Crow’s Feet Wrinkles

Eye rejuvenation is a growing interest as young female patients not ready for surgery look for options to treat crow’s feet wrinkles. The term “crow’s feet” refers to the horizontal fine lines that are found at the outer corners of the eyes. These wrinkles are caused by repeated contraction of the strong muscles that encircle the eye.

Laser Resurfacing for Crow’s feet

Botox & Dysport for Crow’s Feet

Botox and Dysport are the most common way to treat the crow’s feet lines. These products work by relaxing the muscles that cause these lines. When you smile, the muscles at the upper cheek and outer eye contract to pull the corners of the mouth upward. In the process, the muscles immediately outside of the corner of the eye contract causing the skin to pucker and wrinkle. When injected, Botox and Dysport prevent this muscle action while allowing you to keep your smile unchanged.

Fractional Laser Resurfacing for Crow’s Feet

As an alternative to Botox or Dysport injections, fractional laser resurfacing can be used to improve the crow’s feet lines. The Sciton Profractional laser creates tiny perforations in the skin using micro-beams of laser light. These tiny perforations leave voids in the skin that force the body to produce new collagen. In the process, the fine lines around the eyes are improved. This procedure has a recovery time of approximately 4-5 days.

No Downtime Laser Resurfacing

If our patient cannot undergo a treatment that includes downtime, we use two different non-ablative lasers for improvement of these fine lines. The Quantel Aramis and Palomar Q-Switched lasers both stimulate the production of new collagen without a recovery period. Although the results are more gradual and more treatments are required, these two lasers are an excellent alternative to downtime resurfacing and they make up our “laser toning” program.

Skin Care Products

Using exfoliating skin care products will always enhance treatment results. For example, both glycolic acid and Retin A products greatly enhance the benefits of laser treatments.

For more information on how to improve the fine lines and wrinkles around the crow’s feet, call us for a free consultation or visit our wrinkles page.

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