Aging can change the way you look significantly. These changes may include the visible signs of aging such as crows feet, fine lines, and the development of bags under the eyes. If you care about the way you look, having these issues is no laughing matter. It can affect the way you feel about yourself and significantly decrease your confidence.
What Causes Crow’s Feet?
Crow’s feet may occur if your body is experiencing a loss of elastin and collagen due to poor production levels. These two components help to keep the skin looking tight and youthful. In addition to the loss of these proteins, the subcutaneous fat beneath the skin will begin to disappear, resulting in a much older appearance.
Skin damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays can add years to your look. Exposure to the sun’s rays for a prolonged period of time can reduce the level of elastin in your body and accelerates the development of wrinkles and crow’s feet.
In addition to the sun’s rays, your skin may become aged due to genetics or when you are exposed to environmental pollution, smoking, stress, and poor dietary routines. Combining all of these factors makes the perfect recipe for crow’s feet and wrinkles.
How Can Botox Treat Crow’s Feet?
The many causes of damaged skin may seem numerous and unavoidable, but there is, however, a solution to help eliminate the bags and wrinkles that you may develop. With Botox injections, the visible signs of aging can be effectively treated without the hassle of an invasive surgery.
Botox injections have been a popular means of skin rejuvenation for years and have been proven to be a safe and effective method of treating crow’s feet and wrinkles. The primary component of botox is a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, a nerve toxin that can help relax the skin. The injectable is FDA approved and used widely in anti-aging applications.
The primary function of Botox is to prevent the nerves from communicating with the muscles that are responsible for actions like contracting or changing shape. Botox works by causing a temporary paralysis of those muscles so that they will stop functioning as they normally do. Without the excessive contraction, the skin under the eyes become firmer and tighter.
Botox can help relax the muscles around the eyes and reduce the amount of strain your eye muscles experience throughout the day. This reduction in activity will help maintain your skin’s youthful appearance and improve your aesthetic appeal.
Botox takes only a few minutes to administer. No anesthesia or prior preparation is required and it can be easily scheduled during a lunch break. The effects produced by the treatment can last between four months to one year, depending on the number of treatments. Botox can take years from your face and leave you feeling happier and more confident.
Contact Our Office
If an aging appearance concerns you, it is time to finally put those worries aside with a botox treatment. For more information about the injectable, contact our office. Dr. Richard A. Bartlett, a skilled plastic surgeon, will answer any question you have and help rejuvenate your youthful appearance.