Botox For Crow's Feet: What You Should Know
Botox is a popular treatment for facial wrinkles and is commonly used to help treat crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes). Read on to learn what Botox treatments can do for crow’s feet wrinkles and how the treatment works.
What are Crow’s feet?
Crow’s feet refer to the wrinkles and lines that radiate outwards from the corner of the eyes. These wrinkles can be accentuated when smiling or laughing. Wrinkles can be caused by repetitive movement (someone who smiles and laughs a lot), loss of collagen and elastin during the aging process, sun damage, smoking and genetic factors.
Botox injections help to improve the appearance of crow’s feet by reducing muscle tension and movement of the orbicularis oculi muscle which is a muscle around the eye. Less muscle contractions leads to the improvement of wrinkles and fine lines.
There are a few things you should know before scheduling your Botox treatment:
-Crow’s feet botox treatments take between 10 to 15 minutes.
-The treatments usually take between 3 to 10 days for results to appear, and results should last for between 3 to 6 months depending on the dosage injected.
-If you have any other facial concerns or conditions, be sure to consult with your doctor before considering Botox treatment for crow’s feet.
How to improve crow’s feet eye wrinkles with Botox
Botox is a popular injectable treatment for wrinkles and lines around the face. Crow’s feet are a common type of facial wrinkles, and Botox can be both safe and effective in improving their appearance. Here are some tips on how to use Botox for crow’s feet:
1. Consult with a doctor before using Botox for crow’s feet wrinkle treatment. Your doctor will recommend an ideal botox treatment plan for you depending on the severity of wrinkles. Be sure to discuss your options with your doctor!
2. Examine the area you want to treat before using Botox. Make sure that the area is clean and free of any oils or cosmetics. This will help ensure that the Botox will work optimally.
3. If it is your first time, choose to inject a lower, more natural dose first. Additional botox can be easily injected but if too much botox is given, it is difficult to remove.
4. Botox for the crow’s feet can be combined with botox for other areas such as the forehead or frown lines.
Crow’s feet can be a frustrating problem to deal with, but Botox can help. Here are some tips on what to look out for after your Botox treatment:
Avoid wearing makeup over the area that is injected as it may lead to infection.
-Avoid rubbing or applying pressure to the injected area as it may cause diffusion of botox into undesirable areas
-Avoid facials or massages for 1 day
-Avoid strenous exercise for 1 day
-Avoid lying flat or on the face for 4 to 6 hours
Possible side effects after Crow’s Feet Botox
Botox for crow’s feet can be a very safe and effective treatment. However, it may have some associated side effects
1) Patient may experience discomfort during the injections. Pain is mild and feels like small ant bites.
2) Swelling after botox at the injection site is normal and looks like small mosquito bites. These swellings usually disappear in 4 to 6 hours.
3) Bruises. These are relatively uncommon, however, there are many small blood vessels near the eye which increases the risk of small bruises after treatment. Bruises are temporary and would usually disappear after 5 to 7 days