NEWSJuly 19, 2022

By Kylie Apodaca LE, RN and Megan Davies FNP-BC, CANS

Have you suddenly noticed those pesky lines around your eyes when you smile? Perhaps you’ve already tried every drug store eye cream with little results and are looking to go to the next level. Although it is natural to acquire crow’s feet when smiling, many of us would rather mask that sign of aging. Luckily, we live in a world where there are many options to reverse crow’s feet. At DHH Med Spa in Scottsdale Arizona, we offer a wide variety of treatments to choose from to fit every budget and preference.

Have you ever wondered how you get crow’s feet in the first place? With excessive use of the muscles that control your eyes when you squint, smile, frown, these lines appear over time. Sun exposure also contributes to skin damage and wrinkles; therefore, it is important to protect your skin with daily SPF. You can also avoid excessively using these muscles that cause you to squint by wearing sunglasses while outside to prevent from squinting and causing fine lines and wrinkles overtime.

You may ask: Does Botox, Dysport, Xeomin or Jeuveau (neuromodulators) work on crow’s feet? Yes, absolutely we will tell you! This is an office tried and true favorite and considered one of the best and easiest procedures for crow’s feet. A touch of Botox, Dysport, Xeomin or Jeuveau (generally 20-25 units) relaxes those muscles to prevent the lines from occurring, in turn giving you a break from those deep crow’s feet developing or worsening. Though this is a fantastic treatment to correct crow’s feet, depending on how deep the lines are it may take a dual treatment approach.

Neuromodulator treatments typically last around 3 months until your body starts to metabolize the product and the affects wear off. Overtime, the lines will soften due to less movement and line formation. Lines don’t happen overnight, and neither do corrective treatments. Booking a free consultation allows your provider to discuss your goals with you and come up with the best treatment plan customized for you.

For those who may want to take a more natural approach to fix crow’s feet, Ultherapy is a great needle-free treatment option. Ultherapy benefits include improving lines and wrinkles while tightening the skin. An Ultherapy lift has no downtime and a crow’s feet specific treatment can take as little as 10 minutes. DHH Med Spa serves as an Ultherapy clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona with multiple providers trained to treat your specific needs. Ultherapy works by using focused ultrasound technology to target collagen-rich tissue at the right temperature to support collagen regeneration. This collagen regeneration helps tighten the skin around the eyes and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Results can be seen in as soon as a month and continues to improve over the next 6 months. Typically, only one treatment is needed per year but depending on how deep the crow’s feet are you may want to receive another treatment at the six month mark.

Do you want a treatment that will improve your full-face appearance, including your crow’s feet? A series of Wiqo PRX T-33 Unicorn Facials for crow’s feet is a great way to refresh the skin and minimize the appearance of crow’s feet. The Unicorn Facial is a bio-revitalizing treatment which means it will stimulate collagen and give your skin a youthful appearance. PRX-T33 consists of 33% Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), hydrogen peroxide, and kojic acid. The hydrogen peroxide along with the pressure of the providers hands will drive the product into the dermis. The TCA will work its magic by creating a controlled chemical injury to the tissue, in turn stimulating collagen. The kojic acid acts as a brightener to help even out skin tone and improve hyperpigmentation. Not only is this treatment great for fine lines and wrinkles, you may also see an improvement in acne, texture, tone, and laxity. We refer to it as the Unicorn Facial because it is a Unicorn treatment in the world of skincare treatments. There is no downtime, it is not sun-sensitive, and results can be seen instantly. A series is recommended for best results. We recommend a series of four to six spaced out one month apart. Aftercare products are included in this treatment and being consistent with the aftercare is what enhances your results. After receiving this treatment, you will receive a Facial Moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and a Facial Smoothing Fluid, which is an 8% glycolic serum, to aide in the process of exfoliation to leave your skin glowing. Hydration is the key to this treatment, so it is recommended to use the moisturizer multiple times throughout the day to maintain your skin moisture barriers. When you complete a series of Unicorn Facials, you will notice minimized fine lines around the eyes along with other problem areas such as lip lines, cheeks, neck, and other body parts, if chosen to treat those areas.

Interested in another series of treatments to improve your skin texture, tone, fine lines, and wrinkles? Microneedling provides great benefits to naturally stimulate collagen and plump out those fine lines around the eyes to diminish the appearance of crow’s feet. Receive Pixel8-RF Microneedling for even better results in tightening than traditional microneedling. What is the difference between regular microneedling vs. radiofrequency microneedling? We carry non-insulated needles for Pixel8 which means not only is the tissue being treated by the needle affected, but the radiofrequency is also treating the tissue surrounding the needle as well – giving you better results. There is minimal downtime with Pixe8-RF microneedling which is great for most of us working adults. You can expect redness for about 12-24 hours post treatment and a minimal chance of bruising/swelling. Typically our clients return to work the next day without any sign of getting a treatment done, aside from glowing and plump skin. Sometimes traditional microneedling can result in a few days of redness, dryness, and irritation. This is not the case with Pixel8-RF microneedling. Pixel8-RF is also a great treatment for acne because the heat kills the bacteria, unlike with traditional microneedling where acne usually is contraindicated because the needles will spread the bacteria. A series of four to six treatments is recommended 1 month apart, however you will see results with just one. Skin will look glowing and plump a couple days after the treatment, and then will gradually start to disappear. However, collagen is stimulating over the next month so peak results will be seen at the end of that month or at the end of your package.

Depending on how deep your crow’s feet, another treatment option is dermal fillers or bio-stimulators for crow’s feet. A dermal filler, such as Juvederm, Restylane, or Belotero is injected directly into the crow’s feet to build volume and minimize the appearance of the deep crow’s feet. This would most likely be a later approach to temporarily treat these deeper lines if other treatments didn’t give the result wanted. Dermal fillers can typically last one year depending on the product used. We always recommend trying to restore your collagen naturally first, with the treatments mentioned above. However, Sculptra is a more natural alternative to filler, and works similar to these other treatments by stimulating collagen. Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that helps repair the underlying structure of the skin. This will add fullness to the face and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Last but not least, skincare can play a huge role in the appearance of your skin. If you currently do not have an eye cream in your skincare regimen, this can greatly benefit the appearance of the skin around your eyes. We carry multiple medical-grade skincare lines that can be purchased in our Scottsdale office or on our website’s online store – www.dhhmedspa.com One of our top selling lines, Skinbetter Science, carries a variety of eye creams for different purposes. A great day eye cream is Skinbetter Science Interfuse Eye Cream. This product contains patented technology to deliver ingredients more efficiently, providing you with better results. These results include smoothing crow’s feet, diminishing dryness, and providing antioxidant benefits. Skinbetter’s EyeMax Alpharet Overnight Cream uses a patented combination of a retinoid and an alpha hydroxy acid to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around this delicate area while simultaneously providing moisture to support the skin barrier of delicate skin around the eyes along with antioxidant support. A great supporting product would be the Skinbetter Science Instant Effect Eye Gel. A stainless-steel rollerball gently massages the skin around the eyes providing a cooling benefit with the gel. This improves the firmness and tightness of the skin around the eyes and reduces the appearance of under-eye bags. Alastin skincare has their Restorative Eye Treatment which includes TriHex technology to support the production of new, healthy elastin and collagen to smooth fine lines and diminish the appearance of puffiness. Finally, Neocutis’ Lumiere Illuminating and Tightening Eye Cream targets the eye area with advanced anti-aging formulation including growth factors and peptides to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and puffiness. You can’t go wrong with any of these eye creams but adding an eye cream to your regimen will be a game changer for your surrounding eye area.

DHH Med Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona provides complimentary consultations to discuss a customized treatment plan with an experienced provider. Appointments can be scheduled over the phone or with easy online booking. This feature is great for those who are unsure what treatment is best for them. We understand it can be overwhelming choosing treatments and products, that is why we want to offer you a relaxing and simple experience, leaving you without any questions walking out our door. Book your appointment today and we will give you a reason to smile -minus those pesky crow’s feet.

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