Crow’s feet, smile lines and other fine wrinkles that appear near the corners of the mouth, around the eyes and on the forehead are dynamic wrinkles that become more pronounced when we make certain facial expressions. They are caused by environmental factors, a loss of collagen in the skin and overall thinning of the skin layers. Crow’s feet cannot be treated using chemical peels, but they can be smoothed out with BOTOX® injections.
BOTOX® is a cosmetic treatment that decreases nerve activity. When we smile or frown, the skin is pulled or relaxed, and dynamic wrinkling occurs. We recommend BOTOX® for our clients who wish to minimize the appearance of crow’s feet and smile lines without the need for surgery or abrasive skin resurfacing.
How BOTOX® Works
This treatment was originally developed as a muscle-relaxing agent. The BOTOX® is injected beneath the skin in strategic locations, and the nerves beneath the skin surface no longer send signals from the brain to the muscles. The result is a more relaxed skin surface because the muscles are no longer contracting fully. This means fewer fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and frown lines. BOTOX® is not a permanent solution to age-related wrinkling, but the results are long-lasting.
What to Expect
Before we decide on this treatment, we consult with the client and examine the face closely. The individual makes several different facial expressions, and we watch for the appearance of dynamic wrinkles around the mouth, eyes and elsewhere.
During the actual treatment, the BOTOX® is simply injected into the desired areas by our skilled cosmetic professional. The entire procedure lasts only about 25 minutes.
For the next few hours, the client may feel a bit of numbness underneath the skin. This goes away the same day, and the full effect of the nerve-relaxing takes about 48 hours. The individual can still smile and frown, but the skin is not stretched or relaxed as much as before the treatment was administered. As a result, crow’s feet and smile lines virtually disappear.
One of the things that people love most about BOTOX® is that there is no post-treatment care required. The client can resume normal activities at once. No surgery is involved, no chemical peel is needed and no abrasive skin resurfacing is performed. Therefore, this treatment is suitable for all skin types and skin tones.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
BOTOX® is approved by the FDA and has helped countless individuals regain their confidence by eliminating fine lines and wrinkles on the face. For more information, schedule a consultation at Skin Deep Laser MD in Fort Worth. BOTOX® is a simple, affordable alternative to extensive facial skin surgery. Contact our office today to book your appointment to learn more.