Can Botox Help My Crow’s Feet?

Can Botox Help My Crow’s Feet?

Do you have crow’s feet? These are the lines that start at the corners of your eyes and spread out toward the sides of your face when you squint, smile, or grin. The good news is Botox® can make these wrinkles disappear.

In this blog, the team at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics in Addison, Texas, explains how Botox works and how it can help you get rid of those pesky crow’s feet.

How does Botox work?

Botox treats a certain kind of wrinkles called dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles form because certain muscles in the face can begin to stay in a semi-contracted state due to years of making repeated facial movements, such as smiling.

And, as these muscles stay in a semi-contracted state, they push up the skin above them to form lines and wrinkles. This is where Botox comes in.

Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes the muscles it’s injected into. This, then, causes the muscles to relax and the skin above them to smooth out. While Botox can treat crow’s feet, it can also treat other dynamic wrinkles, such as frown lines, worry lines, and bunny lines.

Botox was approved by the FDA in 2002 for cosmetic and aesthetic use, and since then, millions of men and women in 95 countries have used Botox injections to help them look and feel fresher and more youthful. In total, doctors and aestheticians have administered more than 100 million vials of Botox. 

Will I still look natural?

You may be wary of treating wrinkles based on the pictures of celebrities whose faces look “frozen” or unnatural after their cosmetic therapies. However, this doesn’t happen if done by an expert provider. Injections need to have specific amounts of Botox and be made at precise locations.

At Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics, we inject the right amounts to limit muscular activity but not limit it completely. This helps provide a more natural appearance, meaning you’ll still be able to make natural expressions but with fewer wrinkles and lines.

What are Botox treatments like? 

To begin treatment, we first apply a numbing agent to your skin, so you won’t feel a thing. Then, using small needles, we deliver multiple injections in the desired areas. How many doses and injection sites you need will vary depending on the severity of your wrinkles and the treatment area.

You should notice smoother skin within a day or two, with full results visible after a month. Results typically last about four months. Botox treatments are fast and easy, so you should be able to have a session during your lunch hour. 

Depending on the depth of your crow’s feet, we might suggest 2-3 Botox sessions to reach optimal results. After you’re satisfied, we can schedule touch-up injections every 3-4 months to maintain your fresh new look.

If you’re ready to get rid of your crow’s feet, we can help. To learn more, call our office, or book an appointment online today. 

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