We all know what crow’s feet are. There are three causes for this very common eye problem:
The constant action of the eye area muscles when we smile and squint.
The loss of elasticity and collagen in the skin mostly from skin damage.
The loss of underlying supportive tissue like fat, muscle and bone.
The first thing to do for crows feet is to protect the skin from further damage. Yes! Use an eye-area sunscreen every morning.
I have some recommendations, and the ones that are linked will take you to SkinCareRx.com if you want to see them or buy them now. You may want to try Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF 15 or Colorescience My Favorite Eyes Cream (zinc 22%).
Botox treats the first cause for crow’s feet – too active muscles scrunching on the delicate eye area skin. By relaxing the muscles a little, the Botox for eyes treats the crow’s feet, making them softer and sometimes eliminates them completely.
You want a skilled injector so that you don’t get that blank or frozen look when you’re smiling. Botox for crow’s feet will cost $300 to $600, depending on your age and where you live. And, as with all Botox injections, will have to be repeated every 3-4 months at first and then every 4 to 6 months for maintenance. Botox will take 5 to 7 days to take effect.
As with frown lines, using Botox in conjunction with a filler often gives a nicer result than either one alone.