‘A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside’
Denis Waitley

Crows feet, the lines around the eyes are the most over treated area with muscle relaxants. The treatment relaxes the muscle around the eye area which causes the moving lines. As there are many other muscles that contribute to smiling which can not be treated, we can not stop the cheek from pushing up which can cause the lines under the eyes to appear deeper. As we age, the skin laxity decreases. Instead of active lines (caused by muscle movement) we start to develop static lines (lines which are visible when facial expression is at rest). Continued use of muscle relaxants in this area can create a change in smile, folds in the skin appearing down the cheek and bunching under the eyes.

Cosmetic injectables is a profession and must be carried out by either a nurse or doctor. Unfortunately, there are many clinics worldwide who will do what the client asks them, even if this treatment isn’t suited to their individual needs. Treatment of the upper crows feet with muscle relaxants is more appropriate when skin laxity is the issue. The skin laxity can then be addressed with 1ml of dermal filler keeping the smile and results natural. There is still a place for relaxants in the lower crows feet, but this should be assessed on an individual basis.

Think about children and young teenagers, they don’t have crows feet when they smile. This is not because the muscles aren’t contracting. Its because the skin is a lot firmer and thicker. As we age the skin becomes thinner and laxity is more apparent.

Remember your not only paying for the unit or syringe price with these treatments. You are paying for the skills and expertise’s of the professional who will be injecting your face.

My aim is to offer a premium service without the premium prices, doing everything possible for my clients to get the results they are looking for.

When looking for a professional for your injectable treatments, be sure to ask how long they have been practising and how many clients they have treated.

I have been a nurse injector for 9 years and I regularly treat between 35-50 clients per week. I am lucky to work with a great team and stay constantly updated within my profession, allowing me to be the best I can be for my clients.