Botox for Crow’s Feet

Date: March 21, 2022

Botox for Crow’s Feet

Botox has a staggering versatility of uses, and not just for cosmetic reasons despite that being what it is primarily used for.

One popular current treatment is Botox on crow’s feet. If you are a Botox practitioner, then being able to offer this service will add value to you or your clinic and ensure that you can attract more clients.

And if you are wondering whether Botox for crow’s feet would be right for you, then our article will contain information that will be useful for you so you can decide on whether or not you want to go ahead with treatment at a clinic near you.

What are crow’s feet?

Crow’s feet are the wrinkles that form around the corner of the eyes. You may hear Botox practitioners refer to them as lateral canthal lines, yet the reason that they are commonly known as crow’s feet is because, well, they happen to look like crow’s feet. Another comparison frequently drawn is between the wrinkles and traditional styled hand fans.

People generally find crow’s feet to be undesirable and want to find ways that they can rid themselves of them for a more vibrant, youthful appearance.

Botox around the eyes is a common site of injection for this exact reason, as wrinkles in the upper face can make us look tired and aged prematurely. The eyes are commonly referred to as windows to the soul and, whether you believe that or not, it is a fact that they are among the first things that we look at and focus on when we speak to or look at someone.

Therefore, if you want to make a striking first impression with then you may be looking for ways to remove your crow’s feet and have an appearance that you find to be more desirable and appealing.

Does Botox work on crow’s feet?

Yes, Botox on crow’s feet does work.

Botulinum toxin is a muscle relaxant. By injecting it into the skin around the corners of your eyes, you will begin to use nearby muscles less and less which will smoothen out your skin and reduce crow’s feet wrinkles.

However, Botox is not a permanent solution to removing crow’s feet. The relaxant properties of the Botox will begin to wear off after a few months, so you will need to return to your Botox practitioner for follow up appointments. The good news is that the more follow up treatments you receive, the less frequent they will need to be as the muscles that are used to create your crow’s feet will be less active.

Crow’s feet before and after Botox

Before you receive Botox treatment on your lateral canthal lines, you may notice deep wrinkles appear at the corners of your eyes when you smile or laugh, or just notice them more generally throughout the day.

After treatment, these wrinkles will be reduced and much less noticeable. You will still be able to show emotions in your face, yet doing so will not result in crow’s feet wrinkles appearing at the corners of your eyes.

How many Botox units needed for crow’s feet?

The Botox crow’s feet technique involves injecting between three and four units of Botox into the injection sites on each eye.

There are three distinct injection sites for Botox by the eyes, for each eye, to ensure the orbicularis oculi muscles are completely addressed, which means that if both eyes are being treated then there will be a total of 18-24 units of Botox used.

If you are combining treatments, such as with Botox under eyes for bags, then there will need to be careful planning and administration of the toxin to avoid any potential side effects that come with receiving too much Botox in the upper face.

Train in Botox delivery at Dr Hennessy Academy

If you are a current medical professional or Botox practitioner then consider attending one of our aesthetic courses at The Dr Hennessy Academy to shift careers or add more value to your services. We have foundation courses and advanced courses so we can tailor our instruction to professionals at all levels.

If you have any other questions about Botox, such as can Botox fix jowls or who can administer Botox, then see our blog for more resources on the industry.

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