If there were one single spot on the face where aging bothers the most people, it would have to be the unsightly wrinkles at the outermost corners of the eyes. These notorious wrinkles are also known as crow’s feet because they look like a crow planted his foot there.
If you fail to take preventative measures such as adequate sunscreen in your early 20s, there’s a good chance that crow’s feet will start looking back at you in the mirror in your 30s. People try various anti-aging creams and such, but most have no effect. One of our clients even lamented, “All those anti-aging products I used are like disappointment wrapped in fancy boxes!”
Repeated muscle contractions for typical facial actions such as squinting play a role in the premature appearance of crow’s feet but they only make up half of the story. The other half involves unprotected sun exposure that robs the skin of much-needed collagen and elastin, two naturally occurring substances that make your skin plump, flawless, and naturally youthful. Other contributing factors that lead to crow’s feet include constant eye rubbing, applying products with harsh ingredients to the area, and sleeping on the side of your face.
What really works in smoothing out crow’s feet
The good news is that injectables can banish your crow’s feet. Muscle paralyzers such as Botox temporarily block the nerve impulses responsible for muscle contractions. Without those contractions, your crow’s feet are markedly less visible.
Popular muscle relaxants include Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Desired outcomes will be immediately visible and last from four to six months. Lasting results may be obtained with repeated treatments.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Malamet today to learn more about the aforementioned muscle relaxants. Call 818.380.3130 or fill out one of our contact forms.