Crow’s feet are a natural part of the ageing process and form after years of smiling and laughing.
If you would prefer not to see crow’s feet when you look in the mirror, anti-wrinkle injections can help smooth them out, giving you a fresh new look.
There is a fine line between reducing the appearance of crow’s feet and having a frozen or weird look though, which is why not just any doctor should be administering the injections.
How anti-wrinkle injections can help with crow’s feet
Anti-wrinkle injections contain a protein that relaxes the facial muscles and smooths out wrinkles. When anti-wrinkle injections are used on your crow’s feet, these muscles are temporarily weakened, making it more difficult for them to crease the skin around your eyes.
With this being said though, a doctor should never completely take away your ability to smile and express yourself naturally. When too much protein is injected, you can end up with a frozen face that will look very strange to others.
Anti-wrinkle injections are ideal for surface wrinkles though so if your lines are a little deeper, you may also need to use fillers to smooth them out.
You will be able to start enjoying the results of your treatment within a few days but the best results can be seen 7 to 10 days after your treatment.
What to expect during an anti-wrinkle injection treatment
Pain and bruising are two of the most common concerns amongst people considering anti-wrinkle injections but if your doctor uses the right techniques, discomfort and bruising can be minimised.
Here are a few ways that bruising and pain can be reduced during your treatment:
- Anaesthetic gas. Also known as laughing gas, this light anaesthetic can make your procedure more comfortable.
- Since pain signals travel along the same neural pathways as temperature sensation, ice can be used to reduce feelings of pain.
- Anaesthetic cream. A topical numbing cream can also be used to numb the skin before your treatment.
- Lastly, a vibrating device can be used to overload the nerve pathways that conduct pain, resulting in less pain during your treatment.
In terms of bruising, when a needle disrupts a vein under your skin, bruising can occur. Fortunately, if your doctor has the right skills and experience, it greatly reduces your chances of bruising during your treatment. There is also special technology that can be used to help your doctor locate and miss any veins.
Find out more about what you can expect on this anti-wrinkle treatment details page.
Caring for your skin after your treatment
In order to prolong the results of your treatment, it’s important to keep the skin around your eyes hydrated and nourished.
This means having the right products on hand to help keep further crow’s feet at bay. Speak to your doctor about the products that they recommend based on your specific skin type and tone.