Correcting Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet are the lines and wrinkles that develop around the eyes over time. These can develop as early as our thirties. They are due to excessive sun exposure, squinting, frowning and smiling. Many patients ask how they can prevent and treat these lines around the eyes.

How can I prevent Crows feet?

  • Wear SPF 30 or higher daily
  • Wear sunglasses daily to prevent squinting
  • Injection of neurotoxins such as Botox Cosmetic

How can I treat crow’s feet?

  • Under eye serums with hyaluronic acid and retinol
  • Chemical peels
  • Microneedling
  • Injection of neurotoxins such as Botox Cosmetic

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Botox Cosmetic for temporary improvement of moderate to severe crow’s feet in 2013, making Botox the first and only product to receive FDA approval specifically for treatment of crow’s feet. Botox targets one of the underlying causes of crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from squinting.  The procedure takes 10 minutes in the office and results are seen within 7-10 days, usually lasting 3-4 months.

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It isn’t just women looking to soften crow’s feet and facial lines. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there has been an 84% increase in men’s Botox procedures in the past 5 years. As of now, 1 in 10 Botox patients are men and most of them are interested in treating their crow’s feet. Treatment of crow’s feet with Botox requires minimal downtime and results are subtle so patients will still look like themselves.

botox man crow's feetCall our office to schedule a complimentary aesthetic consultation to learn more about preventing and/or correcting crow’s feet.

By: Gina Mangin, MPAS, PA-C

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