Cosmetic basics series: Crow’s feet

Cosmetic basics series: Crow’s feet

Let’s get back to basics: Crow’s feet

Who knows who first called them crow’s feet, 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 dynamic lines around the eye is an important feature for a more natural appearance. There was a medical study years ago that unsurprisingly showed that faces that retained facial movement, rated as more genuine! Frozen faces just aren’t a natural look! Fresh, healthy and natural is the key!

That isn’t to say a little bit of anti-wrinkle injection around the eyes isn’t 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 begin seeing the wrinkle-reducing effects 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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