Crows’ feet

What are crows’ feet?

Crows’ feet are dynamic wrinkles as they are most apparent when the facial muscles are involved in smiling or squinting of the eyes. These lines radiating from the corners of the eyes can be one of the earliest signs of the aging face. Repeatedly tightly closing the eyes can cause lines which we call ‘crows’ feet’”. Other contributing factors which cause deterioration in the quality of the skin are cigarette smoking and sun exposure.

Lines between the eyebrows can be formed from repeated muscle activity associated with frowning. Over time the muscles become stronger and at the same time the skin becomes less elastic and thinner resulting in the vertical lines we call “frown lines”. Horizontal lines on the forehead are due to repeatedly raising the eyebrows.