Crows feet, also known as character lines and laugh lines are the clumps of small fine lines and wrinkles that appear around the corners of the eyes. These lines develop as we age, and usually become visible in the mid- to late-30s. Production of elastin and collagen, the two proteins responsible for your skin’s elasticity minimise with age, and this is the start of the formation of crow’s feet.
At Mira Clinic we recommend that our patients do the following to help minimise lines:
To prevent crows feet, a muscle relaxantis injected into facial tissue where it relaxes the muscle and stops any movement. The muscle relaxant used in anti-wrinkle injections can help erase or minimise prominent lines. It is used to treat wrinkles on the forehead, chin and around the eyes and can also be used to immobilise sweat glands for individuals that suffer from excessive sweating.
Injections for crows feet are straightforward, and the results can be seen within one week.
Candidates suitable for this treatment are people that are unhappy with the lines around their eyes. Patients that have this treatment usually feel that their crow’s feet make them seem older and more tired than they are. They tend to be people in their early 30’s who have started to see signs of facial ageing.
The amount of units needed depends on how deep the lines are and how far down the cheeks they go. For small crows feet, the average units used is between 5-6 on each side. For larger crows feet, normally 10-12 units are used on each side.
The simplest crows feet to treat are the ones that are short and radiate out from the corner of the eye. We tend to use approximately six units of anti-wrinkle product to relax these types of lines. The treatment should produce long-term results when the correct amount of units are injected.
When crows feet radiate down the cheek rather than out from the corner of the eye, they become hard to treat; the lower the crows feet rest, the closer they are to the muscles that lifts the corners of the mouth and cheeks. If lower crows feet are treated too aggressively, the ability to raise the cheeks become restricted.
Our individual anti-wrinkle treatment plans are designed to achieve the best results possible for you. You’ll receive information on treatments, dosage, and aftercare so you can make the most of your treatment.
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