04 Oct Cosmetic basics series: Crow’s feet
The right balance of anti-wrinkle injection: This is key to ensure a natural and refreshed appearance but never frozen! Anti-wrinkle treatment of crow’s feet is just one example of a potential giveaway area you want nobody to notice.
Who even started calling them crow’s feet? Who knows, but those pesky lines around the outside of the eye are high up on the list of patients concerns! Most people will start developing a few lines and ceases around the eyes from their late 20s. However, having movement and a few lines around the eye is an important feature for a more natural appearance. Medical studies have shown that faces with some lines and wrinkles rated as more genuine! Frozen faces just aren’t a natural look! We connect to each other better, when we look “normal!” A fresh, healthy and natural appearance is the key!
That isn’t to say a little bit of anti-wrinkle injection around the eyes can’t be a good idea. Early use of anti-wrinkle injections can prevent deep wrinkles developing and creates a fresher, more awake appearance. Treating the underside of the eyebrow can even help lift the tail of the eyebrow too to maximise the eyebrow arch (which is on almost every female’s desirable list!) Anti-wrinkle injections take a few days to start working and usually last for about 3 months.
There are also other options to treat the crow’s feet area. For more stubborn lines, some dermal filler might be used to smooth out the deepest of lines. If that’s not enough, we can even consider laser resurfacing to smooth out the skin. Another favourite treatment at MUSE Clinic is Ultherapy. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound energy to create heat under the skin surface. This in turn stimulates new collagen and elastin which are essential for healthy skin that is able to resist wrinkling under repeated movement.
But first choice is typically anti-wrinkle! But remember, frozen is out…fresh and natural is in!
Dr Stephen Lowe
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