Age is not just a number that keeps increasing every year. With every year that passes by, there are changes to the body that set in. Some of these changes become more pronounced as we enter our 30s. The most common among these changes is the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Our face is the most susceptible region on our bodies and starts to display the early signs of aging before they appear on other parts of the body. A common concern that most men and women have is the appearance of Crow’s feet.
Crow’s feet denote the lines which radiate outward from the corner of the eyes. The eye wrinkle present when you smile becomes deeper with repeated muscle contractions when making specific facial expressions.
There are Two Types of Wrinkles
Wrinkles are more than just lines on the face that deepen with age. They are a sign of diminished or damaged proteins in the skin. There are two types of wrinkles to look out for. They are static and dynamic wrinkles.
Static wrinkles are noticeable in the absence of facial contractions and these deepen with repeated expressions. On the other hand, dynamic wrinkles appear when a specific facial muscle is contracted. In the case of crow’s feet, if it appears when you smile, it is dynamic in nature. Regardless of the nature of the wrinkles, if you aren’t happy with the appearance of your face, then there’s a solution for you.
Botox for Crow’s Feet
Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment designed to eliminate wrinkles and rejuvenate a youthful appearance. It is a quick and easy treatment that is performed on an outpatient basis. Botox is a derivative of a toxin which in small doses is effective in temporarily relaxing the underlying muscles.
The Botox formulation is injected directly into the region where wrinkles are deepest. Since the region of treatment is usually small, a minimum dosage is required to start. Dosage requirements vary between men and women. Men may require a higher dosage. In both cases, prior to the injection, the treated area is rubbed down with ice.
The Best Candidates for a Botox Treatment
A smart way to decide before undergoing any cosmetic procedure is by asking yourself if you’re the right candidate for it. Botox is effective in both men and women of all ages and ethnicities. Before undergoing the procedure, however, you will need to schedule a consultation with a skilled cosmetic doctor.
During your consultation, your doctor will go over your medical history to make sure that you are in good general health and assess your body to develop a treatment plan. You should have realistic expectations and free of any underlying health issues or allergies that can cause problems with the treatment. The procedure is minimally invasive and comes with very little to no risks if performed by a skilled professional.
Recovery from Botox
In comparison to other cosmetic procedures, recovery from Botox is short. Soon after the injections are completed, you are free to go home. Easing into your daily routine is also direct without any downtime. Women who get Botox injections are free to apply makeup and follow their skincare routine starting from the same day.
Contact Our Office
Botox is a wonderful solution for anyone who wants to get rid of the early signs of aging to look as young as they feel. If you’re interested in learning more about the treatment, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steve Byrd to learn more.