How do crows feet wrinkles form?

Crows feet wrinkles result from muscles around the eyes which contract when an individual smiles or laughs. They are likely to be apparent when the skin has lost much of its elasticity due to age and damage from the sun’s UV rays.

What muscles cause crows feet to develop?

Crows feet wrinkles result from the orbicularis oculi muscles around the eyes.

How does Botox work to get rid of crows feet?

Botox works to get rid of crows feet by relaxing these muscles. This is done by preventing nerve fibers from releasing an excitatory neurochemical called acetylcholine. This is usually a signal that is transmitted in order to cause the muscles to contract.

How does Dysport work to get rid of crows feet?

Like Botox, Dysport also blocks the release of acetylcholine from nerve fibers. And this causes the crows feet muscles to relax when the individual smiles or laughs.

Which is better, Botox or Dysport for crows feet wrinkles?

The choice between using Botox or Dysport really depends on the individual. Some people may find better results with Botox. And others may find better results with Dysport.

How long do Botox results last?

Botox results will last about three to four months

How long do Dysport results last?

Like Botox, the results of Dysport will also last about 3-4 months

Can dermal fillers  be used to get rid of crows feet wrinkles?

Dermal fillers like Belotero may be used to fill crows feet lines that remain after a Botox or Dysport treatment.  If they were used alone, the facial expression muscles would continue to wrinkle the skin.
Juvederm and Restylane are not recommended because they are clear gels that are subject to a light phenomena known as the Tyndall effect. This may create a bluish discoloration.

Can lasers be used to treat crows feet?

Lasers may be able to offer some improvement for milder forms of crows feet wrinkles. However, the primary cause would be  muscle contractions that would continue to wrinkle the skin. Therefore, it may be best to use some type of neuromuscular relaxant  like Botox or Dysport to target these muscles.

Why do I still see crows feet wrinkles after my Botox procedure?

Over time, as the crows feet muscles continue to contract, they will create more permanent lines that become ingrained in the skin.  These are known as static wrinkles. Fine lines can be treated with a filler known as Belotero. This is can used as an adjunct to receiving either Botox or Dysport.

Crows Feet| Wrinkles Around the Eyes

Crows feet lines are caused by muscles around the eyes which crease the skin*