Botox is the most popular facial anti-aging injectable procedure in the United States. Celebrities and other public personalities have contributed to the popularity of Botox over the years, and now it is widely used by both women and men to reduce facial lines and wrinkles.
Botox was originally approved for frown lines treatment in 2002. In 2013, the FDA additionally approved Botox for the cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet, clinically called canthal lines around the eyes. It is important to choose an expert provider for any treatment that involves an area around the eyes.
The FDA strongly recommends that Botox should only be provided by a trained professional for safe and desirable results. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a board certified plastic surgeon providing Botox treatment for canthal lines to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.
Advantages of Botox
Botox offers numerous advantages to different people with different needs.
- Botox is a completely safe, proven and effective procedure when it administered by a qualified provider in recommended doses.
- Canthal lines reduction with Botox is a simple, in-office procedure lasting for only about 20 minutes.
- No anesthesia is required for Botox, and most patients will only go through minor discomfort during the injections.
- Recovery is fast, and the patient can return to their normal routine immediately after the treatment.
Treating Canthal Lines
Crow’s feet or lateral canthal lines are the fine lines that radiate from the outer corner of the eyes. Repetitive motions such as frowning, smiling or squinting may cause the formation of these lines. When a person makes these facial expressions, it contracts the underlying facial muscles, while the external skin folds. Over a period of time, this can lead to permanent fine lines around the eyes.
The Botox provider can mitigate the appearance of canthal lines by injecting the medication directly into the wrinkle forming muscle. The communication from the nerve to the muscle will be blocked, resulting in instant relaxation of the muscle. As a result, when the person forms a facial expression, it will prevent the formation of the canthal lines.
Results with Botox for the reduction of canthal lines can sustain for about three to six months. Thereafter, the treatment may be repeated for extended benefits as per the surgeon’s advice. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for Botox.
The manufacturer of Botox Cosmetic, Allergan Inc., had conducted a major research study that was considered by the FDA in its approval process. The study involved 833 adult participants who were divided into two groups. One of the groups was randomly assigned for Botox treatment to minimize canthal lines appearance.
Significant reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet was reported by the group that had received the treatment, which was compared with the untreated group. Over the years, extensive positive patient feedback has also encouraged surgeons and physicians to offer Botox for the treatment of canthal lines.
For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2660.