It takes 7 seconds to make a first impression. The eyes are the first feature of the face that will be seen.
Over time, muscle movement such as squinting, laughing, and smiling cause lines and creases to form at the corners of the eyes. Because of the shape of these wrinkles, we commonly refer to them as ‘crow’s feet’.
When you are younger, the amount of elasticity of the skin is greater, and the wrinkles that form at the side of the eyes disappear when we relax our eyes, but as we get older the body stops producing collagen and elastin, meaning repetitive facial expressions like laughing and squinting can become a source of fine lines and wrinkles. These lines start to appear and become deeper even when our face is relaxed and rested. This is when we start to show our age.
Crows’ feet treatment using Botox allow us to restore that youthful look, and significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles at the corners of the eyes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Botox works by relaxing the muscles under the skin which are responsible for creasing the skin. Usually, 3 fine injection points are used on each side, although this will be tailored to an individual.
When treated by an experienced medical professional, the effect is that the lines are significantly reduced or will disappear completely. The effect is temporary but you can expect results to last 3 to 4 months before further treatment is recommended.
They can often appear prematurely as a result of over exposure to the sun, smoking or general overuse of the muscles, but usually people consider Botox for crow’s feet from their 30’s, when deeper lines are being established. However, this area has best results when treated and maintained before the lines get too deep. In this respect, crow’s feet treatment could be considered a preventative area to treat for many people with fine lines.
When the eye lines are treated, the eyes appear more open and less tired, leading to a refreshed appearance.
Our prices start from £205 to treat both eyes, which is regarded as 1 zone of the face.
At London City Skin Clinic, crow’s feet lines can be treated as an individual concern or as part of multi-treatment plan, targeting wrinkles and lines on other areas of the face.
This will always be with an experienced Medical Doctor who understands facial anatomy, and can balance the art and science of Botox treatment.
SPF protection – we all know the dangers of UV exposure and sunburn, but for delicate skin around the eyes, it can be even more damaging. A good SPF is essential for protection, especially as pigment producing cells mature abnormally, making you look older prematurely (UV exposure is said to account for around 90% of ageing)
Skin care – if under-eye skin is not kept moisturised, the chances of lines appearing deeper and more pronounced increase dramatically, as lack of moisture can make skin parched and therefore more lined.
Hyaluronic acid fillers – may be advisable for targeted hydration around the eye, using specially chosen fillers for these delicate areas.
Profhilo – If your skin is generally more crepey and the crow's feet extend deeper and further down your face, Profhilo may be best for you to achieve a more holistic result