Crow’s feet are aptly named. The tiny, branching wrinkles that form near the corners of the eyes do indeed look like bird footprints. They are a sign of skin aging and are caused by the constant pinching or stretching of the skin surface when facial expressions are made. A simple remedy for this problem is BOTOX® treatment.
Over the years, thousands of muscle contractions cause these lines to appear whenever your smile, frown, or make some other facial expression. The skin holds less moisture than it did when you were younger. The skin layers are less taut and supple, and this makes them susceptible to dynamic wrinkling. Without any sort of invasive procedure required, BOTOX® injections can put a stop to the appearance of crow’s feet and other dynamic wrinkles.
The key is to inject just the right amount of the BOTOX® solution and let it penetrate through certain areas of muscle tissue. This allows the muscle to stay relaxed even when supposedly stimulated. The skin that is pulled or pinched by muscle contractions now remains smooth and wrinkle-free.
The muscles located further beneath the skin surface also affect the appearance of the skin surface, but these muscles are pulling large areas of skin. They don’t cause crow’s feet and other dynamic wrinkles to appear, so they aren’t targeted with the solution. You’ll still be able to smile and make other facial expressions, but the targeted muscles that lie closer to the surface will remain in a non-contracted state, and the lines won’t appear, or at least not as much, no matter how much you smile, pout, or widen your eyes.
Consultation and Treatment
The injection procedure is simple and can be completed in just minutes. Before the treatment, however, we need to examine your facial features. Everyone is different in terms of muscle size and strength, location and severity of dynamic wrinkling, and skin contours. After we watch as you make a series of expressions, we’ll know how much BOTOX® fluid to use, and we’ll also know which part of which muscles to target.
A Great Alternative for Smooth Skin
All kinds of treatments for the smoothing of facial skin are available to you, but most of these are rather comprehensive and involve many visits to an office. There’s also the risk of unwanted side effects such as skin bleaching or scarring.
We think you’ll enjoy the results you get with BOTOX® injections here at Dermalase in Frisco. You won’t be saddled with downtime after the treatment, and you won’t have to worry about the side effects of surgery. Contact us today to book a consultation and get started!