How is botox used to treat the lines on the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)?
Botox is used to relax the muscles located underneath the skin on either side of our eyes. when when we smile or have facial expressions, these muscles move and, over time, wear out, resulting in the lines and wrinkles that we call Crow’s Feet Using Botox to relax these muscles causes them to fall back into their original position, smoothing out the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Can botox help treat the lines that move under my eyes?
Yes botox can certainly help in this area, but there is a limit of how much botox can be used – which if too much botox is applied it can affect the muscles that pull up on the mouth when we smile – resulting in a unbalanced or asymmetrical smile . The art of botox is certainly in an experienced provider – especially in this area.
Is botox for the corners of the eyes used differently for men than for women?
No, women and men experience the same type of wrinkles and are generally treated the same way.
Why would someone choose to receive botox treatments several times a year rather than just getting surgery to tighten the skin?
Botox is popular because, by relaxing the muscles that pull the skin and generate wrinkles, Botox treats the root cause of the wrinkles and lines on the corners of the eyes. . Using Botox to treat the corners of the eyes will, in effect, result in an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles . Moreover, because relaxing the muscular pull also reduces the skin damage seen with repetitive movement, botox serves a secondary function of preventing future wrinkling. Surgery, on the other hand, does not work to solve the root cause of the problem. Instead, cutting and repositioning the skin is done to to mask the appearance of wrinkles.
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