A detailed discussion with the dermatologist involves:
- Sharing the concerned area.
- Medical history.
- Past treatment history.
- Understanding the outcome.
- Seeing some pre-post pictures and examinations by the dermatologist.
This is the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the treatment. It is a good idea to examine whether your treatment's goal is achievable. If you are pleased with all of the answers and wish to proceed with the process, you must sign a consent for treatment. Prior to the session, photographs are taken at rest and in animation to determine the exact extent of lines.
2. Local Anaesthesia
A topical numbing cream is applied on the treatment area for around 30-40 mins; this ensures that the prick pain is alleviated during treatment as possible. Though this is not required, some patients choose not to have the cream applied in order to save time, which is fine if they are not too sensitive to the pricking aspect of the treatment.
3. Disinfection and Sterility
The treatment area is cleaned and disinfected with the use of alcohol swabs, and steps of sterility are followed during the entire procedure.
Using a skin pencil, the area to be treated is marked. This varies in different individuals depending on the extent of crow's feet. Most of the time, crow's feet treatment is a typical 3-point injection treatment, but sometimes it can be 1-2 more than that. The treatment usually takes less than 5 minutes.
5. Post Care
Topical antibiotic cream is applied on the treated area, and the patient can see themselves in the mirror. They are advised to follow up with the doctor in 7-10 days. They can contact the clinic right away if something causes problems.