Crow’s Feet: Treating Eye Wrinkles with BOTOX®

Over the years, aging can take its toll on the delicate skin around our eyes. It’s no wonder those wrinkles form so quickly—our eyelids are actually the thinnest skin on our entire body. By the time we reach our 30s, our skin has already transformed significantly. It’s altered by gravity, impacted by genetics, accelerated by sun exposure, and even affected by our diet. 

For someone like you who considers facial aesthetic treatments, we know it’s not about vanity. It’s about reclaiming your own unique image—the identity you’ve structured and grown into. The goal is not to alter your aesthetic but to restore it. 

What if your memories were only written on your heart, not your eyes? Smoothing the fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes can help you look forward to the next chapter of your life without saying goodbye to the last. 

As time marches on, so do the crow’s feet. 

The fine lines around the eyes are commonly called “crow’s feet”. These wrinkles may be caused by years of smiling, but it’s actually more scientific than that. In the aging process, there is a gradual loss of collagen and elasticity of the skin. We also blink an average of 10,000 times a day and rub our eyes many times as well. 

There are two types of wrinkles: static and dynamic. Static wrinkles around our eyes are visible even when we aren’t squinting or smiling. Dynamic wrinkles are those revealed by movement. They make their unwelcome appearance each and every time we smile.   

How to avoid crow’s feet. 

We can’t actually prevent crow’s feet, but we can impact the aging process through our diet and lifestyle. Smoking is shown to accelerate the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, while hydrating and moisturizing has been shown to keep wrinkles at bay. By limiting sun exposure with hats, SPF eye cream, and polarized UV sunglasses, we can protect the delicate skin around our eyes. 

Getting rid of crow’s feet. 

We may not be able to avoid crows feet, but we can treat it. Micropuncture, also known as microneedling, is a treatment that stimulates a healing process through fibroblasts and collagen production. Anti-inflammatory or anti-aging cream can also reduce fine lines and keep the skin hydrated. But when it comes to dramatically reducing the fine lines around our eyes, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most effective treatment option.  

How does BOTOX® work?

BOTOX® is a treatment that smooths moderate to severe crow’s feet. It’s made up of refined proteins designed to freeze and relax the muscles that cause creases and wrinkles. It works within 10-14 days and can last up to 3 months. 

After a topical numbing agent is applied, BOTOX® is administered through an injection that feels like a slight pinch. This outpatient procedure is performed with very small, expertly guided needles. 

Where should I go for BOTOX®?

If you’re looking to get BOTOX® in Fredericksburg, you’ll want to check out Cosmetic Center by VIVA (CCV). At CCV, all injectable procedures are performed by our double Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Physicians. It’s important to have BOTOX® administered by an expertly skilled provider because your safety and your results depend directly on them.

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Remember, Treat Your Wrinkles with Kindness

The eyes are often referred to as the windows of the soul or the gatekeepers of the mind. Through them, we connect with the world around us and those we love. We can age gracefully by appreciating the years of laughter and smiles without living with the lines. Reclaim your image by showing your eyes some love. Schedule your free consultation at Cosmetic Center by calling 540-376-7777 today.