Crow’s feet are among the most common age-related developments affecting the visage. These are fine lines and wrinkles that form at the outer corners of the eyes and that are most visible when people smile. They are often referred to as dynamic wrinkles. Unlike static wrinkles, which are fixed and caused by the loss of collagen, loss of volume and general breakdown of the dermis over time, dynamic wrinkles are the result of excess tension in the muscles that are responsible for facial expression.
Fortunately, it’s possible to temporarily relax dynamic wrinkles like crow’s feet with BOTOX®. This injectable can block the nerve signals that control the expressive muscles for a period of approximately four to six months, depending on your situation. As the expressive muscles relax, the surface skin will smooth out for a virtually line-free and noticeably more youthful complexion.
Top Reasons to Use BOTOX®
These injections are categorized as a low-risk, non-invasive procedure. The treatment does not require any incisions, tissue removal or extended period of recovery, making it very convenient for people with busy schedules.
Another benefit of using BOTOX® to reduce or even eliminate the appearance of crow’s feet is the fact that this treatment lasts just mere minutes. Many people are even able to have these procedures performed on their lunch breaks. Best of all, patients can immediately return to their regularly scheduled activities as soon as their injections are complete.
How BOTOX® Injections are Performed
The serum is skillfully injected across the targeted areas. Many liken the sensation caused by these treatments to a light pinch. If you are worried about discomfort, our team can take extra precautions to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during the treatment.
BOTOX® can be used to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth or at the lips and fine lines and wrinkles across the brow. Once your injections are finished, our provider may opt to perform a light facial massage. This is frequently done to ensure that the BOTOX® solution has been distributed fully and evenly.
The results of BOTOX® injections can last for four to six months. After this time, these treatments can be safely repeated in order for patients to maintain their improvements. Fortunately, this solution can be applied by a licensed professional several times per year. BOTOX® can also be used in conjunction with other treatments to address both dynamic and static wrinkles across the visage in an entirely non-invasive fashion.
Is This Treatment Right for You?
We encourage you to visit ProMD Health to learn more about BOTOX® and how it can minimize the appearance of your crow’s feet. We have locations in Annapolis, Arlington, and Baltimore. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.