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Crow’s feet are the fine lines and wrinkles which start to appear as one of the first signs of ageing around the eyes. Named after their appearance as three of four lines coming out from the corners of each eye in the direction of the ears, which look like a toes on a bird’s foot, they are also more kindly referred to as smile lines as they tend to be more prominent when we raise our mouth and cheeks into a smile. Because they are caused by persistent movement they are regarded as one of a number of dynamic lines or wrinkles, alongside frown lines. Crow’s feet with mild to moderate depth wrinkles can be effectively reduced using many treatments, both non-surgical and surgical.
Upper and lower eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasties can help restore a more youthful appearance by tightening droopy or hooded eyelids and removing or moving fatty pouches beneath the eyes.
Botulinum toxin type A, know by the brand names Botox (Vistabel), Dysport (Azzalure) and Xeomin (Bocouture), is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It is licensed as a prescription only medicine and can be used to treat wrinkles like frown lines and crow`s feet as well as hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. As a prescription only medicine, it requires a face-to-face consultation to determine your suitability for treatment.
Unlike ablative and non-ablative lasers Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing (Fractional Photothermolysis) only damages small zones within a target area, causing fractional trauma and quicker recovery.
Infra Red Laser Skin Tightening, currently available in the UK using the Titan device, is the latest, minimally invasive way to tighten skin and reverse the signs of ageing.
Laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Light Heat Energy (LHE) and Light Emitting Diode (LED)technologies have been developed to treat a variety of skin problems including sun damage effects and wrinkles.
Laser skin resurfacing involves the removal of the outer layer of the skin using an ablative laser to improve the appearance of sun damaged skin or acne scars, lines, wrinkles, and pigment changes.
Medical Skin Needling, also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy and Micro-Needling is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Plasma Sublimation or Soft Surgery allows the treatments of the signs of ageing and skin complaints, without actually cutting the skin. It can be used for non-surgical eyelid reconstruction (blepharoplasty), removing lines around the mouth, improvement in the appearance scars and treating a number of skin imperfections.
RF energy is able to penetrate deep into the skin and affect the deeper dermis and subcutaneous layers, causing tightening and improvements to the underlying tissue structure for facial rejuvenation.
Ultrasonic skin tightening, introduced with a device called Ultherapy, is a non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses micro-focused ultrasound waves to stimulate collagen production, resulting in an uplifted effect to the face and neck.
Azzalure ®, botulinum toxin type A, has been available since the early 1990s as Dysport ® but is licensed in the UK as a prescription only medicine for cosmetic use to treat frown lines and crow`s feet under the name Azzalure. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.
BOCOUTURE ®, botulinum toxin type A, has been available in the U.K. since 2008 as the brand name Xeomin ®. Both are prescription only medicines. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.
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Dysport ®, botulinum toxin type A, has been available in the U.K. since the early 1990s. It is a prescription only medicine and is also approved for some cosmetic uses in the UK under the brand name Azzalure ®. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.
Neurobloc ®, botulinum toxin type B, became available in the UK in 2001. There is limited experience in the use of this type of toxin, and the product does not currently have a licence or approval for cosmetic use anywhere in the world. You will require a face-to-face consultation with an experienced prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.
Botox ®, botulinum toxin type A is also licensed as a prescription only medicine for cosmetic use in the UK under the brand name Vistabel® with dosing specific to treat glabellar (frown) lines. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.
Xeomin® is the third botulinum toxin type A licensed in the UK as a prescription only medicine. It is an innovative Botulinum type A formulation, in which the complexing proteins have been removed. You will require a face-to-face consultation with a prescriber to determine your suitability for treatment.