Can Botox Help With Crow’s feet?

If you’re looking for a non-surgical solution for crow’s feet, you may be wondering if botox is the answer, since it’s such a popular anti-wrinkle treatment.  Botox is used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.  But can botox help with crow’s feet?

What Is Botox?

Botox or botulinum toxin type A is produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum.  It is a neurotoxin that is used to treat various medical conditions including excessive underarm sweating and chronic migraines. 

What Are Crow’s Feet?

Crow’s feet are the thin wrinkles that can be seen at the outer corner of the eyes.  They are dynamic wrinkles that form because of the repeated contraction of the muscles below the skin.  The muscles contract as a result of expressions such as squinting and smiling.  

Can Botox Help With Crow’s Feet?

Yes. Botox can help with crow’s feet because it decreases muscle movement.   During treatment, a very fine needle is used to inject tiny quantities of botox into  specific muscles at the corner of the eyes.  When injected, botox blocks the release of neurotransmitters that tell the muscles to contract.  As a result, there is a significant reduction in the movement of the muscles and they temporarily relax.   This causes the skin around the eyes to become smoother, therefore crow’s feet are less visible. 

Botox significantly reduces the appearance of crow’s feet so they are less prominent when you smile or laugh.  Initial improvements can be seen about 3-5 days after treatment but the full effects are visible after about 2 weeks.  The effects of botox typically last 4-6 months.  However, repeat treatments can be done once the effects start to wear off. 

Would you like to learn more about botox for crow’s feet?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area. 

If you are in the Beverly Hills, CA and surrounding areas, Rodeo Surgical Art is our featured practice.  

You can reach them at, or by calling  (310) 652-4500.

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