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Start the Year by Bidding Farewell to Crow’s Feet!

botox-frownlines-300x1991There’s no time like the New Year to resolve to improve your health and appearance. Why not start with those unsightly crow’s feet!

Crow’s feet explained

Crow’s feet, also known as squint lines, refer to those spider-like creases on the outermost corners of your eyes. In some cases, they can even extend down to your cheekbones. The resulting folds in the upper eyelids that tend to appear side by side with crow’s feet will generally make a person’s eyes look droopy and tired.

The appearance of crow’s feet has various causes – muscle contractions caused by squinting, unprotected sun exposure, and the thinness of the skin around the eye area.

How to fix crow’s feet

Botox injections are the first line of defense when it comes to reducing the appearance of crow’s feet. Botox blocks the release of acetylcholine, which is responsible for muscle contraction. Crow’s feet will not appear if there are fewer contractions in those muscles used in squinting. Botox can also prevent the appearance of crow’s feet in the first place.

Fractional laser resurfacing methods can also be used to smooth out creases and lines around the eye area. This skin rejuvenation procedure works by removing the damaged outer skin layers and stimulating regeneration of collagen (the protein in the body responsible for making your skin firm, supple, and youthful looking) and new skin.

Isn’t 2015 time to get rid of those annoying crow’s feet? Dr. Matthew Malamet serves patients from Encino, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas. Call us at 818.380.3130 to set up an appointment today!