Your smile lights up your face, but it also can create creases in your skin. The nasolabial folds around the mouth and the crinkles at the outer corners of the eyes are wrinkles and lines caused by smiling. The smile lines around the eyes are often called “crow’s feet” due to their appearance. If you have crow’s feet or smile lines, non-surgical treatment is available at Back Bay Plastic Surgery in Boston, MA.
The skin around the eyes is very thin and delicate. As you get older, this delicate skin is one of first to show signs of aging. The smile lines on the outer corners become etched in the skin as collagen and elasticity are lost. For many people, crow’s feet are their first wrinkles, making them look older than they feel. There are a few different treatments that can help eliminate smile lines, from chemical peels and microneedling to Botox® injections.
At Back Bay Plastic Surgery, Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio offers a wide assortment of smile lines treatment options. As a board certified plastic surgeon, he can recommend non-surgical and surgical procedures to help you look years younger. One of the FDA-approved treatments for eye smile lines is Botox injections, which is one of the best procedures for crow’s feet. Not only can Botox erase existing smile lines, but it can also be used as a preventive treatment to stop crow’s feet from forming.
Botox for Crow’s Feet
Botox injections are excellent for erasing dynamic lines that are caused by muscle movement. Smile lines or crow’s feet can be smoothed away with Botox injections. Dr. Del Vecchio can carefully target the muscles that cause crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes with Botox injections. After the treatment, the muscles begin to relax, and the wrinkles dissipate over the following week. Botox treatment lasts for 3-4 months before they need to be repeated.
Do you have crinkles at the corners of your eyes? Botox injections are FDA-approved for the treatment of crow’s feet, as well as some other facial lines and wrinkles. If you want to find out more about smile lines treatment, contact us at Back Bay Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio at our clinic in Boston.