Not that long ago, crow’s feet – those lines that radiate from the outside of your eyes – were difficult to treat. The fact is that eyelid surgery does not actually remove these little wrinkles, but modern non-surgical treatments can create significantly smoother skin around your eyes. Here’s a look at three ways you can rejuvenate your eye area.
1. Focus on Prevention
Prevention really is the best cure when it comes to signs of aging on your face. If you adopt a good skin care regimen in your younger years, you can help your eye area stay younger-looking for even longer. Never skimp on the sunscreen (especially here in sunny San Diego) and always use a good moisturizer to protect the delicate skin of the eyes, the thinnest on the body. These approaches work to keep skin supple, smooth and wrinkle-free.
2. Resurfacing Treatments
If you’ve already noticed the first faint wrinkles in your complexion, it’s time to take more committed steps. While you should continue protecting and moisturizing your skin, make a visit your local medical spa to see what options they suggest in terms of facials, chemical peels or microdermabrasion. Minimally invasive resurfacing procedures are a great solution for diminishing the types of fine lines that typically develop around the eyes.
3. BOTOX® Cosmetic
Finally, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are the go-to choice for men and women when it comes to eliminating wrinkles that have already made their mark. This treatment temporarily freezes the muscles responsible for creating those dynamic wrinkles in the first place, smoothing away crow’s feet for several months or more. If you’re ready to get serious about erasing your crow’s feet, then BOTOX® offers a great solution.
Dr. Alexander received his Medical Degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, one of the country’s first medical schools, and then had five years of intensive general surgery training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, serving as chief resident in 1993-1994. There he was one of two residents honored “Outstanding Teacher” by the Whitehead Society.
After becoming Board Certified in General Surgery, Dr. Alexander attended the University of California San Francisco, one of the premiere Plastic Surgery programs in the United States. There he completed two additional years of residency training in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Alexander is double board certified in Surgery and Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Alexander specializes in facial rejuvenation, and was the first surgeon in California to perform the QuickLift,™ a revolutionary surgical procedure that takes years off the face with less downtime than traditional facelifts. He is a specialist in chemical peels and laser surgery and was selected to author the chapter “Facial Resurfacing” in Plastic Surgery, the premiere textbook of the specialty. He also specializes in facial cancer reconstruction and endoscopic, minimally-invasive procedures, publishing his own original research about endoscopic plastic surgery. He lectures in medical forums and has presented his results at both national and international surgical meetings.