Crow’s feet are a perfectly natural part of aging. So many men and women come to Northwest Face & Body bothered by the appearance of these spindly fine lines that form at the eyes’ outer corners. Our very own Dr. Allegra discussed crow’s feet in an online editorial for Zwivel, a website dedicated to helping men and women find the right cosmetic treatment for them. Dr. Allegra contributed to the article, “Smooth Away Crow's Feet in Days with These Non-Surgical Treatments.” Here, we summarize what he had to say about pesky crow’s feet.
Crow’s feet form through repetitive facial movements and expressions like squinting, smiling, and laughing. When injected, Botox works to relax the muscles at the outer edges of the eyes and prevents those muscles from tensing. Botox is a popular choice at our Kirkland practice because the “treatment is simple, quick, and very effective.” “The area where crow’s feet form is a very safe region to treat,” explains Dr. Allegra, and garners “excellent improvement for a period of four to six months.” Patients at Northwest Face & Body also love that Botox is “cost effective as relatively small amounts of Botox can produce the desired results.”
Did you know that the skin around the eyes is the thinnest that is found anywhere on the body? Along with the natural break down of collagen and elastin, the delicate nature of the skin around the eyes makes it more susceptible to aging. “Techniques that result in the removal of surface layers of skin” can soften subtle changes to the eye area. Chemical peels, dermabrasion, and laser treatments like FX Laser Resurfacing are amongst Dr. Allegra’s list of top skin resurfacing treatments. “These are intended to stimulate collagen support as the skin heals, resulting in better texture, elasticity, and a reduction in wrinkles,” informs Dr. Allegra. He continues, “Ultimately, this results in smoother, more youthful-looking skin.”
There are many different cosmetic treatments to help improve the appearance of crow’s feet. Other ways to ward off crow’s feet include non-surgical skin tightening (with Pellevé® or Thermi®) and proper skincare. Our skincare expert can help you find the right procedure for you. You can say goodbye to crow’s feet when you schedule a consultation with Northwest Face & Body’s team of cosmetic surgeons and skincare professionals.