Botox / Xeomin for Crows feet
Crow’s feet are either an annoyance or reminder of wonderful pastimes, depending on how they scrunch up in disgust, anger or delight. They are no longer than a centimeter wide, and they’re tiny. Botox / Xeomin, also known as botulinum toxin type A, is commonly used to eliminate these pesky crows feet.
Crow’s feet are commonly treated through Botox injections outpatient. They appear at the outside corner of your eyes in the form of fan-like formations. With home remedies, they can be hard to treat. Botox is an effective treatment for various skin concerns, but there is a lot of information to consider before getting these injections. There are several factors you might want to consider, including costs, frequency, and risk.
WHAT IS BOTOX / XEOMIN
Frequently used to treat areas of the skin that display signs of aging, Botox is an injectable liquid. The activity of Botox can be increased or lowered depending on the desired effect. Botox is a purified botulinum toxin type A. In general, the best candidates for Botox are people aged 25 to 65 years old. In addition to treating deeper wrinkles, Botox works well on lines just starting to appear. Furthermore, Botox can be used as a wrinkle reducer and can also make the skin appear more youthful through a natural lift.
CAUSES OF CROWS FEET
Due to its elasticity, our skin on your face stretches as if it were a rubber band. The original form is returned after compression or pulling. However, with age, our skin begins to lose this elasticity, which is why certain body parts start becoming droopy and wrinkles begin to appear. With age, our bodies produce less elastin and collagen that is responsible for our skin elasticity.
As we squint, raise our eyebrows or frown, muscle contractions cause our skin to fold and furrow, gradually causing facial lines.
Crow’s feet are often caused by exposure to ultraviolet light and aging, but can develop at any age. Some people with poor skincare habits begin to notice crow’s feet as early as their mid-20s; even earlier for those without good skincare practices. Nevertheless, they are unavoidable.
A thin skin layer and lack of oil glands around our eyes are the reasons why these wrinkles can develop earlier in life compared to other types of wrinkles that appear later in life. When our skin’s elasticity around this thin skin layer decreases, our skin does not rebound as quickly as it once did.
CAN CROWS FEET BE PREVENTED
Crow’s feet can only be prevented by never laughing, smiling, squinting or frowning. It is evidently unattainable, and this leads to individuals investing in techniques of reducing or eliminating their V-shaped wrinkles.
The first step towards protecting yourself and your skin from sun damage is to apply sunscreen. Loss of collagen and elastin in the skin is most commonly caused by UV exposure.
In addition, smoking speeds up the aging process because it ignites the biochemical reactions. Nevertheless, the crow’s feet will still appear even if you don’t smoke and wear sunscreen every day.
HOW DOES BOTOX / XEOMIN WORK
Neurotransmitters from the brain communicate to the muscles through Botox, limiting contractions. Muscles relax when they stop contracting, which makes wrinkles less visible. The botox injections are administered at specific sites in the skin and are most commonly used to treat crow’s feet, wrinkles under the eyes, creases around the mouth and forehead lines.
HOW IS BOTOX / XEOMIN FOR CROWS FEET DONE
There’s no need to worry or be anxious about Botox therapy, and it’s a quick and straightforward procedure. We will conduct a consultation to make sure that you are a good candidate for Botox crows feet treatment, as well as to discuss the areas you would like treated. A variety of injectables will be used to treat crow’s feet, for instance. Based on the depth of your wrinkles and the extent of their spread, you can choose to treat a single area or multiple areas.
You will be injected with a carefully-controlled stream of Botox with a very fine needle once you are ready for treatment. You will repeat the procedure until you have addressed all the areas you wanted. The natural look is achieved with tiny quantities. It usually takes 15-30 minutes for a botox treatment to be completed.
You might feel a little flushed after the treatment, and you might notice some swelling around the injection sites. Taking over-the-counter pain medicine and applying ice to the affected area may relieve mild discomfort or skin inflammation. To protect your skin, wrap your ice pack in a cloth to prevent direct contact. There shouldn’t be any serious side effects and they should disappear within 48 hours.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER BOTOX FOR CROWS FEET INJECTION
A Botox injection produces noticeable results around your eyes within three days. A few days after an eye injury, you may begin to notice that your eye muscles are relaxing. The effects usually last about three to four months. You will need follow-up injections every few months in order to keep your skin around your eyes smooth.
Study data from 2016 show Botox lasted at least four months for 1,362 crow’s feet patients.
DOWNTIME AFTER BOTOX FOR CROWS FEET
Recovery time for this procedure is very short. If no side effects occur during your appointment at the doctor’s office, you should be able to go home right after.
Your face can be washed and makeup can be worn the same day as your treatment. You can return to work. The skin around your eyes must not be rubbed since it can cause the BOTOX medication to diffuse from the treatment site.
BOTOX aesthetic treatment for crow’s feet comes with long-term financial implications, so consider how much those costs will be if you choose to use it for several years. It is common for clinics to charge by the number of units needed rather than by the number of visits.
IS BOTOX / XEOMIN FOR CROWS FEET A SAFE PROCEDURE
Botox Cosmetic was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe crow’s feet.
The use of Botox (botulinum toxin A) for treating frown lines between the eyebrows has been permitted in the United States since 2002.
Botox has been effective in helping to prevent or delay signs of aging for decades. When administered by a licensed, trained doctor, Botox is considered a safe treatment. There are some restrictions that should be followed when using Botox on the face. Botox is geared towards healthy men and women aged between 18 and 65. Those with illnesses like neurological disease and muscular disorders will not benefit from this procedure. In addition, this treatment should not be used if you are pregnant, or if you have experienced an allergic reaction to Botox before.
SIDE EFFECTS OF BOTOX / XEOMIN FOR CROWS FEET
People with crow’s feet often prefer Botox because of its efficacy and rapid recovery. There is still a possibility of side effects, however. Risks that are more serious are rare, but you need to discuss them with your healthcare provider before taking this medication. Botox sufferers typically experience mild to moderate side effects, according to Dermatologic Surgery.
Your eyes might feel a bit red after you leave your healthcare provider’s office. Also possible are minor bruises. The Botox injections around the eyes may have side effects similar to these. Widespread inflammation shouldn’t occur.
There may also be other side effects, such as:
- Excessive tearing
- The injection site appears dry
- Drooping eyelids
- Asymmetrical eyebrows
Speak to our doctor to find out if you are a suitable candidate for Crows Feet Botox / Xeomin.