If your shut-in winter status has left you with lots of time to fixate on the ravages of Father Time, you may have noticed that your eyes—once simply the windows to your soul—are now a reflection of something a lot less appealing. As we age, fine lines, under-eye baggage, and sagging and hooded eyelids start to bely the fact that, hey, we’re not getting any younger. That doesn’t mean we have to take it lying down.
Whoever came up with the term 'crow’s feet' must have had a serious vendetta toward the signs of aging… or toward crows. Either way, it's that term that stuck, and now here we are describing those pesky wrinkles at the outer corners of each eye as that… crow’s feet. While not always an indicator of age—crow’s feet do tend to make one appear older. And most of us can agree that the pesky lines are one sign of aging that we can do without.
In the last year, the number of 75 to 80- year-old individuals who have come to my office for cosmetic procedures has increased significantly. Body contouring, facelifts and fillers in preparation for celebrating the big 75 and 80-year milestones has been a recurring theme. Each one has said they don’t feel their age and they want their appearance to reflect how they feel.