Fortunately, Botox is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive method for treating crow’s feet. It is a drug that temporarily relaxes the muscles around the eyes, and results in a smoother, younger-looking complexion.
Botox works by blocking the release of acetyloline, a neurotransmitter. This neurotransmitter helps to form fine lines, folds, and wrinkles. But as people age, the production of acetyloline diminishes. Botox prevents the formation of new wrinkles by relaxing the muscles around the eyes.
Depending on the severity of crow’s feet, you may be able to see results after just a few days. However, it can take a few weeks to a few months for the full effect of Botox to show. If your crow’s feet are relatively mild, you may be able to avoid Botox altogether.
Botox also used to treat other facial wrinkles, such as frown lines and laugh lines. When injected into the muscles around the eyes, Botox prevents these facial muscles from contracting during normal facial expressions.
The amount of Botox you need will depend on the size and depth of your wrinkles. Usually, a range of five to fifteen units recommended for crow’s feet treatment. However, you may need more units if you have more severe wrinkles.
Before receiving Botox, you should consult a doctor. You may need to limit your intake of aspirin or corticosteroids, both of which can interfere with the effectiveness of Botox. Also, you should avoid taking herbal supplements or certain medications.