Sunny days, laughter with friends, and smiles shared with those you love create unforgettable memories, but they also (unfortunately) leave their mark on your face too! Over time, the natural creases near your eyes that appear when you laugh or smile deepen and remain even when your face is at rest. They’re called smile lines, but they also have a less cheerful name: crow’s feet. In this blog, we’ll figure out how Botox can help treat crow’s feet.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is the brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. BOTOX® is approved for treatment of frown lines on the forehead, crow’s feet, and axillary hyperhidrosis (increased sweating of the armpits). The injections are also used for various medical purposes, including eye twitching. The injections stop nerve signals from getting to the muscles, thereby causing them to contract less often.
How BOTOX® Removes Crow’s Feet?
BOTOX is a fast treatment (around 10 minutes) that works beneath your skin’s surface. It reduces underlying muscle activity temporarily that leads to crow’s feet, forehead lines and moderate to severe frown lines in adults to improve their appearance. Dr. Niteen Dhepe (MD-Skin City) injects the BOTOX treatment with fine needles directly around your crow’s feet. Even if shots don’t bother you, he’ll suggest ice or another topical anesthetic to numb the area before the procedure. Once numb, Dr. Dhepe begins the injection process.
How Does BOTOX® Work For Crow’s Feet?
The crow’s feet area is typically treated with an average dose of 4 – 20 units, for women, and 10 – 30 units for men. Our Skin City doctor will make a plan with you and work out exactly how much the treatment will cost BEFORE you get treated, making sure you know exactly what is going on to help avoid any surprises.
We prefer a very “natural” look and believe we should still have some crow’s feet when we smile, to retain the “twinkle” of the eye smile. Botox® can be used to keep crow’s feet under control by preventing them from getting worse over time. Our clinicians want to soften the effects of ageing whilst still retaining natural movement and expression. Most women and men prefer smaller doses, more frequently, ensuring subtle change over time. A lot of our clients also prefer a more natural look, allowing some fine lines to remain.
Pros Of Botox®
- Botox procedure can help patients with chronic migraines.
- Botulinum Toxin A, found in Botox prevents muscle contractions.
- It is a temporary procedure.
- Once you receive the injections, you can see the results within a couple of hours or days.
- Botox only takes 5 to 10 minutes to administer the drug.
- Botox is a safe and convenient method compared to plastic surgery.
- Botox can stop severe underarm sweating.
- Botox is FDA approved, thus it comes with minimal risks and few side effects.
Cons Of Botox®
- You may have reactions to the drug especially if you’re taking antibiotics.
- It may prevent you from having proper facial expression.
- You must continue the procedure every 6 months to maintenance.
- Bruising is the common temporary side effect of the drug.
BOTOX® Cost in India
The cost of Botox injections varies from one practitioner to another, and also depends upon the area to be treated. Most people are pleasantly surprised when they hear the cost. The crow’s feet would cost about Rs. 350 a unit at all our clinics.
All our patients request a natural look that means that are still able to have expressions after having botox – it’s not too obvious that they have had ‘work done’. New patients are often particularly cautious about avoiding the frozen look, but we administer botox doses accordingly so that patients have a subtle result to ensure they are completely happy and get used to their fresher appearance.
Turn Back the Years Today by Getting Treatment with BOTOX® for Crow’s Feet at Skin City
If you want to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, set up an appointment with our skin specialists for Facial Plastic Surgery today. For many people, BOTOX® and crow’s feet go hand-in-hand. When you choose FDA-approved treatments, products and experienced providers, you can enjoy more confidence in the final results. Arrange a consultation with one of our providers and reveal a more youthful you.