TheSmith Plastic Surgery Institute, headed by board certified plastic surgeon,Dr. Lane Smith, is a premier facility for aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries in Las Vegas, NV. Patients who are unwilling or unable to receive cosmetic surgery may opt for non-surgical treatments such as Botox. The outstanding news for patients looking for treatment for crow’s feet is that Botox can now be used to reduce crow’s feet. The procedure has been officially approved by the FDA for this cosmetic purpose.
Botox, which is made from botulinum toxin, has already received approvals for cosmetic treatment of frown lines between the brows. Botulinum toxin, the chemical that is used to make Botox, is one of the most potent biological substances known to science. It can be used in extremely diluted forms to relax overactive muscles in the face that may be causing wrinkles. Once the muscle is relaxed with Botox, the wrinkle fades away or disappears completely.
Uses of Botox
Ever since Botox was approved by the FDA to cosmetically treat frown lines on the forehead, it has been one of the most popular non-surgical treatments around the world. Apart from its cosmetic usage, Botox is also approved by the FDA to treat conditions such as eyelid spasms, acute migraines, and excessive perspiration under the arms. Now patients may also receive Botox treatment from a cosmetic surgeon or another certified Botox provider in Las Vegas, NV or other places for removal of crow’s feet.
Crow’s feet or lateral canthal lines are believed to be caused by the repetitive action of the eye muscles over an extended time period. Researchers have indicated that repetitive facial expressions such as frowning, smiling, or squinting may cause the formation of permanent wrinkles or fine lines over time. Botox can be injected directly into the overactive muscle that is causing a wrinkle. The toxin acts instantly to paralyze the muscle, which leads to instant reduction or disappearance of the wrinkle.
Study By Allergan, Inc.
The manufacturer of Botox, Allergan, Inc. of Irvine, CA, conducted a scientific study involving 833 adult participants. Successful results from this study led the manufacturer to achieve FDA’s approval for cosmetic treatment of crow’s feet with Botox. The study assigned participants randomly to receive a Botox placebo injection.
Marked reduction in crow’s feet was noticed in the group that received Botox treatment, compared to the other group that was not treated. Results with Botox can last for anywhere between three and six months in most cases. Treatment can be repeated to extend the effectiveness as per the surgeon’s advice.
What Are Crow's Feet?
Fine lines around the sides of the eyes that tend to radiate outwards of frown lines from the outside corner of the eye are commonly known as crow’s feet. The condition of crow’s feet can become more noticeable when a person is smiling because that action makes several muscles in the area quite active. During this action the muscle contracts beneath the skin, which causes the skin to fold naturally.
The more often a person smiles, the more often the skin will fold. As skin becomes less elastic with age, the impression of these lines becomes deeper. Botox can be injected directly into the targeted shrunken muscle, which blocks the neural communication with the brain. As a result, the muscle loses its contraction and remains in a paralyzed state for a temporary period of time. This enables the skin in the area to relax and the wrinkle reduces or fades away completely.
Expert Care for Botox
A qualified plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, NV or another area may be in the best position to provide expert Botox treatment. Since eyes are a sensitive area of the body, any cosmetic treatment around the eyes should be performed by a qualified expert only. Botox is an extremely potent substance, and it produces positive results only when it is used in the prescribed dosage and injected in a precise manner.
Botox labels include a strong FDA warning that talks about the risk of the toxin’s effects spreading to other areas of the body from the area of injection. This may lead to botulism. But the warning label of FDA also says that when the treatment is provided in prescribed doses, it has never resulted in a confirmed serious case of the occurrence of such an adverse event. It is quite clear from FDA’s warning that only an experienced cosmetic surgeon or a certified Botox expert should provide this treatment for safe and the most remarkable results.
Source of News: FDA Press Release