How Effective Is Botox for Crow’s Feet?
Botox is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment that can be used to correct crow’s feet. For those who are considering crow’s feet Botox injections, it helps to meet with Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles.
Dr. Azizzadeh is world-renowned for his facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery expertise. He understands the intricacies of crow’s feet Botox injections, and he can offer a personalized treatment plan to a patient. In doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh helps his patient use Botox to effectively address crow’s feet and other visible signs of aging in the face.
How Does Botox Work on Crow’s Feet?
Crow’s feet Botox injections reduce excess muscle movements in the face, including movements of the orbicularis oculi muscle.
The orbicularis oculi muscle is a flat, broad muscle that closes the eyelids. When people laugh, squint, or smile, the orbicularis oculi muscle contracts, leading to perpendicular pull lines around the eyes. The result: crow’s feet develop, and they can be difficult to treat.
Botox can be used to treat crow’s feet, depending on the patient. By consulting with Dr. Azizzadeh, a patient can undergo a full evaluation to determine if Botox or other facial rejuvenation treatments can be used to address crow’s feet.
Which Is Better: Crow’s Feet Botox or Fillers?
In addition to Botox, several facial fillers can be used to treat crow’s feet. These facial fillers include:
- Juvederm: Consists of a group of gel-like injectables that have a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, a substance produced by the body that helps moisturize the skin.
- Restylane: Smooths away crow’s feet, along with facial wrinkles and folds.
- Sculptra: Stimulates the growth of collagen, a protein that helps improve skin elasticity and firmness.
Dr. Azizzadeh can help a patient decide between Botox or dermal fillers for crow’s feet. He offers a custom treatment recommendation based on the patient and the severity of their crow’s feet. Dr. Azizzadeh also determines precisely where Botox should be injected into a patient’s face, how much Botox should be used to address crow’s feet, and how frequently patients should receive treatments.
How Many Crow’s Feet Botox Injection Sites Are There?
To alleviate crow’s feet, three Botox injections are used on each side of a patient’s face. The first injection is placed approximately 1.5 cm to 2 cm from the corner of the eye, where the lower and upper eyelids connect (lateral canthus). Meanwhile, the second and third injections vary depending on the patient.
Dr. Azizzadeh thoroughly evaluates a patient’s facial appearance before he performs Botox for crow’s feet. This allows Dr. Azizzadeh to understand where to inject Botox into a patient’s face. That way, Dr. Azizzadeh minimizes the risk of Botox complications and helps the patient achieve the full results of treatment.
How Many Units of Botox Are Needed to Treat Crow’s Feet?
On average, patients require 16 to 24 units of Botox to treat crow’s feet. For women, four to 20 units of Botox may be required. Comparatively, for men, 10 to 30 units of Botox may be necessary.
Dr. Azizzadeh has a simple goal with Botox for crow’s feet: to ensure his patient achieves a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Azizzadeh does everything possible to determine the optimal amount of Botox for a patient before treatment. With this approach, Dr. Azizzadeh can perform a safe, effective Botox treatment that helps his patient correct crow’s feet and maintain a beautiful, harmonious facial appearance.
How Long Does Botox Take to Work on Crow’s Feet?
A Botox for crow’s feet procedure only requires about 30 minutes. After the procedure is finished, a patient can return home, go to work, and resume their normal activities.
Side effects of Botox for crow’s feet are minimal. Botox patients may experience slight tingling or soreness after they receive Botox injections, but these side effects usually disappear within a few days of treatment.
The full results of Botox typically become visible within three to seven days of injections. Dr. Azizzadeh remains available to respond to his patients’ concerns and questions after a Botox treatment, so they can receive assistance in the days following their procedure.
How Long Do the Results of Botox for Crow’s Feet Last?
The results of Botox for crow’s feet generally last three to four months. However, patients may report Botox treatment results that last up to six months.
Along with performing an initial Botox treatment, Dr. Azizzadeh can schedule follow-up appointments with his patient. These appointments allow the patient to receive Botox injections at regular intervals and maximize the results of treatment.
Does Botox for Crow’s Feet Deliver Treatment Results That Look Natural?
Crow’s feet Botox injections should enhance a patient’s facial appearance. But, when a Botox procedure is performed by an inexperienced facial plastic surgeon, the risk of overtreatment or undertreatment can be significant.
Dr. Azizzadeh understands what it takes to help his patients bolster their facial appearance. He learns about a patient and reviews their crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead creases, and other signs of aging they want to correct. Dr. Azizzadeh then creates a treatment plan designed to help the patient improve their facial appearance — without signs that any facial rejuvenation procedure was performed.
Ultimately, a successful Botox treatment helps a patient achieve a facial appearance in which all facial features complement one another. The treatment does not result in an unnatural facial appearance; instead, it helps a patient treat crow’s feet and other facial flaws, accentuate their facial features, and look their best.
How Much Is Botox for Crow’s Feet?
The cost of Botox varies based on the number of units required for treatment and other factors. Dr. Azizzadeh explains the cost of Botox for crow’s feet prior to treatment.
Is Botox for Crow’s Feet Right for You?
Botox is one of several non-surgical treatment options available to correct crow’s feet. A Botox procedure is fast, simple, and effective, and it does not require a patient to go under the knife. As such, Botox may be a great option for people who want to quickly and safely treat crow’s feet, facial lines and wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
Dr. Azizzadeh can educate patients about Botox for crow’s feet and determine if they are good candidates for treatment. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.