Wrinkles around the eyes, also known as crow’s feet or ‘smile lines’, are one of the first signs of ageing, often being the first wrinkles to appear. As we age, the body stops producing collagen (which keeps skin supple and firm) and elastin (which helps skin ‘bounce back’ after making facial expressions), meaning repetitive facial expressions like laughing and squinting can become a source of fine lines and wrinkles.
As well as this, skin around our eyes doesn’t produce oil like the rest of our skin, making it more delicate, and more likely to become dry and thin. Other causes include smoking, poor skin care, sun exposure, and genetics.
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Factors To Consider
Smoking – this can make lines appear darker and deeper; it causes blood vessels near the top layer of skin to become narrow, which limits the moisture and nutrients that skin has access to.
Sun exposure – we all know the dangers of UV exposure and sunburn, but for delicate under-eye skin, it can be even more damaging, causing pigment producing cells to mature abnormally, making you look older prematurely (UV exposure is said to account for around 90% of ageing)
Poor skin care – if under-eye skin is not kept moisturised, the chances of lines appearing deeper and more pronounced increase dramatically, as lack of moisture can make skin parched and therefore more lined
Genetics – wrinkles around the eyes can be hereditary, generally passed down from father to son and mother to daughter, but only in regards to the point in life at which wrinkles start to appear.
Who Will Perform My Treatment?
Our Botox treatments for crow’s feet are primarily performed by our highly trained cosmetic nurses here at PHI Clinic, although a doctor is available for complex cases or upon request. Our nurses are not only highly experienced and trained, but also receive regular ongoing training by our medical director, world-renowned cosmetic injector Dr Tapan Patel.
Dr Tapan takes great pride in educating doctors and nurses from all over the globe, and this is no exception when it comes to our practitioners here at the clinic. We can confidently say that our nurses receive a higher level of training than most aesthetic doctors do, as we can take advantage of our comprehensive training academy facility within the practise. Every week, our nurses are updated on regular techniques, and consistent monitoring and mentoring takes place to ensure that all of our patients receive the highest level of care, comfort during treatment, and most importantly effective results.
Our Nurses Treating Our Dr Tapan
Not only do we say that our nurses are exceptionally competent practitioners, but also demonstrate this, as our medical director, Dr Tapan, allows them to provide his own personal Botox treatments. Please see a selection of photos showcasing the doctor’s last treatment with Sam and Sarah. It’s important to mention that our patients are always requested to come back for a follow up 4-6 weeks after treatment where we can tweak our results if necessary to ensure that we provide the perfect result.
Frequently Asked Questions
Botox treatment will tend to last between 3 – 4 months meaning repeat treatments are necessary in order to maintain the result.
Suitability for treatment can only be determined following a thorough consultation.
There is no downtime associated with botox although patients may experience mild bruising, we would recommend no exercise after treatment.
Before and after Crows Feet treatment
Press & Media
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