Botulinum Toxin – FDA approval for crow’s Feet
Have you ever heard the expression once you reach a certain age ‘it’s all downhill from here? ’ unfortunately when it comes to our skin this statement is true! Our skin starts to age due to a variety of different factors but the results vary depending on the decade you are in – loss of volume in the cheeks, slackening of the jaw, wrinkles appearing in places they never were before! Many of our patient’s turn to anti-wrinkle injections to counteract the effect of lines and wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyes. Expert injectors – like our doctor here at Cosmetic Doctors can even achieve an ‘eye lift’ giving a more youthful appearance. Thankfully with the advent of anti-wrinkle treatments we can slow down that downhill trip for a bit longer!
Crow’s feet – which refer to the area around the eyes are one area that is difficult to treat. Anti-wrinkle injection brand names were not licensed to use the product in this area to treat crow’s feet. Experienced injectors can confidently and safely treat this area with great results. The great news is now there is FDA approval for the use of Botulinum Toxin type A around the eye area. What does this mean for you? It means that doctors will be provided with more in depth and official dosing guidelines, and research into this area will grow. It makes the procedure safer for patient’s having treatment in this area.
The makers of one of the brand names Botulinum Toxin was quoted on Bloomberg news saying ‘We’re convinced that physicians would benefit and patients would benefit from even more information,” They were also quoted in an article by a well known drug company stating This approval will enhance our ability to work with and train aesthetic physicians on the science of administering Botulinum Toxin to yield the best possible outcomes for patients.”
This is a great step forward for the aesthetic industry; it will make patients more confident in their decision to have toxin treatment for wrinkles in this area. It will also ensure that practitioners using the product will be better trained and have better guidelines in the area of treatment.
Our cosmetic physician Dr Lisa Fay has attended training throughout Europe and the US and is proficient in the use of Botulinum Toxin. So should you wish to treat the area around your eyes (or any area you feel you need that little bit of extra help with) and regain a more youthful experience, then book in for a cosmetic consultation with Dr Fay on 01 685 3100.