Can Botox Help Get Rid Of Your Crows Feet?Published on December 24, 2015 by Westchester Center For Dermatology
Crow’s feet are the little lines that extend from the corners of your eyes towards your temples. These lines tend to be more noticeable when smiling, and remain once you have stopped. In other words, they do not go away.
Most people first notice these lines in their mid-30s, but they can also “pop up” during your 20s or 40s. Of course, some people never get crow’s feet. The most common behaviors for causing crow’s feet include smiling, squinting, and sleeping.
Of all of these triggers, smiling is the biggest factor. Regardless, any of these repetitive behaviors can cause your skin to crease. This wears down the collagen and elastic fibers and causes facial wrinkles to form.
Can Botox Treat Crow’s Feet?
Botox is especially beneficial as a preventative strategy (in other words, before you start getting crow’s feet), but it is also effective once you start developing them.
This procedure can be performed within 30 minutes in a dermatologist office, plastic surgeon’s office or spa. The good news is that it involves no discomfort. Results typically last for 12 to 16 weeks.
Botulinum toxin reduces crow’s feet by preventing the breakdown of collagen in your face. Although this injectable can cause a “frozen face,” (depending on the location), using it to treat crow’s feet will not produce that effect, simply because different muscles are involved.
Am I a Good Candidate For Botox?
Despite being a fairly common and safe cosmetic procedure, Botox is not ideal for everyone. The dermatologists of Westchester Center for Dermatology, we’ll first conduct a thorough consultation with you to determine if Botox is your best course of treatment. Only after you’re made aware of all of your options – and their respective side effects – will we proceed with treating your crow’s feet with Botox.
Interested in learning more? Contact our offices (located in NYC and Scarsdale) to find out how our dermatologists can help you treat you crow’s feet with Botox.