Crow’s Feet Treatment

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Crows Feet Treatment

What Are Crow’s Feet?

Crow’s feet, those tell-tale wrinkles radiating from the outer corners of your eyes, appear due to the repeated contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscle. This muscle encircles the eye socket and attaches to the skin surrounding it. When you smile, squint, or make other facial expressions, the orbicularis oculi contracts, pulling on the skin and creating the characteristic lines we know as crow’s feet. While these wrinkles often become more pronounced with age and sun exposure, various treatment options can help soften their appearance and rejuvenate the eye area.

What Causes Crow’s Feet?

Several factors contribute to the development of crow’s feet:

  • Repetitive Facial Movements: Smiling, squinting, and other facial expressions cause the muscles around the eyes to contract, leading to the formation of lines over time.
  • Sun Damage: Common here on the Sunshine Coast of Australia, exposure to the sun ultraviolet (UV) radiation breaks down collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for skin’s elasticity and firmness. This breakdown leads to wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Ageing: As we age, our skin naturally produces less collagen and elastin, resulting in thinner, less resilient skin more prone to wrinkling.
  • Genetics: Some individuals are genetically predisposed to developing wrinkles earlier or more prominently than others.
  • Lifestyle Factors: Smoking, poor diet, dehydration, and lack of sleep can accelerate the skin ageing process and contribute to wrinkle formation.

Before and After Results

Crows Feet Before and After
Anti-wrinkle injections for Crows Feet
Smooth eyes after treatment

Crow’s Feet Treatment: Muscle Relaxants

“How do I get rid of crow’s feet?” is a common question with a straightforward answer: via injecting muscle relaxants. These injections offer a simple, cost-effective, and minimally invasive solution for reducing the appearance of crow’s feet. The procedure involves using a super-fine needle to deliver the product directly into the orbicularis oculi muscle, the muscle responsible for those tell-tale lines around your eyes.

The process takes less than 15 minutes, and results typically become noticeable within 5-10 days as the muscle relaxes, softening the appearance of crow’s feet. The effects of the treatment generally last for 2-5 months, depending on dosage and individual metabolic rates.

Treating the area beneath the brow can also enhance results by producing a subtle brow lift, further reducing the downward pull of the orbicularis oculi muscle. However, it’s crucial to avoid excessive use of muscle relaxants. The Registered Nurses at The Cosmetic Studio Noosa ensure that patients retain their ability to smile and make natural facial expressions, preventing a strained or unnatural look.

Who is suitable for Crow’s Feet Treatment?

Most adults bothered by the appearance of crow’s feet can consider treatment with muscle relaxants. However, ideal candidates typically have mild to moderate wrinkles and realistic expectations about the outcome. It’s important to note that muscle relaxant injections are not suitable for everyone. Individuals with certain neuromuscular disorders, allergies to the ingredients, or active skin infections in the treatment area may not be eligible. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also postpone treatment.

A consultation with a Registered Nurse is crucial to assess your case, discuss your medical history, and determine if muscle relaxant injections are the right choice.

Crow’s Feet Treatment Aftercare

After undergoing treatment for crow’s feet, proper aftercare is crucial to ensure optimal results and minimise potential side effects. Here are some general guidelines:

  • Avoid Touching or Rubbing: Refrain from touching or rubbing the treated area for several hours to prevent infection and allow the product to settle.
  • Sun Protection: Protect your skin from sun exposure by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and a hat when outdoors.
  • Gentle Skincare: Use a mild cleanser and moisturiser to keep the skin clean and hydrated. Avoid harsh scrubs or exfoliants that could irritate the treated area.
  • Follow-up Appointments: Attend scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and address concerns.

Following these aftercare instructions can help you achieve the best possible results from your crow’s feet treatment and maintain a smooth, youthful appearance.

Crow’s Feet Treatment Cost

As the ingredients are prescribed medicines, we cannot name the product by its known brand name or list unit or syringe pricing, as per TGA advertising codes and our regulating body, AHPRA.

We offer consultations and assessments with our registered Nurses to determine how to achieve an optimal result for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

One of the significant advantages of muscle relaxant injections for crow’s feet is the minimal downtime associated with the procedure. Most individuals can resume their regular activities immediately after treatment. Some may experience mild redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites, but these usually subside within a few hours or days.

It’s advisable to avoid strenuous exercise or activities that increase blood flow to the face for the first 24 hours to minimise the risk of bruising. The lack of downtime makes muscle relaxant injections a convenient and attractive option for those seeking a quick and effective solution for crow’s feet.

Crow’s feet, like other wrinkles, tend to become more pronounced over time due to ongoing facial movements, sun exposure, and natural aging. However, they are not necessarily permanent. Several treatment options can effectively reduce their appearance and prevent further deepening.

Muscle relaxant injections (also known as anti-wrinkle injections) offer a temporary solution by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. At the same time, other treatments like laser resurfacing and chemical peels can stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture, leading to longer-lasting results.

Adopting preventive measures such as sun protection, a healthy lifestyle, and a good skincare routine can also slow the formation of new wrinkles and maintain a youthful appearance.

The age at which crow’s feet appear varies significantly from person to person. Genetics, sun exposure, and lifestyle factors all play a role. Some individuals may notice fine lines in their 20s, while others may not develop visible wrinkles until their 30s or 40s. However, crow’s feet generally become more pronounced with age as skin loses elasticity and the effects of repeated facial expressions accumulate.
While rubbing your eyes isn’t a direct cause of crow’s feet, it can contribute to their formation over time. The skin around the eyes is delicate and thin, making it particularly susceptible to damage from repetitive friction. Frequent rubbing can break down collagen and elastin, the proteins that keep skin firm and elastic, leading to wrinkles and fine lines. Additionally, rubbing can irritate the skin and cause inflammation, further accelerating the ageing process.

To minimise the risk of crow’s feet and maintain healthy skin around the eyes, it’s best to avoid rubbing and gently pat the area when necessary.

While completely preventing crow’s feet may not be possible due to the natural aging process and our facial expressions, you can delay their onset and minimise their severity. Here are some preventive measures:

  • Sun Protection: Shielding your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays is crucial. Wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily, even on cloudy days, and consider wearing a hat and sunglasses for added protection.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can significantly impact your skin’s health. Eat a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, stay hydrated, get enough sleep, and avoid smoking.
  • Gentle Skincare: Treat the delicate skin around your eyes with care. Use a gentle cleanser and moisturiser specifically formulated for the eye area, and avoid harsh rubbing or pulling.
  • Moisturize Regularly: Keeping your skin hydrated helps maintain its elasticity and plumpness, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Consider Eye Creams: Eye creams containing retinol, hyaluronic acid, or peptides may help improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
  • Manage Facial Expressions: While it’s impossible to avoid smiling or squinting altogether, being mindful of excessive facial expressions can help minimise the formation of wrinkles.

By incorporating these preventive measures into your routine, you can effectively slow down the development of crow’s feet and maintain a youthful appearance for longer.

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