What Are Crow’s Feet & Frown Lines?

Crow’s feet are the wrinkles (radial wrinkles) that form in the corners of the eyes and resemble a bird’s foot. Changes in the collagen and elastin in your face and body usually cause crow’s feet. This happens when you age and also when you go through a hormonal change.

Glabella is the area associated with frown lines between the eyes on the forehead. Lines in this area can make you look stern and older than you may be. They are caused by frowning and squinting which contracts the small muscles and can produce large and deep creases that become permanent regardless of facial expression.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a great way to get rid of those lines and creases that tend to make you look sterner and older.

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How Does BOTOX Cosmetic Work?

BOTOX Cosmetic treats wrinkles by relaxing the muscles under the skin that creates them. This prescription medication weakens the nerve signal that triggers muscles to contract. As a result, these contractions are smoother and more coordinated, thus reducing the overactive movement of the underlying skin.

BOTOX Cosmetic is an FDA approved prescription medication that is injected into muscles of the face to temporarily relax muscles of the crow’s feet and glabella (the area between the brows).

Patients will notice that their lines and wrinkles either disappear or are significantly reduced for approximately four months. These improvements will take full effect approximately seven to fourteen days after the procedure. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that patients felt more youthful and confident in their appearance after treatments.

If you have noticed lines and wrinkles around your eyes or are exploring options for rejuvenating your appearance, you may be a good candidate for BOTOX. Walnut Creek and Pleasanton patients can schedule an appointment with Dr. Manios online or by phone at (925) 989-6560.