As people seek to look younger and younger, plastic surgery continues to open new options for treatment that are both surgical and non-invasive.
Oftentimes, both men and women seek to change the crows feet, wrinkles, and bags around their eyes. Surgeons have gone from using cosmetic procedures that are open and invasive requiring weeks of recovery to minimally invasive surgeries with minimal to no scarring.
Treatment of crows feet can be done using several different techniques. Previously the surgeon’s sole option was to leave the patient with a pulled back, fake appearance to their face. Today minimally invasive surgery leaves a more natural toned appearance, with a recovery time of seven to ten days.
Plastic surgeons also have the option of using botox cosmetic injections to decrease wrinkles and remove crows feet around the eye. The use of botox gained popularity in 2002 when the FDA approved it for cosmetic use.
Prior to 2002 Botox was used to treat neurological disorders and spasms in patients who were paralyzed. During that time, botox was also used off label for cosmetic use. The physician, however, took full responsibility for the use of a drug on an off label condition. Botox works by paralyzing the muscles and smoothing the skin.
In both the minimally invasive surgery and botox injection, the changes in musculature under the skin is addressed. Another option that surgeons have is laser resurfacing. This new procedure has taken the place of the old dermabrasion, which was painful and often didn’t give good results. Laser resurfacing is often used to treat crows feet and wrinkles around the eyes. It removes wrinkles around the eyes and leaves a tighter, more toned appearance.
Although laser resurfacing is extremely effective and safe, it doesn’t address the underlying reason for wrinkle formation the way that minimally invasive surgery and botox do. Cosmetic crows feet remove surgery gives both men and women safe, effective alternatives, which allow them to more closely fit society’s desire for the fountain of youth.