Along with frown lines and horizontal forehead creases, crow’s feet are one of the most commonly Botox-treated facial wrinkles. Crow’s feet are small wrinkles that project from the outside corners of the eyes. They make the face look older and constantly exhausted; erasing them withBotox makes you look years younger.
Many people get crow’s feet. The skin in the area around the eyes is not very thick, so it’s more prone to wrinkling than other parts of the face. Laughing, squinting, and smiling are all activities that cause the orbicularis oculi muscles to twitch, and repeated twitching of these muscles forms crow’s feet lines.
Injecting a muscle with Botox lessens or halts its repeated movements by stopping nerve signals from reaching it. It becomes relaxed, and the expressions it is part of become less intense. The skin above the muscle sheds its wrinkles, leaving it smooth and beautiful. The more injections the muscle gets, the less it will need them in the future.
To treat crow’s feet, the surgeon numbs the area and then injects the orbicularis oculi muscles with Botox. This procedure is quite short and requires no downtime. Though Botox is not permanent, it will stay in your system for several months before another injection is required. After injections, make sure to avoid touching the injection site too much. This can cause migration of the Botox material, which would then affect other parts of your face.
So plan your Botox procedure and say goodbye to those crow’s feet. Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with years of skin-rejuvenation experience. Make an appointment today by contacting our office.