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What are Crow’s feet?


Cosmetic Dermatology

Crow’s feet symbolize a life filled with smiles, but they can also betray our age more than we’d like. 

Crow’s feet, medically termed lateral canthal lines, are the fine lines that fan out from the corners of the eyes. These lines are not only indicators of aging but also badges of a life filled with expression. 

Our skin, particularly around the eyes—which is thinner than any other skin on the face—loses collagen and elasticity over time, leading to these distinctive marks.

Crow’s feet develop faster due to frequent facial movements and are worsened by environmental factors such as UV radiation and pollution. Lifestyle choices like smoking, habitual squinting from sunlight exposure, or prolonged screen use can accelerate this process as well, causing these lines to appear even in younger people.

As our skin matures, its ability to bounce back from daily stresses decreases, causing crow’s feet to deepen and become more pronounced. While crow’s feet are natural, many seek ways to diminish them, aiming to match their external appearance with their youthful power. 

Botox for crow’s feet offers an effective solution, softening these lines and restoring a smoother, more vibrant look. 

How Do I Get Rid Of Crow’s Feet With Botox

Botox stands out as the premier treatment for dynamic wrinkles, particularly crow’s feet. It operates by targeting the muscle movements that lead to these deep lines, effectively halting the crease-forming contractions. This precision allows for a notable reduction in the visibility of crow’s feet, resulting in a smoother and more youthful look around the eyes.

Contrasting with dermal fillers, which are designed to fill in lost volume, Botox is a neuromodulator, temporarily relaxing the muscles and preventing the repetitive folding of skin that etches in lines over time. The result isn’t a short-term fix but a preventive approach to further deepening wrinkles.

The science supporting Botox is robust, with numerous studies validating its efficacy and safety. Advanced techniques employed by specialists can even adjust the lift and arch of the eyebrows, subtly enhancing the eye area. This level of customization in Botox for crow’s feet treatments reflects the advancements in dermatological science, promising an age-defying look that maintains the essence of one’s natural expressions.

If you, or someone you know, have questions about cosmetic dermatology treatments, or how you may benefit from regenerative aesthetics, click HERE to talk with one of the advanced dermatology and cosmetic surgery experts at Trillium Clinic Dermatology in Chapel Hill. 

I hope this helps as you begin or continue your cosmetic journey.

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