Crow’s feet represent one of the most troublesome age- and stress-related conditions. These fine lines appear around the eyes, and they can make you appear significantly older than you are. The biggest problem is that they appear around the thinner areas of the skin. This means that traditional treatment options, such as facelifts, may be a non-option due to the proximity to the eyes. Even if these traditional procedures can treat crow’s feet, they often do so in a way that is temporary. BOTOX® exists as a different way to treat crow’s feet. This injectable treatment prevents the underlying muscles from causing the deformations in the skin that lead to the development of crow’s feet and lessen the appearance of any existing lines.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
BOTOX® is a unique treatment in that it does not directly fill the gaps in collagen that create wrinkles, but it treats the muscles that create these deformations. This results in a treatment that is more precise and better able to prevent the further development of conditions like crow’s feet and other fine lines around the face.
BOTOX® works by interrupting the signals that travel from the brain to the muscles. This results in muscle contractions that are less prominent. In the case of crow’s feet, this means the muscles surrounding the eyes become less influential on the overlaying skin. Given the thin nature of the skin in these areas, this can offer a dramatic reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet.
Why Does BOTOX® Treat Crow’s Feet?
The most important thing to understand about BOTOX®’s ability to treat fine lines and wrinkles caused by muscles is the fact that it treats the underlying problem that causes conditions like crow’s feet. This results in a marked improvement without correcting the physical imperfections that often occur within the skin. Given the thin depth of skin around the eyes and the necessity of precise treatments, this makes BOTOX® perfect for treating crow’s feet.
The best part is that these injections can treat crow’s feet without the need for surgery. This means that you can treat your crow’s feet without the requirement of a lengthy recovery or permanent side effects like scarring. Even the time-consuming requirement of surgery is avoided, as BOTOX® treatments typically require only 10 to 15 minutes per treatment session.
Is BOTOX® Right for You?
These treatments are versatile and effective for treating many types of muscle-dependent deformations in the skin. When performed correctly, the injections can help to significantly reduce or even eliminate the appearance of conditions like crow’s feet.
To learn if BOTOX® is the right treatment for your unique needs, schedule a consultation at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Hendersonville or Murfreesboro, TN. Our team can determine the best treatment for conditions like crow’s feet by using our years of education, training and experience. Contact us today to request a consultation.