How to Treat Crow's Feet Non-Surgically
If you have crow’s feet around your eyes that you’d like to get rid of, you have plenty of options for minimizing or even eliminating those lines without surgery. And the best part is, the results delivered by many minimally invasive, line-smoothing procedures rival those produced by a surgical facelift.
If you want to achieve a more youthful appearance but don’t want to go under the knife to do it, here are four ways you can effectively treat crow's feet without surgery.
AGNES Radiofrequency Microneedling
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a cutting-edge treatment that can quickly smooth aging skin, and minimize or eliminate crows' feet around the eyes. The procedure can also treat under-eye bags and dark circles to totally transform the appearance of an aging periorbital region.
RF microneedling produces such dramatic results that it’s often referred to as a non-surgical facelift. There’s virtually no downtime involved, and you’ll notice immediate results after a single treatment that will continue to improve over time.
Fractional Plasma Skin Resurfacing
Fractional plasma skin resurfacing works similarly to laser resurfacing treatments but requires less downtime and produces more dramatic results.
The procedure uses a combination of plasma and radiofrequency energy to create super-tiny, cup-shaped, thermal injuries in the skin’s epidermis and dermis layers.
Those injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing response and prompt the skin to produce more collagen, which improves its structure, firmness, elasticity, and volume. As the skin cells turn over and regenerate, and the micro-injuries heal, fine lines and wrinkles fade away.
If you’re not quite ready for a minimally invasive procedure like radiofrequency microneedling or fractional plasma skin resurfacing, a VI peel might be a great option for you. This completely non-invasive treatment is one of the gentler chemical peels available, and although it’s gentle, it produced dramatic results.
Chemical peels work by chemically exfoliating away the topmost layers of the skin throughout the treatment area. This exfoliation process stimulated increased skin cell turnover and triggers the body’s natural healing response.
As the skin regenerates, it grows back smoother, firmer, and more voluminous. Ultimately, a VI peel can smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, but you may need to undergo treatment more than once to achieve your desired results.
Botox is the most popular line- and wrinkle-eliminating cosmetic treatment in the world, and that’s because it works and it works very well. Xeomin is essentially the same thing as Botox but with some minor molecular differences. Either one of these cosmetic injectables can effectively treat crow's feet, and results will last up to four months.
Both Botox and Xeomin have the same active ingredient (botulinum toxin) that prevents motor neurons in the treatment area from releasing acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter that controls facial muscle contraction.
When those neurons can’t release acetylcholine, the muscles they control can no longer contract. Those muscles essentially become paralyzed temporarily until the body fully breaks down and eliminates the botulinum toxin..
When the muscles around the eyes can no longer contract, crow's feet become far less visible because lines are most noticeable when the muscles can repeatedly flex. The longer those muscles stay relaxed, the less prominent crows feet will become.
Schedule a Non-Surgical Crows Feet Treatment Consultation in the Twin Cities
If you’d like to get rid of your crow's feet to achieve a more youthful appearance, our team at Medical Tattoo Centers of America would love to help you. We specialize in a wide variety of medical-grade skin care treatments that can reduce or eliminate lines around the eyes, including RF microneedling, fractional plasma skin resurfacing, Botox, VI Peels, Micro-Tox, and more.
To learn more about our services or schedule a free consultation with our team, feel free to give us a call at 612-770-0000. You can also request a consultation online, and we’ll reach out to get you scheduled!