Botox Before And After Crows Feet

Botox is a muscle relaxer which will weaken injected muscle fibers and diminish their ability to crease the skin. Crow’s Feet are the radiating crease lines typically describe along the upper outer edges of the eyes.

Younger patients will begin to have them along the left eye from 1-3 o’clock and along the right from 9-11 o’clock. As we age, we develop more crow’s feet tracking around the left eye 3-5 o’clock and right eye from 7-9 o’clock.

Futrher aging and you may even see vertical lines above the eyes. The upper outer lines and vertical lines are primarily made by ACTIVELY contracting the circular muscle, orbicularis oculi, around the eye. The lower outer lines are made primarily by PASSIVELY smiling; ie contracting the zygomaticus muscle group.

Male Botox Crows Feet Before And After Picture

Botox therefore will work well to reduce lines in the active muscle group but not so well in the passive line group. You may need fillers for the passive line group and for more permanent crow’s feet. (Dean P. Kane, MD, FACS, Baltimore Plastic Surgeon)

Botox for Crow’s feet

Botox (as well as Dysport and Xeomin) works very well for softening Crow’s feet lines. Always seek a very experienced injector that will:

  1. Tell you what product is being injected
  2. The total amount (units) of product and
  3. Show you the manufacturer’s vial being used for the injection. You will know exactly what injection you had performed and you will have a baseline for future injections.

The injections typically last 3 – 6 months, but recent studies have shown that with regular injections at 3 month intervals for 2 years, the frequency of injections required to maintain a good result is actually less.

So, longer lasting results, less injections and less cost! (Henry F. Garazo, MD, Hagerstown Plastic Surgeon)

Crows feet is one of the more common uses for cosmetic Botox. It was FDA approved for this use in the Fall 2013. However, many physicians such as myself have been using it in this area of the face for many years. (Steven J. Pearlman, MD, New York Facial Plastic Surgeon)

Botox crows feet results