The Eyes are the Window to the Soul

If the eyes are truly the window to the soul, I want my window looking as nice as possible! So why do we get those “crows feet” wrinkles around the eyes, anyway? I hate to tell you this, but most of the wrinkles you get are the result of your genetics.   Having said that, what you did with your skin when you were younger is vitally important to how it looks now. If you spent a lot of time in the sun and were exposed to UV rays, it will show on your skin later in life. If you’re a smoker, that is also a damaging agent that weaks havoc on your skin. In addition to these environmental factors, wrinkles are the result of a loss of elasticity in the skin which is caused by a weakening or loss of elastin and collagen.   In addition to wearing sunscreen and minimizing sun exposure (especially from noon to about three o’clock in the afternoon), it is important to keep your skin well moisturized and to keep that collagen stimulated. Medical grade skin moisturizers are more effective than over-the-counter products in combating wrinkles because medical-grade products are made with smaller molecules that deliver nutrients deep into the skin, annd the ingredients are more concentrated.   To rev up that collagen, there are many different procedures available, from chemical peels to lasers. Botox is also an option to help prevent muscle contraction which minimizes the appearance of wrinkles. For both men and women, Botox is the number one treatment requested for anti-aging around the eye region. At Colorado Dermatology Institute you can receive Botox injections by a Board Certified Dermatologist with extensive experience in cosmetic dermatology procedures and we also have several excellent medical grade moisturizing eye creams that will make a big impact on softening the look of harsh crows feet. Contact us today if you’re interested!