Botox Crows Feet
Crow’s Feet are the fine wrinkles at the edges of your eyes, extending out in a fan-like pattern resembling a bird’s foot. Sometimes called “laugh lines,” crow’s feet can accentuate your laughs and your smiles, but they are also a sign of aging. Fortunately, these wrinkles can be easily smoothed out with Botox injections for a more youthful appearance.
What Are Crow’s Feet?
Crow’s feet occur as we age and our skin’s elasticity declines. Nobody is immune to signs of aging, but certain factors can cause deeper lines and wrinkles.
A loss of collagen as we age
While “character lines” sound distinguished, they’re an inevitable sign that you’re getting older.
How Do Crow’s Feet Occur?
As we age, we lose the natural elasticity inherent to youthful skin. Youthful skin stretches like a rubber band to fill in small gaps and moves with the muscles of the face. As we age, the collagen in skin declines, and skin loses the ability to stretch.
Treating Crow’s Feet with Botox
Botox injections are a common outpatient procedure to treat crow’s feet. Dr. Michael Kane, M.D. performs Botox injections at his office on New York City’s Upper East Side. Botox injections relax the muscles surrounding the corners of your eyes, smoothing out the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Tailoring Botox Injections for the Individual Patient
Dr Kane is experienced with different patterns of injecting Botox and can tailor the injection sites depending on the appearance of lines and the structure of the face of each patient.
Patterns of Crow’s Feet
Surgeons have identified four patterns of crow’s feet: full fan, lower fan, central fan, and upper fan. Injections need to be tailored to match the pattern of eye wrinkles. Before you get Botox injections, make sure your surgeon is experienced with matching injection patterns to the unique structure of your face.
How Effective are Botox Injections for Crow’s Feet?
In a recent clinical study authored by Dr Kane, Botox injections for crow’s feet proved to be remarkably effective. Patients were followed for 7 months, and most showed improvements lasting the full length of the study.
Most patients experience noticeable results in three days. The muscles of your face start to relax, and the wrinkles start to fill in. Treatment generally lasts for about four months, depending on several factors including your age, Botox Crows Feet, skin type, and the depth of the lines.