Crow's feet are the horizontal wrinkles and fine lines that form next to the eyes. Also known as laugh lines, crow's feet are a result of a combination of factors, including sun exposure, collagen loss due to aging, and facial expressions, like smiling and squinting. Crow's feet tend to deepen and become more noticeable over time, but they can be treated effectively by Botox in most cases. Here are three things you should know about Botox for crow's feet:
Botox Treats Current and Future Wrinkles
One of the best things about Botox is that it can be used both to treat existing wrinkles as well as prevent future ones from forming. By gently relaxing the muscles around your eyes, the lines you do have now will be visibly softer and less noticeable within a week after your treatment.
In addition, because the muscles are now relaxed, new wrinkles are less likely to form in the area. Getting small amounts of Botox around your eyes every few months can help stave off crow's feet indefinitely.
Botox Appointments are Convenient
Unlike more invasive cosmetic treatment options, Botox is quick and easy with minimal downtime. After your consultation, where you will have a chance to ask any questions, the actual injections will only take minutes.
You may want to ice the area after your appointment to prevent bruising, and will likely need to avoid vigorous exercise the day of your appointment. You will have tiny pinpoints of blood where the injections are given, but these can easily be covered with makeup and should be gone by the next day.
Botox Is Not a Replacement for Skincare
While Botox is a very effective treatment for wrinkles around the eyes, it should be combined with a skincare regimen for ultimate results. Wearing sunblock every day is key to preventing wrinkles, not only around your eyes, but on the rest of your face, as well as your neck, chest, and hands.
Many Botox clients like to receive facials or chemical peels in addition to Botox to keep their skin glowing, clear, and younger-looking. At-home serums and night creams are also important to include in your skincare routine.
If Botox for crow's feet sounds like an appealing option, it's time to schedule a consultation at a local trusted medspa. Many Botox clients also receive Botox in other problem areas, such as the forehead, at the same session.