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Botox for eyes

Botox ® For Crow’s Feet

What are crow’s feet?

Crows feet are the wrinkles that extend from the corner of your eyes. Named for their resemblance to a crow’s foot, they’re a common sign of ageing. Crows feet are common, but that doesn’t mean they’re a welcome part of your complexion. That’s why many people decide that Botox® injections are the best course of action when combatting against irritating crows feet.

  • Over 5 million Botox ® procedures are carried out year after year, worldwide.
  • Botox ® treatment requires no anaesthetic.
  • It is one of the most effective cosmetic procedures and requires almost no recovery time.

How do crow’s feet develop?

Crows feet become increasingly prominent the older you are. They are one of the most noticeable signs of ageing on a persons face and are troublesome for people trying to maintain a youthful complexion. The onset of crows feet is different for everybody, but for people who squint regularly, sleep on one side of their face more often and even just for people who have more active facial expressions.

Fortunately, Botox® treatments are available which help to smooth out these problem wrinkles, leaving the skin surrounding the eyes looking youthful and rejuvenated. The anti-wrinkle injections provided by Prescription Skin Care are delivered by trained cosmetic surgeons.

How many units of Botox ® injections are required?

The number of unit injections will vary depending on the depth of each wrinkle. Our practitioners will take this into account, as well as the length of each line. Men’s crows feet tend to be more prominent than women’s as the muscles that contract to cause wrinkles are stronger in men.

Wrinkles Around The Eyes

As you age the skin around your eyes begins to show wrinkles, although not all of these wrinkles are the same.

  • Fine Lines: Smaller lines that develop into deeper wrinkles over time.
  • Wrinkles: Darker more prominent lines
  • Crow’s Feet: Lines extending from the corner of your eyes
  • Dark Circles: Dark rings around the eye
  • Puffiness: Bloating of the skin around the eye
  • Discolouration: A change in the skin tone around the eye

How do eye wrinkles develop?

A lack of moisture can contribute to the natural deterioration of the skin surrounding the eyes.

As our faces reflect the movements of our muscles, wrinkles become carved into our appearances. This goes for underneath the eyes as well. Dealing with a fair amount of stress, the skin below your eyes is subdued to everyday encounters that make wrinkles stand out. The skin is thin here making it even more susceptible to the stresses of the daily routine.

Caused by ageing, lifestyle choices such as smoking, certain habitual facial expressions, the sun and even by repeatedly sleeping on a particular side of your face. Wrinkles underneath the eyes are quite common. Botox ® is the most efficient way to combat against signs of ageing, wear and tear.

How does Botox ® help to reduce eye wrinkles?

Botox ® treatment for the wrinkles underneath your eyes can reinvigorate this fragile area. Anti-wrinkle injections will be delivered to the skin below the eyes, relaxing the muscles that are causing stress in the area. This treatment leaves its recipient with a desirable youthful complexion.

How many units of injections are required?

The number of injections needed will depend on the prominence of the lines and will be discussed in a primary consultation with one of our qualified cosmetic surgeons.

Why should you engage a professional for eye Botox ® injections?

It is important that any Botox ® treatment is conducted by skilled practitioners, like the team at Prescription Skin Care. There is always a possibility that problems will arise from a procedure, and unsteady inexperienced hands can increase the chances of this happening. Over-injecting can lead to the drooping of eyelids as the frontalis muscle stops lifting your upper eyelids.

Drooping eyelids is an undesirable result of Botox that occurs when patients attend unproven and inexperienced practitioners. All of Prescription Skin Cares Botox® practitioners are trained plastic surgeons from the New Zealand Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery.

If a droopy eyelid does occur as a result of Botox®, it’s normally due to the anti-wrinkle muscle relaxant binding with the nerve receptors of muscle it wasn’t meant to. This can result in the dropping of an upper eyelid as the muscle is paralysed. This is a temporary paralysis, and any symptoms of a droopy eye should dissipate over the next 3-4 month period as the Botox also wears off.

Botox treatment demonstration

A video of one our highly trained staff performing a quick and easy botox treatment in our Auckland Clinic.