Wrinkles around the corner of the eye, known as crow’s feet, occur over time as a result of years of facial expression. Everyday things that contract the muscles around your eyes like laughing and squinting make these fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable and gradually make them worse. Fortunately, though, there is a nonsurgical way to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. The world-renowned dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology inject Botox into the eye area to minimize the appearance of crow’s feet in their patients seeking a younger, refreshed look.
How Does Botox for Crow’s Feet Work?
Because the wrinkles that form around the eyes are dynamic wrinkles, they are the most prevalent when moving and working the facial muscles. For this reason, Botox injections work well because Botox is a neuromodulator that prevents the muscle to which it is injected from contracting. When the muscles causing the crow’s feet cannot contract, the area remains smooth and practically wrinkle-free.
When you visit one of our expert injectors at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology for crow’s feet treatment, the doctor will carefully inject the neuromodulator into very specific locations around the eye and temple area. Within one week of the treatment, you will notice that the lines around your eyes are less visible and do not become more apparent with your various natural facial expressions. These results typically last anywhere between 4 and 6 months and the patient can return for another treatment when the effects do wear off and the fine lines start to reappear.
Why Trust Cosmetic Laser Dermatology?
Our board-certified San Diego dermatologists are experts in their field and renowned for their expertise in a variety of dermatologic procedures, including all neuromodulator injections. With specialized training and a continued interest in research and clinical studies, the team of doctors at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are leaders in the field of cosmetic dermatology. For more information about our team, contact our office today.
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Botox for Crow’s Feet FAQ
If you are considering Botox injections for the lines around your eyes, the dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are here to answer your questions. Read through the frequently asked questions below or contact us today for more information.
Q: Is Botox FDA-approved for wrinkles around the eyes?
A: Yes, it is FDA-approved for use in reducing crow’s feet and other fine lines around the eyes. Botox is proven effective at safely reducing crow’s feet when injected by an expert dermatologist.
Q: What causes crow’s feet?
A: Wrinkles around the corner of the eye that extend toward the temple form naturally as part of the aging process. As we age, our skin stops producing collagen and loses its elasticity and firmness. This, coupled with the constant contraction of our facial muscles when smiling, laughing, and squinting, causes fine lines and wrinkles to form around the eyes.
Q: How much does a wrinkle treatment cost?
A: Our doctors take special care to individualize treatment plans for each and every patient. That means that cost is best determined after the initial consultation when the doctor has a chance to examine your areas of concern, discuss with you your goals, and develop a unique treatment plan that meets your needs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Q: Can I get Botox under the eye?
A: Botox is not typically injected into the under eye area, however, neuromodulators for wrinkles around the eyes can be used in conjunction with a facial filler such as Juvederm to fill in under eye hollows and dark circles. When used together, these treatments can provide optimal results for rejuvenating the eye area.
Q: What is the recovery time after a neuromodulator injection?
A: Fortunately, there is no recovery needed after getting injections! Patients can continue on about their daily routine immediately following treatment. While some may experience redness, swelling, and/or bruising near the injection site, this does not last more than a few days.
For more information about crow feet treatment, visit WebMD.com.
Contact San Diego Cosmetic Laser Dermatology For More Information
When considering getting Botox injections around the eye area, it is important to visit an experienced specialist to ensure best results for wrinkle treatment. The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are world-renowned skin care experts who specialize in injectable rejuvenation treatments. Call us today at (858) 365-3620 to schedule a consultation.
For more information on Botox for the eye area, contact our San Diego office.
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