Which Injectables Really Work Against Crow’s Feet?

  • Posted on: Sep 12 2014
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Aging, genetics, and lifestyle are some of the factors that significantly affect the appearance of crow’s feet — those lines and wrinkles that develop at the outer corners of your eyes. When doing battle with the universally despised crow’s feet, the question is which injectables are the most effective.

Why crow’s feet develop
Crow’s feet are the result of a lifetime of laughing, smiling, squinting, and crying. The constant contraction of the muscles when you make an expression prompts the overlying skin to repeatedly fold and stretch until the crease becomes permanent.

  • Other factors can contribute to the appearance of crow’s feet:
    Consistent sun exposure can prematurely break down collagen in the skin around the eyes, resulting in the formation of creases
    Smoking, both through the physical action of dragging on the cigarette and from exposure to chemical irritants and toxic ingredients, ages the skin around the eyes
    Constant lack of moisture dries the skin, allowing the formation of wrinkles

The perfect injectables against crow’s feet
Muscle-weakening injectables such as Botox® and Xeomin® can reduce and prevent the further formation of crow’s feet. Injections of Botox® or Xeomin® can soften your expressions so that your facial expressions are more in harmony with your true feelings.

In addition, dermal fillers such as thinner hyaluronic acid fillers such as Belotero and Restylane may also improve the appearance of crow’s feet by not only filling in the wrinkle but keeping your skin moist and well-hydrated through the water retaining property of hyaluronic acid.

Choosing the right injectable for your needs and preferences
During your in-depth consultation, Dr. Mary Herte will discuss your many options for facial rejuvenation and help you choose the best injectables. Schedule an appointment today at 702.732.9600 and let’s start fighting those crow’s feet!

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