Anti Wrinkle2018-07-10T15:09:50+00:00

Anti Wrinkle

CROW’S FEET     

Crow’s Feet / smile lines / eye wrinkles occur when a person smiles, using the outside part of their orbicularis oculi muscle. Over time, these lines etch in permanently and are there even when the person is not smiling

Treatment of Crow’s Feet

The most superior treatment for Crow’s Feet is antiwrinkle injections (due to UK regulations, we are not allowed to name the drugs used)

A small injection using a very fine needle is performed to the outside of the eye muscle where the lines are located on smiling. Somewhere between 2-7 injections on each side will be performed

The consultation for wrinkle injections for crow’s feet

History-taking is very important in the treatment of crow’s feet. The following should be explored:

Has the client had treatment before?

Were they happy every time?

Did it the antiwrinkle injections last well?

Which area came back first?

How is the client’s metabolism? Do they exercise? Are they very muscular? Do they have trouble putting on or losing weight?

Is it the crow’s feet to the side of the eye, or those underneath the eye which are bothering the client

Have they every had any complications, eg eyelid droop or eyebrow droop or strange smile etc.

Does the client want a more natural appearance, with some lines left, or do they want the maximal effect possible?

The examination

The technician will examine the face and crow’s feet. In particular, she will look at many features, such as:

Where the lines are.

Whether there is any lid droop or asymmetry

Whether there is a bulge in the lower lid.

How much the crow’s feet extend down the side of the cheek and under the eyes.

Choosing the dose

The technician will assess the face and decide on the best dose after taking a history and examining the client.

If the client has a history of poor longevity, or needing high doses or wanting maximal effect, then a higher dose may be suggested

If a client has a history of complications with muscle relaxing injections, or if their budget is small or if they want a more subtle result, then a smaller dose might be chosen.

 

What happens during the crow’s feet treatment itself?

The face will be cleaned with alcohol.

Ice will be applied to the area briefly before treatment

The technician will inject approx. 2-7 sites around the outer part of each eye. Then pressure with gauze will be applied.

The procedure itself takes less than 5 minutes.

How do I look afterwards?

Sometimes there is nothing to see. Sometimes there can be redness, small lumps, which can look like mild acne and usually resolves quite quickly.

Most people could come during their lunch break during work and go back to work without their co-workers noticing anything

Typical problems which can occur:

In general, treatment of the crow’s feet is very low risk. Most of the antiwrinkle injection problems occur from treating other areas of the face

Headache happens in around 10% of new users.

Bruising occurs in a significant number of cases.

Asymmetry: Often one side is better treated than the other, this is usually because the client is asymmetrical to start with.

Infection is a very rare complication, but always a possibility when the needle goes into the skin.

Eyelid droop and eyebrow droop are unlikely to occur with crow’s feet treatment. In fact, it is more common for the eyebrows to raise from a crow’s feet treatment

What to expect after eye wrinkle treatment?

The effect will not start to occur for 2-8 days. The onset of action of treatment of one of the brands of antiwrinkle injections is quicker than the others. The maximal effect of the drug will be at 3-4 weeks, so a review should be booked in at 3 weeks (only after the first treatment, for subsequent injections, a review appointment shouldn’t be required)

When should I have my next treatment for crow’s feet?

Clients should be retreated when the movement is between 50%-80% back ie sometime from 3-4 months.

FROWN LINES

Frown lines / glabella frown lines / cranky lines / vertical forehead / elevens lines occur when a person frowns, using a combination of muscles including the corrugator and procerus and orbicularis oculi muscles. Over time, these lines etch in permanently and are there even when the person is not frowning. Often there is a genetic component, which predisposes the person to etching these lines in deeply.

Muscle relaxing injections are the first line treatment for frown lines, dermal fillers can also be used

TREATMENT OF FROWN LINES

The first line treatment for frown lines is antiwrinkle injections (due to UK regulations, we are not allowed to name the drugs used) and if the line or fold is present at rest, then dermal filler may be considered

Small injections using a very fine needle are performed to the frown area into the muscles which cause the frown. Somewhere between 3-7 injections will be performed

The consultation for antiwrinkle injections for frown lines

History-taking is very important in the treatment of frown lines. The following should be explored:

Is there a genetic component? ie are there others in the family who have a strong frown line at an earlier age? How has this progressed?

Has the client had treatment before?

Were they happy every time?

Did the effect of the antiwrinkle injections last well?

Which area came back first?

How is the client’s metabolism? Do they exercise? Are they very muscular? Do they have trouble putting on or losing weight?

Is it the vertical frown line, or the horizontal line between the brows which are bothering the client

Have they every had any complications, eg eyelid droop or eyebrow droop or strange smile etc

Does the client want a more natural appearance, with some movement left, or do they want the maximal effect possible?

The examination

The technician will examine the face and frown line. In particular, she will look at many features, such as:

Where the lines are.

Whether there is any eyelid droop or asymmetry

Whether the frown line/fold is etched in at rest.

The type of skin, whether there are a lot of large pores near the frown line.

Choosing the dose of toxin

The technician will assess the face and decide on the best dose after taking a history and examining the client.

If the client has a history of poor longevity, or needing high doses or wanting maximal effect, then a higher dose may be suggested

If a client has a history of complications with muscle relaxing injections, or if their budget is small or if they want a more subtle result, then a smaller dose might be chosen.