What Really Works in Getting Rid of Crow’s Feet?

Some people are lucky to have good genes and escape the appearance of premature aging. For others, preventative measures such as anti-aging creams and gels may not be enough to stop the signs of facial aging. The appearance of crow’s feet is one of the most common concerns that prompt patients to come to our Cool Springs Plastic Surgery practice.

How crow’s feet are formed

Crow’s feet refer to the appearance of horizontal lines on the outermost corners of the eyes. They can extend down the cheeks and may be accompanied by brown spots. Their appearance is primarily a result of frequent muscle contractions in the area when you squint and frown. Additionally, the uniquely thin skin surrounding the eye makes the area more susceptible to lines and creases.

What truly works against crow’s feet?

Botox injections are approved by the FDA for temporarily improving the appearance of moderate to severe cases of crow’s feet. Botox blocks the release of the acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that is primarily responsible for initiating muscle contractions. Desired outcomes will be visible within a week following the injection and last from three to four months. Repeated treatments can extend your results as the muscles become “trained” to relax.

Get rid of those crow’s feet today! Call us at (615) 771-7718 to book an appointment.