treatment causes damaged skin to turn red and peel off, revealing fresh, baby-smooth skin underneath.

Depending upon your skin type and the strength of the peel you choose, results may last anywhere between 3 to 6 months.

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Final thoughts

Crow’s feet will catch up to everyone at some point. But you can prepare yourself by adopting a balanced skin care regimen and taking proactive steps to combat the signs of aging.

At-home solutions can often be effective early on in the aging process, but in-office treatments will likely be your answer should you have pronounced crow’s feet that don’t respond to conventional methods.

Everyone deserves to love the way they look — no matter their age. For more information about crow’s feet treatments, contact our New Jersey medical spa and schedule a complimentary skin consultation today! 

About the Author

Dr. Gary Breslow, MD, FACS

Dr. Gary Breslow, MD, FACS

Is a highly regarded plastic surgeon in Paramus New Jersey, known by both patients and peers as a problem-solver with a warm, engaging personality, and an instinctive ability to identify and truly understand the goals of his patients and the patients, themselves. Dr. Breslow has dedicated his efforts to providing results of only the most unsurpassed quality, continually staying abreast of the most advanced techniques in cosmetic surgery for the benefit of his patients. Dr. Breslow is Board-Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is licensed to practice plastic & reconstructive surgery in both New Jersey and New York.

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