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Can Botox Help My Crow's Feet?

Can Botox Help My Crow's Feet?

Injectable cosmetics have become a massive industry, but Botox® is the name that started it all. Since it was approved for cosmetic use in 2002, people have been seeking out Botox injections to correct wrinkles, especially those around the forehead and eyes. If you’re beginning to see crow’s feet, Botox can shoo them away. 

At Ventura Eye Institute in Camarillo, California, our professional team of specialists can help you reduce the appearance of crow’s feet wrinkles around the eyes as well as stop eye twitches or facial tics with the careful application of Botox. 

An overview of Botox 

Like many other brand names, Botox has a strange reputation. Most people know the name, but they might associate it with botched injections, stiff expressions, and the toxin it’s made from. 

Botox contains a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, which is produced by the bacteria responsible for food poisoning. This might sound intimidating, but Botox injections under the skin contain only small doses of the toxin and reduce wrinkles. 

What Botox is best for 

There are two types of wrinkles: dynamic and static. Dynamic wrinkles appear when you make certain expressions, like squinting or frowning. This creases the skin over time, causing your wrinkles to slowly become permanent. 

Static wrinkles develop from your skin’s loss of volume and elasticity, which carves deep lines into your face. 

Botox is designed to treat dynamic wrinkles, including forehead lines and crow’s feet. By paralyzing specific muscles under the skin, you can keep these wrinkles from appearing. Not only does this reduce the appearance of your crow’s feet, it can also prevent them from deepening. 

However, wrinkles aren’t the only thing Botox can correct. Many ophthalmologists use it to correct eye problems, particularly those caused by muscle spasms. 

Getting Botox

While Botox injections might seem like a risky idea, they’re far less dangerous than you might think. Stories of botched injections and other horrors are just that: stories. In fact, many of them are not warning you against Botox, but more specifically inexperienced injectors, shady spas, and cheap alternatives. 

As long as you're getting your injections by a reputable professional, you’re in good hands. At Ventura Eye Institute, our team offers Botox injections for a variety of issues, including: 

As eye specialists, we know exactly what muscles are located around your eyes, and where to place the injections for the best results. 

Are you interested in trying Botox for yourself? Schedule an appointment by calling us at Ventura Eye Institute at 805-388-1211, or book online

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