- Prescription Only | Doctor Consultation Required
2-3 Weeks | 4-6Months
Allergic Reactions, Bruises, Swelling, Eyebrow/eyelid dropping asymmetry
The creases that radiate from the lateral part of the eye are known as ‘crow’s feet and can be the misery of many women as their make-up aggregates in the depths of the wrinkles. The dynamic lines that appear when smiling, laughing and squinting can be treated effectively and quickly with botox anti-wrinkle treatments. This area can be particularly prone to bruising and it is advisable to avoid alcohol and anticoagulant medications two weeks before treatment if possible.
With age and sun damage, deeper lines emerge that are present even without active movement. These static lines may require additional treatments with dermal filler, chemical peel or laser resurfacing balanced with the appropriate amount of Botox anti-wrinkle injections.
Creases appearing under the eye can age an individual’s appearance, project tiredness and amplify dark circles. Treatment of the lower eyelids is possible in select persons and can improve wrinkling and sometimes widen the eye. It is not recommended for those with reduced skin elasticity or who have had previous lower eyelid surgery or resurfacing. Your cosmetic doctor will be able to provide guidance during your consultation.
Indication: Lines that radiate from the corner of the eye.
Muscle Targeted: The orbicularis oculi muscle encircles the eye and the lateral portion is targeted when treating crow’s feet.
Muscle Action: The orbicularis oculi muscle has many functions as it surrounds the eye including blinking and squinting. The lateral part of the muscle, targeted in this treatment, depresses the lateral eyebrow.
Botox Eye Wrinkle Treatment: The aim is to relax the lateral portion of the muscle which usually involves 3-4 injections of botulinum toxin each side. This should help to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and lift the ends of the eyebrow.
Adjacent muscle movement: After a treatment some individuals may complain of accentuated lines in nearby areas such as bunny lines on the nose, lower eyelid wrinkles or under the eyebrows. It is possible to improve these additional lines with small doses of botulinum toxin.
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