You spend a lifetime smiling and as great as it feels, the fine lines and wrinkles etched around your eyes are no laughing matter. The delicate skin around your eyes is one of the first places to show signs of aging. Fortunately, there are ways to erase these character lines.  Below are Dr. Meger’s top four ways to treat crow’s feet.

1. Botox

When it comes to combating dynamic wrinkles, Botox in Phoenix is the gold standard. Botox, a neuromodulator, works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles, specifically crow’s feet. Botox softens existing wrinkles and also helps to prevent new one from forming. On average, results last between three to four months. Periodic touch-ups are recommended to maintain long-lasting results.

2. Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers also work well to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers plump up the areas of volume loss, giving you a refreshed, younger appearance. Both safe and long-lasting, dermal fillers can be strategically placed around your eyes and into the cheek area. The new fillers of today contain lidocaine, which minimize discomfort when injected.

3. Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

In some cases, cosmetic surgery may be an option. Dr. Meger can perform both upper and lower blepharoplasties, which corrects hooding of the upper eyelids and sagging of the lower lids. When combined with dermal fillers, the results are dramatic, yet not noticeable to the naked eye. No one will know you had anything done but you and Dr. Meger.

4. Skin Care

In addition to the above-mentioned treatments, skin care is a must. Always apply sunscreen, even when it’s cloudy outside. Also, preventing fine lines and wrinkles start with a proper skin care regimen. Use products rich in hyaluronic acid and retinol around your eyes. Finally, don’t forget to wear sunglasses when it is sunny out to minimize squinting.

As with any cosmetic procedure, an in-office consultation is the first step. If you’re not sure which treatment is best and would like to know more, contact our Arizona office today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Meger will address your concerns and recommend ways to reach your aesthetic goals.

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