CROW’S FEET – Plano and Frisco TX

Recommended treatments

  • Botox, Dysport

In our youth when our facial muscles move, a line or wrinkle may be created about the eyes, but it goes away when the muscle returns to rest. As we age, and after years of muscle movement and sun damage our skin thins, the amount of collagen and elastin in the dermis diminishes, and lines or wrinkles persist and are etched into the skin even when the underlying muscle is relaxed. These wrinkles are often the first noticeable wrinkles to appear on the face and they deepen and become more noticeable with time. But now you can “officially” say “GoodBye to your Crow’s Feet” because in September 2013, the FDA approved the use of BOTOX for treatment of these aging wrinkles! Like BOTOX, DYSPORT is also commonly used to improve crow’s feet in the same manner as BOTOX to treat the muscles that can reduce the movement and eliminate the wrinkles.



What Causes Crow’s Feet?

As we age, a natural decrease in the production of collagen and elastin in our skin will occur. In addition, our body’s cell regeneration process will also slow down. Both of these factors are a natural part of aging and can cause crow’s feet. However, there are a few other factors that can cause the appearance of crow’s feet to appear more prominent. These can include:

  • Prolonged exposure to the sun without sunscreen.
  • Not reapplying sunscreen daily makes your skin more susceptible to sun damage.
  • Repetitive squinting or frowning

When Do Crow’s Feet Start to Appear?

Signs of crow’s feet may begin to appear in your 30s. Depending on your skincare routine, genetics, and which preventative measures you take, crow’s feet may appear later in your life.

The appearance of crow’s feet is commonly treated with injectables such as BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport.

Who Is a Candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport?

Ideal candidates for injectables like BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport are adults in overall good health looking to eliminate the appearance of crow’s feet. Candidates should also have realistic expectations regarding the results of their treatment.

Although BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport injectables are approved as safe to use for patients 18 years of age and older, patients in their 30s and above can benefit the most from injectable treatment since the appearance of their crow’s feet may be more prominent at this time in their life.

While injectables are a safe treatment, BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport are not for everyone. If you are currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or allergic to the ingredients in BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport, you will not be a candidate for this type of crow’s feet treatment.

Are There Any Side Effects from BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport?

Common side effects with BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport injectables for crow’s feet may include:

  • Swelling or bruising at the injection site
  • Redness
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Muscle weakness
  • Droopy eyelids or crooked eyebrows
  • Watery or dry eyes
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Infection at the injection site
  • Nausea
  • Dry eyes
  • Dizziness

Common side effects should disappear independently within several days. Under the care of Dr. Wright, patients can feel confident that their injectable treatment for crow’s feet will minimize these risks as much as possible.

How Long Do the Results from Crow’s Feet Treatment Last?

The results from your treatment with both BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport can last between three to six months. To maintain your desired results, we recommend patients schedule recurring appointments.

What Is the Difference Between BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport?

While BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport are very similar in that they can both treat fine lines and wrinkles on the face by relaxing the muscles that cause them, they are made by different companies. As both include botulinum type A, the amount of proteins in Dysport differs from the amount in BOTOX Cosmetic. This tends to make the results from Dysport treatments look slightly more subtle and natural. Patients who want a dramatic, noticeable change in their appearance may benefit most from BOTOX Cosmetic.

At your consultation, Dr. Wright will take into consideration your current appearance and aesthetic goals to determine which type of injectable is the best choice for you.

Can Crow’s Feet Be Prevented?

A few preventative measures you can take to prevent crow’s feet include:

  • Wearing sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily.
  • Exfoliating your skin once a month.
  • Using peptide creams to encourage collagen production in your skin.
  • Using retinol to combat signs of aging.
  • Wear sunglasses or hats to protect your eye area from the sun.
  • Managing your stress.

Schedule a Consultation for Crow’s Feet Treatment in Plano, TX

If you’re ready to say goodbye to your crow’s feet for good, Dr. Fiona Wright, MD, is ready to help! Schedule a consultation at Skin M.D. and Beyond today by clicking here or calling — to reach our location in Plano, TX.

Cosmetic Skin Care Specialist Plano, TX