I'm Dr Jake Sloane and have several years of experience in using Botox very successfully for crow's feet. The treatments are very quick to perform and almost pain free. In a nut shell, it softens wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the muscles treated.
I have also had excellent results using a product called 'Obagi ELASTIderm'. This is a product from the market leading Obagi range and is specifically designed for eye wrinkles. It is more than just another eye cream in that it contributes to collagen synthesis lost through ageing and promotes new skin growth. It comes in a cream or gel form depending on your skin type. Patients can benefit using this either on its own or combined with Botox, but using it after a Botox treatment will have much quicker and dramtic effects.
I should also point out that simple advice like a healthy diet, good hydration, daily adequate sun protection (even in winter) and stopping smoking are probably the best things we can do to reduce wrinkles.
If you want to read more about Botox or the Obagi Skincare range, please feel free to visit my website where many of your questions can be answered:http://www.drjakesloane.co.uk
Dr Jake Sloane
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There are a variety of treatment for fine lines around the eyes, and the choice really depends on your age, skin type and how fine the lines are.
The non-surgical approaches are threefold: a muscle relaxing injection (e.g. Botox) can stop the muscles from around the eyes contracting too much – this will stop them forming the wrinkles when you smile and pull other expressions that, in time, become fine lines (and then deeper set wrinkles as you age).
If the lines are a bit deeper, it may be helpful to use a hyaluronic acid filler, such as Restylane to fill them out.
Finally, a light chemical peel (such as TCA, trichloroacetic acid) can be an excellent way to rejuvenate sun-damaged facial skin.
Any decision on what may be appropriate should be tailored to your individual needs, and done by a properly trained practitioner - we can offer a consultation at McIndoe Surgical Centre.
Fine lines around the eyes can usually be treated with Botox at a typical cost of £150.
The fact is that there is no way to entirely avoid fine lines. As we grow older, a decrease in the amount of water held by the epidermis, a decrease in collagen and other dermal proteins make our skin thinner and less elastic. In addition, environmental exposure, excessive smoking and also laughing, smiling, any activity around the eyelid are some reasons behind fine lines. Knowing the causes of fine lines under eyes will definitely help you to take precautions when possible.
There are various treatments options of slowing down the aging process. My solution for fine lines would be a galvanic treatment that will stimulate the epidermis and nerve endings in the skin to target the roots of aging well below the top layers of your skin. It is a pleasant, relaxing treatment. The continuous current flow not only improves the blood circulation, but also forces your skin cells to react making your skin stronger and more toned.
In addition to the treatment, home care is also important. Use an over the counter eye product to help you to diminish your fine lines around the eyes morning and evening and always remove your eye makeup before you go sleep.
Al though Botox is always useful for active lines I would take a gentler approach for fine lines. A regular routine using a good quality moisturiser at least twice a day is essential. Make sure it contains at least SPF 15. Avoid excessive sunlight and keep well hydrated. Get a good night's sleep! If you smoke - cut down as cigarettes thin the skin. Once you are doing the basics then the first approach is to use a cosmaceutical cream that contains fruit acids. This kind of product is very much like a very weak chemical peel that takes a few weeks to have some effect. It is much gentler than treatments such as microdermabrasion and unlike Botox forms part of your daily routine meaning that you get constant improvement. There are a range of strengths available so it is best to discuss the choice with your plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
I hope that this helps. It is important to remember that work that you put in now will really make a difference in years to come.
Mr Baljit Dheansa
hi, the skin around the eyes is alot more delicate than the rest of the face so you need gto use a specific eye product that will help to re-hydrate and this will help minimise lines etc. If the product has a sun protection factor (SPF) in, then even better!
Whatever you use, something is simple as how you take care of your skin, how you sleep and how you control your facial expression help in minimizing fine lines. At 36, I would highly recommend sticking to a good facial routine including learning how to massage your face and increase the circulation. Lay on your back while sleeping rather than on your side or worst, with your face on your pillow. Avoid squinting or furrowing your brow when thinking (this takes practice but it can be done). I am in my late forties and have no fine lines around the eyes.
Hi Sammy - lines around the eyes are easily treatable by a number of methods. I find clients like to take a combined approach to achieve maximum results. This would be using a good eye cream or serum, such as our SkinScription Precrease, which would help to minimise lines and wrinkles http://shop.traceybell.co.uk/engine/shop/product/APT+5500.00Q/Pre+Crease+-+8g
. Botox of course is unbeatable at smoothing and preventing crows feet and lines around the eyes for a fresher look. Also look in to getting treatment with a resurfacing laser such as Pixel which will boost cell turnover and vastly improve the texture and tone of skin to minimise lines. For more see our website http://www.traceybell.co.uk
As your only 36, Botox is a bit extreme for fine lines, try Caci hydratone , a treatment that uses a electro pulse rollers over a special mask, the mask contains powerful hydrating properties, the mask has a dramatic softening actionhelping to lump out and soften fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment is very affordable in some salons including my own this treatment starts at just £15.
I thought I would also clear up the concept of 'Baby Botox' as it's actually is nothing new.
It simply means Botox used in smaller quantities to preserve some of your facial expression. I've been using this technique for years now, as an expressionless face after Botox is not a technically good result.
In the earlier days when Botox first became popular, people tended to 'overdo' the treatments, giving Botox a bad name because of the stiff, emotionless appearance. In the hands of an experience doctor with knowledge of facial anatomy, Botox can be used extremely precisely to reduce your wrinkles without loss of your own personality and expression.
Botox really helps for lines around the eyes, however always go easy when treating this area, as abolishing all movement around the eyes (the crows' feet) may leave you looking expressionless. You should aim to reduce the lines but still be able to smile with your eyes. baby Botox is a brilliant idea. Most doctors will suggest that you start off with a low dose, and then offer a free top-up if after two weeks you still have more lines or movement that desired. (this is as Botox takes between 3 to 14 days for the full effects to occur).
Any facial rejuvenation treatment should be coupled with brilliant skin care. I think that the gold standard in skin for reducing fine lines and maintaining youthful skin is a combination of the Obagi Nu-derm system and Dermaroller.
The above treatments must be discussed at length with your aesthetic doctor, as there may be some contraindications to some of the treatments.
General measures to maintain healthy youthful skin and the development of fine lines include avoiding dehydration so drinking plenty, avoiding excess alcohol and caffeine, stopping smoking, limting sun exposure and using sun protection.
Hope this helps
Raina Zarb Adami
definitely Botox will temporarily soften the laughter lines and give you a more open eyed look. Check out our website http://www.suffolkmedicalclinic.co.uk
for befores and after photos, and feel free to email me with any queries.
Depending on how fine the lines are you can get gels that go onto the eye area but to be honest they usually last only a few short hours.
Botox does last considerably longer, I had my forehead done and was happily surprised how easy it was, the results came gradually not sudden and I did not feel frozen in any way just relaxed and I looked so much younger too.
Botox would seem to be the answer for me. You could go to a Plastic surgeon and just get Botox micro injections "small number of botox units".
Hi, assuming you are suitable for treatment Botox is normally the treatment of choice, it has a good effect on mild to mdoerate wrinkles (crow's feet) to the sides of theyes. best wishes
Hello Sammy, Depending on your age Botox or Laser may be best.
A free consultation is always a good place to start.
theres a new treatment on the market called baby botox, it has the same qualities to standard botox but your still able to express yourself withiut the freezing look