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How to Hide Crows Feet

Posted On 07/11/2019 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

You may remember your grandmother’s face: her warm smile, the sparkle in her eyes, her rosy cheeks. You might also remember her “laugh lines,” or crow’s feet. Crow’s feet are tiny wrinkles around the eyes. Sun exposure, smoking, and your natural facial expressions create them over time. When you laugh, squint, or frown, the muscles around your eyes contract. This causes wrinkles that become ingrained with time. While you may hope to fill your grandmother’s shoes someday, you don’t have to live with crow’s feet. For a deeper look into the world of facial rejuvenation from a top oculoplastic surgeon, contact Dr. Zoumalan today!

Here are some of the best ways to deal with those annoying little lines.


Botox is the most popular injectable filler. It works by filling in fine lines and wrinkles, so they become invisible. Dr. Zoumalan injects a substance, called a botulinum toxin, under the skin around your eyes. It plumps up the grooves in your skin.

As an expert oculoplastic surgeon for the eyes and face, Dr. Zoumalan also specializes in Botox injections. He has given Botox injections nearly 10,000 times and trains other surgeons across the country on how to do so. Contact Dr. Zoumalan today to schedule your consultation.

Other Injectable Fillers

Other options for injectable fillers include Jeuveau, Dysport and Xeomin. Each of these injectables is formulated a little differently. This impacts how much Dr. Zoumalan needs to inject.  At your consultation, Dr. Zoumalan will determine which product is best for you and your body.

Your Makeup Routine

You may have noticed that caking on makeup only enhances your crow’s feet. Foundation and powder settle into the creases around your eyes and makes you look older. The best way to apply makeup around your eyes is to start with a light eye cream containing sunscreen. Then, dab a little bit of concealer on and around the crow’s feet, making sure not to apply too much. Always avoid powders in this area since they can settle into fine lines and wrinkles.


Retinoids are made from Vitamin A. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons love them for their wrinkle-erasing powers. The earliest-used retinoid was Retin-A, which dermatologists still prescribe to fight acne. Dr. Zoumalan has formulated his own Retinol, which can prescribe to you if you wish to improve your fine wrinkles and texture of your skin.

Retinoids work by increasing skin cell turnover. They cause your body to shed and build skin cells at a faster rate. By getting rid of old skin sooner, your face gets a baby-smooth appearance. You should apply nightly per Dr. Zoumalan’s recommendations. Retinoids show their best results for wrinkles within 6-12 months.

Eye Exams

You may be wondering how an eye exam can help your wrinkles. You may be squinting all the time because you need glasses, or your prescription is out of date. When women in their 30s who don’t smoke develop crow’s feet, it is often due to a problem with their vision.

Lip Augmentation

Getting a full, sexy pout is a great way to draw attention away from your eyes. Plump your lips with a moisturizing gloss, even under lipstick. Or, go for the longer-term with a lip augmentation from Dr. Zoumalan.  If your lips are thin, asymmetrical, or turned downward, lip augmentation may be for you. If you are looking for a fuller, more youthful look, this is a great option.

Oculoplastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills

Dr. Zoumalan is a board-certified oculoplastic surgeon who specializes exclusively in cosmetic eyelid surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. He treats crow’s feet and other cosmetic eye issues in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Zoumalan has improved the function and appearance of thousands of patients’ eyes. He also specializes in upper and lower lid fillers to improve dark circles and under-eye bags. Contact Dr. Zoumalan today for a consultation.

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