Crow's feet are those fine lines and wrinkles that are found right around the corners of a person's eyes. They usually branch out horizontally from the corner of the eye towards the ear to form what looks like the foot of a crow, hence the name. There are many treatments that are available for the prevention and correction of these fine lines and wrinkles. But Botox is the quickest and most effective method in getting rid of crow's feet.
Crow's feet are often caused by excessive and repetitive squinting. This happens when someone is out in the sun or around bright lights. When the eyes are continually squinted, the facial muscles cause the tissue to fold. As the tissue folds, lines become etched deeply into the skin.
There are a few measures that doctors recommend to help prevent or slow the appearance and extent of crow's feet. First of all, doctors advise that people should not smoke. Smoke causes one to squint more than usual. Secondly, wear a good sunscreen as well as sunglasses when out in the sun. The sunscreen will protect the delicate skin from harmful and damaging rays and the sunglasses will protect the eyes and alleviate the need of excessive squinting. Doctor's also recommend using Botox injections at the first appearance of fine lines around the eyes.
Botox injections work by relaxing wrinkle forming facial muscles. As mentioned earlier, deep wrinkles, such as crow's feet, are due to repetitive facial expressions. Weakening the muscles that are responsible for these facial expressions can dramatically improve one's appearance and reduce the visibility of the wrinkles. With Botox,the muscles can be weakened without taking away or detracting from one's facial expressiveness.
Botox is a nonsurgical procedure and can be done right in one's doctor's office. The treatment takes only 5-10 minutes. Improvement in the reduction of wrinkles can be seen within 24 hours with continued improvement for up to 5 days. Botox results may last anywhere from 3 to 12 months.
As with anything else, prevention is the best medicine. Following the advice that doctors give to keep your skin protected and youthful is the best prevention of wrinkles and premature aging. But if the signs are already there, Botox is a quick and effective way to get rid of unwanted crow's feet.