Lines, Wrinkles & Crows Feet
Crows Feet or dynamic lines are caused by movement of the facial muscles whilst static lines are caused by a combination of aging and sun damage or weight loss. Treatments available include Muscle Relaxant, Dermal Fillers and Laser Resurfacing.
Common Dynamic Lines
Common dynamic lines include the worry or “frown” lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows, Crow’s feet at the side of the eyes or the nasolabial lines that form at the sides of the upper lip where the lip joins the cheek and are often caused through smiling!
Muscle Relaxant / Anti-Wrinkle Injections
There are several ways these lines can be treated. Based on prevention being better than cure, there is a unique muscle relaxant, which can be injected into a facial muscle so that it relaxes the muscle and stops the movement. The muscle relaxant can help eliminate or reduce dynamic lines. It not only can be used in wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead or chin, but it is also used to relax a jaw muscle in people who grind their teeth (see Bruxism) or to paralyse sweat glands in people with excessive sweating. It is simple and easy to inject, takes up to a week to take full effect and lasts for three to six months for wrinkles and even longer for excessive sweating. More
Getting The Best From Your Treatment
If used repetitively before the effect wears off then more permanent relaxation and an optimum result can be achieved. With the muscle relaxed, the skin can often dramatically repair the wrinkle. In some cases, where the creases are very deep, injectable fillers can be used to instantly soften and correct abnormal lines anywhere on the face. The effect of fillers is also temporary but like muscle relaxant, with repeated use, the effect becomes more long lasting.
Advantage of Fillers
The great advantage of fillers is that the effect is immediate. After several treatments, the effects can be very long lasting. More on Dermal Fillers.
Laser Resurfacing is the most technologically advanced way to treat wrinkles and lines. It has the most effect on static lines such as fine lines under the eyes and vertical lines around the mouth. The added benefit of Laser is the correction of skin texture problems such as sun damage and abnormal pigment. The result is a healthier, brighter and more youthful looking skin. The effect of Laser therapy will last for ten years or longer with appropriate long-term skin care. Australian Skin Clinics uses Fraxel Laser for resurfacing.