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Aging – A phenomenon that has a love-hate relationship with everyone. While growing old and having to experience all these years is truly a blessing, it also comes with its downside in the form of visual signs that clearly display our age; these signs of aging, like wrinkles instance, are visually appealing and can become a source of discomfort and embarrassment for some people.
In today’s modern world, there are several ways that have been developed solely for the purpose of helping people gain and retain a youthful appearance, with wrinkle-free skin. If you are someone who is worried about the signs of aging and is seeking treatments to work against these wrinkles and fine line – you should start this journey towards a youthful appearance by targeting the most evident areas first, such as the developed crow’s feet around your eyes, by opting for the very popular and effective Botox injection.
Read on! This article offers everything you need to know about crow’s feet as well as getting rid of crow’s feet.
What Are Crow’s Feet?
Developed at the outer corners of our eyes, crow’s feet are basically fine wrinkle lines that appear as we age. With time these wrinkles start getting much more prominent and lead our skin toward losing its natural elasticity. Crow’s feet are seen to get prominently visible whenever we grin or smile, which is the reason behind another name being used to refer to these wrinkles i.e. Smile lines.
Known as dynamic wrinkles in the world of dermatology, these wrinkles are hardly something to worry about since most people get smile lines while smiling or grinning – However, it might become a problem and start worrying you once these crow’s feet become a permanent part of your face and are always there to be noticed, even when all your facial muscles are at rest. These permanently visible wrinkles are known as static wrinkles, and the appearance of these leads most of us to seek treatment that will us in getting rid of crow’s feet.
Crow’s Feet Causes
While there are a couple of other reasons as well, one main cause for these crow’s feet to appear right on the corners of our eyes is none other than “Aging”! Our skin during our youth seems quite fresh and plum, which is due to the turgor that is provided by proteins such as collagen and elastic – However, aging is a phenomenon that leads to the loss of these proteins in our skin, which consequently facilitates the appearance of wrinkles.
Also, the specific area of skin that is around our eyes happens to be quite thin and sensitive compared to the rest of our face, so even small amounts of friction can cause fine lines to appear, and eventually lead to static crow’s feet.
Listed below are a few other aspects that contribute to the formation and deepening of these wrinkles with age:
- Reduction of skin-friendly proteins
- Lowering of sebum secretion
- Less fat content of the skin
- Lesser GAGs (glycosaminoglycans) and PGs (proteoglycans)
- Prolonged UV exposure
- Unhealthy Lifestyle
Crow’s Feet Treatment
While Botox injectables are the most popularly recommended crow’s feet treatment, there are several other cosmetic treatments available as well, that we can opt for when getting rid of crow’s feet. Here are all the optional crow’s feet treatments:
- Chemical peels
- Dermal fillers, like Juvederm
- Laser treatments
- Prescription retinoids
Botox For Crow’s Feet
Botox injections have proven to be the best of all crow’s feet treatments, being better than all the other treatment options or eye wrinkle creams on the market.
Botox injections for crow’s feet are meant to target the root cause of the wrinkles, by relaxing small muscles around your eyes that are called orbicularis oculi muscles.
Your aesthetician will inject a small dosage of Botulinum Toxin into these muscles, which will lead to momentary blockage of certain nerve signals to the targetted muscles, which in turn relaxes the skin on top of these muscles – smoothening out the smile lines around your eyes as a result.
Crow’s Feet Botox Before And After Results
You might not even notice the results until a few days later of the treatment – However, after a few days, your muscles surrounding your eyes start beginning to relax.
Crow’s feet botox results generally last around four months, or sometimes even longer for some individuals. According to a study that was conducted in 2016 and involved 1,362 participants who received Botox treatment for their crow’s feet; their results lasted for a minimum of four months duration.
Reach out to Syra Aesthetic and say goodbye to wrinkles, acne, and all the other blemishes. At Syra Aesthetics, we provide customized treatments with the objective to meet each client’s individual needs and desires.
Our board-certified skilled aestheticians are the absolute best in New Jersey; as we ensure to provide an amazingly transformative experience, that will surely fulfill your expectations.
– Disclaimer –
This blog is for informational & educational purposes only, and does not intend to substitute any professional medical advice or consultation.
For any symptoms or medical advice, please consult with your physician,
About The AuthorDr. Syra Hanif M.D.
Board Certified Primary Care Physician
Dr. Hanif is the Director of Aesthetic Medicine. She is a board-certified physician in Aesthetic Medicine who specializes in using non-surgical alternatives in order to enhance one's appearance through Botox and fillers.Read More