Crows Feet are lines around the eyes
They are mainly treated by Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants
Dermal Fillers can be used to treat the lines themselves and to smooth the upper cheeks and hollows under the eyes to help
Dr. Jodie is experienced in delivering gender sensitive treatments
What are Crows Feet?
Crows Feet are lines around the eyes that are created by a muscle that bunches the skin in a distinctive circular way. Sometimes Crows Feet are minor, sometimes they drape down the cheek. It depends on your underlying bone structure, soft tissue volume and skin quality. Age-related volume loss in the upper cheeks and under the eye can make crows feet appear worse.
Most people think of Crows Feet as lines from smiling, not a bad thing!
How are Crows Feet treated?
Crows Feet can be treated with multiple small injections of Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants around the eye in the upper cheek, where lines and muscle movement are most obvious. This treatment causes the muscle to relax so it no longer continues to bunch the overlying skin around the eye.
Over time and with repeated treatments existing lines will soften and new lines will be prevented from forming. As simple as this treatment may seem, care needs to be taken by your clinician not to drop the cheek or lower eyelid or affect the smile. Dr. Jodie is experienced in all aspects of such treatments.
Where there is loss of volume in the upper cheeks and under the eye, Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants alone will not correct the problem.
Dermal Filler treatments can reshape and contour the upper cheek and refill the under eye hollow to rebuild the facial structure. Small amounts of Dermal Filler injected directly into the Crows Feet can also soften their appearance.
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