Soften the Appearance of Crow's Feet with BOTOX®

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Crow's feet, which refer to the lines around the outer corners of the eyes when a person smiles or squints, can appear as early as a person's 30s or even 20s, and are often some of the first age-related lines to develop on the face. Unfortunately, Crow's feet tend to progress fairly rapidly once they appear and, over time, linger even when the face is at rest. If you're tired of hiding your Crow's feet behind sunglasses, or if topical creams and nonsurgical treatments are no longer keeping your eye wrinkles at bay, you may be a candidate for BOTOX injections. Here, double board-certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon Dr. Jaimie DeRosa and the dedicated aesthetic team at The DeRosa Center in Boston, MA share important information about how BOTOX works to smooth and soften Crow's feet, as well as what results you can expect, how long they may last, and more.

What causes Crow's feet?

Crow's feet are considered a type of dynamic line. These lines — sometimes referred to as expression lines — are those that appear with certain facial expressions and muscle movements. In our younger years, dynamic facial lines come and go, meaning they are only visible while the muscles are contracted during an expression — like the forehead wrinkles that appear with the eyebrows raised and then seem to disappear as soon as your face is relaxed. As we age, however, expression lines tend to become more lasting and are often visible even when the face has a neutral expression. For Crow's feet specifically, expressions like smiling, scowling, squinting, and other movements involving the muscles around the eyes contribute to the development and progression of these visible wrinkles.

How does BOTOX help Crow's feet?

BOTOX is a popular cosmetic injectable that works to smooth out dynamic surface lines and wrinkles by temporarily "freezing" or paralyzing the underlying muscle that is responsible for the associated facial expression. When injected into the muscles around the outer corners of the eyes, BOTOX blocks nerve signals that allow the muscles to contract. Instead, the muscles are forced to relax, which also forces the relaxation of the lines that linger on the skin's surface — giving patients a much softer, more youthful appearance.

How long does BOTOX for Crow's feet last?

For most patients, BOTOX cosmetic injections provide results lasting up to 3 – 4 months, though this may vary slightly from person to person based on several individual factors, including how long they've been using BOTOX, how "strong" their Crow's feet are, and others.

Where else can BOTOX be used for wrinkles?

In addition to offering patients the opportunity to reduce wrinkles around the corners of the eyes, BOTOX can help to reduce visible lines elsewhere on the face. Common treatment areas for BOTOX wrinkle relaxers include:

  • Forehead
  • Brow
  • Between the brows (glabella)
  • Crow's feet

If you have questions about where else on the face BOTOX can be used to restore a younger, more desirable appearance, don't hesitate to ask one of our knowledgeable injectors.

Kick Crow's feet to the curb with Boston, MA BOTOX injections

The eyes are among the most prominent and beautiful features of the face — but also one of the first to show their age. With BOTOX injections, Crow's feet around the eyes can be dramatically reduced to restore a younger look and revive your natural beauty. Take charge of the facial aging process today by calling The DeRosa Center to schedule your consultation for wrinkle-relaxing BOTOX injections in Boston, MA, and send your confidence soaring.