Will Botox Make My Crow’s Feet Disappear?
‘Crow’s feet’ is a term used to describe wrinkles that fan around the outer corner of eyes, also commonly known as laughing lines or character lines.
It is a natural process where the skin loses its elasticity with increasing age and wrinkles begin to form. However, crow’s feet have a notorious reputation for showing itself even in people who are in their mid or early twenties. The layer of skin around the eyes is delicate and thinner than other areas, and hence is more susceptible to wrinkles. The factors responsible for crow’s eyes are:
- Loss of skin elasticity
- Extensive exposure to UV rays
- Lack of optimum skincare
- Excessive squinting, frowning habits
Treating Crow’s Feet with Botox:
Botox is one of the most commonly used treatment for managing crow’s feet. Botox, when injected into the skin, causes the muscles to relax and smoothens the skin. The muscle contraction around the eyes slows as nerve signals freeze and do not reach the muscle tissue.
- Procedure: The procedure to inject Botox is a quick and hassle-free process. The doctor prepares the skin by applying some numbing gel or ice around the eyes. Botox is injected around the crow’s feet of both the eyes.
- Recovery: The healing and recovery are quick after the procedure. The patient can wash and clean their face and apply makeup on the same day.
The procedure is done in minutes, as the area to be treated is limited.
The result of the procedure is fully seen after a couple of days and lasts for 3 to 4 months.