Botox Approved by FDA for Crow’s Feet

Botox Approved by FDA for Crow’s Feet

Botox for Crow’s Feet – Palm Springs | Palm Desert  | Rancho Mirage

Dr. Suzanne Marie Quardt, or Dr. Q as she known among her patients, is an experienced provider of state of the art aesthetic treatments. Dr. Q has been featured in a number of national publications, including Plastic Surgery Practice and New Beauty Magazine. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive safe, proven, and effective treatments at Dr. Q’s office.

Why Choose Botox?

shutterstock_62195659 Botox Approved by FDA for Crow’s Feet Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsPatients who are keen to reduce the signs of aging from their face, but do not wish to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure may be outstanding candidates for Botox treatment. Botox cosmetic solution is based on botulinum neurotoxin, which is a highly potent biological substance known to man. The treatment must be received only from an experienced Botox provider or a qualified plastic surgeon because of its lethal nature.

An expert Botox provider will use the neurotoxin in controlled quantities to reduce wrinkles and fine lines from the face. The treatment was approved by the FDA in 2002 for the cosmetic reduction of frown lines on the forehead. Ever since then it has been adopted as one of the most popular and effective anti-aging treatments for patients who are keen to avoid an invasive procedure with a cosmetic surgeon.

FDA Approval for Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet or lateral canthal lines refer to the fine wrinkles and lines that radiate from the far outside corners of the eyes. These lines can make the eyes appear tired and the person can look more aged than his or her years. Dr. Q recommends Botox to reduce crow’s feet for her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and nearby areas as a non-invasive replacement for plastic surgery procedures such as brow lift or eyelid lift.

The FDA has recently given its official approval for the use of Botox treatment to reduce crow’s feet around the eyes. With the stamp of FDA approval, a greater number of patients will be encouraged to go for this treatment. When Botox is used to reduce crow’s feet, it can make the eyes appear rejuvenated, rested, and more youthful.

How does it Work?

Botulinum neurotoxin has a unique property to cause a blockage of communication between the nerve and the muscle when it is directly injected into a muscle in prescribed quantities. Unlike cosmetic surgery procedures, the treatment does not involve any incisions. The Botox provider can use fine needles to inject the medication directly into the targeted overactive muscle that is causing the formation of a wrinkle.

As soon as the chemical reaches the muscle, it cuts off the communication with the nervous system, and the muscle becomes paralyzed for a temporary period. With the muscle no longer active, the wrinkle on the surface of the skin fades away immediately. The effect of a single Botox treatment can last for anywhere between three and six months. The treatment may be repeated for extended benefits in consultation with an experienced Botox provider or a plastic surgeon.

Botox Study for Crow’s Feet

Allergan, Inc., the company that manufactures Botox, received FDA approval following extensive tests and studies to show the effectiveness of the treatment for reduction of crow’s feet. One major study was conducted by Allergan that involved more than a thousand adult participants, who were divided into two groups. One group of 833 participants was treated with Botox for crow’s feet reduction, while the other group was left untreated.

The group that received the treatment showed significant reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet when compared to the untreated group. Dr. Q recommends to her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Deserts and nearby areas to have realistic expectations from the procedure, and reminds them that the results will last only temporarily from three to six months.

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Patient Reviews for Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Suzanne Quardt – Palm Springs | Palm Desert | Rancho Mirage

by Heidi C., Twentynine Palms, CA

After a number of consultations, I decided to have my breast augmentation done by Dr.  Q.  There were a ton of contributing factors to my selection of surgeon, but what was most important to me was how comfortable she made me feel.  I have a fear of doctors and hospitals, but this was a procedure I had wanted for years.  Through education and much patience she helped me decide what type, profile and size was good for me. The COMPLIMENTARY consultation took almost an hour and a half.  I never felt rushed through an appointment.  Since the surgery she has done numerous follow ups which made me feel much more at ease.  I got the exact look I wanted.  Included with the BA was Botox provided by the breast implant company.  I was sure there would be some catch.  Like a surgeon fee or something.  NO catch free Botox for me and a friend.  The Botox turned out absolutely perfect.  It looks very natural and now I have no wrinkles.

Incredible experience.

Incredible experience. She talked with me to find out not only what I wanted but to suggest some options. I thought I knew what I wanted but took her recommendations and was overjoyed at the results. I am currently 3 months out from the date of surgery. Highly recommend Dr. Q!

Great Experience & Results!

Dr. Quardt is very professional, gentle and compassionate. I researched other doctors in the area and was happy with how thorough she was even taking measurements and checking for symetry. After nursing my 3 kids and losing 57 pounds over the course of the years, my breasts looked like an old woman in a young body. I was not looking to have huge breasts, but just to be full again and not sag. She took the time to hear my concerns and answer them prior to having a mastoplexy and breast augmentation. After my procedure, she called me while I was recovering to check on me and make sure I was doing okay. I always had questions for her and she was kind enough to put my mind at ease. Each time I go into her office for my post-op check-ups, she takes the time to answer any questions I have. Dr. Q. helped make me feel like a beautiful woman again!

Great Experience
by A. Holford

I have hesitated about getting a breast reduction my entire adult life. i researched Plastic Surgeons and felt Dr. Q had the right qualifications. From the moment i met her and her staff, i felt at ease. They answered all my questions and could get me in for surgery so quickly, i really didn’t have time to change my mind..which was a very good thing. Dr. Quardt is extremely capable, smart, professional, funny and warm. i would and have recommended her to friends. i am so pleased with the entire experience and even more pleased with the results. Thank you.


Great Surgeon!
by Ted

I am fit but always had love handles, man boobs that bothered me. Dr. Quardt did a fantastic job….what a difference…highly recommended


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Patient Reviews for Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Suzanne Quardt – Palm Springs | Palm Desert | Rancho Mirage

By Christine D., Encinitas, CA

My mother lives in Palm Springs and visits Dr. Q for her “lift-ups & touch-ups” as she calls them.  As far as my mom goes, she looks beautiful and never “over-done.”  She loves Dr. Q because she says she feels very comfortable and confident that the Doctor won’t make her look unnatural.

Last time I came out and visited, my mom talked me into coming with her to her appointment.  The office is beautiful and not “doctor’s office-y” at all.  There are beautiful chandeliers and furniture, but it didn’t feel snobby.  The woman at the front desk was beautiful and very friendly and welcoming.  I wasn’t planning on having anything done, but the Doctor and her staff told me about the light chemical peels.  I saw before and after photos, and decided to go for it.  The staff made me feel extremely comfortable.  In the next few days, I noticed my skin to be much smoother and the freckles I’ve acquired from my years in sunny California have dramatically lightened.

I was very hesitant about ever having something cosmetic done, but Doctor Q changed my view on it.  If I was to ever do anything again, I would definitely want to go back to her.  I think being a woman, she just somehow understood my concerns and nervousness more.

Thank you!


By Charissa F., Palm Desert, CA

I have seen Dr. Quardt now for over five years.  I consider it “repairs and maintenance”.  I think she is nothing short of amazing.  I started with surgery and then maintained with fillers, botox and laser.  I think it has greatly decreased the signs of aging, has given me great confidence, and increased my motivation to take care of myself.  I feel good about myself inside and out.  Dr. Quardt is trained in the latest and greatest techniques and is a highly regarded surgeon (she was Chief of Plastics at Eisenhower.)  She is compassionate and caring and can relate to her patients.  I talked to several doctors and evaluated them and my comfort level closely before I chose one.  Please feel free to contact me if you wish to speak to me directly for a reference.


by monique r., Los Angeles, CA

It has now been almost 3 months since my surgery and my recovery is going way better than anyone has ever seen.  I have a  large group of friends, a few of which have had breast reductions and they still have major scarring.  Mine is almost completely gone.  This is hard to imagine because I have dark skin and usually we scar worse than others.  At this rate, by summer I will not be able to see any scars at all.  I also have full feeling and sensitivity.  Sooo glad I chose Dr. Quardt.

by Stephen P., Palm Springs, CA

LOVE LOVE LOVE Dr Quardt. I do only visit for Botox but I find her friendly, kind, professional and skillful at her work. I would see her for something more if I ever feel the need.


Breast Augmentation in Palm Springs with Dr. Q

shutterstock_109377437-237x300 Breast Augmentation in Palm Springs with Dr. Q Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsDr. Suzanne Marie Quardt, or “Dr. Q™” as she is known among her patients, is an experienced plastic surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She received her residency training in general and plastic surgery from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She then completed a post-graduate fellowship training program in Specialty Plastic Reconstructive and Burn Reconstructive Surgery at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, CA.

Dr. Q served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the prestigious Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage from 2009 to 2011, and currently serves on several Hospital Committees there. She provides a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures for her patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert area. She performs surgical procedures either at a hospital or in fully accredited outpatient surgery facilities along with board certified anesthesiologists. For her contributions to the field of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Q was named as one of the Coachella Valley’s “Top Docs” by Castle Connelly, Ltd in Palm Springs Life magazine.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Augmentation mammaplasty, commonly known as breast augmentation, is a surgical procedure to enhance the breast size and volume with the help of breast implants. Patients may seek breast implant surgery from a qualified cosmetic surgeon for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Patient has naturally small breasts due to genetic reasons.
  • Patient perceives her breasts to be small and is unhappy with them.
  • Patient has lost breast volume following a pregnancy or major weight loss.
  • Patient’s breasts are moderately asymmetrical.
  • Patient has undergone a mastectomy and needs restoration of breast size and shape.

Breast augmentation can make the breasts fuller and more attractive. The procedure has gained popularity with new advancements in breast implant qualities and surgical techniques. FDA approvals for silicone gel and saline implants have prompted many patients to consider this treatment over the last few years. In some cases, breast implant procedure may be combined with breast lift plastic surgery to achieve more effective results.

Choice of Implants

Saline breast implants include a saline solution that is biocompatible, and the patient has no risk even in the case of an implant rupture. These implants are FDA approved for women who are 18 years or older. Silicone implants are filled with highly cohesive silicone gel. Silicone implants are FDA approved for women who are 22 years or older. These implants may have a better natural touch and feel in the perception of some patients. Patients in Palm Springs and Palms Desert can discuss their options with Dr. Q to determine the most appropriate choice of implants in their case.


Breast augmentation is usually performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. The plastic surgeon will determine the right type of anesthesia for a patient, depending on the extent of procedure, patient’s health condition and status, and other factors. The procedure begins by the placement of an incision, and the implants are placed inside through the incision. The surgeon will prepare a treatment plan in advance in close consultation with the patient. The type of incision and the location of the breast implants will be chosen at that time.

The incision may be placed within the curve below the breast, in the underarm, or around the areola. A skilled cosmetic surgeon will ensure that the incision is placed discreetly to hide the scars as best as possible. The decision on the type of incision will be taken after considering the patient’s unique body shape, the type of implants chosen, the extent of enlargement planned and the patient’s personal needs.

The implant placement can be done under the chest muscle or between the chest muscle and breast tissue. Again, the choice of implant location will depend on various factors. Dr. Q discusses various aspects involved with both types of placements with her patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert. The success of breast augmentation cosmetic surgery depends to an extent on the right decisions made in terms of incision, implant location, and the choice of implants.


Post-surgical recovery period will vary from one patient to another, but most patients will recover within one to two days following the surgery. Initial results of the surgery will be visible immediately, and complete results can be seen once the swelling and bruising subsides. Most patients can resume their normal activities and outside work within 10 to 14 days. Vigorous exercise and heavy lifting activities should, however, be avoided until the recovery is complete. Any or the incision marks will fade and reach their final appearance (actually, virtually non-appearance) in a few months.


Dr. Q’s Plastic Surgery Practice in Palm Springs

pdps_drbiopic-233x300 Dr. Q’s Plastic Surgery Practice in Palm Springs Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsDr. Suzanne Marie Quardt, known as “Dr. Q™” by many of her patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert, is a board certified plastic surgeon providing innovative cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical procedures. Dr. Q received her medical degree along with the Faculty Organization Award for Most Outstanding Research Project from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-NJ Medical School campus in Newark. She performed a sub-internship at Columbia University and received a letter of recommendation from the famous Dr. Oz.

Dr. Q completed her general surgery residency, plastic surgery residency and research at the USCLA and LA County/USC Medical Center. She followed it up with an advanced fellowship in Specialty Plastic Reconstructive and Burn Reconstructive Surgery at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, CA. She honed her skills further with an American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)-accredited Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship in Marina del Rey, CA.

Dr. Q was included among the Coachella Valley’s “Top Docs” by Castle Connelly, Ltd. in Palm Springs Life magazine. She has also been nominated by her peers as one of the region’s Top Plastic Surgeons for two consecutive years in Palm Spring’s Life and Castle and Connolly Medical Ltd.

Procedures at Dr. Q Plastic Surgery

Dr. Q is a reputed cosmetic surgeon in Palm Springs and Palm Desert for a comprehensive range of surgical as well as non-invasive treatments. Some of the key procedures provided by Dr. Q include the following:

Facial Procedures

• Brow Lift
• Eyelid Surgery
• Facial Liposuction
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• Lip Enhancement
• Mini Facelift
• Rhinoplasty

The face is the most visible part of the body from an aesthetic point of view. When the signs of aging appear on the face, they can be very easily noticed. A number of cosmetic surgery procedures are available to reduce these signs of aging. Patients may choose to go for a complete or partial facelift surgery or specific procedures such as rhinoplasty, brow lift or lip enhancement.


Breast Surgery


• Breast Augmentation
• Breast Lift
• Breast Reconstruction
• Breast Reduction
• Breast Revision

Breast Implant Options

• Saline Breast Implants
• Sientra’s Gummy Bear Implants
• Allergan Natrelle Breast Implants
• Mentor Breast Implants

Breast surgery is usually a major procedure, and it should be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon only. Dr. Q provides breast augmentation to patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert, and helps them make appropriate choice in terms of the type, size, texture and quality of breast implants. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries today. The procedure may sometimes be combined with breast lift to raise the sagging breasts apart from adding more breast volume. Non-elective procedures such as breast revision and breast reconstruction may also be provided by experienced surgeons.


Body Contouring


• Abdominoplasty (“Tummy Tuck”)
• Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
• Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
• Body Lift
• CoolSculpting
• Labiaplasty
• Liposuction
• Lipotherme (Laser Liposuction)
• Lower Body Lift
• Mommy Makeover
• Reverse Abdominoplasty
• Thigh Lift

Patients who suffer from unwanted fat deposits in specific areas of the body such as abdomen, thighs, hips, arms, calves, cheeks, neck, or knees may opt for liposuction or other body contouring procedures. Women may also opt for a comprehensive mommy makeover following a pregnancy in order to regain their pre-pregnancy figure. Less invasive procedures such as laser based liposuction and non-invasive options such as CoolSculpting are also available for patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert at Dr. Q’s office.

Male Surgery

• Breast Reduction for Men
• Gynecomastia
• Liposculpture

Specialized cosmetic and corrective surgeries for men can be received from a reputed cosmetic surgeon. These may include state of the art procedures such as liposculpture. Some men suffer from an abnormal condition of enlarged breasts. This condition can be corrected with plastic surgery.

Non-Surgical Procedures

• Chemical Peels
• Botox and Dysport
• Facial Fillers
• Laser Procedures
• Laser Skin Resurfacing
• Lip Enhancement
• Liquid Facelift
• Latisse
• Skin Care

Many patients are desirous of achieving an attractive and youthful appearance, but do not wish to undergo an elective cosmetic surgery procedure. A number of non-surgical treatments are now available for such patients. Results of non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments are effective, but may not last for as long as the surgical outcomes do.

However, these treatments do not involve much downtime and avoid the typical risks and complications that may be associated with a surgery. Dr. Q provides the latest and proven non-surgical procedures for patients in Palm Desert and Palm Springs, who are unable or unwilling to undergo a surgery.


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