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Can Neuromodulators Get Rid Of Crow’s Feet?

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Crow’s feet are wrinkles that form around the outer portion of the eyes and become more prominent when you smile. These lines imply that you’ve lived a happy life full of laughs and smiles, but many people are self-conscious of their facial lines as they can take away from a youthful appearance.

The lines etched on the outside corners of the eyes are known as “crow’s feet” because the shape of the lines resembles the foot of a bird with several claws. For many people, crow’s feet are the first aging sign to appear, which continues to become more pronounced over time.

Since the eyes hold some of the thinnest skin on the face, the area around them loses collagen faster than other areas. Some people notice crow’s feet as early as their 20s, and these lines can make people appear more mature than their actual age.

Thankfully, there’s a treatment widely used for smoothing out these stubborn lines caused by smiling and which keeps aging signs under control, leaving you more confident.

Can Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin Treat Crow’s Feet?

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are all safe and effective treatments for crow’s feet around the eyes, restoring a refreshed, youthful appearance to the face.

Botox is one of the most well-liked solutions for crow’s feet and the most popular neuromodulator brand. Two other favored neurotoxins on the market, Dysport and Xeomin, are also safe and effective treatments for fine lines on the outside corners of the eyes.

Most patients have their preferred wrinkle relaxer brands. But, if you’re a first-time neuromodulator patient and unsure whether you’d like Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin, you can discuss this with your injector during your consultation.

Neuromodulators, also known as wrinkle relaxers, are a purified form of botulinum toxin Type A, and the treatment temporarily prevents the movement of muscles that cause wrinkles. 

Some of the most used facial muscles are around the eyes, forehead, and the mouth. By preventing these muscles from being overused, Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin reduce the visibility of existing facial lines and wrinkles while preventing future ones from forming or deepening.

Aside from crow’s feet, Botox is most commonly used to reduce horizontal forehead lines, the area underneath the eyes, the marionette lines, and the smile lines around the mouth.

Benefits of using wrinkle relaxers to treat crow’s feet include:

  • Smooths out lines and promotes a bright-eyed, refreshed, and rejuvenated appearance
  • No surgery and no downtime needed
  • The treatment is quick and painless
  • Results are natural-looking, yet make a big difference in anti-aging
  • Can be used to specifically target your crow’s feet without changing the surrounding areas of your face

What Is A Neuromodulator Treatment For Crow’s Feet Like?

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injections are all a quick and straightforward treatment, typically taking around 30 minutes, followed by no downtime. Your injector will target the specific areas discussed during your consultation. You can treat a single area of concern, such as the crow’s feet, but most people have multiple areas of concern when seeking wrinkle relaxers. For example, Botox treatment for crow’s feet and the lines around the under eyes are a regular combination.

Strategic and controlled injections will be made during your treatment to ensure the best, most natural results possible. Using small quantities in each area of concern produces a subtle change that simply reduces the appearance of your lines and complements your natural beauty.

After your crow’s feet neuromodulator treatment, you may notice slight swelling and redness on the treated area, but you shouldn’t experience any significant discomfort. If you have any mild discomfort or inflammation in the injected areas, we recommend using over-the-counter pain medications and applying a cold compress. Minor side effects, if any, should fade naturally within 48 hours of your treatment.

How Many Units of Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin Do I Need For Crow’s Feet?

The FDA recommends injecting 12 units of Botox (equivalent to 36 units of Dysport and 12 units of Xeomin) for each eye to treat crow’s feet as they are in the small area near your eyelids with sensitive, thin skin, but this is a highly customizable treatment. A few key factors determine how much each patient may need, including:

  • Severity of the lines
  • Facial structure
  • Size of the lines
  • Whether it’s your first wrinkle relaxer treatment or you have it regularly
  • Age
  • Skin type

Crow’s Feet Botox: Results To Expect

As neuromodulators have no downtime and minimal side effects, you can expect to start noticing visible changes after about three days, with final results revealing after about two weeks. Try smiling and watch the difference in the appearance of the lines around your eyes. Your crow’s feet should be significantly less noticeable after your injections!

How Long Do Neuromodulators For Crow’s Feet Last?

While Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are excellent for treating crow’s feet, yielding measurable results, the results don’t last forever. It is a temporary treatment, and we recommend returning for maintenance treatments every 3-4 months to prevent movement in your muscles, creating etched lines around your eyes again.

Am I A Candidate For Crow’s Feet Neuromodulators?

Almost anyone with fine lines around the outer portion of their eyes when smiling can be a great candidate for neurotoxins. Men and women of all ages and stages of life achieve their goals with Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin for crow’s feet. Good candidates for wrinkle relaxers to treat crow’s feet:

  • Are unhappy with the appearance of moderate to severe crow’s feet around their eyes
  • Aren’t ready for surgical intervention such as blepharoplasty
  • Have reasonable expectations of their results
  • Are willing to follow a treatment plan of regular maintenance sessions every 3-4 months
  • Are in good overall health and free of infections

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin for crow’s feet are popular treatments for patients who have had facial rejuvenation surgeries and want to improve or complement their results because addressing crow’s feet during eyelid surgery is not usually a key focus. Facelift patients often consider crow’s feet neuromodulators because they want their eyes to match the youthful appearance of the lower portion of their face.

For the most part, the only reasons someone may not be a good candidate for neurotoxins to crow’s feet include:

  • They have allergies or sensitivities to ingredients in the product
  • They are breastfeeding or pregnant
  • During their facial assessment, the injector does not see noticeable lines around their eyes 
  • They have poor health due to existing medical conditions

Considering Neuromodulators For Crow’s Feet?

If you believe smoothing out the fine lines around your eyes will improve your overall appearance and boost your confidence, HerSpace MedSpa in Little Silver, New Jersey, is known for helping people continue to lead cheerful lives of laughs and smiles without the etched lines that come with these facial expressions. Please get in touch to book your consultation for neurotoxins around the eyes.