Laughing frequently will make you live longer! A smile can brighten your whole day and in seconds convey a vast array of emotions. None of us wants to lose our laughter and no one wants to live in a world without smiles, but let’s face it we could all do without the crow’s feet wrinkles which are caused by the repetitive muscle usage around the eyes.
Fortunately, there are lots of ways to address this issue, and globally the most common way to treat crow’s feet wrinkles is with the muscle relaxing treatment Botox. Despite a long safety record, not everyone is keen on the idea of having Botox and for those people, the good news is there are multiple other ways to approach this condition.
What Causes Crow's Feet Wrinkles?
There are various causes of crow’s feet and most of them are entirely unavoidable. As we age, our skin loses the connective tissue proteins elastin and collagen, which results in less elasticity and thinner skin. Other contenders for ageing skin are sun damage, free radicals and hormone changes.
On average, we blink 15 to 20 times a minute, causing the facial muscles to crinkle and almost constantly move. Therefore, it’s no surprise that all facial movements, whether they are happy or sad, will eventually cause lines and wrinkles.
Treating Crow’s Feet Wrinkles Without Botox At PHI Clinic
At PHI Clinic, we recognise each and every one of our patients as the distinctive unique individual that they are. As such, when you walk through our doors we will go to great lengths to match your treatment plan up to your goals and desired outcome.
If you come to us with crow’s feet wrinkles, we will discuss the methods of addressing them so you can make an informed choice that is right for you and your budget, treatment preferences, and availability.
Treating Crow’s Feet Wrinkles With Skin Tightening
At PHI, we consistently remain on the cutting edge of new aesthetic innovations and we house a large collection of skin tightening treatments for the face at our Harley Street clinic. This gives us the opportunity to tailor our technologies to the patient, offering only what we believe will provide the best results for them.
Ultrasound technology targets the dermis of the skin, producing heat energy to stimulate collagen production. Over time, the skin becomes firmer and lifts, without the need for surgery.
Radio-Frequency is capable of treating various depths of the skin’s tissue, disrupting the collagen fibres to trigger the body’s natural healing process. This in turn firms the skin over a period of time. Radiofrequency stimulates collagen production at deep levels of the skin, which gives an overall tightening and lifting of the skin, as well as improving the skin’s appearance on the surface.
Laser Resurfacing devices can be used at a range of intensities to treat crow’s feet of varying severity, by delivering concentrated energy to the surface of the skin to encourage collagen growth and remove dead skin.
Treating Crow’s Feet Wrinkles With Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are best used for the lines which have become static, meaning they are there the whole time whatever our facial expression. Dermal fillers when expertly applied around the delicate eye area can reintroduce volume, plumping out the fine lines around the eyes.
At PHI we only use the market-leading brand of dermal fillers, Juvederm Vycross, which contain high levels of the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid (HA). HA attracts water, which produces a plumping or filling effect to diminish lines. This treatment may not be suitable for all patients, so it is vital to have a consultation to determine the best way to treat your individual needs.
Book A Consultation PHI Clinic
For more information regarding these treatment options, you can see Dr Tapan Patel, the medical director of PHI Clinic with over 20 years of aesthetic medicine under his belt, discuss different treatments on our YouTube channel.
For a consultation with one of our expertly skilled medical staff, call us on 02070345999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow us on social media to keep up with what’s going on here at the clinic and see previous patient results!