Wrinkles, like crow’s feet, are the result of years of aging, facial expressions, and direct sun exposure. People who smile, squint, or have the least bit of facial expessions are going to develop crow’s feet, which grow out from the outside corners of the eyes.  Luckily, Dr. Sanusi Umar, from FineTouch Dermatology, specializes in the treatment and removal of crows feet to Santa Monica residents.

Crows feet wrinkles are formed by skin that has become thin and crumpled. Through the years, our face falls victim to a lot of exposure with ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, resulting in photo-aging of your skin. UV radiation is known to damage collagen fibers. Collagen is the structural protein in the skin of individuals. When collagen is damaged, abnormal construction of elastin occurs. Elastin is the protein that allows facial skin tissue to stretch. When sunlight damages the skin, it naturally tries to repair itself by producing enzymes called metalloproteins. The enzymes unintentionally can do even further damage to the collagen, ultimately resulting in wrinkles.

The treatment for crows feet is often done as a part of blepharoplasty. The muscles responsible for forming crows feet are weakened for a longer term and permanent improvement. Dr. Umar offers Santa Monica residents blepharoplasty treatment specifically for crows feet. In this procedure, excess skin and fat are removed from the upper eyelid. For the lower eyelid, excess skin is removed if necessary. The fat responsible for bagginess is either removed or relocated to eliminate sunken appearance. The results can be a refreshed appearance, with a younger, firmer eye area for all Santa Monica residents. Contact Dr. Umar to see what he can do for you.

At FineTouch Dermatology Clinic in Los Angeles, we are dedicated to empowering all of our clients in Los Angeles to look and feel their best. Please contact Dr. Umar at FineTouch Dermatology to set up an appointment at (310)318-1500.


Dysport was used on this patient to temporarily eradicate crows feet.*