Wrinkles or fine lines around the eyes are a common sign of aging, in fact this is usually the first place wrinkles start to show.
‘Crows feet’ is a way of describing the wrinkles that surround the eye area, it has this name because of how an actual bird’s footprint looks.
A commonly asked question, the simple answer is yes – this is one of the main reasons. Crows feet are also known as ‘smile lines’ because over the years, making repetitive facial expressions such as smiling or laughing can form the ‘v-shaped’ wrinkles around the eyes.
When we get older, the body slows down its production of collagen and elastin – this means that over time, our skin stops bouncing back from the repetitive facial expressions we make on a daily basis. Because of this, wrinkles around the eye area is most common when we get older.
However, as this area is very delicate, it can more susceptible to wrinkles even for younger adults. Also, certain lifestyle activities such as excessive smoking, sun exposure or even simply a poor skin care routine can mean that fine lines around the eyes start to appear sooner.
With our Botox® treatment at Dr Aesthetica, we can tighten and smooth out your Crows Feet – almost making you feel like they have been completely reversed.
Botox® (Botulinum Toxin) is an effective non-surgical way to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and works by temporarily reducing the activity of muscles, in the case of Crows Feet it is injected in the area around the corners of your eyes where the wrinkles sit – creating a smooth and flawless effect.
Our Crows Feet treatment can smoothen out the areas around the corners of your eyes without the need for any surgery whatsoever, in fact you could be back in work the same day with a clean and more awake look.
The treatment tends to last between 3 and 6 months, but it may last longer depending on your skin’s natural genetic make-up.
An average appointment for this treatment usually lasts around 30 minutes and you will start to see results in a week, and then optimal results can usually be seen in 2 weeks from the day of the treatment.
Also, it’s worth noting that treatment for Crows Feet is generally pain-free, although of course there is an option for a numbing cream to be used on the area if you want it. Side effects of bruising, swelling and bleeding tends to be very rare.
Crow’s feet are wrinkles that develop around the corners of the eye and can give your eyes an older and more tired look.
Our treatment of Botox® around the eye can remove these and can even be combined with a brow-lift to give you the ultimate smooth, fresh and bright look.