Call them laugh lines or call them crow's feet -- no woman wants those wrinkles. In this video, Prevention magazine editor and Dr. Oz Show guest Jennifer Goldstein reveals a quick fix to smooth the look of crow's feet.
Creams that contain argireline produce similar results to Botox, but the effects are less dramatic. Botox injections sever connections between muscles and nerves, which relaxes and paralyzes muscles. Argireline affects these connections also, obstructing their bonds so that the muscles won't work as well.
Eye creams can help erase crows feet -- if they contain the right ingredients. Find out what to look for on the label, plus an important rule for applying an eye cream, by watching this video featuring dermatologist Dr. Jordana Gilman.
Wrinkles on our face usually can be divided into two basic types. We are all much too familiar with our so-called frown lines. You know- the ones that look like an angry "11" between our furrowed brows. Those lines are a great example of wrinkles caused by the actions of groups of muscles of the face. Other examples are the fine lines alongside the eyes (crow's feet) and the horizontal lines we see on our forehead when we raise our brows. That type of wrinkle is best approached by reducing the power of just the right muscles to prevent them from pulling so hard on the skin. Products such as BOTOX, Dysport, and newly-approved Xeomin have all been certified by the FDA for the safe and effective reduction of those lines . A series of doses of the medicine is placed as needed to achieve significant improvement. The other types of wrinkles we see are those caused mainly by gravity and the loss of volume that occurs on our faces as we age. Examples of these include our frown lines (nasolabial folds}, "marionette" lines at the corner of our mouths, lines around the lips, and cheek hollows. These are best addressed by restoring lost volume by placing filler under the skin and recreating a more youthful, refreshed look. These products include Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, and Juvederm. Fine wrinkles that remain can often be further improved utilizing a variety of skin resurfacing laser techniques.