BOTOX® is generating a lot of buzz throughout the cosmetic industry given its remarkable efficacy in reducing fine lines and wrinkles across the visage. BOTOX® injections take less than 20 minutes to complete and do not entail any tissue removal, incisions or recovery time. In fact, these treatments are so fast and convenient that they can easily be performed on a person’s lunch break. This is a far cry from costly, facelift procedures that warrant weeks away from work and additionally entail a considerable amount of risk. If you’ve recently noticed crow’s feet or other fine lines developing around your eyes, BOTOX® injections may be the perfect solution for you.
What Crow’s Feet Are and How They Develop
Often referred to as character lines or laugh lines, crow’s feet develop around the eyes and radiate outwards towards the temples. They are but one form of dynamic wrinkles which develop as the result of built-up tension within the expressive muscles. Each time you use your expressive muscles to show emotion, the resulting expansion and contraction invariably creates tension. Over time, built-up tension in these underlying muscles can have a wrinkling effect at the surface of the skin. Smiling and laughing are two actions that cause the greatest amount of movement in the expressive muscles around the eyes and thus, crow’s feet can be seen as signifying a life well-lived. Despite their somewhat positive connotation, crow’s feet can make a person look significantly older than he or she really is.
How BOTOX® Eliminates Crow’s Feet
BOTOX® is a purified solution that has an instant and powerful impact on nerve activity. When strategically injected into the expressive muscles near the eyes, this solution can temporarily block nerve signals, thereby causing the expressive muscles to relax. As a result, built-up tension is released and the appearance of crow’s feet is greatly minimized. It is vital to note, however, that the effects of BOTOX® last just three to six months. After this time, normal nerve and muscle activity will resume and the BOTOX® injections will need to be repeated.
BOTOX® can create immediate improvements in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. Patients, however, are advised to wait several days to allow the full effects of BOTOX® to manifest.
Learn More About BOTOX®
BOTOX® is a safe and convenient method for treating crow’s feet. To learn more about BOTOX®, visit Facial Aesthetic Concepts at one of our offices in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, or Rancho Santa Margarita. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and eliminate your crow’s feet.