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How many units of Botox are needed to address Crow’s feet?

by | Apr 30, 2020 | Face

Crow’s feet are the little lines that appear at the external corner of each eye when you smile. As the natural aging process takes place, your facial muscles remain contracted and cause the appearance of wrinkles along the brow line and eye creases. Depending on the condition of your skin, these lines could be either thin or deep, mild or severe. You might notice them more when you smile, laugh, or hold tension in your face. Your skin loses collagen, an essential protein for healthy, beautiful skin. This makes your skin loose and saggy, causing you to look older than your years.

Plastic surgeons have been using Botox injections for treating Crow’s feet, along with many other aging symptoms, for several years now, as an extremely safe, minimally-intrusive type of treatment. Have you considered Botox as a treatment for your Crow’s feet? Today we’re talking about how many units of Botox are necessary to achieve the gorgeous results you deserve!

Botox is a highly-effective treatment for aging symptoms such as Crow’s feet!

Why Do We Get Crow’s Feet?

Our faces have 43 different muscle tissues, which we use to make facial expressions. When these muscle tissues move, they cause creases to temporarily appear. The elasticity of our skin allows it to go back to its initial position when the muscle tissues relax. As we age, our skin loses several of its attributes: our body produces less and less elastin and collagen, two proteins responsible for maintaining the shape of our skin. In addition to muscle movement, the thin inner layer of skin around the eyes lacks any oil-secreting glands, making the area more vulnerable to drying and wrinkling as we age. As your skin elasticity around this thin skin layer decreases, your skin cannot return to its initial state.

This process normally starts in our 20s, accelerating throughout our lives, particularly after 30. Several other factors which contribute to the development of Crow’s feet are:

  1. Your genes
  2. Sun exposure
  3. Food and beverages
  4. Stress
  5. Pollution in the air

Why choose Botox for your Crow’s feet?

While it was first approved in 2002 to treat frown lines, the FDA approved Botox for treating Crow’s feet wrinkles in 2013. Since it was approved, it has become the most popular cosmetic treatment, as it is fast, minimally-intrusive, and highly effective at treating wrinkles.

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Reduce Crow's Feet Wrinkles

A Botox injection works as the most effective Crow’s feet treatment currently available. Botox is a fast, minimally-invasive treatment that exerts a temporarily paralyzing effect on the orbital muscle, relaxing the muscles that surround your eye corners, and attacking your Crow’s feet at their source: the muscles. It reduces the muscle-tissue activity which causes the Crow’s feet, frown, and forehead lines, turning back the clock on your skin!

Get immediate and long-term results with Botox injections!

What is a unit of Botox?

Before receiving your Botox treatment, Dr. Vinyard will review your medical history and recommend the correct number of Botox units to suit your personal needs. Botox is measured in units, an arbitrary unit of measurement derived by animal studies that correspond to a fixed number of botulinum molecules. Units measure the biologic strength of the Botox; it’s a scale to standardize the ability of Botox to relax the nerve. Each vial of Botox contains 100 units, which can be split into individual blocks for treating various areas.

 

How many units of Botox are needed to address Crow’s feet?

There is no definite number of Botox shots required for treating Crow’s feet. Botox FDA approval for the Crow’s feet treatment is 12 units to each side. Nevertheless, Dr. Vinyard considers many other factors, such as age, gender, facial muscle strength, metabolism, face shape and size, wrinkle severity, and aesthetic goals to make sure that you receive the exact number of units needed for your dream results!

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Reduce Crow's Feet Wrinkles

Botox treatment is one of the fastest, least-invasive procedures available for several aging symptoms that, when done by a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon’s office, provides an experience that can be as great as the results! If you’d like to schedule a free consultation to discuss how many Botox units you need, send us a message at the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery!

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